Troy Holston started the month of July as a guy that had a number of quality mid-major offers and was considered as "a player to watch" by most hoop mavens in Florida.

After his stellar July with North Florida Elite, Holston finished the summer period as a must-get guy for a number of top programs in the South. He ended his surging recruitment on Wednesday with a commitment to South Florida.

Suwannee Sports Academy hosted some big time tournaments this summer.

It started in late March and ended in July with the Best of the South. The other events in between also added value to the basketball played inside the seven-court facility. There were players who made impressions in every facet of the game.

After several years away from the boy’s basketball sidelines, Bryan Bartley is back in the game.

Bartley has accepted the head boys basketball coaching position at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland on Tuesday. The former Hebron Christian Academy athletic director is succeeding Stu Vetter, who resigned after 14 years.

Each weekend, we will recap the stories that came across the wire and consolidate them to one east-to-find space. Did you miss a player feature or an event recap? No worries. Check the link below to find exactly what you are look for.

This 2014 Georgia class reminds me of 2011.

What do I mean by that? I mean there is a lot of really good mid-major players in the state. The kind of players that can help teams win games in March, the kind of really good mid-major player.

It has been a while since the Peach State has had a multitude of players that will be recruited outside of the normal geographical areas. Not anymore.

The decision of narrowing down a list is never easy for a high school student. Especially, when many of them are trying to pick a school where they plan on attending the next few years.

Rarely, if ever, do the top players in Alabama leave the state to play college basketball. They just don't. Look it up. The top dog in 2014 - Justin Coleman - isn't leaving the state either. The 5-foot-10 shooter/scorer/speedster from Wenonah High School verbally committed to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources confirmed to that Coleman made the call to Anthony Grant and pledged to the program. Alabama spent the month of July hot on his trail and the persistence paid off.

What is the Tide getting in Coleman?

A player. That's what. Yes, he may be small in stature but his ability to get points within the flow of the game is impressive. As a shooter, he's one of the best in the biz, too.

Coleman scored 56 points at Decatur (Ga.) Columbia High School last December. He did it against Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen. He did it within the flow of the game. He did it at one of the hardest places to play in the South. He did against a three-time defending state championship team. He did it against one of the best defensive programs in the Peach State.

Coleman is a unique player, no doubt. He's not easy to defend nor is he easy to project. Consider his game similiar to Russ Smith meets Devan Downey (of Cincy/South Carolina fame).

Add his name to the list of the ones that stayed home. And that's big news for Anthony Grant and staff.

Each weekend, we will recap the stories that came across the wire and consolidate them to one east-to-find space. Did you miss a player feature or an event recap? No worries. Check the link below to find exactly what you are look for.

SUWANEE, GA - The Best of the South 15U flew under the scope of some college coaches but there were some names many will remember.

SUWANEE, GA - The Best of the South 16U showed that it has some budding prospects who caught the attention of those in attendance.

Here is who earned the top superlatives of the weekend.

SUWANEE, GA – The Best of the South is providing a platform in Atlanta as a tournament stop on several travel teams and college coaches schedule. Here are five thoughts from the Best of the South.

SUWANEE, GA - The Best of the South 17U division was loaded with talent, highlights and great action.

Here is who were some of our top surperlatives for the weekend.

List of Colleges who checked in at the 2013 Best of the South. 

SUWANEE, GA – Championship Sunday is not just about the programs with the big names and players.

There are players working has hard as they can in order to win a title but more importantly go get the opportunity to earn a collegiate scholarship.

SUWANEE, GA – Two of the most disciplined travel programs in the Best of the South did not disappoint at all.

Aim High made just enough shots in the end to outlast PSB Select 56-53 for the 17U championship at Suwanee Sports Academy on Sunday. PSB had a shot in the end but it rimmed out.

SUWANEE, GA -- The 16 and under championship game at the Best of the South had several motivators for the Florida Elite squad. Naturally, the team wanted to win the entire tournament. Second, the team wanted another crack at the Upward Stars.  

They got their wish and the kids from the Sunshine State had to use every ounce of energy left in their legs to pull off the 54-50 victory. It was a one-point game with less than a minute to play.

Donovan Hale, the top overall performer for the Elite all week, led the way with 18 points in the win. The 6-foot-4 wing from Largo (Fla.) High School sank some important free throws down the stretch to help seal the victory.

What was the team's secret when down the stretch?

"Hard work and hitting big shots," Hale said. "You know, we lost to them the first time we played them and I knew we weren't going to lose to them again. We had to come out and work hard, out hustle them and make shots. We couldn't lose to them again."

Hale didn't do it alone. Wing Jonathan Crawford shot the ball and ended the game with 12 points. Rasim Avmet added eight in the win.

"We had to come out there and show them who we are," Hale said.

Upward had 10 points from Randall Shaw while JJ Arcega Whiteside scored nine points and Antwan Maxwell added seven.

Game Elite point guard Avery Patterson started the month of July on a lot of lists for college programs. They all wanted to see the Game Elite rising junior from Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler and gauge his ability to play at the next level.

The result? Well, it was positive.

Patterson was one of the top point guards at the Peach State Summer Showcase last week in Aiken and left the South Carolina town with a number of new scholarship offers.

He started the summer with free rides from Boston, Gardner-Webb and Jacksonville. Coming into the Best of the South, Patterson said Murray State, Boston College, Kansas State, Richmond, UCF, St. Louis, Western Kentucky and Butler have thrown a hat into the mix.

"Ever since that first tournament, the interest turned into offers," Patterson said. "That was good. It really picked up after last week in Augusta."

In Georgia's 2014 point guard class, opportunity to move from must-see guy to must-get player is there for the position. Patterson feels like he's established himself as one of the top floor men in the class.

"Consistently, I've been going hard. I think I've been playing good. I'm trying to knock down shots consistently and making the right play at the right time," Patterson said.

"Most people say 'I don't know if he's a one or a two.' To me, when they ask me that question, it doesn't really bother me. If you know how to play ball, you can do both. I don't really see myself as a title. I just try to contribute at the right time."

Game Elite has found success at the Best of the South and Patterson has certainly had his moments of positivity. For him, the goal is finishing the evaluation period as strong as he started.

"My work is paying off. I'm glad people have noticed that I've been in the gym and working on my game. That's all I can really do. The goal is to be more consistent every game," Patterson said. "I'm not trying to count offers. That's not my goal. If they come, they come. I want to find a level where I'm comfortable that I can play in."

Andy Kennedy, Ray Harper, Bruce Weber, Josh Pastner, Steve Prohm and Stan Heath all have something in common. The head coaches have all made it a point to see and be seen with Oldsmar Christian (Fla.) guard Troy Holston.