The season is here. That's it. That's the lede.
If that doesn't get you excited then this is not the story for you. I took a look at some past weekend news and things to know as we prepare for the season.
Sam Hines is off the board
Sam Hines will soon join his old teammate, Roscoe Eastmond at the University of Denver. The Wheeler forward has been lauded for his toughness and versatility over the years by our staff. Wheeler head coach Larry Thompson will lean on Hines for senior production as he rolls out one of his youngest teams in recent memory. Rodney Billups shouldn't mind the increase in usage as it should only further prepare Hines for the summit league.
Kostel on his visit to Alabama Huntsville
"It was a really good visit. They have been on since my sophomore year, and they offered me after the first live period. They were my first offer. The first time I went back up to campus with the new head coach he offered me. I already knew all of the guys and I fit in well with them. I fit in with their offense and the way they play defense. The school is a good size and it's constantly growing. It's a great fan base and a great town. It has everything I wanted. Everything went well."
Terrence Edwards doesn't take the preseason lightly.
31 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals was the final stat line per SUVtv for Edwards during his preseason scrimmage vs. Southwest Dekalb. It's the sign of things to come for a player that's under recruited in the peach.
Terrence Edwards, Jr. had one of GA's best motors on display tonight.Made a handful of 3s as well in Tucker's 82-71 exhibition win vs SWD. Finished w/31pts,15reb, 5ast, 4stl #SUVtv Replay: https://t.co/GKqOiJMa15@fg_fatt @TuckerBoysBBall @DCSDAthletics @John_Morgo #ABACE pic.twitter.com/Lub9W3rZKj— SUVtv (@SUVtv) November 2, 2019
My award for most improved goes too...
What's not to like? A revved up motor, quality rebounding numbers, and a hard hat mentality has carried Armbrester to this point of his career. What I didn't see coming was his vast improvement from the perimeter. Against a loaded Pebblebrook team(a must follow team for coaches of every level) Armbrester displayed his newly crafted perimeter game en route to 25 points(3 made threes). If vegas had an over/under for games that Armbrester will win in college, I'm taking the over.
There are several quality events in the peach on November 9th
North Georgia high school showcase(Buford high school)
8:30 am Lakeview vs. Camp Jewell House Academy
10:00 am Mill Creek vs. Franklin County
11:30 Jefferson vs. Dawson County(girls)
1:00 PM Mountain View vs Dawson County
2:30 Lanier vs Cherokee(girls)
4:00 Lanier vs Denmark
5:30 North Oconee vs Franklin County(girls)
7:00 Buford vs. North Forsyth(girls)
8:30 Buford vs Collins Hill
Georgia's Elite 8 Classic(McEachern high school)
10:00 am Heritage vs Cumberland Christian
11:30 am Core 4 vs Hargrave
1:00 pm IMG vs TSF
2:30 pm Campbell vs Meadowcreek
4:00 pm Westlake vs Kell
5:30 pm Wheeler vs D/////////utchtown
7:00 pm Pebblebrook vs Green Forest
8:30 pm McEachern vs Berkmar
SWD Showdown(Southwest Dekalb high school)
12 pm Stockbridge vs Clarkston
1:30 pm Mundys Mill vs Towers
3:00 pm Butler vs Cedar Grove
4:30 pm Eastside vs Redan
6:00 pm Glenn Hills vs Lithonia
7:30 pm North Florida Educational Institute vs Tucker
9:00 pm Therrell vs Southwest Dekalb