Georgia High School Recruiting News

 

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 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 Bob Smith

October 9, 2004

 

6-7 PF Daniel Emerson of Norcross, Georgia commits to the Hilltoppers 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.  

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   6-7 SF- Junior Landon Milbourne

        St. Francis- Alpharetta, GA

 

 

 

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 Tay Spann

             Banneker High- Atlanta

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        6-5 WF Deandre Coleman

     Stephenson, Stone Mountain, GA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           4-11 PG Deandre Bray

                    Mays HS- Atlanta

 

 

 

 

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.  

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.  

 

 

 

            5-11 CG Shurand Curry

              Wheeler High School

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.  

               6-6 PF Charles Little

                      Atlanta Celtics

 

 

July 20, 2004

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

 

 

 

 

 

                 6-2 Lewis Clinch

                      Cordele, GA

 

 

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.