Columbus Fall League Week 1 Recap
The GA Pre Season Fall Coaching Clinic
Columbus Fall "Shot Clock" League
2016 All-Star Rosters
The 2nd Annual Columbus Classic Shootout
Columbus,GA - CBHoops posted up at The 2nd Annual Columbus Classic Shootout on Tuesday November 24,2015. We witnessed 6 straight boys games with teams from around the area and a couple of teams from Atlanta. Coach George Williams the Event organizer Anderson Head Coach at Columbus High School main objective in doing the 1 day showcase is to draw coaches from 4yr and 2yr programs to the area to help the players draw some exposure to gain exposure. This years event drew coaches from the SEC all the way to the division 2 level Peach Belt Conference programs. Below we recap the games and the CBHoops MVP standouts for the event held at Columbus High School in Columbus,GA which also drew over 1,000 fans throughout the day.
Game #1 Kendrick vs Chattahoochee County
Both teams came out the gate very slow, we didn't get the first field goal until the 1:59 mark which was scored by Kendrick. Kendrick ended up winning the 1st quarter 14-9. I was impressed with 2019 6'4 Jalen King of Kendrick , the long athletic has a chance to be one of the better freshman in the State, he had a huge 2nd quarter scoring 8pts to keep his team close at the half. Chatt Co. took a 39-32 lead in the half, they were led by Isiah Carter who scored 17pts in 1st half. It was a back in forth game through out the second half both teams played well and Kendrick was up 6pts with 1minute left in regulation, before Chatt Co came back storming back to send the game to overtime. Chattahoochee out scored Kendrick 15--8 to win the game.
#CBHoops Game MVP Cory Dixon -28pts
Game #2 Shaw vs Manchester
2 of the better coaches in the area battled at the Columbus Classic, Shaw Head Coach Terry White and Manchester Head Coach Curtis Nobles.Manchester always plays hard and tough but ran into a talented Shaw team led by 6'7 Cam Paulding of Shaw,he had a huge day blocking shots in the paint and rebounding well and scored it well with a game high 18 points. Shaw Raiders defeated Manchester 82-75 to go to 3-0 on the season.
#CBHoops Game MVP Cam Paulding
Game #3 Carver vs Notasulga
Carver Tigers jumped out on Notasulga(AL) 22-2 to start the game and never looked back. The Tigers are loaded with Talent and good size. I was impressed with how good this team played together and sharing the ball so early in the year,with them just getting some players off the football field,like 6'5 Juwan Pass who has committed to play football at Louisville ,he is also a pretty good hooper. Carver got every one some good minutes in this blow out victory 82-36.
#CBHoops Game MVP Joey Payne
Game #4 Hardaway vs Lambert
Coming into the game I knew Lambert was good but didn't realize they were this good. You want to watch a good basketball team with players who know how to play , go watch Lambert. Lambert was led by Navy Signee Connor Mannion who finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds to help his team earn a victory over Hardaway 71-40 . Lambert is team that has 11 seniors and will make a deep run in the State Playoffs come tournament time, Hardaway will not face a test like this no time soon.
#CBHoops Game MVP Connor Mannion
Game #5 Columbus vs Russell Co.(AL)
In Game #5 the host school Columbus High had a full house in one of the prime time games of the night. Columbus High took advantage of the home crowd and jumped on Russell County 27-10 in the first quarter and never looked back. 2018 Lincoln Smith was my favorite player of the Day , he played harder and with more passion then any player I watched all day at the Columbus Classic. He will be on the radar of college coaches soon , explosive wing has a chance to be one of the better players in state. Columbus has a well rounded team with a solid PG in 2018 Noah Lott and a couple of good shooters also . Columbus defeated Russell County 88-63.
#CBHoops Game Co MVP's Lincoln Smith & Noah Lott
Game #6 Northside Columbus vs Mays
In late night hoops at the Columbus Classic you had the much anticipated Northside versus Mays matchup. It is always good to see teams from outside of the area come down and compete in Columbus.It was a sluggish first half between these two programs with Northside Columbus taking a 28-23 lead into the half. 1 of the better performers in this match up Northside Delandis Hopkins,he was solid in this match up he finished with 19pts . Down the stretch 6'9 Davion Thomas just took over the game with his size and skill ,it was enough to get the win versus the team out of Atlanta 65-60,Thomas finished with 23points in the matchup.
#CBHoops Game Co MVP's Delandis Hopkins & Davion Thomas
#CBHoopsHSTeamPreview: Thomasville HS(GA)
Last Season’s Record
Players from last season’s Team who moved on to 4 Year or 2 Year Level (Player/School)
Jay Bowdry signed to play with Georgia Southern to play football.
Kenneth Hayes signed with Benedict to play football
Top Returning Players with Stats
Jordan Willis: Leading scorer: Average 14 points a game
Shedrick Cooper: Team Captain and expected to have a bigger role this year.
Greg Hobbs: Third leading scorer: Average 9 points a game
Ladarius Walden: Will be a valuable to the success of this years team.
Top Newcomers Players with Stats
Reggie Perry (MaClay)
Alex Perry (Maclay) Average 17 points and 10 rebounds
Coach C.Black Take on T-Ville
Thomasville is led by one of the best under rated coaches in the State in Ben Tillman. He will have this group ready to make a Run in the State Playoffs. He has some talent on this year team. I look forward to watching this team from South Georgia compete with some of the Best Programs in the State.
#CBHoopsHSTeamPreview: Smiths Station HS (AL)
Last Season Record
Top Returning Players
Stephon Jackson (SR) returning leading Scorer, and AHSAA North South game All-Star. He averaged 22.3 ppg last year and looks to join the 1,000 point club this year.
Airen Brooks(JR) 10.1 ppg 9 rpg. Airen has worked hard this summer a to become bigger, stronger and faster. He is also a gym rat and has been working on improving his jumper. Airen currently holds the team highest GPA.
Quoyai Shorter is a top returning senior. 8 ppg last season serves as a leader and the heart of the team.
Stevie is a Sophomore that made an instant impact this summer. He lead the Smiths Station 9th Grade Team in points and rebounds and to a 13-5 season. The kid is a great athlete and also started as a Sophomore on the football team.
Former Smiths Station players currently on college rosters
Jimmy Wilson Livingstone University
Chandler Ferguson CVCC
Mike Hardin Central Georgia Technical
Al Robinson Hiwassee CC
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