Scrimmage games are organized practices just before the start of the regular season. In Georgia, you are allowed one opportunity to see your team take what you talked about in practice in hopes they execute.

The games, for the most part, are competitive and truly give coaches and players a better understanding on what needs to be done. Win or lose, there is a lesson to be learned from scrimmages.

NORCROSS, GA - Ten seniors sat in the Norcross locker room after the team's 64-57 loss to Miller Grove on Thursday night and quickly realized that being AAAAAA state champions last year means little.

Welcome to a new season.

Every year in Georgia there seems to be a player or two (or three, or four...) that emerges during the high school season. This year's focus should shift to Whitefield Academy and settle on 2015 forward Courtney Alexander II.

After countless hours in the gym or on the road travelling to games, every players dream was lived out today on National Signing Day.

Several of our top players from across the state of Georgia and the Southeast can now focus on the season at hand as they have officially signed with their future schools. The hard work has paid off.

Here are some images from today's excitement.

There are 37 players that are committed and have (or will) sign with a Division 1 school from the state of Georgia.

Amir Warnock was in no rush to make a college decision. However, he wanted to make sure he found one that felt like home for him.

The Peachtree Ridge High senior only needed two official visits to find a home. He committed to Jacksonville University on Monday night.

Welcome to the 2013-2014 high school season in Georgia. Every Monday we will unveil the five games you need to see in the Peach. The season starts off with a bang.

The desire to play against the best competition in basketball has always driven Damon Wilson Jr.

He has done so on the travel circuit and in high school. Now, the 6-foot-4 point verbally committed to Pittsburgh earlier this week. Wilson is the first player Panthers commit in the Class of 2015, which is fine with him among other things.

With less than a week to National Signing Day, one of the top available big men in the country ended his recruitment on Thursday morning. Dante Buford, an athletic forward from Arlington Country Day (Fla.) announced on Twitter that he will be signing with the Oklahoma Sooners.

The 6-foot-7 forward is athletic of a big man there is in the South. He'll serve as a nice addition to the Sooner rotation. Lon Kruger has enjoyed success with similar players at the same position in the past.

Buford, a South Carolina native, went on a whirlwind visit tour. He took a trip to Oklahoma, Miami and South Carolina in a matter of two weeks after he received a qualifying test score.

The Sooners are getting an aggressive competitor that can extend his offense to the three-point line. He's a tough rebounder and a match-up problem on both sides of the floor.

Buford, a South Carolina native, was one of the top players at the 2013 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.

Rewind to March of this year and mention the name Tevin Mack of Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina. Few outside of the Palmetto State would know who the 6-foot-6, 195-pound class of 2015 wing is.

Keith Pinckney is at a better place all together. Off the court, he is maturing into a faith driven individual. On the hardwood, Pickney is evolving into a player who understands how to handle success and adversity.

After seeing where he has been and where he wants to go, the Miller Grove High senior wanted to find a place that would help him grow on and off the court. He found that announcing on Sunday that Tulane University will be his home after high school. Pinckney selected the Green Waves over Western Kentucky and Boston University.

Chris Cokley was looking for an opportunity to play college basketball. He thought it would be at his dream school. Instead he is getting the opportunity to live out his dream.

On Saturday, Cokely did not wait to leave Alabama before telling the UAB coaching staff he was committing to be a Blazer. The Savannah High senior selected the Conference USA school over his favorite school growing up Georgia.

Jamal Norman is used to being quick. The Savannah High School senior is one of the fastest guys with the ball in his hands. So, when he looked at his college options, the 6-foot-3 guard decided the school that was the fastest to get to was the perfect option. Norman committed to Savannah State this week.

Devin Booker, the best available player still left on the board from the South, ended his recruitment on Thursday when he picked one of the premiere programs in the country.

The 6-foot-6 guard from Moss Point (Miss.) High School announced he would play for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.

The process of picking the right school and situation for himself was daunting for Jonathan Joseph. However, after a little research on the internet the Florida native decided to stay in the Sunshine State.

Joseph committed to Stetson over North Carolina A&T and Campbell. The Orlando native was sold after Googling the Hatters coaching staff.'s basketball recruiting team decided to get all fancy on us and release the Ultimate Top 100. What is it? Well, it is a combined rankings system of all of the high school classes from 2014 to 2017.

Nate Mason Jr. has always played with a chip on his shoulder.

Playing with that chip is the reason a number of schools were after the former Georgia High School hoopster. Mason weighed the options before committing to the University of Minnesota over the weekend. He selected the Gophers and its new coaching staff over Kansas State.

As the early signing period quickly approaches,  Northern Durham (N.C.) wing Ricky Council is going the opposite direction of his peers. The 6-foot-4 athletic senior isn't winding his recruitment down. No, he's looking to open things back up.

GREENSBORO, NC - Some of the best sophomores from North Carolina shined as the headliners at the the Phenom 150 camp on Saturday. Who stood out the most from the entire camp? Justin Young breaks down his top five performers from the event.

As the early signing period quickly approaches and players continually find destinations for their college experience, the talent pool gets smaller and smaller. With that in mind, college coaches are making it a point to get into Duluth (Ga.) High School and see 6-foot-7 senior forward Eric Hamilton.