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Rutledge makes choice
Basketball senior selects TN Temple
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Kendall Rutledge is taking his sweet shooting stroke to Chattanooga.Rutledge signed Thursday to attend Tennessee Temple University on a basketball scholarship, making him the 11th senior athlete from Warren County High School to extend their career to the college level.An All-District 6-AAA performer for the Pioneers in his final season, Rutledge averaged 12 points per game for Warren County to lead the team to 13 wins and a regional-tournament berth. Rutledge joins fellow senior classmates Nick Simmons and Tucker Smith as college athletes after the pair of posts signed at Bryan College during the spring.Rutledge was the Pioneers’ sharp shooter last season who was especially deadly from the corners. Rutledge scored in double figures 20 times as a senior, with a career-high 24 points against Cookeville on senior night.While the senior night explosion was one of his favorite games, Rutledge’s shining moment came earlier in the year when he led the Pioneers to an upset of Tullahoma.