Sunday, March 15, 2009

Julian Royal Plays Big

Scored 32 to lead Milton into the finals of the AAAAA state tournament.

Quite impressive, especially for a sophomore. I expect him to get better and better next year. Could be a higher scoring Derrick Favors.


Milton couldn't quite get it done in the championship game against Wheeler. Even though Milton lost by 20, Royal had a good game, with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. In the end, though, Ari Stewart and Richard Howell dominated. Couple of guys are headed to N.C. State, along with Lorenzo Brown.

State has recruited the Atlanta area well. I think Stewart has big upside, and the Georgia coaching staff was extremely high on Lorenzo Brown at one point. The word on Howell is that he is a bit of a "tweener," but the guy can play. Hard to argue with success.

Georgia should have plenty of scholarships to offer to the 2011 class. That's far enough away that Georgia's new coach will be able to get his shot at successfully recruiting Royal, Dai-Jon Parker and Shannon Scott, Milton's talented sophomores.

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