What we learned
If you have a chance next year to spend a day at the Dekalb County Thanksgiving tournament, do so.
I'm all for making a buck but charging for parking at the tournament is a bit, well, unthankful in a time for Thanksgiving. And I'm thankful for free parking.
Collins Hill could be a team that will do some damage this year in
David Boyd told us about a freshman he had five years when he was the head coach at Riverdale. We saw the rookie in his first game, liked what we saw and now he's at Georgia Tech. His name is Gani Lawal.
A couple of weeks ago, Boyd told us about a freshman he had at his new gig at
I'll say it one more time: Adrien Coleman will lead
Chamblee has had a rough start this year, going 1-2 in its first three games. Don't worry about it. They'll be a state playoff team this year. They have the talent. Working out the kinks now is important. Brandon O'Brien is a big time athlete that will contend for top honors in the athleticism department in his county.
Sophomore guard Chris Grier has a chance to be one of the top players in his class in the city over the next three years.
I've seen Centennial's Lorenzo Brown and Miller Grove's Mfon Udofia once already this year. I have Udofia atop my point guard power rankings and he won't be moving after seeing them both in action. Udofia has a lot of Javaris Crittenton in his game. And those that know me, know how much I loved Crittenton's game when he was at SACA.
Brown has more weapons around him and it will be interesting to see how he raises the level of play of those around him. A Centennial-Miller Grove match-up is in our fantasy top five games that won't happen this year.
Get ready for a battle on Saturday as McEachern and Wheeler square off. This will be a fun one. I've already seen Wheeler this year and they will be tough to contend. The match-up between Tahj Tate (Wheeler) and Trae Golden (McEachern) will be fun to watch. Keep an eye out for McEachern forward Kadeem Batts, too. He moved to
After spending a weekend in
Week 2 Superlatives
Top player of the week: Travis Leslie, SF,
Top senior of the week: Travis Leslie, SF,
Top unsigned senior of the week: Brandon O'Brien, SF/PF, Chamblee
Top junior of the week: Mfon Udofia, PG, Miller Grove
Top sophomore of the week: Jershon Cobb, SG,
Top freshman of the week: Julian Royal, PF, Milton
23 – Centennial, Chamblee, Collins Hill, Columbia, Decatur, Druid Hills, Dominion Christian, East Coweta, Heirway Academy, Marist, McNair, Mill Creek, Miller Grove, Milton, Northview, Redan, Riverdale, Sandy Creek, South Atlanta, South Cobb, Stephenson, Wheeler, Whitefield Academy (twice)
Total games: 12
On tap for next week
Nov. 27 – Blessed Trinity at Dunwoody
Nov. 30 – Tucker at Miller Grove
Dec. 1 – McEachern at Wheeler
All games are tentative.