Georgia High School Recruiting News

 

 

01/15/09

By Earl Collin

 

Favors, the #1 Power Forward in the state and nation selected Georgia Tech.  After Tech  has been down for several years, with a good recruiting class Coach Paul Hewitt would this year have something to smile about especially with rumors that his job is on the line.

 

 

 

8/4/08

By Harry Douglas

 

This spring and summer our staff had a chance to catch up with some Georgia top ranked players.  To see how recruiting is going and who has been offered scholarships, here is the scoop.

 

Sr. 6-8 PF Kadeem Betts- McEachern High- He had a phenomenal summer.  Betts has a nice body and uses it well around the basket.  He rebounds on both ends of the floor and runs the floor well.  He is a high major D-1 player.  Betts stated he has offers from Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Boston college and many more mid major schools.

 

Sr. 6-3 WF Adrian Coleman of Stephenson High- Adrian may have played himself to a D-1 conference this summer.  He is an athletic guard that is very quick off the dribble and plays good defense.  Adrian is a very active player.  He has offers from Clemson, UAB, Georgia State, Murry State, South Carolina and South Alabama.

 

Sr. 6-6 SF Terrance Shannon of Mary Persons High was a phenomenal athlete this summer.  Shannon is a beast around the basket and plays hard.  He has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and West Virginia.

 

Sr. 6-11 C Daniel Miller- Loganville Christian Academy- Miller has emerged into a big-time high major D-1 prospect.  If you watch him play you would see why.  Miller is very skillful big man and has a great personality.  He is a fine young man and a coach's dream.  Miller has great up-size, good hands and feet.  He has offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Sanford and several other major schools.  

 

6-9 PF Jerome Hamilton- Worth County High- Hamilton has opened many eyes this summer with his up-size and athleticism and his freakiness on the board.  He has many D-1 college coaches taking a closer look such as College of Charleston, Middle Tennessee, UCF, South Florida, East Carolina, South Alabama and Fordham.

 

6-1 PG Jahmad Saleem- Cross Creek High- A nice PG that can handle the ball, score and sees the floor well.  Saleem emerged this summer as one of the Top Point Guards and he has committed to Miami of Ohio.

 

6-10 CF Levi Barnes- Heirway Christian Academy- Barnes has been my biggest surprise this year.  He's got game and has led his team Team Impact to the AAU Junior Boys Nationals to Elite 8.  Barnes game is inside and  he hits the 15 to 18 feet jumper.  Barnes has great size and is a good looking prospect.  He has offers from  Wofford, Belmont, Western Kentucky, Tennessee Tech, Furman and several others.

 

6-9 SF Miloit Kluet- North Cobb Christian- Miloit has a knack for the ball and he can score in many ways.  He's very tough around the basket and a good looking prospect.

 

6-2 CG Malcom Jackson- Sandy Creek High- Jackson is one of Georgia's best kept secrets.  He's an athletic guard that's very quick and explosive.

 

6-8 PF Chris Maxey- Winder Barrow High- Maxey was impressive this summer.  He has tremendous up-size and comes to play every night; athletic can knock down the 10 to 15 feet jumper and will dunk on you.  He is a D-1 high major player and a good looking prospect.

 

6-2 CG Ryan Legates- Blessed Trinity- Legates showed many skills of his game this summer.  He can handle the ball, score, pass the ball well and make good decisions.  Legates is a smart player; a low to mid-major player.

 

6-10 CF Ron Blossingame- Chattahoochee High- Ron has to get my Most Improved Player Award.  this young man has come a long way.  Ron would be a good serviable player that could get you 12 to 13 rebounds and 6 points.  He has several low major offers.

 

MORE COMING SOON!!

 

7/15/08

By Harry Douglas

 

Hosley commits to Paul Hewitt's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  Hosley is currently ranked in State by YPSRM as #8 player.  Hosley stated he chose the Yellow Jackets because he loves the school and the coaches.  Hosley is one of the most humble young man you could meet, a great student and person.  I have watched this young man since sixth grade and each year he has made improvements.  Georgia Tech is getting a quality player and person.  Hosley also played great at the NIKE Peach Jam in which he was one of the better players.

 

 

7/15/08

By Harry Douglas

 

I recently caught up with Trae Golden in Cincinnati, OH at the Adidas Take 5.  Smooth golden talked about about his de-commit from Ohio State and mentioned he would like to give himself more time to look at other programs.  He felt he made his decision too soon. Andrian Coleman's stock is rising.  Coleman has been on a mission this spring and summer and his play showed it at the NIKE Peach Jam.  This young man's motor keeps running and college coaches are feeding him with scholarship offers.  Coleman stated that recruiting is going good and he just wants to continue playing.  His next stop will be Orlando, FL at the Super Showcase.  Coleman is currently ranked in the state as # 19 by YPSRM.

 

 

 

6/24/08

By Harry Douglas

 

The Virginia Tech Hokies landed Tucker High Star Manny Adkins.  Adkins is currently ranked in the state by YPSRM as #21.  He has been playing very consistently throughout his high school year and continued through spring and summer.  Adkins plays for Atlanta Celtics and help led them to the Bob Gibbons TOC.  This is a good pick up for Coach Seth Greenburg and his staff.  Adkins is also a good student and young man with a great personality.

 

 

6/23/08

by Harry Douglas

 

Former Savannah High and Chipola JUCO player Casey Mitchell has landed at UAB with Coach Mike Davis.  In 2006, Mitchell was a high school star in Georgia, but had to opt to JUCO.  Mitchell will fit in good with Coach Davis style of play.

 

 

 

5/28/08

By Harry Douglas

 

 

The Georgia Hoops aren't missing a beat.  Class of 2009 and 2010 are shading up to be good classes.  Sr. 6-10 PF Daniel Miller already has offers from Minnesota, GA Tech, Tennessee Tech and Furman.  Coach Tubby Smith has been consistently recruiting him.  Miller is a big man with good hands and footwork.  He also rebounds and block shots and he's going to get better.  Daniel plays in GISA and attends Loganville Christian and plays for the Georgia Ballers.  He played good in the Bob Gibbons TOC.  Daniel needs some fine tuning but has a lot of potential.  Fr. 6-0 PG Shannon Scott, the son of former Boston Celtics great Shannon is a very smart point that protects the ball, sees the floor well and makes good decisions.  I was very impressed with Scott in the championship game. I consider Shannon to be one of Georgia's better point guards regardless of class.  Shannon can score and create off the dribble.  He attends the Lovett School and is a Major D-1 player.  Fr. 6-8 PF Tony Parker of Miller Grove High plays for the King James Shooting Stars.  Parker displayed his ability, skills and potential at Bob Gibbons TOC.  Parker is a young beast and already has a body like a man; but he's a great kid whom  consider Georgia's best freshman.  Parker has nice body and he uses it well around the basket.  He runs the floor well, a good rebounder and and shot blocker.  Parker's inside presence at the TOC was phenomenal.  He was dominate in the paint on both ends.  Parker is a big time D-1 player.  Jr. 6-6 CF Jelan Kendrick was phenomenal at the TOC.  Kendrick was Second in Scoring, averaging 29.3 ppg.  Kendrick displayed his ball handling  and shooting.  He's a big guard that difficult to guard.  Kendrick has good up-size, defends well and is a solid player all around.  

 

Georgia's Sleeper Report Coming Next- young gun 6-3 SG Glen Rice is rising and making splashing on the court.  Jr. 6-5 SG Travis Simpson, Fr. 6-4 CG Dal-Jon Parker.  15 Under Select Division at Bob Gibbons TOC Tournament MVP.  Parker has good size, can handle the ball, shoot and create.  Much more coming.

 

 

 

 

11/5/07

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Teoandre Williams visited Oregon and came back impressed with the school and decided he would like to play college ball there.  Williams is a guard forward that has improved over the summer.  He can shoot the ball from 15 to 22 feet and he's a rim rocker.  The is a great pick up for Oregon.  Williams is ranked by YPSRM in the state  #12 and nationally #94.  Other Georgia players that have committed and will sign this month are 6-11 Ralph Sampson of Northview High committed to Minnesota; 6-5 SG Tanner Smith committed to Clemson; 6-6 WF Delwon Graham and 6-10 WF Dennis Harris committed to LSU; 6-0 PG Cashmere Wright committed to Cincinnati; 6-11 CF Tony Woods and 6-9 SF Al-Faroug Aminu committed to Wake Forest; 6-6 SG Tony Mitchell committed to Alabama; 5-9 PG Andre Young committed to Clemson; 6-6 WF DeQuan Jones committed to Miami; 6-7 F Toby Veal committed to Colorado; 6-5 WF Raymond Willis committed to Oklahoma; 6-9 PF Darius Marrow committed to South Carolina; 6-8 PF Tyler McDaniels committed to Tennessee Tech; 6-6 WF Gideon Gamble committed to Winthrop; 6-3 WF Jerel Stephenson committed to UNC Wilmington; 6-4 WF Ebuka Anayora committed to Fairfield; 6-3 CG James Fields committed to Georgia State; 6-1 PG Reggie Middleton committed to Winthrop; 6-5 SF Chase Anderson committed to Air Force; 6-8 SF Darrius Garrett committed to Richmond and 6-7 SF Shane Burrell committed to Alabama A & M.

 

 

September 17, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

When James Field took an official visit to beautiful  Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, he wasted no time.  Field recently returned from a visit at Marshall, but Head Coach Rod Barnes had been focused on Field since he was hired as the Head Coach.  Field is a combo guard that can score and score.  He's athletic and smart.  Field can handle the ball, take you off the dribble and shoot the lights out.  His play fits in very good with Coach Rod  Barnes and he will  to do great at GSU.  Field is currently ranked  by YPSRM # 5 as Point Guard in the state and # 20 player in the state overall.  James Field is a great pick up for Coach Rod Barnes.

 

 

09/15/07

September 15, 2007

By Staff

 

Clemson has invaded Georgia.   Two of Georgia's best guards have committed to Clemson.  Recently 6-5 CG Tanner Smith committed to Coach Oliver Purnell Clemson Tigers.  This was a big-time pick up.  Tanner is ranked as the # 4 PG in the state and #10 overall by YPSRM.  Smith can play both the 1 and 2 positions.  He's a very smart player that understands the game.  Tanner has good ball handling skills and can shoot the ball from 15 to 25 feet.  The other commit was 5-10 PG Andre Young of Windsor Forest in Columbus, GA.  Georgia continues to produce great guards.

 

 

 

September 13, 2007

By Staff

 

Beach High 6-2 CG James Fields will visit Georgia State for an official visit this weekend.  He visited Marshall last week.

 

 

September 12, 2007

By Staff

 

Chris Singleton and Pierre Jordon visited FSU this past weekend and came away excited about the time they will spend in Tallahassee for the next four years. According t our Georgia Editor Earl Williams, look for Singleton and Jordon to commit to Leonard Hamilton FSU Seminoles.

 

 

September 11, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Harris is off the board and running down on the Bayou.  Yesterday morning I received a call from Dennis Harris Sr. that 6-9 WF Dennis Harris had committed to the LSU tigers and that Coach John Brady, his assistant a Georgia native Chad Dollar and assistant Butch Pierre made a home visit and the deal was done. 6-9 Harris, a native of Jonesboro, GA  had a super summer, scoring 25 points with 5 treys.  Coach Bradley was excited about Harris when I spoke to him in July.  Coach Brady felt that Harris could be another Tyrus Thomas.  Harris has much potential that's untapped.  YPSRM  has Harris ranked #25 in the state.  I have stated before that Harris may be at the top of his class.  Dennis Harris can put the ball on the floor.  He has nice handles and can shoot the ball from 15 to 22 feet.  Harris is long and has to get stronger and I think that he will.  Harris is another product of Jonesboro, GA, a city that has produced great talent such as Josh Powell-NBA, Tasard Choice- GA Tech, Harry Douglas- Louisville, Toney Douglas-FSU, Jamal Lewis- GA Tech, Darrell Robertson- GA Tech and the list goes on.  Harris will be a great fit for LSU.  

 

 

 

 

 

September 2, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

Dequan Jones took a visit to sunny Florida and decided to stay there.  Jones visited University of Miami and fell in love with the school, the area and decided to commit.  Jones had a phenomenal summer with Worldwide Team.  He's very athletic with good up-size.  Jones is currently ranked # 8 by YPSRM and nationally ranked #54 by YPSRM.  Dequan Jones is also ranked #4 Small Forward in the state by YPSRM.  

 

 

September 1, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

6-2 CG James Fields is scheduled to visit Marshall September 6-7th.  Fields stated that he has narrowed it down to Georgia State and Marshall.  He visited Georgia State two weeks ago.

 

 

August 30, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

P. J. Meyers and teammate Chris Reynolds commit to Campbell University.  These two players had a super summer, especially P. J. Meyers.  5-6 PG Meyers put on a phenomenal show in Orlando, FL at the Super Showcase and Junior Nationals. Meyers is so quick that he can handle the ball and break down the defense.  6-5 Chris Reynolds shot the ball well this summer and he  has good up-size.  P. J. Meyers is ranked as a top 10 PG in the state and Reynolds is ranked as a Top 20 Shooting Guard in the state.  5-9 Andre Young had the best summer of any player in Georgia.  Young was also the best player on his Georgia Blazers Team.  Young committed to Clemson.  He is small in statue and has a heart bigger than Georgia.  Young is a scoring PG that can shoot the light out of the ball.  He has good ball handling skills, a good passer and he can beat you off the dribble.  Andre Young is a good pick up for Clemson.

 

 

 

August 22, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

6-3 SG Rashard Gill of Newton County High School has signed a Letter of Intent to play for UNC Ashville according to his AAU Coach Gerald Alford of the Georgia Ballers.  Gill has enrolled and is on campus.  6-8 SF Toby Veal is set to visit several D-1 schools.  Despite his injury this past summer, coaches have not forgotten about his talent and show  interest in him, according to his AAU Coach Curtis Wheeler of Georgia Elite.  

 

 

 

August 20, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

Cashmere Wright made it official and will play in the Big East with the Bearcats.  Assistant Coach Larry Davis worked diligently for this phenomenal player.  Hopefully Wright will keep his commitment after de-committing with Clemson.  His decision came down to Cincinnati and Tennessee.

 

 

August 15, 2007

By Staff

 

6-6 WF Matt Sundberg commits to College of Charleston.  Coach Cremins Assistant Andrew Wilson has been invading Georgia.  Cremins a long life Georgia Tech Coach knows the state and does not waste time getting players.  Sundberg is a long, thin, fundamental skillful player.  He played with Inner Strength this summer and made a good impact.

 

 

August 13, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Georgia's top point guard 6-2 Cashmere Wright has narrowed his selection to two schools: The University of Tennessee and University of Cincinnati in which they will battle for his services.  Cashmere initially committed to Clemson but had a change of heart in the summer and reentered the recruiting trail.  He did not take long on deciding where he would like to play.  Wright has always been a stand up first class young man.  Wright is very explosive, a decent ball handler and very quick.  He's a slasher and more of a scorer, but can pass the ball.  He needs to get a little stronger.  Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine ranked Wright #5 in the state and #71 nationally.  Look for Wright to make a decision soon and don't be surprised if it's Tennessee.  It makes sense because Wright and his father are very close to Knoxville, a four hour drive versus a seven hour drive to Cincinnati.  Both programs fit Cashmere's style of play, but his father wants to see him play a lot.  If you have any questions about this article, email Mr. Douglas at Youthpstar2@bellsouth.net.

2008 Class is shading up to be a huge success with seven players committed to major D-1 programs.  There are another 16 D-1 players who have not signed and another 15 to 20 players who are low-mid major players.  The state of Georgia is producing a lot of talent.  Go to the commitment list. 

 

 

 

July 12, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

This comes to no surprise to me because I have known for some time without leaking out that Aminu and Woods would remain teammates.  They both play for the Georgia Stars in the summer and have built a great relationship.  Wake Forest have done a great job recruiting them.  Woods had Alabama and Georgia recruiting him and Aminu had North Carolina and Georgia Tech recruiting him.  The two players stated that they would like to play together in college and Wake Forest gave them the better chance of playing immediately.  Our scouting services have Aminu ranked as # 1 player Nationally and in the State and Tony Woods ranked # 46 Nationally and # 4 in the State.  

 

 

 

July 5, 2007

By Harry Douglas

 

Tony Mitchell has made up his mind and will play for Alabama.  Coach Mark Goffired has always  come into Georgia and loaded a top stub.  Mitchell has been a phenomenal player this summer and he  had a great NBA camp.  Mitchell is ranked  in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine as the # 7 player and a Top 100 Player.  He is very athletic with good size, can shoot and handle the ball.

 

 

 

6/7/07

By Harry Douglas

 

The state of Georgia continues to represent the national stage in boys and girls prep hoops.  This year, 6-9 Al-Faroug Aminu from Norcross High is currently ranked #3 Nationally.  He also one of the most highly recruits.  He has offers from North Carolina, Georgia Tech and  Wake Forest.  His brother plays for for Georgia Tech and his best friend Gani Lawal also plays for Georgia Tech.  Would Paul Hewitt let this phenomenal player leave the state?

 

6-11 Tony Woods is a Top 100 Player Nationally from Rome High School.  Tony woods has narrowed his choices to 5 schools: Florida, Georgia, UConn, Kentucky and Alabama, with Florida and Georgia the front runners for his service.   

 


2007 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival Roster

NAME POS HT WT CLASS HIGH SCHOOL/HOME TOWN COLLEGE
Al- Farouq Aminu
F
6-9
210
2008
Norcross / Norcross, GA
Jerime Anderson
G
6-1
165
2008
Canyon / Anaheim, CA  UCLA
J'Covan Brown
G
6-0
170
2008
Port Arthur / Port Arthur, TX
DeMarcus Cousins
C
6-10
252
2009
Erwin / Birmingham, AL
Anthony Crater
G
6-1
165
2008
Flint Southwestern Academy / Flint, MI  Ohio State
Ed Davis
F
6-10
220
2008
Benedictine / Richmond, VA
Larry Drew
G
5-11
155
2008
William Howard Taft / Woodland Hills, CA
Devin Ebanks
F
6-8
202
2008
St. Thomas More (CT) / Queens, NY
Tyreke Evans
G
6-4
191
2008
American Christian / Aston, PA
Yancy Gates
F
6-9
225
2008
Withrow / Cincinnati, OH
Drew Gordon
F
6-9
240
2008
Archbishop Mitty / San Jose, CA  UCLA
Jrue Holiday
G
6-3
180
2008
Campbell Hall / Chatsworth, CA  
Scotty Hopson
G/F
6-6
190
2008
University Heights Acad. / Hopkinsville, KY  Mississippi State
Malcolm Lee
G
6-5
175
2008
John W. North / Moreno Valley, CA UCLA
Korie Lucious
G
5-11
165
2008
Pius XI / Milwaukee, WI  Michigan State
Leslie McDonald
G
6-4
185
2009
Briarcrest Christian School / Memphis, TN  
Nate Miles
G
6-6
170
2008
Notre Dame / Fitchberg, MA  UConn
Greg Monroe
C/F
6-9
200
2008
Helen Cox / Gretna, LA  
Reeves Nelson
G
6-7
220
2009
Modesto Christian / Modesto, CA
Andy Poling
C
6-10
200
2008
Westview / Portland, OR  Gonzaga
Travis Releford
G
6-5
195
2008
Bishop Miege (KS) / Kansas City, MO
Delvon Roe
F
6-8
220
2008
St. Edward / Lakewood, OH  Michigan State
Andrew Steele
G
6-3
195
2008
John Carroll / Birmingham, AL
Lance Stephenson
G
6-5
195
2009
Lincoln / Brooklyn, NY  
Dexter Strickland
G
6-3
185
2009
St. Patrick's / Elizabeth, NJ
JT Thompson
F
6-6
215
2008
Forrest Hills / Union County, NC  Virginia Tech
Erving Walker
G
5-7
155
2008
Christ the King / Brooklyn, NY  Florida
Willie Warren
G
6-4
179
2008
North Crowley / Fort Worth, TX  
Jamil Wilson
F
6-6
200
2009
Horlick / Racine, WI
Tony Woods
C
6-10
200
2008
Rome / Rome, GA  

 

 

05/26/07

By Harry Douglas

 

Coach Dennis Felton and his staff had to wake up smiling because Thompkins will make an instant impact on the Bulldogs team. Thompkins chose Georgia over Florida.  This is a great move for Howard.  He will be a big-time star at Georgia.  He also has a solid PG coming in with him, state player 6-1 PG Dustin Ware. Howard Thompkins is the second player in Class 2008  that has  committed.

 

 

04/26/07

By Harry Douglas

 

Tucker High School team won the 4-A Title this year.  A big part of the success was Sr. 6-4 shooting guard Mashane Brooks, who I think is one of the best guards in the state.  Brooks is a long athletic player who plays good defense.  He has the complete game and needs to work on more ball handling.  Brooks visited Providence this past weekend and came away excited and committed to the Fryars.  

 

Kennesaw State lands a big man.  Ladaris Green is an Owl.  Green who is a big time shot blocker and rebounder which will have an immediate big impact  for the Owls. 

 

 

 

04/25/07

By Harry Douglas

 

According to Dennis Harris Sr., the Mundy Mills Twins Daniel and David Brown will sign with Morehouse tomorrow.  This is a good catch for Morehouse because Daniel was rated a low D-1 player.  Rod Mitchell has shown a lot of improvement.  

 

 

04/18/07

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Georgia once again has proven why many  college coaches flock to the Peach State each year. This year it  produced over 50 sponsorships in round ball.  Before spring day is over, there would probably be close to a hundred players.  This year, University of Georgia was able to land three top state players and Georgia Tech landed two top state players including a McDonald's All-American 6-9 Gani Lawal.  The college of Charleston landed two of Georgia Sleepers for 2007, 6-7 Jeremy Simmons and 6-1 PG Andre Goudelock who was an offense machine his senior year.  Winthrop landed a major player in Georgia, 6-7 Charles Corbin. South Alabama landed two top Georgia players, 6-5 Jamar Moore and Ladarius Moore.    

 

 

 

 

02/19/07

By Harry Douglas

 

 

6-8 PF Wheeler High Trey Lang commits to Travis Ford UMASS.  Minuteman Lang is the son of former Atlanta Hawks Center Andrew Lang.  young Lang has made identity  for himself..  This year, Lang has continued to get better.  He rebounds, block shots and has good up-size.  Lang has a lot of potential and I think he would blossom in college.  5-8 PG Kevin Anderson of Peachtree Ridge has committed to University of Richmond Spiders..  Anderson has been one of the hottest point guards in Georgia Hoops this year.  Anderson's ball handling and penetration to the hoop is great.  He's quick, make good decisions and he can knock down the jumper from 15-20 feet.  This is a great fit for Anderson and University of Richmond.

 

 

 

 

02/11/07

By Harry Douglas

 

Cashmere Wright is a young man who made his name on the AAU circuit playing with the Atlanta Celtics.  Cashmere is 6-1 PG who has good handles, very explosive and have some serious hops.  Cashmere is a scoring point guard.  He has not played in Georgia High School Association any of his high school years..  He played in the Christian League his high school years averaging 30ppg.  Last year his game high was 48 points.  Cashmere high school Coach Jesse Fleming stated that Cashmere is the real deal  and he's one of the top point guards in the country.  Our scouting service has ranked him #13 in the state for class 2008.  He chose Clemson over Florida State, Auburn and  several other schools.  Cashmere is a very nice young man who I have known for three years.  This is a quality pick up for the Clemson Tigers.

 

Commitment News: Wheeler PG 5-8 Adrian Williams made a verbal commitment to Brown University.  6-7 PF Brian Mills of Chapel Hill High in Douglas commits to Mercer University.

 

 

 

01/31/07

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Columbia High School 6-4 WF Travis Leslie has been productive for the Eagles. Leslie has probably been the most consistent player on team.  Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine saw a lot of potential in Leslie when he was in the 9th grade.  Leslie is shocking the hoop world where he plays with two major D-1 players 6-10 Jeremy Price and 6-5 Lance Storrs.  Leslie has not been overshadowed or overlooked.  Leslie is a  major and mid-major player and college coaches are flocking to see him play.  Leslie has good size, is very athletic and can jump on the gym.  He plays both ends of the floor and play good defense.  Leslie needs to keep developing and working on ball handling and shooting.  I have been mostly impressed with his humbleness and heís a good kid who continues to work hard.  Within my 29 years of discovering  talent,   Leslie is another player that I see coming up through the ranks, such as other players like Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Toney Douglas, Shawn Livingston, Josh smith, Marcus Williams, Aaron Affalo, Harry Douglas, Clifford Hammonds, Jamal Lewis, Adam Pacman Jones  and many more.  Leslie has the ability to do what some of these players have done if he stays focus on his education and have good character. 

 

5-9 PG Kevin Anderson of Peachtree Ridge High has been on fire.  You always have heart for the little guys  such as Anderson .  I have seen Anderson try to beat Norcross single-handed scoring a game high 25 points, 8 assists and 3 rebounds.  Anderson is a quick, athletic guard who has nice ball handling skills.  Heís also a scorer and has good floor vision.  Anderson is a mid-major player who can play point guard and he plays the game with passion.  Iím alerting all mid-major schools who flock to get Georgia players.  Do not overlook Kevin Anderson.  Heís a baller who can help someoneís team.  He is a good student and person and his has Peachtree Ridge ranked # 4 in the state in 5-A.  Heís the second leading scorer on the team with 15.4 ppg. and 5.5 apg.   

 

6-5 SG Teoandre Williams of Meadowcreek has been rising above the rim this year.  Williams who teams up with Chris Allen in backcourt has Meadowcreek ranked # 2 in the state in 5-A.  Williams has taken his game to another level.  He no longer shoots the ball, he slashes to the basket and dunks.  His defense and rebounding has been awesome.  Playing with Chris has really worked out.  The two have been great for each other with Chris passing the torch to Teoandre who is one of the nationís hottest juniors.  Teoandre is averaging 18.7 ppg, 4.5 apg, 8.0 rpg and 2 bpg.  Williams has Florida , Florida State, Auburn , Georgia and many more schools flocking to see him play. 

 

6-6 WF Soph. Richard Howell of Central Gwinnett High has been playing the lights out.  Heís only a sophomore and is the teamís best player and leader.  Howard has good up-size and plays both ends of the floor.  He can play the shooting guard position and needs to keep working.  Heís a high, strong, athletic player.  Howell averages 20.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg.  He will most likely lead his team to the state tournament.  Currently, they are 15-6.  

 

6-5 PG Jr. Tanning Smith of Wesleyan probably is Georgia ís best kept secret.  Smith is tough as nails and plays hard.  He is a smart player who can handle the rock and shoot.  He averages 21.0 ppg, 8.0 apg and 4.5 rpg.  Smithís team is currently ranked # 6 in the state in 2-A, but Smithís play has been phenomenal.  Heís a high major player.

 

 

 

01/16/07

By Harry Douglas

 

Gaskin was the best senior available in Georgia.  He will team up with  his summer teammate  Zach Graham who also signed up to play for Any Kennedy Rebels.  Gaskins is a scorer with good size and a lefty.  This year Georgia's sleeper is 6-5 Combo Guard Mashane Brooks of Tucker High School.  Brooks is a long, thin athletic guard who can handle the ball, shoot and defend.  Brooks is averaging 20.0 ppg and 8 rpg.  He has the Tucker Tigers ranked # 2 in the state in 4-A, behind Columbia Eagles who are # 1.  There is a show down between the teams Tuesday, January 16th at Columbia.  Brooks is a player I have been watching since 10th grade.  He has improved each year and he's a mid-major player with a lot of potential. I don't have information about his grades, but he's a nice young man who can play the game of basketball.  His teammate 6-7 WF Jeremy Simmons  has been playing phenomenal this season.  Simmons is averaging 15ppg and 10 rpg.  Simmons is waiting to sign in April and he's one of Georgia best players that's available.  Simmons has nice size, he's athletic and can shoot the ball 15-18 feet.  Simmons is Georgia's high school best kept secret.  Another player Robert Dozier  has been overlooked by many recruiters.  I see Simmons  in that mode.  Simmons and Brooks averages 35 points for Tucker.  Tucker sophomore 6-7 Manny Atkins is a player to keep your eyes on.  Adkins is averaging 18.0 ppg and has played a big role in Tucker's season this year.

 

Other seniors who are performing well are 6-3 Shooting Guard Dexter Shaw of Cass has been on fire this year.  Shaw is also waiting for April to sign.  6-5 SG Jazheil Howard of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy is averaging 18.0 ppg.  Howard has his SACA ranked # 2 in Class A.  Howard along with senior 6-6 Omar Prewitt has been a very exciting team to watch.  SACA is trying to win it's third state championship in the school's 13 year history.  Peachtree Ridge 5-8 PG Kevin Anderson has been a floor leader for Ridge.  Anderson is quick, a good ball handler and shoots the rock.  Anderson is waiting to sign in April is a low to mid major player who is playing good running the team.  Centennial 6-6 SF Lorenzo Brown is a beast.  Brown is a big, physical player who uses his body well.  An unsigned senior, Brown is a mid-major player who is looking to sign in April.  Tri Cities 6-3 WF Justin Inman is a nice looking athlete who is  physical and strong.  Inman ca do it all and he's a playmaker.  Inman is a mid-major player looking to sign in April.  Mundy's Mill twins David and Daniel Brown are two good looking unsigned seniors.  Daniel who is the better of the two and can shoot the 15 to 18 feet jumper.  He's athletic, a slasher and looking to sign in April.  

 

 

 

11/26/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Lawal, Allen, Hickson, Neysmith, Adams, Bell, Price, Storrs, Price and Graham all signed a Letter of Intent to attend college.  Georgia is strong in 2006.  

 

11/20/2006

By Staff

 

Arkansas Little Rock scores getting big 6-9 Will Coleman.  He has nice size and played well this summer for the Georgia Blazers.  6-6 PF Adam Demuyakor of North Gwinnett will attend Harvard University.  

 

11/15/06

By Staff

 

6-2 G Terrance Birdette of Buford High commits to Elon University.

 

 

11/05/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Georgia players that are available are D-1 players:  6-7 Jeremy Simmons- Tucker, GA, 6-4 Aaron Gilstap- Marietta, GA, 6-9 Will Coleman- Pacelli, GA, 6-7 Charles Corbin- Griffin, GA, 6-0 Adrian Williams- Marietta, GA, 6-10 Ladaris Green- Beach-Savannah, GA, 6-9 Mark Veazey- Meadowcreek, 6-5 Mashane Brooks- Tucker, 6-5 Troy Jones- Newton, GA, 6-8  Richie Gordon- Decatur, GA, 6-4 Patrick Powell- Shaw Columbus, 6-3 Dexter Shaw- Cartersville, GA, 6-7 Rod Mitchell- Carver Columbus, GA, 6-3 Jahaziel Howard- SWAC Atlanta, GA, Patrick Grant- Carver Columbus, GA and 6-6 Jeron Belin- Tullah Falls.

 

 

 

10/25/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-9 PF Martavious Adams who is ranked # 6 in state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine decision came between Oklahoma State and Cincinnati.  The Cowboys won.  Adams who has been very impressive this year worked a lot of excess fat off and has become one of the nation's most versatile forwards.  Adams is a big, strong, aggressive post player and moves his body well. This is a great pick pick up for Oklahoma State new coaching  staff.

 

 

10/20/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Chris Barnes is one of the state top players that attended the NIKE Camp and played good  this year in Indianapolis.  He is a strong, physical player and is a big catch for Coach Felton and his staff.  Barnes will be a strong inside presence for the Bulldogs.  He is currently ranked # 9 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Barnes needs to continue working hard.  The Bulldogs recruiting class is looking good with 6-10 Jeremy Price, 6-9 Chris Barnes, 6-5 Walter Hill and 6-1 Zac Swanson who are are all from Georgia.  Coach Felton is making a run at the state's best players just as Jim Herrick did when he was there.

 

 

10/15/06

By Staff

 

 

B. J. Frazier who is ranked in the state as # 19 by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Stars Magazine committed to Western Kentucky.  Frazier is a very athletic wing player with good up-size.  This past summer, he played for World Wide and he has a lot of potential.  Western Kentucky is a great fit for him because of the Hilltoppers' style of play.  Martavious Adams has narrowed his choices to Cincy and Oklahoma State and has not made a decision.  Chris Barnes has narrowed his choices to Wichita State, Cincy, Kentucky and Georgia and also has not made a decision.  Jeremy Simmons received offers from Marshall and  Central Florida.  Georgia has shown some interest.  Trey Lang has not made a decision.  Our staff will talk with him this week.

 

 

 

 

10/10/06

By Staff

 

6-6 WF Dontae Harvey visited Toledo this past weekend and came away impressed.  He committed to Head Coach Stan Joplin team.  Harvey is a late bloomer that is very athletic and can shoot the ball.  He attends Miller Grove High School.

 

 

10/09/06

By Harry Douglas

 

 

6-1 Zac Swansey  had a good summer and Georgia coaches were present watching him play.  I think he is one of the  top point guards in the state.  Zac came in strong this summer.  Youth Prep stars Recruiting Magazine has Zac ranked in the Top 20 State Players.  Zac is a floor leader and a scorer.  This is a good fit for Coach Dennis Felton Bulldogs.

 

6-9 PF J. J. Hickson will make his decision Thursday, October 12th at 4:00PM at Wheeler High School.  Hickson indicated that it would be between Tennessee or NC State.  Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine has Hickson ranked as # 1 Georgia and # 20 Nationally. Hickson is a big, strong player with a NBA body and uses it well.  I see Hickson as a McDonald All-American.  He's a great young man with a good attitude and character that  always uses Sir/Madam when speaking to adults.  

 

 

10/07/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-9 Matt Clark who played for Augusta Cavaliers, coached by Damon Key has committed to The Citadel.  Clark is a late bloomer with good size.

 

 

 

09/29/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-1 PG Zach Swanson has several offers and will visit St. Louis next week.  Swanson is a solid PG who played great this summer. He played summer basketball with the Georgia Stars.  Swanson is one of the top point guards in Georgia.  

 

 

09/28/06

By Horace Neysmith

 

6-9 Bassey Inameti has committed to Tennessee Tech.  Bassey is one of the state of Georgia top players in 2007.  He did not play much summer ball compared to other things he had going on. This is a major steal for Coach Sutton and his staff.  

 

 

09/25/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Martavious Adam has his three big offers.  Adams one of Georgia's Top Players in 2007 and a Top 100 Player Nationally once committed to Georgia but de-committed..  He has visited Oklahoma State and next on the list is Cincinnati on October 5 and 6th.  Adams stated that he has not set a date to visit LSU yet.  I asked Adams if he had to choose now, he stated that it would be between Cincinnati and Oklahoma State.  He also stated that he's not looking back and has forgotten Georgia.  Adams made a great improvement in his game and his work ethics.  He has a nice body and uses it well and could have a great college career.  Adams transferred from Baldwin County to Wilkinson long with Jamal Day and Laquentin Jones.  Look for Wilkinson County High to be one of the better high school teams in the state of Georgia.  Adam played for the Atlanta Celtics this summer.

 

 

09/21/06

By Mike Patrick

 

Lyndon Jordan commits to Fairfield Stags.  Jordan plays at Centennial High School and he played this summer with Inner Strength.

 

 

 

09/18/06

By Harry Douglas

 

During Demercy's official visit Saturday at Florida State University, he decided to commit.  He chose Florida State over Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and George Mason.  

 

 

 

 

09/12/06

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Jordan DeMercy has been one of the top surprises this summer.  DeMercy had his coming out party at the NIKE All-American camp in which he was a last minute walk on due to no-shows.  He took advantage of the NIKE Camp and received seven offers from major schools.  This is not bad for a player who seven months ago wasn't on the radar of coaches.  If you don't know the story on DeMercy, he transferred and had to sit out and afterwards, he broke his wrist.  This past summer was his only shot to get noticed and that he did.  DeMercy has already taken several visits to schools that have offered him scholarships: Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, James Madison and his last stop will be Florida State. Speaking with DeMercy, it looks like Florida State would be the school to beat out.  DeMercy is currently ranked # 14 player in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

 

 

 

 

09/07/06

By Harry Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah 6-8 WF Toby Veal is hot!  College coaches are very

impressed with this young man.  He played for the SC Ravens

and  had a good spring and summer.  Veal is very athletic, can knock

down the jumper 15 to 18 feet, has good size, rebounds and plays good defense.  In Class 2008, he's one of the Top 10 Players in Georgia. Veal has received offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech, Miami and Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

09/04/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Tony Neysmith commitment came as no surprise to me because I discreetly knew ahead of time of his commitment to Oklahoma.  Horace Neysmith who reports information for Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine had two big fine players committed this week.  One of the players was his son.  This is big for both Oklahoma and Neysmith.  Coach Jeff Capel is a young, rising coach who played as a big point guard.  This could be great for Neysmith, plus it's a conference in which some of the top coaches and teams, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Oklahoma State.  Neysmith decision came down to Oklahoma or UNC Charlotte.  If Charlotte would have pulled this off, it would have been the steal of the year.  Neysmith is a Top 100 Player by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine and he's a good young man with unbelievable talent.  Neysmith has good size, he plays good defense, he is a slasher and rebounds very well from the guard position.  He just needs to keep developing and the sky is the limit.  Do you know that Jeff Capel's staff at Oklahoma consists of assistant coaches who were former head coaches?  They are Rod Barnes (Ole Miss), Ben Betts (SC State) and Mark Cline (VA Tech).  

 

 

 

09/03/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-6 WF Zach Graham of Peachtree Ridge High made a commitment to Ole Miss.  Graham who is one of the Top 10 Players in Georgia came away from Ole Miss very impressed with Ole Miss and Coach Andy Kennedy.  Coach Kennedy stated that he's planning on building around Graham.  Graham made the Reebok ABCD All Star Team and was one of the top players of the camp.  He chose basketball over football.  What many others do not know is that Graham is also an outstanding baseball player.  Graham is ranked # 6 by youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Every time I see Graham, he is a very humble and a gentleman.   Coach Andy  Kennedy and Ole Miss are getting a great student-athlete.  

 

 

08/29/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Chris Barnes is set to visit University of Kentucky on September 30, 2006.  Barnes will visit Cincinnati on September 22nd and then travel to Florida on October 7th.  Barnes will also make an unofficial visit to Georgia on September 12th.  Barnes also stated he will visit Wichita State and Tennessee. Barnes played well this summer and had a good NIKE Camp.  He is currently ranked by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine the #4 player in the state.  Zach Graham visited Ole Miss and came away excited.  He is a 6-6 Shooting Guard who had a great camp at ABCD.  He made the Allstar Team.  Graham is ranked # 7 by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Graham is set to visit other schools.  He will make a decision by early November.  Graham is a first class young man who is very talented.  He quarterbacks for Peachtree Ridge High School.

 

 

08/18/06

By Harry Douglas

 

I finally caught up with Jamar Moore regarding his commitment to South Alabama over schools such as Florida State, Virginia and  Virginia Tech.  Moore stated the South Alabama showed him a lot of love for the last 7 months and he loves the campus.  The classrooms are smaller and its close to home.  Moore also stated that he's going to get a chance to play right away.  This is a good catch for South Alabama.

 

 

 

08/17/06

By Harry Douglas

 

J. J. Hickson will be a traveling man the month of September.  Hickson is Georgia's # 1 Player.  He is scheduled to visit NC State on September 9th, Tennessee on September 15th, Arizona on September 22nd, Florida on September 29th and Georgetown on October 13th Midnight Madness.  According to Hickson's AAU Coach Desmond, he will also make two unofficial visits to Kentucky and Illinois.  The Florida and NC State State visit dates may change.  Hickson is one of the top power forwards.  Yes, all of these schools could use Hickson's services.  After all he has the size and is physically able to play college basketball.

 

 

 

 

08/15/06

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Tony Neysmith is ranked as the 5th Senior in Georgia and # 99 by Nationally Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  He had a great spring and summer and will be busy the next couple of weeks.  Neysmith visits Ole Miss on August 18th and then University of Oklahoma on August 25th.  He will also visit St. John's in November and Virginia Tech on December 22nd.  His father stated that Neysmith will sign early and there are no front runners.

 

 

08/13/06

By Harry Douglas

 

 

6-5 WF Terrell Bell of Stone Mountain High has made a commitment to Virginia Tech.  Bell has offers from Georgia State, Toledo and  Tulane.  Bell had an exceptional spring and summer.  His commitment came surprisingly early.  Bell is a high octane player who I think could have been a major star in the AAC.  Terrell stated that from March until July, head coach  Seth Greenberg and staff showed a lot of love.  Georgia and Cincy were the other two schools that were on the list.  

 

 

 

07/29/06

By Harry Douglas

 

Georgia's 6-11 Shawn Taylor of Peach County High who transferred from Alabama who went to Chipola Junior College has committed to Fresno State Bulldogs.  Taylor played AAU ball with the Atlanta Prep Stars.   6-2 CG Trevor Gaskins had an outstanding Reebok Big-Time Tournament in Las Vegas.  He impressed Head Coach Bruce Pearl according to Horace Neysmith, the GA Editor of Hoopscoop and Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Tennessee offered him a scholarship.  6-3 CG Jerel Stephenson played outstanding in Orlando at the AAU Junior Nationals.  Several head coaches were in attendance including Auburn Head Coach Jeff Lebo who offered Jerel Stephenson.  According to Dameon Key who coaches the Augusta Cavaliers AAU Team, our South Carolina Editor Curtis Wheelers also confirmed that Jerel was offered..  6-5 WF B. J. Frazier has been on a mission this summer and it's paying off.  Frazier has received offers from Marshall, Louisiana, Monroe, Miami, Tennessee Tech and Georgia State.  Several major schools  showing interest are Iowa State, Virginia Teach and Oregon.

 

 

07/26/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-6 WF Conner Nolte of Milton High has committed to Furman.  Connor who is a solid student also is concerned about academics and feels that Furman provides both academics and basketball.

Conner is ranked #30 in State by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.

 

 

07/18/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-9 Chris Barnes of Riverdale High School has been big catch.  Barnes has been playing well this summer.  He attended the NIKE All-American Camp in which he played well.  Barnes also played in the NIKE Peach Jam.  Barnes has received offers from LSU, Georgia with schools such as NC State, Georgia Tech and Florida State getting in on the action.  Barnes is a  big, physical player, rebounds well and scores around the basket.  Barnes has big-time potential but needs to keep working hard and developing.  

6-8 Andrew Lang of Wheeler High  in Marietta, GA played well at the  ABCD Camp.  He also played well at the NBA Players Camp where I was mostly impressed with his improvement.  Lang has offers from South Carolina, Bradley, Wake Forest and many other schools.  On his trail are Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia and  NC State.  6-8 Terrell Bell of Stone Mountain High in Stone Mountain, GA has been on fire this summer. He played good at the Adidas Superstar Camp in Atlanta, GA.  Bell has been playing well with the Atlanta Celtics Team.  Bell has received offers from Toledo, Georgia State, with major looks from Georgia, Auburn, Virginia Tech, South Florida and many others.  Terrell Bell is a high octane player who is very athletic and can play the 2 and 3 positions.  

 

 

 

06/25/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-7 WF Wynton Witherspoon a transfer from Virginia Tech to George Washington University.  He spent two years at Virginia  Tech and will have two years to play.  Witherspoon is a long, athletic wing player who can play 1, 2 or 3 position and he has a nice jumper.  George Washington is a good fit for Witherspoon.  Coach Karl Hobb's style of play should make Witherspoon an Elite Player in A-10.   

 

 

 

05/23/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-6 Adamu "Amu" Saaka committed to Furman, but with Larry Davis's pickup heading to the Cincy Bearcats, Saaka also had other plans, which was to leave  so he could head to the Big East.  What a set up!  Tower standout Manny Adako who went to prep school at Winchendon in Massachusetts will stay on the east coast.  

 

05/19/06

By Harry Douglas

 

6-9 Montavious Adams opens up recruitment and has decided to look for another school.  Alabama is one of those schools.  Remember, Adam Summer teammate Senario Hillman has committed to Alabama.  Although Georgia may be a better fit,  don't be surprised if Adam ends up at Alabama. 

 

 

 

05/02/06

By Harry Douglas

 

 

J. T. Tiller first committed to UAB but with new staff at UAB, Tiller decided to move on with the Coach who recruited him.  With Tiller's move, he has an upgrade from the CUSA to the Big 12.

 

 

 

04/17/06

Harry Douglas

Senior Editor

Tatum seems like he has made up his mind.  Look for him to commit to Tennessee.  It is a great fit for him because he's only 3 1/2  hours from home.  His father Bob Tatum can see him play regularly.  6-4 Casey Mitchell from Savannah High played for Worldwide Renegades.  Alabama has been hot on his trail.  Cincinnati offered him, but Bob Huggins was forced out.  Don't be surprised if Mitchell ends up in Tuscaloosa.  However, many think that Kansas State will be his next stop after prep school. Our staff thinks that Mitchell has already established himself as a Top 15 Player, fifth year player.  6-9 Kevin Lott, former Sandy Creek standout signed with Georgia State.  Panthers Coach Michael Perry and staff are loading up with the Georgia players.  Tim Morris transferred and our staff has not caught up with him.  Look for us to let you know where Morris would be heading.  He maybe a Yellow Jacket or a Bulldog, so stay tuned.

 

4/11/06

By Harry Douglas

6-9 PF Matt Heramb is currently ranked # 21 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Matt has a lot of potential and is a very smart player.  He's a late bloomer and Auburn could be a great fit for him.  Archie Midway, who once suited for Georgia Southern Eagles has arrived on plan.  Since Midway was a youth, he has been shooting  the lights out  of the ball.  Midway has good size for a shooting guard.  He could blossom because Auburn loves to shoot the ball.  Antonio Johnson of Westlake High is a late signee with a perfect fit for Georgia Southern's run up and down style.

 

4/2/06

By Mike Patrick

 

David Gonzalez left Wheeler High for Prep School at Fitchburg Note Dame, MA.  6-5 Gonzalez will suit for Richmond in the fall.  Georgia Tech former Assist. Dean Keener, the head Coach at James Madison comes to Georgia and gets Cobb County's leading scorer JaQuan Bray.

 

By Harry Douglas

3/14/2006

Walter Hill  is a big time player in Class of 2007.  Hill has good size and plays smart.  He is a solid player for the Bulldogs.  Coach Felton  has landed a good student-athlete for his program.  There is no question that Coach Dennis Felton will get the job done.  He doubled his wins this year at Georgia.  Hill stated he wanted to get it over and not wait.  

 

By Harry Douglas

3/10/2006

Lance Storrs is a solid player with high major potential.  Storrs has good size and can knock down the jumper from 15-20 feet.  Coach Hewitt has been seen several times at Columbia High games checking out Storrs.  Lance has several major interests: Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Kansas and Virginia Tech.

 

Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine

Scouting Report 2006 GHS State Playoffs

 

By Harry Douglas

 

Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine is Georgia's most informative round ball source have seen soon good quality ball playing this year.  It's March Madness soon and it will be signing day in April.  Here are some good looking prospects who can play at low or mid-major D-1 schools.  The grade situations are unknown.

 

6-1 PG Brandon Hazzard of SW Dekalb- A good looking prospect who can score.  He has nice ball handling skills and is extremely underrated.

 

6-8 SF Rory Spencer of Douglas-Atlanta- He played big in the state and is a long, athletic player.  Spencer has a lot of heart.  He plays tough defense and is a good shot blocker and rebounder.  He needs to get strong and bigger.

 

6-9 PF Rashard Armstrong of Savannah- A big, strong player who is still developing.  He is a good rebounder and shot blocker.

 

6-6 PF Jonathan Inman of Tri-Cities- Inman is a strong athletic player.  He's an undersized power forward, but his strength makes up a lot.  He also has a nice body and uses it well.

 

6-7 SF B. J. Corley of Wheeler- Corley is a strong, active 3 or 4 man.  He finishes well, rebounds and has good size.

 

6-2 CG Antwon Braswell of Newnan High- Braswell  is a versatile guard who beats you in the transition.  He also strokes the 3.

 

6-4 SG Casey Mitchell of Savannah- Mitchell is a solid player who can light it up from anywhere.  I never saw a shot he didn't like.  He also has good size, rebounds and can rock the rim.  He's a big-time player.

 

6-1 PG James Florence of Wheeler- Florence is a good looking combo guard who is quick, athletic and plays good defense.  He's also a play maker.

 

6-3 WF Kenny Russell of South Cobb- Russell is a very athletic player with raw talent.  He can shoot from 10 to 15 feet.  

 

6-5 WF JaJuan Jones of Douglas County- Jones is very quick player with a vertical leap of 37 inches.  He has quick leaping ability and is athletic.  He is a D-1 prospect.

 

5-11 PG Antoine Johnson of Westlake- Johnson is small in stature but big in heart.  He is a point guard who can handle the ball and has a decent jumper.  He also plays good defense, a slasher and is very strong going to the basket.  He needs to work on his jump shot.

 

6-2 SG Brian Fisher of Kennesaw Mountain- Fisher is a a scorer and a player who puts it in the basket.  He is an under size 2 player.  He's a low-major player.

 

6-1 PG Kerrie Jordan of Dunwoody- Jordan is a slasher who can break down the defense and make a pass.  He has good ball handling skills.

 

6-2 PG Sean Usher of Luella- Sean is a guard who can handle the ball very well and he sees the floor very well.  He's also a great penetration and can knock the jumper from 10 to 15 feet.  Sean is a "Sleeper" and has nice size.

 

6-3 WF Chaz Smith of Gainesville- Smith is an athletic wing who can jump and rebound.

 

6-4 WF Brent Jennings of Douglas-Atlanta- Jennings is a jumping jack and runs the floor well.  He does everything on the floor.

 

6-4 WF Garrin Johnson of South Cobb - He is a wing who plays solid defense and is a great leaper.

 

6-7 PF Gilford Blakely of South Cobb- Blakely is a great rebounder who posts well and works good in the paint.

 

6-6 WF Avery Wright of Houston County- Wright is a strong player in the paint and rebounds well.

 

6-3 SG JaQuan Bray of Campbell- Bray is a scorer who can light it up from anywhere on the floor.  He also has good size and plays good defense.

 

6-6 F- Rashad Lewis of Randolph Clay- Lewis is a big, strong athletic forward who rebounds well on both ends of the floor.  He's also a solid post player, plays good defense and is a "Sleeper."  He is a mid-to high major player.  

 

6-4 SG Chris Wright of Dublin- Wright is a 2 guard with good size.   He's a pure shooter who plays good defense.  Wright can also handle the ball and rebound.  This year he led his high school team to the State Championship.  He is an underrated player. 

 

6-6 SF Danny Friend of SW Atlanta Christian- Friend is a long, thin athlete who rebounds well on both ends of the floor.  He's also a good shot blocker and plays well around the basket.  He led his team to the State Championship.  

 

6-0 PG Anthony Miller of Liberty County- Miller is quick and athletic with good ball handling skills. Miller is an under sized point guard.   He led his team to the State Finals.

 

6-9 PF Jeremy Lightfoot of Columbia- Lightfoot is a big, strong player who rebounds and blocks shots well.  He's still developing and could be project player for someone because of his late blooming.    

 

6-4 SF Sylvester Egbe of Redan- Egbe is an active 3 man who rebounds and plays good defense.  He's a low-major player.

 

6-7 F- B. J. Corley of Wheeler- Corley is a nice size 3 man who plays smart and rebounds well on both ends of the floor.  He runs the floor well, is a good shot blocker and works well in the paint.

 

 

 

02/22/06

By Harry Douglas

 

On Tuesday night, there were several coaches present at Wheeler VS Peachtree Ridge game.  Coach Chris Creeks of Georgia State, Coach Dave Dickerson of Tulane University and Coach Orlando Vandessa of Boston University offered James Florence.  He has until April to sign but has not made a commitment to anyone.  JaQaun Bray of Campbell gets an offer from Toledo University.  Sr. Casey Mitchell is getting some D-1 looks.  Mitchell maybe the best shooter in 2006 Class.  If Mitchell goes to Prep School, which is the rumor, Mitchell would be a big-time prospect after one year of prep.  2006 Rankings  SW Dekalb Brandon Hazzard gets an offer from Troy State.

 

 

 

Harry Douglas

02/04/06

 

Alabama came to Georgia and landed a Top 25 Junior National.   Hillman is a high flying rim rocker player who plays great defense.  Hillman also has good ball handling skills to play the point guard position.  He is a great young man who loves to play the game.  Alabama is getting a quality player on and off the court.  Alabama Assistant Coach Eugene Harris  who is one of the best recruiters in college basketball was hired by Coach  Mark Gottfried this year who has a good track record.  Assistant Coach Eugene Harris was at Clemson for several years.  He recruited Dale Davis (NBA), Eden Campbell (NBA) and Chris Porter (NBA).  Harris also coached at Auburn for several years.  Harris who has strong roots in Georgia makes me believe that Alabama is not through with recruiting from Georgia.  The word on the street is that Georgia best player in Class 2007 6-9 James Hickson has several schools in the picture; but Alabama is in the living room.  Don't be surprised if University of Alabama lands 6-9 James Hickson,  6-5 Zach Graham and 6-8 PF Bassey Inameti.  There could be a situation of package deals with Graham and his teammate Inameti.  Both play at the same college, such as Hillman and Taylor.  Stay tuned because Georgia Hoops will get interesting this spring and summer.    

 

Georgia Tech has gotten three big-time Georgia commits in the last two years.  Tech has Lewis Clinch, Alade Aminu,  Jarvis Crittenton and Gani Lawal.  Georgia Coach Dennis Felton is working the state and is doing a good job.  However, Senario Hillman was missed but Georgia has commitments from 6-9 Jeremy Price of Columbus High and 6-8 Montavious Adams of Baldwin High in Milledgeville.  Georgia is also on Hickson's list of schools.  Last year Georgia signed Billy Humphrey, Mike Mercer and Louis Williams (went to NBA). Class of 2007 players that are taken are: Chris Allen- Michigan State, Gani Lawal- Georgia Tech, Senario Hillman- Alabama, Montavious Adams- Georgia and Jeremy Price- Georgia.   

 

Big-time players that are available in 2007.  Grade situations are unknown, but we know that these players will be highly recruited.  They are: 6-9 Chris Barnes- North Clayton, 6-5 Zach Graham- Peachtree Ridge, 6-8 Bassey Inameti- Peachtree Ridge, 6-6 Terrell Bell- Stone Mountain, 6-5 Walter Hill- East Hall, 6-5 Lance Storrs- Columbia, 6-4 Aaron Gilstrap, Tony Neysmith- Norcross, Jamar Moore- Thomasville.  The most underrated players that will look to have a great spring and summer are:   6-3 Ladaris Hall of Thomasville High who will dress up for Tallahassee Wildcats AAU Team.  Hall has raw talent and can knock it down.  Hall has raw talent and can light it up.  6-10 Ladaris Green of Beach High is a good shot blocker.  6-8 Toby Veal of Johnson-Savannah has come into his year.  He is a strong physical player who can do a lot of things.    He has big-time potential.  6-2 Trevor Gaskins of Milton is a scorer and he  is very quick.  6-4 SG Aaron Gilstrap is a southpaw who can knock down the tri-fector.  He also has nice size and will suit up for World Wide.  Others, 6-6 SF Jordan Demercy- Norcross, 6-1 Adrian Williams- Wheeler, 6-7 SF Jeremy Simmons- Tucker and 6-1 Todd Salter of Mundy Mills.  Salter will team up with Team Georgia Elite.

 

 

 

 

By Harry Douglas

02/02/06

 

 

Father Winfrey Jordan stated that his son Pierre was very impressed with Clemson's program and the direction that Coach Oliver Purnell and his staff are going.  Jordan is a young, uprising sophomore points guard.  Jordan is quick and has good ball handling skills.  He just needs to keep developing and get stronger.  Jordan will be one of the top point guards in Class of 2008.

 

 

 

By Mike Patrick

01/26/06

 

This is major for Georgia Tech.  Three weeks ago, Lawal narrowed it to three schools.  Our staff knew that Georgia Tech was a big front runner.  If Georgia Tech lands more top Georgia players, they would be in great shape for the upcoming years.  For the Georgia Tech Men's Basketball Program, this commitment is major because it demonstrates that Georgia Tech is interested in keeping great players in the state of Georgia.  Lawal's commitment makes it the 4th major commitment from the Class of 2007.   Chris Allen committed to Michigan State, Jeremy Price and Montavious Adams  committed to Georgia.  University of Georgia gets a commitment out of Alabama 6-1 guard Keegan Bell of Bob Jones High in Mobile.  Georgia Tech Coach Hewitt could possibly have three McDonald's Americans coming to his program.  6-5 Javaris Crittenton , 6-8 Thaddeus Young along with Gani Lawal.    Georgia Tech will have a solid class in 2007-08.  Lawal has to improve his overall skills.  Currently, he is playing off raw talent, but Coach Hewitt will take care of it.

 

 

 

Harry Douglas

1/22/06

 

Meadowcreek 6-3 guard Chris Allen chose Michigan State over Georgia and Georgia Tech.  Allen is ranked # 5 player in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  This is a big-time fit for Allen who reminds me of current player Shannon Brown of Michigan State.  Its too bad that both Georgia schools let this big-time player get out of the state.

 

Coach Lizzy Davis at Community Christian has a couple of commitments: 6-4 Alex Mrozik  and  6-11 Polish Krostaf Janiszewski committed to Birmingham southern.  6-8 Jakub Gademsk committed to Eastern Michigan.  

 

 

 

By Harry Douglas

1/19/06

 

 

The Class of 2006 is beginning to shape up .  This year's class did not have many major signers, but was represented well by scholarships. Coach Dennis Felton of Georgia is trying to keep the great Georgia players in the state.  Felton already has a commitment from 6-9 Jeremy Price who is one of the state Top 5 Players in Class 2007.  Also a commitment from 6-9 Montavious Adams who is one of the state's Top 10 Players.  6-10 Embilo Lebolo is headed to Wofford.  Lebolo committed  to Coach Mike Young's team this week.  Duluth High 6-5 Jessie Wheeler committed to Gardner-Webb.

 

 

 

 

By Staff

1/17/06

 

 

Georgia unsigned seniors who on fire and playing consistently during the season are

Campbell 6-3 Sr. JaQuan Bray averaging 21 ppg.  Fayette County 6-3 Channing Welch is averaging 18 ppg.

 

Campbell JaQuan Bray has received an offer from Toledo.

 

PG Robert Jackson- Banneker 17.9 ppg

SF Danny Friend- SW Atlanta Christian 12.0 ppg

SG Duran Rakestra- Jefferson 16.0 ppg

SG T. J. Yates- Pope 18.9 ppg

PG Julian English- Douglas 14.0 ppg

PG Antoine Johnson- Westlake 19.5 ppg

WF Rashad Lewis- Randolph Clay 15.5 ppg

 

 

Senior Jarvis Crittenton is averaging 29.0 ppg, 9 apg and 7 rpg.  Senior Jodie Meeks is averaging 21.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 3.7 apg.  Senior Camroon Tatum is averaging 22.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 4.8 apg.  All three seniors have committed.

 

 

 

Harry Douglas

1/10/06

 

 

Players that are Available: Wheeler- James Florence has been playing great ball.  He's a solid PG who plays good defense and has good ball handling skills.  The most talented player available is 6-5 WF JaJuan James of Douglas County.  Jones is a mid to high level player.  6-5 Josh Guillory of Tucker High is available.  Tift County 6-5 SG Justin Brownlee is a big guard who can score.  Tift county is ranked # 7 in the state.  

 

Savannah High has two players available: 6-4 SG Casey Mitchell has been lighting up high school basketball with 40 points performance.  Mitchell is a pure shooter with good size.  6-9 PF Rashard Armstrong has trimmed down and looks good. He has a 6-9, 240 lbs. strong physical body.    

 

The big man has been taken.  6-3 SG Chris Wright of Dublin is a solid scorer and averages 18.0 ppg.  He is the cousin of Ben Smith a solid player who is averaging 20 ppg.  Dublin is 12-1.  Campbell 6-1 PG JaQuan Bray has been averaging 19.0 ppg.  Bray is quick, athletic and can score.  6-4 WF TJ Yates of Pope High has been a solid player this year averaging 17.0ppg.  6-4 F Jeffery Hernandez of SW Dekalb is a low major player who is solid.  6-6 William Corley of Wheeler has been solid in Wheeler's success.  6-7 SF Lonnie Funderburke of Central Gwinnett, 6-7 SF Derko Hightower of Laney Augusta 5-10 PG Antoine Johnson of Westlake is averaging 13.0 ppg and has Westlake ranked # 1 in 4-A.  5-10 PG Duran Rakestraw of Jefferson had some solid performance this year.  5-10 PG Lee Coleman of East Hall High has been a solid PG.  East Hall is ranked #1 in 2-A.  6-3 SG Robert Jackson of Banneker and 6-1 PG Julian English of Douglas High are also available.  

 

 

 

 

 

November 13, 2005

 

By Staff

 

 

Georgia's Commitment list is getting longer.  Obinna Hurt of Baldwin commits to Tennessee State.    Jared Collins of Toombs County stays home to play for Georgia Southern.  Petras Belocka of Community Christian commits to East Tennessee State, Baptiste Bataille of Community Christian  heads to the east to play for Northeast University and Ousmaine Cissee of Community Christian commits to Kansas State.  Brenton Harris of Butler- Augusta commits to Lander University in South Carolina.  Tiller will cross the state line which makes him the 17th D-1 commit from Georgia in 2006.   AnJuan Wilderness will play for the 49ers.  Bernard

Toombs will suit for Troy State.  Frank Davis is headed to Tennessee Tech.  Former Tide and GA native 6-10 Shawn Taylor finds a new home.  Taylor gave a verbal to LA Tech.

 

 

 

November 7, 2005

 

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Johnathan Tiller of Wheeler High has made a commitment to Mike Anderson UAB Blazers.  Tiller is a very athletic guard who is known for his tenacious defense.  Tiller will be a good fit for Mike Anderson UAB Blazers.  Tiller can score, he's  very quick and he's a slasher Tiller is ranked # 12 player in the state Top 50 in southeast by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

 

 

 

October 20, 2005

 

By Harry Douglas

 

Jonathan Tiller, Matt Heramb and Anjuan Wilderness are heavily recruited by several major D-1 schools.  Don't be surprised if Wilderness commits to Auburn and Tiller commits to UAB.  

 

 

 

October 11, 2005

 

By Harry Douglas

 

Tat who ranked # 10 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine is a very athletic strong player.  When Tat is coached up, he will be even a better player because he will learn more about the game.  It's amazing that Tat has only played  basketball for four years.

 

 

October 4, 2005

 

By Staff

 

Meeks verbally committed to Kentucky on Monday at Norcross High School.  Meeks stated that he was overwhelmed with the fans and the arena.  Meeks saw a lot of students waiting to get tickets for Big Blue Madness in October.  The students, fans and others started asking for Jodie's autograph and posed for pictures.  This blew Meeks away.  Meeks is a 6-3 Shooting Guard who averages 17.4 ppg who also led Norcross to the State Final.  What is interesting is that  Kentucky was not in the  picture until a month ago.  Alabama has been recruiting Meeks for two years and Florida for about a year.  Both of these schools were on the top of his list.  When a school has won 24 SEC Championships and Seven National Titles, I guess you can have your way.

 

 

 

October 1, 2005

 

Furman comes into Georgia and gets a commitment from a Small Forward 6-6 Adam Saaka of Columbia High School.  Saaka will play for Larry Davis Furman team.

 

 

 

September 20, 2005

 

By Staff

 

Georgia Bulldogs get a big commitment from a 2007 big man 6-9 Jeremy Price from Columbia  High School in Decatur, Georgia.  Price is one of Georgia's top players in his class. Coach Felton and his staff have started to do a great job in the state.

 

 

 

September 19, 2005

 

By Harry Douglas

 

7-0 Jonathan Mandelove is a prime example why young players need to stay focused and don't worry about the recruiting GURU's opinion. When I initially saw Mandelove play three years ago, he was thin and not a good player, but I saw potential in him.  I was able to encourage him and his father because Jonathan was hungry and willing to learn.  With Jonathan's father being very supportive, Jonathan was able to go from a low D-1 school to a major D-1 school.  Uconn Huskies is one of the premier basketball schools in the country.  Mandelove's father Andre stated that Jonathan had several major offers.  If Uconn wasn't there, Wake Forest  was next in line followed by Memphis, Missouri and Alabama.  Mandelove visited UConn this past weekend and made his decision.  Mandelove's father Andre would like to thank all the coaches who recruited Jonathan and showed great interest.

 

 

 

 

September 8, 2005

 

Harry Douglas

 

Jodie Meeks visits Alabama.  Meeks will be in Tuscaloosa the weekend.  Illinois will come in on Sunday, Notre Dame on Monday and Oklahoma State on Tuesday, stated his Hurricane Coach Horace Neysmith.  Meeks is one of Georgia's top players.

 

 

 

September 7, 2005

 

By Harry Douglas

 

Yesterday, 6-5 Cameron Tatum made a commitment to Bobby Lutz Charlotte 49ers.  Tatum who is one of the nations most underrated player had offers from Georgia, Tennessee and Memphis.  That is very impressive from a player who was not invited to any camps this year.  In Georgia, Tatum is considered the best player along with Jarvis Crittenton.  Tatum is a major steal for the 49ers.  Tatum is long, athletic and can play the 1,2,and 3 positions.  

 

 

Weekly Report

 

Georgia's 7 feet Johnathan Mandelove has Big Four Missouri, Alabama, Memphis and Wake Forest.  6-9 Jerome Burney who committed to Miami, but things didn't work out is now looking at other four schools.  6-9 Jr. Chris Barnes has returned to Clayton County and enrolled at Riverdale High School.  6-8 Jr. Gani Lawal transfers to Norcross High School.

 

 

 

September 1, 2005

 

By Staff

 

Georgia State Panthers keep gathering great players from Georgia.  Head Coach Mike Perry with his assistants Chris Creek and Drew has landed South Gwinnett comet point guard Delano Howard and former Redan star Trae Goldston.

 

 

 

By Harry Douglas

 

August 18, 2005

 

6-4 Wesley Telfare had a good summer.   He's a good player for Atlantic Sun Conference, Big South, MEAC, Ohio Valley.  PG Kierre Jordan commits to Citadel.  Wesley Mincy commits to Gardner Webb.  They both play for Dunwoody High.

 

Kierre Jordan is looking to get a good evaluation.  Jordan stated that he's a  business major and Citadel has a good business school.  Jordan had offers from Western Carolina, Tennessee Tech and Miami- Ohio.

 

 

August 8, 2005

 

Brent Butler of Norcross Commits to Fordham

Butler is the son of former Falcon player Bobby Butler.   Solomon Tat maybe a Georgia Bulldog.  6-6 So. Vincent Rodgers from New York will transfer from MLK.  6-11 Shawn Taylor will transfer from Alabama.

 

6-11 Shawn Taylor will transfer from Alabama to Chipola Junior College.  Taylor is from Unadilla, GA and played at Perry High School.  Brent Butler will try to lead Norcross back to the State Championship.  Butler got the recruiting out of the way.  He played summer ball with the Atlantic Celtics.  

 

A rumor is that one of the top national sophomores from Georgia wants to play in the Georgia High School Association this year.  6-6 Vincent Radger who moved from New York City and attends Martin Luther King High will be leaving to attend Community Christian.  I haven't had a chance to talk with Lizzy Davis, who coaches at Community Christian to confirm it.  I will confirm it.

Email us at youthpstar2@bellsouth.net with your hoop news.

 

 

 

By Harry Douglas

 

August 3, 2005

 

I would like to give special recognition to many  head and assistant coaches.  I had the opportunity this summer to talk with Head Coach Paul Hewitt, Assistant Carlton Young at Georgia Tech, Dennis Felton and Assistant and Assistant Mike Jones at Georgia, Chad Dollar at Georgia Southern, Travis Williams at Ft. Valley, Coach Tubby Smith at Kentucky, Rick Stanbury at Mississippi State, Lonzo Martin at Purdue, John Brady at LSU, Tracy Dildy at Ole Mississippi, Mark Gotfriend and Assistant Eugene Harris, Anthony Grant of Florida, Coach Romar of Washington, Tony Fuller of Stanford, Coach Dave Dickerson of Tulane, Coach Mike Anderson and Assistant Chris Giles of UAB, Coach Ricky Stoles of East Carolina, Reggie Rankin of Nebraska, Hillery Scott of Penn State, Mike Davis of Indiana, Head Coach Norm Roberts of St. John, Head Coach Gary Waters of Rutgers, Louis Orr of Seton Hall, Jeff Battle of Wake Forest, Head Coach Leonard Hamilton of Florida State, Mark Phelps of NC State and Oliver Purnell of Clemson.  Keep up the good work and continue to do the right thing with our young men.  Big ups to some of the good recruiter GURU Tom Jones of Prep Stars, Jon Stovall of Prep Spotlighting and Ron Brisco of Southeast.  

 

Georgia is loaded with players and this summer was no difference.  The talent from Georgia displayed itself on both the south and west coasts.  Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine is Georgia's #1 source.  No one else covers basketball in this state like us and the Scouting Report Guide is an absolute must for college coaches.  Basketball fans who are looking for the very best scouting information on prospects, look no further.  Click here College Coaches to Order.

 

This summer 6-5 WF Cameron Tatum made a statement who is the number one player in the state.  We currently rated Jarvis Crittenton and Tatum tied for the # 1 spot.  I thought it was interesting that Tatum did not receive an invitation to any of the camps, but he has offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Charlotte, Memphis and Georgia State.  Tatum's athletic ability, his ability to create and his height makes him difficult to guard.  Tatum stated that his biggest basketball playing inspiration was Florida State player Toney Douglas (formally Auburn).  Tatum stated that Toney Douglas made him better playing him at a younger age and watching his dedication to the game.  Coach Dennis Felton needs to keep Tatum in the state.  It's a great fit for him to play at Georgia. Felton is a good coach and knows how to get the best out of his players.  Savannah High Casey Mitchell stock has risen. Mitchell put on a shooting clinic in Orlando, FL.  His AAU team played well.  Mitchell has good size and can shoot the light out.  Savannah High 6-9 PF Rashard Armstrong, a senior is a "Sleeper".  Armstrong can rebound, he has good foot work and he plays hard.  Savannah Beach High  has a couple of studs: So. 6-9 Ledris Green and  6-5 So. Markeith Cumming are two young players that everyone need to take notice.  Cumming is a beast and he has good size.  He can play 2-3, athletic and can shoot it.  Green is long and could grow to 7 feet.   Liberty County 5-10 PG Anthony Miller is quick and athletic.  So. 6-9 Ivan Walthour could develop into a good young prospect.  Jr. 6-4 SG Germale Turner of Swainsboro played well this summer and also 6-8 Dreko Hightower of Laney High in Augusta.  6-3 Charles Huggins of Josey High in Augusta played great this summer.  Huggins is athletic and can jump out of the gym.  Jr. 5-10 CG Jerrell Baswell of Newton County can light it up.  Baswell is a transplant from New York.  Jr. 6-5 WF Jeremy Allen is athletic and strong with good size who played well this summer.    So. 6-5 Danny Friends is an upcoming good prospect.  He displayed good skills in the Showcase and Junior Nationals.  You need to keep your eye on 6-10 Emilo Lebulo of Athens Academy.  He played solid this summer.  He needs to work but he has good size.  6-9 Matt Heramb of Chapel Hill is a solid player who needs to continue to work and improve.  

 

 

 

Georgia High School Hoops will be interesting this year.  Coming soon the October 2005-06 High School Hoops Team rankings; Predictions of Top 2006 State Champions.  Please email us at youthpstar2@bellsouth.net with any questions or players we need to know about.  

 

 

Take a glance at some of my sleepers this year.  College coaches beware.

 

6-5 PG Antoine Johnson- Westlake High- A solid point guard who is very quick and athletic.  He makes good decisions.

 

6-5 WF Tony Neysmith- Norcross High- Neysmith is very athletic, quick and can play 2-3.  He has good size.  

 

6-6 WF Andy Ogide- Paulding High of Hiram, GA- Andy is a big-time prospect.  He's very athletic, has great size and can play 2-3.  He played great at the Showcase and Junior Nationals.

 

6-3 G J T Tiller- Wheeler High- Tiller may be the best athletic player in his class.  He is athletic, quick and plays hard on both ends of the  floor.  He will be a big-time steal.

 

6-9 PF Austin Sneed- Butler High in Augusta, GA- Sneed is a big-time physical, strong athletic player.  He plays well around the basket and is a good rebounder.

 

6-9 PF Rashard Armstrong- Savannah High- Armstrong is a big physical player and a good rebounder.  He has a lot of potential

 

 

 

The Class of 2007-08 is rising and we have the scoop.  We are the #1 source for Georgia Hoops.

 

 

 

 

 

By Staff

 

July 12, 2005

 

6-4 SG Lashun Watson is a big-time "Sleeper."  Watson played great at the Adidas Camp.  

 

Georgia Class of 2006-  the state of Georgia has done it again.  For the last 5 years, Georgia has produced 10 or more D-1 players.  Jordon Hill commits to Arizona.  Landon Milbourne commits to Maryland.  Avery Jukes commits to Alabama. Jarvis Crittenton commits to Georgia Tech.  Jodie Meeks, Camron Tatum, James Tiller, Anjon Wilderness, Johnathan Mandeldlove, Lashun Watsun, and Wesley Matthews

 will sign with D-1 schools.

 

 

By Staff

 

June 20, 2005

 

 

Westlake 6-9 PF Jerome Burney commits to University of Miami Hurricanes.  

 

 

 

 

By Staff

May 12, 2005

 

Jukes Commits to Alabama

Coach Mark Goffield landed a sleeper.  Juke has all the physical tools.  Jordan Hill goes out west.  

Avery who played with Louis Williams and Mike Mercer was over looked but not by the college.  Jukes had several school offers such as Auburn, Georgia, but chose to roll with the Tides.

 

 

 

May 4, 2005

By Harry Douglas

 

Coach Mike Perry and staff are doing a great job of recruiting.  In addition, Georgia State is one of the best kept secret.  The program is ready to explode.  Assistant Coach Chris Cheek and Drew Catlett are getting the job done.  Georgia State has a solid recruiting class with JUCO 6-10 Ranard Robinson from Fullerton (JC), 6-8 Rashard Chase, 6-8 Larry Williams from Chattanooga State (JC), 6-10 Chad Wynn from Marietta and 6-7 Jonathan Behanna from Southwestern, IL (JC).  Georgia State staff is present at every certified event.  Chris and Drew have been in the business for a while at West Virginia.  Chris also spent 6 years at VCU and Drew spent 9 years at West Virginia.  Georgia State almost  landed  6-7 Quinton Hosley,  a phenomenal athlete but they lost out to Fresno State.  

 

Coming next is a preview of Georgia Southern University.  Each week we will feature a state university.  Email Mr. Douglas with your recruiting news at youthpstar2@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2005

By Harry Douglas

 

 

Dukes Goes to ACC

Sharmaine help led Randolph Clay to two State Championships.  Dukes is a very athletic guard

who can play both PG and SG.  Dukes was one of my "Sleepers" in Georgia.  He had offers from Auburn and  Cincinnati but chose Wake Forest. Dukes will be a good fit for Wake Forest.

 

 

 

April 29, 2005

by Staff

 

Curry Goes to the Big-East

Curry committed to Providence over the weekend.  He helped Wheeler High School to two consecutive 5-A State Championships.  He averaged 19.5 ppg and 6.0 apg.  Curry played under Doug Lipscomb.  Former Westlake Star 6-2 Earl Calloway commits to Indiana.

 

 

 

April 26, 2005

By Staff

 

 

6-3 PG Earl Calloway committed to Indiana.  Calloway  a Junior College All-American from Atlanta played high school basketball at Westlake.  He is a good fit for Indiana.  Calloway is an athletic point guard with great quickness.  

 

 

 

Harry Douglas

April 7, 2005

 

 

Coleman is a BearcatDeandre Coleman committed to Bob Huggins Bearcats.  Coleman

is an athletic wing who has a nice jumper and can handle the ball.  He has nice size and is ranked

# 20 in the State by YPSRM.

 

 

Crittenton, Meeks, Milbourne, Wilderness, Burney and Watson are ready to crash 2006 class who will be the leaders of the pack this summer.  Georgia Class of 2005 produced

four Parade All-Americans.  Class of 2004 produced five.

 

Georgia produced four Parade All Americans this year.  Leading the way on the first team was South Gwinnett Louis Williams; Fourth Team Manchester Korvotney Barber; Crisp County Lewis Clinch and South Gwinnett Mike Mercer.  Parade All Americans for 2004 were 6-9 Josh Smith (NBA), 7-0 Dwight Howard (NBA), 6-2 Toney Douglas (Auburn), 7-0 Randolph Morris (Kentucky) and 6-2 Louis Williams (Georgia).  

 

Greg Oden and Monta Ellis are Co Players of the Year.  Louis Williams, Richard Hendrix, Monta Ellis, Greg Oden and Tasmin Mitchell are back-to-back Parade All Americans.

 

The Class of 2006 has big shoes to fill.  This spring and summer Jarvis Crittenton could be the next Georgia star.  Crittenton will dress out for Atlanta Celtics team.  Crittenton is ready for the challenge after being under the shadow of Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and Randolph Morris.  He is ready to come into his own.  This Georgia native has a busy schedule traveling to Las Vegas, Washington DC and California.  Look for this hooper in a gym near you.

 

Jodie Meeks would represent the state of Georgia.  This spring and summer he will dress out for his Georgia Hurricanes.  Meeks is 6-3 shooting guard with nice size.  Landon Milbourne who has already committed to Maryland is an athletic wing forward.  This spring and summer he will play with the Georgia Stars.  6-5 WF Aujuan Wilderness, a very athletic wing plays hard all the time.  Watch for this young man.  He could make a lot of noise this spring and summer with the Atlanta Celtics.

 

 

 

By Mike Patrick

02/13/05

 

Humphrey Hard Work has Paid Off!

 

This year, Humphrey is Gwinnett County highest scorer averaging 30.0 ppg. Perhaps Georgia locked down Humphrey because it appears that Gwinnett County Louis Williams will be

heading to the NBA.  Georgia has four players on the Top 40 McDonalds All List: Louis Williams, Lewis Clinch, Kov Barber and Mike Mercer. 

 

 

Billy Humphrey of Dacula High has been lighting it up this year and has impressed Coach Dennis Felton. Humphrey has scored over 30 points several times and had a 50 point game.  Humphrey has several other colleges looking at him such as Auburn, South Carolina and other mid-major schools.  

 

 

 

 

By Mike Patrick

12/31/04

 

Milbourne commits to Maryland.  He is one of the state's top players and he is a big, strong and athletic forward.  Maryland has a gained a quality player.  Milbourne rebounds, 

block shots and is a good post player.  

 

 

 

November 14, 2004

 

Hethington commits to Middle Tennessee  State.  Hethington who is one of the state's top players is a big, strong and athletic power forward.  Middle Tennessee has a quality player.  Hethington rebounds, block shots and is a good post player.  

 

6-10 Chad Wynn signed a Letter of Intent to play with Georgia State University Panthers.  Wynn caught coach Michael Perry's eye this summer. 

Wynn is excited about playing for the Panthers.  Wynn played this past summer with the World Wide Renegades.  Recruiting Analyst Harry Douglas thinks that Wynn needs a lot of work, but has a lot potential.  Georgia State is a good fit.  Other commits are 6-0 CG Demetrice Fuller of Douglas High- Belmont College, 6-4 SF Xavier Smith of Douglas High- Augusta State, 6-4 SF David Gonzalez of Wheeler- USC, 6-8 SF Bishop Tiller  of Northview High- Georgia College.

 

 

 

By Harry Douglas

 

November 9, 2004

 

Charles Jackson  committed to University of Illinois.  Charles Jackson had a great summer is a strong physical player.  He rebounds well, a strong post player, very athletic and runs the floor well.   5-8 PG DeAndre Adams of South Cobb High in Austell, GA committed to Winthrop.  Deandre Adams is a pure point.  Winthrop has a steal.  Adams has a lot of tangible to his game.  He also has nice handles, a slasher and can knock down the jumper.

 

 

November 1, 2004

 

6-6 SF Landon Melbourne visits Georgia Tech this past Saturday and came away impressed with the coaching staff.  Melbourne stated that although they haven't offered him, he likes Georgia Tech.  Melbourne will visit Maryland this Saturday.  Terps has offered Melbourne along with Georgia, Colorado and Tennessee.  

 

6-2 SG Andre Morgan stated that his recruiting is going well.  Toledo, Lipscomb, Arkansas Little Rock, Tennessee Tech  and Rice are all showing interest.  Morgan stated he is looking to have a great year.  Morgan is a quality player who has good size and can shoot off the dribble.  He can play the one and two positions.  This Buford High School product will make a big statement this fall.

 

Georgia big men are still available. Players who haven't committed are 6-3 SG Chris Hanna of Wheeler High- a very athletic  player who played out of position most of the summer.  6-9 PF Corderel Humphrey of Morrow High- a long, lanky player  who is a good rebounder and shot blocker.   6-8 PF Tyler Whatley is a strong big body player who has a good feel for the game.  He is also a decent post player who rebounds well.  6-11 PF Chad Wynn of Marietta High- a big body long player who needs to keep developing.  He could be a good player later.    6-9 PF JP Fielder of Campbell High is a strong, athletic big man.  He works hard and is strong around the basket.  He has a lot of potential.  6-9 Uriah Hethington of Cairo is a strong, big quick athlete.  He runs both ends of the floor with good post moves and a rim blocker.  6-11 C Jonathan Mandelove of Shiloh is a long big man who who is a diamond in rough.  He rebounds and blocks shots and could develop into a big-time  player. 6-0 PG Courtney Houston of Mt. Olive Woodstock- He's an athletic guard who can score and handle the rock. He needs to get stronger.  

 

 

 

October 31, 2004

 

Chris Williams choose South Carolina State over several mid-major schools such as Georgia State, Stetson, ORU, Arkansas State and others.  Williams stated that he felt that he could make an impact immediately at South Carolina State. Williams is a strong physical player with good post moves. He rebounds well and runs the floor.  He's a good pick up for South Carolina State Coach Ben Betts.  

 

 

October 28, 2004

 

6-8 PF Terrence Vinson of Valdosta High committed to Virginia Tech.  Coach Stacy Palmore stated to recruiting analyst Harry Douglas that he thinks Vinson is a big-time player.  Vinson is long, athletic, rebounds well, a good shot blocker and is strong around the basket.

 

 

October 21, 2004

 

Assistant Coach Chris Creek informed me on Tuesday evening that they were about to land Rashad Chase.  Georgia State is looking to go to the Colonial Athletic Conference next year.  This is a good start with a big-time player such as 6-7 WF Rashard  Chase.  Head Coach Perry and Coach Creeks are recruiting the state of Georgia  hard.  

 

 

By Mike Patrick

 

October 16, 2004

 

6-7 PF Kov Barber of Manchester, Georgia passed up a visit to Kentucky. Barber wants to stay close to home. He went on an official visit to Auburn the first weekend in October and came away impressed with Coach Lebo. Barber who is ranked # 11 Nationally by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine and # 2 in the State of Georgia is a big-time player. Barber would make a sudden impact at Auburn along with 6-2 Toney Douglas who can play against anyone. It seems like Coach Lebo Tigers are headed in the right direction. Remember, Georgia Tech is making a run at Barber. Lets just say with ,6-9 Joey Cameron, 6-7 Josh Dollard and 6-4 Rasheed Barrett, Auburn will be back soon with the four freshmen who would be a year older. Auburn will be competitive next year. Auburn Assistant Coaches Brandon Johnson and John Cooper will find players. Johnson is a rising assistant coach who is the spearhead behind Barber.  

 

October 13, 2004

 

6-7 WF Markel Humphrey of Stockbridge, Georgia commits to Marshall. Coach Ron Jirsa has been using his Georgia connections to get quality Georgia players. Humphrey is a steal for Marshall. Humphrey is a big-time scorer who knows how to knock down the trifecter. 

 

By Staff

October 9, 2004

 

6-7 PF Daniel Emerson of Norcross, Georgia commits to the Hill Toppers of Western Kentucky. This is the second year that Western Kentucky has come into Georgia and landed a quality player. Last year, they landed 6-6 WF Mike Walker. Assistant Coach Williams Smalls has to be credited for getting these two players.  

 

 

 

By Harry Douglas

 

October 4, 2004

 

 

College coaches are flocking from Georgia, Maryland, Auburn and Georgia Tech and they are on his trail.  This soft spoken hoopest is one of Georgia's best.  Milbourne is very athletic and plays above the rim.  He is currently is ranked as #6 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

 

6-2 SG Jodie Meeks of Norcross is one of Georgia's top rising juniors.  College coaches from Georgia, Auburn, Clemson and others have taken notice of him.  

 

 

 

September 22, 2004

 

 

6-6 PF Chris Williams has several D-1  schools on his trail, such as Alabama State, Lamar, Arkansas State, Arkansas Little Rock, South Carolina State, ORU, Stetson, UNC Wilmington, and  home school Georgia State showing a lot of interest.  Williams may make a decision soon.  Williams is a strong physical player and strong in the post.  

 

6-10 Krzysztof  Yaviszewskil loves American basketball and is excited to be among  some of the American top players.  Krzysztof got his feet at Community Christian open gym.  Several top flight players appeared along with some D-1 coaches.  

 

6-1 SG Billy Humphrey draws several major schools such as Florida Sate, south Carolina and Georgia.

 

 

6-5 WF Tay Spann of Banneker High is a Georgetown Hoya.  Spann played this summer with Worldwide Renegades.  He was a big force for Worldwide.  Spann is ranked # 7 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.

 

   

6-5 WF Deandre Coleman visits Tulane and comes away impressed.  He will visit Cincinnati.  Coleman played summer basketball with Worldwide Renegades and was very productive.

   

 

5-11 PG Deandre Bray committed to Jacksonville State.  They call him "Little D".  With a big heart, he's one of Georgia's top point guards.  Little D played for the Atlanta Celtics.

 

 

     

Mike Patrick

September 14, 2004

 

Eastern Kentucky comes into Georgia and Gets Solid Player 6-8 PF Emmanuel 

Adako of Tower High School

 

6-5 WF Deandre Coleman who attends Stephenson HS in Stone Mountain had a solid summer with his World Wide traveling team. Coleman has drawn interest from Auburn, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Marshall and  Georgia State

 

 

6-8 Emmanuel Adako played AAU Basketball this spring and summer with the Smyrna Stars.  Recruiting Analyst Harry Douglas stated that this 6-8 Power forward played solid and is a mid-major player.  Eastern Kentucky is a good fit.  Assistant Coach Steve Middleton, who is one of the hottest young coaches began to realize that Georgia has players.  Emmanuel is ranked in state # 27 by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

 

Mike Patrick

September 12, 2004

 

6-8 WF Robert Dozier has committed to Memphis.  If Robert do not de-commit, it places Memphis 2005 class at the top.  Remember, Robert will be going to prep school at Laurinburg Institute.

 

 

Bob Smith

September 11, 2004

 

6-7 WF Dominique Archie commits to South Carolina.  Archie from August Josey High School is one of Georgia's big sleepers.  He's a hard working player who will definitely get better.  He is also very athletic and long.  Archie had several D-1 schools observing his services, Georgia, Cincinnati and others.  

 

 

 

Harry Douglas

August 22, 2004

 

6-4 WF Lance Cannon gets big-time offers.  This south Georgia native is one of the state's top prospect.  Lance stated that he has received offers from Georgia, Auburn, Marshall and Purdue.  Lance who is one of my sleepers this year stated he likes Auburn coaching style.  Lance is very athletic and plays good defense.  He also rebounds well and runs the floor.  He's a Top 15 Player in the state.  Lance is scheduled to take the SAT in September.  His core GPA is 3.2.

 

 

By Mike Patrick

August 23, 2004

 

6-5 WG Markell Humphrey takes an unofficial visit to Auburn on Sunday August 21st.  Humphrey stated he liked the campus.  However, Auburn's staff was not offering Humphrey.  However, Humphrey has an offer from Marshall, which he will visit Labor Day weekend.  Other offers are Arkansas State, Western, KY and Tulsa. 

 

 

By Bob Smith

August 23, 2004

 

Barber has a favorite and is scheduled to take four official visits.  Barber stated that he likes Auburn because of playing time and he can start right away.  Barber is scheduled for an official visit to Georgia September 4th, Labor Day weekend, Auburn, September 18th, Florida State, September 25th and Kentucky on October 16th.  Barber stated that he would make a decision before November signing period.  He has one official visit remaining, and he does not know which school would fill that visit.  Remember, Recruiting Analyst Harry Douglas was the one who discovered Barber.  Barber is a humble young man.  He really respect and appreciate the things that Mr. Douglas did for him, which makes me believe that Auburn will be a force in landing Barber.  Remember Mr. Douglas son Toney Douglas is at Auburn who was a Parade All-American so it makes sense that Auburn will strongly be considered.  Mr. Douglas informed Auburn about Barber.  

 

Harry Douglas

August 23, 2004

 

6-3 Kris Thomas from Dunwoody, GA was offered from Ole Miss, Marshall and Tulane.  With recruiting heating up, UAB, Texas, Georgia State, Appalachian State, Baylor, Furman and Auburn are all showing some interest.  Kris had a great summer especially in the And One High School Tournament and  Las Vegas 64.  Kris displayed his athletic ability.  He's one of my sleepers in Georgia this year.

 

6-8 Tyler Whatley  has several offers from Mercer, Western Carolina, Appalachian State, Wofford, and Furman.  Tyler also mentioned that Auburn and Georgia are showing some interest.  Tyler stated that Coach Lebo recruited him when he was at UTC.  Whatley who has a SAT score of 1050, core GPA of 3.8.  Whatley had a good NIKE camp this summer.  Whatley will wait to sign in April. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Mr. Harry Douglas

July 28, 2004

 

6-3 Ray George, a Georgia native was a JUCO All-American who is very athletic, quick with serious hops.  This is a big-time commitment for Alabama who lost a couple of solid guards.  Recruiting Analyst Harry Douglas knew for a while that he was headed to Alabama. 

 

 

Chase Narrows it Down to Three.  Curry Little has Several Major D-1 Offers 

 

6-7 PF Rashard Chase did not disappoint head Coach Mark Gottfired, Leonard Hamilton and Buzz Peterson.  Chase is ababy Barley.  Chase  is very strong and physical in the paint.  chase took his Atlanta Celtics to the championship of the Adidas 64.  He stated that FSU, Alabama and Tennessee in this order right now his decision would come after his visit in the fall and he will make a decision in November. 

5-11 CG Shurand Curry Turns it up in Las Vegas.  The combo guard knocked down jumper after jumper.  He showed what he was made of with his recruiting going good.  Curry stated that Ole Miss, Minnesota, Nebraska, Miami and FSU are his choices.  Ole Miss and Miami has offered him. 

        

6-6 PF Charles Little will wait and he has several major offers.  His stock went up in Las Vegas with a gym full of college coaches.  They  saw little glide over two players and catch the ball off the rim with a master dunk and that brought the house down.  Little has great size for a 3 man, which will be his natural position in college.  He has little things to work on, but his athletic ability is amazing.  Little will take his visits and wait until the end to make  decision.  He as offers from Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Boston college, Tennessee, South Carolina and Houston.  

            

July 20, 2004

Kansas recently offered 6-2 Lewis Clinch after seeing his performance at the Showcase in Orlando, FL, but it maybe too late for Bill Self.      

Senior Lewis Clinch,  unknown stock for sometime is now getting exposure.  Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine knew it would be a matter of time for his exposure.  This spring and summer, Mr. Clinch has let his presence known at the TOC, Hoopfest and Showtime.  Clinch has been one of the top players.  Initially, he only had a few schools recruiting him  such as Furman, Mercer, Georgia and Auburn, but that has changed.  Georgia Tech Paul Hewitt, Florida Billy Donovan, Arkansas Stan Health and many others have taken a front row seat when Clinch's team played at Showtime in Suwannee.  Clinch stated that he has been playing a lot of ball for the last two years and is a little tired and sore; but he has to make a big statement.  I have known Lewis Clinch since the age of twelve and he's a fine young man with great parents.  He's a very humble young man and the sky is the limit for him.  Lewis stated that his top teams are Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia and NC State.  Lewis is also considering Auburn.  He stated that he wouldn't mind playing with Georgia native Toney Douglas at Auburn. He also stated that he has patterned his game like Toney Douglas's and the two of them would play well together; and Auburn could have the best back in the SEC, probably in America, stated Lewis. Douglas was a Parade All American and one of the Top Prep Players in the country last year.  Lewis will visit Auburn in September and  would like to sign early.  

 

 

 

Mandelslove is beginning to show big-time promises.

Mandelslove played very well at the Adidas Showtime.  Only 17 years old, size 17 shoe and with a core GPA of 2.7, he would be a player to watch. The recruiting is heating up with schools such as South Florida, Middle Tennessee State, Furman, Kent State, Nebraska and Wofford.  Mandelsove is a humble young man and very coachable.

          

 

6-6 WF Octavious Spann (Worldwide)- Spann played good at the Showtime.  We caught up with him.  Spann stated that he's looking to stay in the southeast.  The head hunters for his services are Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Cincy, and Alabama.  Our staff think that it would come down to Alabama, Clemson and Cincy.

 

6-2 SG Andre Morgan (Atlanta Celtics)- Morgan played exceptionally well in the last two major events.  His stock has risen and he's a big-time scorer.  Morgan led his Celtics team to 8th Place in the Showtime.  School showing interest in him are Toledo, Texas Tech, New Orleans, Arkansas Little Rock and Eastern Illinois.

 

6-8 PF Tyler Whatley (Georgia Blue Chip)- Whatley's stock is rising and he's another Georgia "sleeper".  Whatley performed well at the NIKE Camp and Adidas Showtime.  He has nice size and moves well in the paint.  Schools showing interest are Furman, Mercer, Georgia State and other mid-major schools.

 

6-4 WG Mike Lusk (Smyrna Stars)- Lusk continues to show a lot of potential.  Lusk is quick and can shoot the mid-range.  He has decent ball handling skills and is very athletic with quick size.  His recruiting is taking off.

 

 

Class of 2006

 

6-3 SG Jodie Meeks (Georgia Stars)- This young man can hoop.  Meeks is a good looking athlete with good size.  He plays the game hard.  Meeks stated that he's staying focused on having a great summer, despite that major D-1 schools are already on his trail.  

 

6-3  SG Jonathan Tiller (Smyrna Stars)- Tiller is quick as lightening,  is very athletic and a solid player.  He's a very good defender and led his Smyrna team to 16 Under Championship.  Coaches are beginning to take notice of him.  Tiller was a Top 10 Scorer in the Adidas Showtime.

 

6-3 CG Chris Wright (Smyrna Stars)- This young man can play.  He's athletic, quick and a slasher.  Wright was one of the top players in the Adidas Showtime Tourney.  

 

Worth Noting: 5-11 Skyler Skywalker Williams this young man has some serious hops.  He has had some monster dunks.  Skyler is from East Laurens High School in Dublin, GA.  He plays for the Smyrna Stars.

 

Class of 2007

 

Remember this name: 6-3 Senario Hillman is a man already and is a big-time athlete.  He has a vertical of 42inches and is the only 15 years old.  Hillman plays for the Atlanta Celtics.  He may the best 15 year old prep player in Georgia.  

 

 

 

July 16, 2004

 

6-9 Hethington gets Offer from Auburn and Nebraska

Hethington's stock has risen this spring and summer.  6-7 Korvotney

Barber gets offer from Georgia, GA Tech, Auburn, Miami, Tennessee, 

Oklahoma and  Southern Cal.  6-5 Brandon Emerson of Mays will sign 

with Savannah State. 

 

 

July 13, 2004

 

 

6-6 Octavious Spann has not been recruiting is broiling up with GA Tech, Clemson, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville.  My sources tell me that Spann will stay in the south east.  Clemson Coach Oliver Purnell will be in the hunt for Spann's services.  6-6 Rashard Chase has Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida State on the radar.  6-2 Lewis Clinch has Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Miami and  Indiana.  6-7 Domonique Archie has recruits knocking at his door- Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State, Vermont, Syracuse, Virginia Commonwealth University, UNCC and South Alabama.  5-9 Shuraud Curry has North Carolina State University, Arkansas and Alabama.  6-8 Daniel Emerson will follow his brother foot steps to Mercer University. Marshall is on his trail.  6-8 Tyler Whatley stock has been rising.  Whatley is one of our sleepers this year.  6-5 SG Markell Humphrey has several offers from Ole Miss. and  Southern Miss.  Humphrey is a big-time scorer.  Crittenten played solid at Adidas Superstar Camp.  6-8 JP Fielder played hard and solid at the Adidas Camp.  6-6 Rashard Chase played in the Senior All-Star game and was a warrior all week.  6-2 Andre Morgan, 6-4 Lashun Watson, 6-6 Obinna Hurt, 6-5 Anijuan Wilderness, 6-6 Dendre Bryant all participated in Adidas Superstar Camp and enhanced their recruiting with their game play.  

 

6-1 PG Trey Gosten of Redan High School made a big statement at the five Star Camp in Pennsylvania.  Goston was MVP and was selected to the All-Star Game.  6-8 Preston Eppinger brought home the Top Station Award along with his team winning the 5 Star Championship.  

 

 

June 17, 2004

 

6-2 Lewis Clinch of Crisp County High averaged 24 ppg at the Bob Gibbons TOC and was named to All Tournament Team. Lewis stated that his goal his summer is to work hard and get better and play against the best.  I was very impressed with Lewis mannerism.  He's a humble young man who has a serious game. The recruiting analysts are beginning to take notice stated Lewis.  Lewis Clinch has offers from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Florida A & M and Furman.  Georgia Tech Coach Paul Hewitt has talked to him about visiting beautiful downtown campus of Georgia Tech.  Lewis also has interest from Alabama, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and Florida State.

 

 

June 13, 2004

 

 

 

 

6'6" Korvotney Barber of Manchester, GA comes away very impressed with Auburn Tigers Coaching Staff and Campus.  Barber likes Auburn staff and is exciting about the recruiting process with a lot of offers. Barber visited Auburn on Sunday and he liked the campus.  Barber stated that he hasn't favored any school over another.  Barber has visits with Georgia and Georgia Tech.  Barber wants to be close to home and have a chance to play a lot.  Barber has been rising as a Top 25 National Player by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

 

 

Alade Amino commits to Paul Hewitt's Yellow Jackets.  This 6'9" slim runner has showed enough to coach Hewitt for him to offer a full scholarship.

 

 

May 16, 2004

 

Tennessee Tech has invaded Georgia.  Assistant Coach Gary Respress who has close tides to Warner Robins, GA landed 6'5" WF Armandie McKenzie, and 6'9" Rashun Bryant 

from Coosa HS in Rome.  6'6" Kov Barber takes a visit to Georgia, He has plenty D-1 offers.  

 

Assistant Coach Respress has been the best thing that happened for Coach Mike Sutton.  Next fall former Douglas High School stand out who played at East Carolina.  6'3" PG Belton Rivera will be enrolling at Team Tech.  6'6" Kov Barber visited Georgia this weekend.  He has favorite three schools: Georgia, GA Tech and Auburn.  Barber who I discovered last year is everything I stated about him. Barber has taken the national scene by storm.  Coach Lebo of Auburn, Coach Felton of Georgia and Coach Paul Hewitt of GA Tech will have a battle on their land for this young man.  Barber is in my Top 20 National ranking.  Barber has already received 20 offers some which are Miami, Georgetown, South Carolina, etc. 

 

 

6'6" Taj McCollough signed a Letter of Intent

with Winthrop.  Galen Gardenwhite of Campbell High signed with Alabama AM.

Tay Anderson, Marquis Raftin signed with Abraham Baldwin College

in Tifton.  Atlanta Metro Rod Venner signed with Murry State.  Carvell

Taylor signed with Coastal Carolina.

 

 

 

May 2, 2004

 

Calvin Goss of Morrow High School Signed a 

Letter of Intent to Albany State

Campbell Galen of Gardenwhite signed a Letter of Intent

with Bethune Cookman.

 

 

April 4, 2004

 

Josiah Perkins (#44) is  6'4"and 230 lb.,  three year starter on Edgewater High School varsity basketball team.  His team is currently ranked #4 on Prep Nation.com and #7 in USA Today.  Edgewater is also ranked #1 in the state of Florida.

His 2003-2004 season started out with winning the prestigious Beach Ball Classic Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC and the McDonald Classic in Erie, PA.  The Edgewater Eagles ended the season (30-2) as Florida 6A State Champions.   His high school stats are 8 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.


Josiah Perkins has been playing basketball since he was 10 years old and has devoted every summer since that time playing on an AAU team.  In the summer of 2002, the team was the runner-up in the Big Time Adidas Tournament in Las Vegas. 

 

 

Calvin "Tre" Goss is a 5'11" Combo Guard that lead Morrow High School to a 15-14 record and the 2004 Region 2-AAAAA Championship!!  Tre led Morrow in scoring (17.0 ppg), and assists!  Morrow's  Coach J. Livingston describes Calvin as a "Let's go to war floor general!"  Calvin holds the Morrow high school record for 3 point field goal shooting percentage!

 

 

March 27, 2004

Who will Georgia Top Rising Senior: 6'4" 220 pounds CG Solomon Tat could be the best.  Solomon is  a man child who is very strong and athletic.  Georgia's 2005 class will not be as talented as the 2004 class; but there are some good players.  6'6" SF 220 pounds Korvotney Barber is big-time.  By the end of the year, Barber could be Georgia's top player.  6'1" CG Shamanne Dukes has the total package. Dukes can slash, dish and knock down the jumper.  6'3" WF Chris Hanna, a lefty is very athletic.  He has serious hops.  6'9" PF Uriah Hethington is a Donnell Harvey type of player.  He's very athletic, cleans the boards and plays well around the basket.  5'10" PG Michael Harris can light it up.  Harris is very athletic, quick and can shoot from 15 to 20 feet.  6'5" Olu Ashah is a sleeper, very aggressive player who plays good defense.  

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Georgia Tech is in the Final Four.   GA Tech Coach Paul Hewitt rambling wreck is wrecking up things.  6'11" Randolph Morris is going to have a hard decision to make.  It comes down to Kentucky and Georgia Tech, leaving the NBA out of it.  Coach Paul is the hottest coach out there.  Georgia Tech will make him one of the highest paid coaches with a good recruiting class.  It makes sense for Randolph Morris to attend Georgia Tech.  He's a very bright student, so academics isn't a problem.  Second, Coach Paul Hewitt is one of the best college coaches in America and Third, Georgia Tech are winners.   Big men are beginning to blossom in Hewitt's system.  Big 7'0" Australian Luke Schenscher has made a great improvement and will play in the NBA someday.  Randolph Morris would be a big-time player in Paul Hewitt's system.  He may come out a lottery pick.  Stay tuned for the rest of the story.  

March 26, 2004

6'9" Robert Dozier has committed to Dennis Felton's Georgia Bulldogs.  Dozier led his high school team to the State Final four.  He averaged 14 ppg,  and 12 rpg. this year.  6'9" Dozier stated that he always wanted to be a Georgia Bulldog.  Coach Dennis Felton has continued to accomplish what Herrick did to recruit Georgia players.  Dozier would be a good fit.  Dozier has a long wing span, can shoot the mid-range jumper and rebounds well.  He is a quality player.   College coaches the junior class is talented.

 

 

March 11, 2004

Montavious Water of Westover in Albany, GA has committed to University of South Florida Bulls.  This was confirmed by my conversation with him.  Water is currently ranked # 1 in the state and Nationally # 162 by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Waters will be a good fit for Ray McCullen Bulls. Josh Brewster averaged 17 ppg, 9 rpg and 3 bpg.  Brewster is a very athletic WF and  has a mid-range jumper.  Brewster led his team to the First Round of the State Playoff and he's a quality basketball player.  He is getting Mid-major looks.   Brandon Emerson led Mays High to the State Championship.  Emerson averaged 16 ppg, 10 rpg and 3 bpg.  Emerson is very strong in the paint, a SF and weighs 210 pounds. He is a sleeper and needs a little work. Emerson is also getting mid-major looks.  Both Emerson and Brewster are ranked in the top 30 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.     

 

January 22, 2004

Toney Douglas Bio

Louis Williams and Mike Mercer commits to Georgia.  The South Gwinnett Comets Stars are ranked # 2 in the state in class 5-A.  Coach Dennis Felton continues to do what former Jim Harrick did, keep the players in Georgia.  

 

Robert Dozier makes an unofficial visit to Georgia.  My source tells me that Dozier will be a Bulldog soon.  Dozier will stay close to home.  I spoke with one of the Georgia coaches who stated that Georgia has an offer.

 

 

November 2003

 

Pfol signs with Mercer.  Coach Mark Slonaker landed another

in-state player.  Brian is very effective around the basket and 

he rebounds well.  Since the age of 12, I have always been impressed

with Brian.  I knew he had great potential.   

 

Northern Goes South.  This  athletic PF signed letter of intent to play for John Pelphrey, the South Alabama Jaguars.  Northern is long and very athletic .  He runs the floor well and has a nice mid-range shot.  He plays better around the basket but needs to get stronger and quicker.  Northern will be a good fit for South Alabama.   

 

6'11" Jesse Ogelsby committed to Marshall University.  Coach Ron Jirsa has come back to Georgia and landed two Georgians for the Thundering Herd.  Oglesby who played for Atlanta Prep Stars this past summer is a late bloomer stated Coach Douglas;  "Jesse has great potential and needs to keep working. "  6'7" PF Warren McLendon has committed to The Citadel.  McLendon's commitment is a surprise to all.  There were many other big schools recruiting him. 

    

6'11" Randolph Morris has made his decision to announce his commitment soon.  Will it be Georgia Tech or Kentucky? 6'9" Daniel Northern would probably head to University of South Alabama or South Florida.  I'm going out on the limb and say that it's South Alabama.  Georgia has twelve  players that have committed to Major D-1 schools.  Georgia could have at least twenty  or more players sign.

 

Durand Murry of Redan High School has made a verbal commitment to Lamar University.  Durand stated that he  chose Lamar because he was impressed with Coach Billy Tubbs approach, the campus and the team was a family atmosphere.  They was the first that showed interest and commitment.  Murry is currently ranked # 26 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  Murry has good skills around the basket, rebounds well and has a decent jump shot.  He's a good pick up for Lamar University.  

 

 

Georgia's Paul Delaney took an official visit to UAB and decided to be a blazer.  Delaney is ranked # 10 in Georgia  by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine and # 165 nationally.   6'4" Mike Walker of Macon, GA made his official visit to Western Kentucky.  Walker is ranked # 7 in Georgia  by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine and # 160 nationally.

 

Day is a South Carolina Gamecock

 

6'5" Wing Forward Dewayne Day committed to University 

of South Carolina on Tuesday.  Day played well this past spring 

and summer and was phenomenal at the Adidas Big Time.  Day is very athletic, long, linky, shoots the ball well and plays good defense.  Day just needs to get on the weights and be more consistent with his jump shot.  Day will be a good player at South Carolina.  

Dequesne University Lands Georgia Duo.

6'5" WF Brian Kelly and 6'3" Devario Hudson both play at Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia and they are good friends.  They both took a visit at the same time and came away extremely impressed with the university.  Coach Danny Nee Dukes is off to a good start.  Brian Kelly is very athletic, long with a nice jumper.  He is also a solid student.  Kelly played for me at age12-14 and he also was a very good baseball player.  Brian Kelly is a first class young man.  6'3" Devario Hudson is a raw athlete.  He can jump out of the gym.  Hudson has a nice jumper and has very nice post moves.

Tennessee Tech Coach Gary Respress landed a sleeper from Georgia.  6'2" Combo Anthony Fisher from Chattahoochee High School.  Fisher had a good spring and summer.  He played well at the Super Show Case and AAU State.  Fisher has a deadly jumper along with nice ball handling skills.  Tech has a good one.  Fisher is currently ranked in the state as # 17 by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

6'9" PF Daniel Northern of Houston County will take a visit to South Florida on October 11th, South Carolina on October 25th and South Alabama on November 1st.  Northern's GPA is 3.0 and SAT score is 1030.  All three schools have offered him.  Northern stated that he has not made a decision yet.

6'6" Wyton Witherspoon of Berkmar High takes a visit to Boston college on October 17th and UNC Charlotte on October 15th.  Witherspoon stated that he a lot of interest from several schools, such as Arkansas, UAB, Georgia State, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Kansas State.  Witherspoon is currently ranked as # 110.

6'3" Paul Delaney of Chamblee High School takes a visit to Marshall and UAB.  Both schools have offered him.  Delaney stated that Hampton University, Jackson State and Wofford have offered him.  Delaney is very athletic and plays above the rim.  He has a nice jumper, but needs to work on ball handling.  Delaney is a big-time player.

6'7" Ralph Jenning of Douglas High School has several offers.  Jenning was phenomenal this past spring and summer.  Jenning has a nice jumper from 10 to 15 feet, he rebounds well and very athletic.  He is a nice young man who goes about the business.  Jenning has offers from UAB, South Alabama, Arkansas State, Boston College, Marshall, Tennessee Tech and Western Kentucky.  Ralph Jenning is ranked # 19 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

6'3" SG Galen Gardenwhite of Campbell High School takes an official visit to Citidel on October 17th.  Galen stated that Citidel has offered him.  Furman, Georgia State and  UTC are showing a lot of interest.  

6'4" WF Terence Haley of Union Grove High School will be taking an official visit to Charleston Southern on October 25th.  Haley also stated that Western Carolina is showing a lot of interest.

6'5" WF Ronald Bradford of Stone Mountain High School gets an offer from Armstrong Atlantics.  Bradford also stated that Clemson is showing some interest.  

Larry Diamond of ML King High School is getting much interest from Mcneese State, Georgia Southern, Mercer, Campbell and Alabama State are showing a lot of interest.  Diamond is very athletic, plays both positions 1 and 2 and he runs track.   Diamond is well qualified with a GPA of 3.0 and SAT of 910.    

6'7" Warren McLendon of Dublin has offers from UAB, Western Kentucky, Florida A & M, Arkansas State, Navy and  Citidel.  McLendon is a baby Wes Unserd.  McLendon has a terrific body and uses it well.  He also has a nice mid-range jumper.

6'11" C Jesse Oglesby of ML King High makes an official visit to Alabama State and Marshall.  Oglesby has several other schools showing interest such as Winthrop and Charleston southern.  Oglesby is long and is beginning to make much progress.  He needs to keep lifting weights.  He is a late bloomer.

6'5" WF Rickie Darden of Carver High School in Columbia, GA is getting a lot of interest. Schools interested are Georgia Southern, Robert Morris, Western Carolina and Garden-Webb.  

6'1" PG Bryant Murry of Stephenson High School takes a visit to Furman on October 25th.  Murry stated that he has other schools showing him interest.  They are Alabama State, Valdosta State and Western Kentucky.  

6'5" Mike Walker  of Southwest Macon takes official visit to Tulane University on October 17th and Western Kentucky on October 25th.  Both schools have offered him.  Mike Walker is very athletic and plays above the rim.  He has a nice mid-range jumper and is a big-time rebounder.  This very nice young man is ranked # 7 in the state by Youth Prep Stars Recruiting Magazine.  

 

 

Georgia had two underclassmen and one senior  who made Student Sports All American Team, which is the highest 

honor a player can reach.  Jr. Toney Douglas of Jonesboro Soph. Louis Williams of South Gwinnett and Sr. Vinsant Banks of South Atlanta.  All three players averaged over 30 points per game. 

Congratulations to these players for their accomplishments.

 

 

 

 

Standout 6'2" Toney Douglas, a student Sports All 

American, Southern Crest Player of the Year, 1st Team 

All State led his high school team to the State Final.  

Douglas showed in the 9th Annual Kingwood Classic why he is considered one of the top players in the country.  This 175 lbs. Florida native is a pure shooter who is fundamentally sound and finishes strong at the basket.  Toney's Comments: "I like the Auburn Coaches.  Coach Cliff Ellis is honest with me 

and he makes players better overall.  Coach Tracy Dildy has consistently shown my family lots of love.  I'm motivated by them to excel academically and athletically."

 

Jr. CG, Toney Douglas Verbal Commitment- 2002-03 Year

This year, Junior 6'2" 178 lbs. Toney Douglas took unofficial visit to several schools.  He has had at least 12 offers from major D-1 schools.  Toney stated that Auburn treated him differently and that they are really interested in him, which means a lot.  Toney also mentioned that Coach Cliff Ellis was sincere, honest, and offered a full scholarship.  " It feels good when someone tells  you that you are their number one recruit, and that you would play as a freshman," stated Toney. He also stated that Coach Tracy Dildy was a big factor in his decision.  Coach Dildy consistently recruited Toney like no other coach. Toney felt that Coach Dildy was honest through the recruiting process. 

Auburn has been in pursuit of the highly talented player since the summer games along with Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Miami, Alabama, NC State, Baylor, Georgia, Georgia Tech, UConn., Indiana, Florida State, LSU and Tennessee, etc.   Auburn have gotten off to a  big start of Class 2004.  Toney Douglas is considered a Top 50 Player Nationally and is one of the most prolific scorers in the country.  Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports stated that Auburn is a good fit for Toney and that he would be an All SEC Player.  Auburn recruiting Toney raises their recruiting to another level.  

Toney 's father stated that Auburn showed a lot of love in recruiting him.  Toney's opportunity to play right away is greater and Auburn is also close to home.  Coach Cliff Ellis is a good coach and Toney wants to learn from the best.  Toney's brother committed to Louisville to play football, but it would not have no bearing on Toney's decision. 

Toney's Accomplishments 2001-02

Georgia State AAU

May 20, 2003

 

By Mr. Harry Douglas 

 

New Yorker Gary Ervin brings his game to Georgia.  Toney Douglas

scored 36 points and leads all scorers in a losing effort to 17 U Celtics.  

6'11" Mohammed scored 15 points with 24 rebounds.  World Wide

defeated the Atlanta Celtics to win 19 U State.  Gary Ervin scored

48 points. Dwight Howard scored 36 points in losing effort including

a three-pointer to send the game in overtime.  World Wide won  117-112 

All Tourney Team, Georgia Stars win 16U State.  Louis Williams led

 the way averaging 24 ppg.  Georgia Stars are the State Champs.  

 

The Atlanta Celtics took on Team Georgia Elite in which five players on the floor have the potential to become NBA players.  They are 6'11" Dwight Howard, 6'11" Randolph Morris, 6'2" Toney Douglas, 6'10" Mohammed Tangara and 6'8" Josh Smith.  It was Toney Douglas who single-handedly gave the Atlanta Celtics fits.  Douglas scored 24 points at half time and was unstoppable.  Douglas is Allen Iveson in the making.  Douglas was bombing away from NBA range, hitting nothing but net.   The Celtics won the game but Team Georgia Elite stayed in foul trouble most of the night.  6'10" Junior PF Mohammed Tangara and 6'11" freshmen Modike Traore were in foul trouble and Team Georgia Elite has no bench.  The Celtics wore down the elite team.  Josh Smith led the Celtics with 23 points, Dwight Howard 13 points and Randolph Morris 14 points.  Georgia Elite Toney Douglas scored 36 points fought off double teams, was fouled and hacked all night like Iveson, but the Celtics had no answer for him.  With 6'8" Josh Smith and 6'11" Dwight Howard guarding Douglas, he still managed to get his shot off.  6'11" Mohammed scored 15 points with 24 rebounds.  Team Georgia Elite was without 6'8" Robert Dozier, who was on a visit to Memphis.  6'2" junior 2G Jay Anderson and Toney Douglas also scored 32 points against New Life Saturday evening.  

Atlanta Celtics goes down in defeat!  It was a Classic. 6'11" Dwight Howard put on a show for the Celtics.  World Wide 6'2" Gary Ervin was unstoppable against the Celtics scoring 48 points including a couple of dunks.  The Celtics had a very good team.6'11" PF Dwight Howard is a pro; 6'10" C Randolph Morris has made great improvement and he's a horse on the boards.  6'8" SF Josh Smith didn't have a great tournament but had some monster dunks.  Josh Smith is very athletic.  If the Celtics had a bona fide guard such as Toney Douglas, it would be scary what kind of team they would have.  The game went back and forth.  World Wide 6'3" JR Pinnock, 6'4" Sophomore Tim Morris, 6'10" Major Wingate and 6'3" Vincent Bank were a little too much.  World Wide leading scorers were Gary Ervin with 48 points, JR Pinnock 23 points, Tim Morris 19 points, Jermareo Davidson 9 points and Vincent Banks 7 points.    The Atlanta Celtics Dwight Howard scored 36 points, Josh Smith 14 points, Randolph Morris 11 points and Mike Walker 23 points.  Team GA Elite, Atlanta Celtics and Georgia Stars will travel to Durham, NC for the Bob Gibbon TOC.  

Georgia Stars 16 Under defeated Atlanta Celtic 93-80 in a very entertaining game.  The Stars were just too much.  6'2" Louis Williams led the way along with 6'3" Mike Mercer.  Louis scored 29 points in the victory and Mike Mercer 16 points.  Atlanta Celtics leading scorer were Michael Harris with 17 points, Robert Little 13 points and Charles Belton 9 points.  The Georgia Stars are two times defending champs.  Georgia Stars Coach Bo Peak is doing a great job in what might be the best 16 Under team nationally.  

 

 

 

 

All Tournament Team

The All tournament Team was based on layers performance, athletic ability and scoring.

 

Player

HT

POS

Average

AAU Team

College

Toney Douglas

6-2

Combo G

32 ppg

Team GA Elite

Auburn

Gary Ervin

6-2

Combo G

30 ppg

World Wide

Mississippi State

JR Pinnock

6-4

WF

21 ppg

World Wide

George Washington

Dwight Howard

6-10

PF

21 ppg

Atlanta Celtics

Undecided

Josh Smith

6-8

SF

19 ppg

Atlanta Celtics

Undecided

Tim Morris

6-4

WF

18 ppg

World Wide

Stanford

Quin Humphrey

6-3

WF

17 ppg

Team Georgia

Youngstown State

Mohammed Tangara

6-10

PF

14 ppg

Team GA Elite

Undecided

Randolph Morris

6-10

Center

14 ppg

Atlanta Celtics

Undecided

Jay Anderson

6-2

SG

13 ppg

Team Georgia

Undecided

Mike Walker

6-4

WF

13 ppg

Atlanta Celtics

Undecided

Warren McLendon

6-7

PF

12 ppg

Atlanta Celtics

Undecided

Vincent Banks

6-3

SG

12 ppg

World Wide

Undecided

Major Wingate

6-10

Center

10 ppg

World Wide

Tennessee

Modite Tarore

6-11

Center

8 ppg

Team GA Elite

Undecided

 

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The 17 Under Georgia State AAU will have the Atlanta Prep Stars, Georgia Stars, Georgia Warriors, Atlanta All Stars, Georgia Middle Bucks, Georgia Stars 16's, Marietta Heat, Georgia Pride and Team Georgia.  The favor to win the state this year is Atlanta Prep Stars and Georgia Stars.  Georgia Warriors SG Bo Mason looked good in the Tourney. Mason  scored and handled the ball very well.  Teammate Anthony Fisher, SG played exceptionally well scoring 26 points against Team Georgia Elite.  

Georgia Stars Paul Delaney played good leading the Stars in scoring.  Teammates Ralph Jenning and Michel Wisdom were very effective in the paint.  Atlanta Prep Stars, 6'6" Brandon Emerson played well, averaging 17 ppg along with 8 rebounds per game. The State Tournament's talent competition was down this year without Atlanta Celtics and World Wide teams participating.   

Georgia Teams that Played in Kingwood Classic

Team Georgia Elite and Atlanta Prep Stars led the way for Georgia.  They were the only two Georgia teams of seven participating to win their pool and make it to the Gold Round of Sweet Sixteen.  Georgia Elite lost to Arkansas Wings by four points.  The Atlanta Prep Stars lost to Albany City Rocks by 11 points.  Atlanta Prep Stars Toney Douglas was one of the top players in the tournament.  The gym was full of college coaches.  Toney has committed to Auburn and Coach  Tracy Dildy and Charlton Young of Auburn were to all of Douglas's games.  Coach Douglas over heard many college coaches stating that Auburn has a powerful player.  Team Georgia Elite, 6'10" Muhammed Tangara led his elite team to Sweet Sixteen.  Muhammed averaged 15 ppg and 13 rpg.  Georgia stars 17 Under won the Silver Round.  Georgia Stars 16 Under team led by MVP Louis Williams won the  16 Under Gold Classic.  Coach Norris Bell's team is loaded with young talent such as 6'2" Mike Mercer and 6'6" Rashard Chase.  Congratulations to 16 Under Georgia Stars for representing Georgia in the classic.  

News Around the State

Dennis Felton gets the Georgia job.  Felton will have his work cut out for at least two years.  

Georgia Tech Paul Hewitt staff needs to produce this year.  That is why Coach Hewitt is strong on 6'11" Dwight Howard and 6'10" Randolph Morris.  The rumors have them as locks for Georgia Tech.    However, if Tech lose one of these players, that would be a big blow.  Georgia and Georgia Tech has already let one of the best guards in the country out of Georgia, 6'2" Toney Douglas.  Coach Paul Hewitt is also on 6'2" Russell Robinson out of New York.   Robinson is the same type of guard as Douglas.  The most underrated players in Georgia are 6'3" Trammel Wooten and 6'7" Daniel Northern.  Northern and Wooten have been very impressive.  When our staff watched them, they have a lot of potential, but need a lot of work to be classified as major D-1 prospects.  

In the Adidas Texas Classic the Atlanta Celtics went 2-2.  6'10" Dwight Howard was so impressive in the classic that many scouts stated that he may go to the NBA from high school.  Recruiting Analyst Harry Douglas who coached Dwight for several years stated that Howard's dream is to be a professional player.  World Wide Team went 1-2 in the classic.  Georgia Mr. Basketball Vincent Banks went off in the classic.  Banks who recently committed to Miami, will be heading to prep school on the east coast this year.  Mr. Douglas spoke with Karl McCray on the phone and McCray informed him that 6'1" Guard Montavious Waters had a great tourney and so did 6'7" Warren McLendon.   

Former Berkmar Coach Dave Boyd gets another chance to coach.  Boyd will head up the Riverdale Raiders. Rumors has it that Boyd and his staff has already began recruiting.  Georgia Class of 2004 is loaded and these are some players to keep your eyes on.  6'6" Brandon Emerson (Mays), 5'10" Bo Mason (Marietta), 5'10" Anthony Fisher (Chattahoochee), 6'5" Ralph Jenning (Douglas County), 6'1" Jason Croly (Norcross), 6'9" Robert Dozier (Lithonia), 6'8" Gary Springer (Creekside) and 6'5" Josh Brewster (North Clayton).   

6'4" Brent Ragsdale of Atlanta Prep Stars and Jonesboro High School signed with Lincoln Trail College in Illinois.