Friday, August 31, 2007

Class of 2008 commitments

Al-Farouq Aminu, PF/SF, Norcross (Wake Forest)

Justin Brownlee, SF, Covenant Christian (City College of San Francisco JC for 2007 class)

Steven Fowlkes, PF, Banneker (Tennessee – football)
P.J. Meyers, PG, T.W. Josey (Campbell)

Reggie Middleton, PG, Glenn Hills (Winthrop)

Tony Mitchell, SF, Swainsboro (Alabama)

Chris Reynolds, SG, Glenn Hills (Campbell)

Matt Sundberg, SG, Harrison (College of Charleston)

Howard Thompkins, PF, Wesleyan (Georgia)

Dustin Ware, PG, North Cobb Christian (Georgia)

Tony Woods, C, Rome (Wake Forest)

Cashmere Wright, PG, Urban Christian (Cincinnati)

Andre Young, PG, Deerfield-Windsor (Clemson)

And they are off

Let the games begin! The college football season kicks off this weekend and odds are, the majority of the Peach State will be planted on the couch or at stadiums to see the games.

So are the prospects. Here is a rundown of this weekend's visitors:

Tanner Smith, a 2008 prospect from Norcross's Wesleyan High School, and Toby Veal, of Savannah Johnson High School, are both officially visiting Auburn. Both are ranked amongst the top 11 players in the senior class in the Peach State by Georgia Hoops.

The University of Georgia is pulling out all of the stops this weekend. Class of 2008 commitments Howard "Trey" Thompkins of Wesleyan and Dustin Ware of North Cobb Christian are making their official visits to Athens for the Oklahoma State game. The commits will be joined by Serbian big man Drazen Zlovaric.

Thompkins is the third rated player in the state by Georgia Hoops and Ware is the second best point guard in the Peach State, according to Georgia Hoops.

Miami is hosting Wheeler's Dequan Jones. The trip marks the first official visit for one of the most explosive athletes. Jones is a top 10 prospect in the state's loaded senior class.

And if you are any kind of football fan, here is the greatest gift of the weekend:'s Viewer's Guide to College Football

If you know of any unofficial visitors that we forgot, please email Justin Young with your questions or comments, at

Monday, August 13, 2007

Georgia Hoops Supports Online Radio

From "Congress and SoundExchange have heard loud and clear the amazing outpouring of support for Internet radio from webcasters, listeners and the thousands of artists they support. A commitment has been made to negotiate reasonable royalties, recognizing the industry’s long-term value and its still-developing revenue potential.

During negotiations SoundExchange committed temporarily not to enforce the new royalty rates so webcasters can stay online as new rates are agreed upon.

This development is due in great part to the millions of people who have let their Congressional representatives know about their support of Internet radio. Over 125 representatives have cosponsored the bill to this point.

We urge listeners to continue calling their Senators and Representative to ask them to co-sponsor the Internet Radio Equality Act. Thank you."

Georgia Hoops supports our favorite radio station, Radio Paradise.