Sunday, September 21, 2008

Levi Stukes goes for 35

to lead his team, Trouville, against Union Atletica. However, Union Atletica took advantage of four missed free throws, two of those misses by Stukes, and won the game.

Levi is averaging almost 30 points per game this season in Uruguay.

Sundiata Gaines Leading Pallacanestro Cantu

Sundiata Gaines has been representing UGA well in his time in the Italian League.

His team, Pallacanestro Cantu, recently defeated Scavalinispar Pesaro, 78 to 77. Gaines scored 22 points for Cantu, and provided the final margin of victory by sinking a free throw at the end of the game.

Cantu was undefeated through last week. Gaines was named MVP of the recent tournament.

More later.

Recruiting Recap

By now, readers of this Blog probably know that Terrance Shannon committed to Florida State. Since Shannon seriously injured his knee in an AAU game, he will focus on rehabilitation during the 2008/2009 year to be ready to play for in Tallahassee his freshman year (2009/2010).

Would have loved to see Shannon in Athens, but it didn't happen.

I reported earlier that Billy Humphrey is enrolled at University of New Orleans. There is a full article in the Blog Archive, in case you missed it.

Josh Selby and Jordan McRae have committed to UT for the 2010 class. Selby is a 5-star point guard from Hyattsville, Maryland, and Jordan McRae is a 4-star shooting guard from Midway, Georgia. Both are considered top-30 recruits.

Ari Stewart, 2009 wing player, is going to Wake Forest. He joins Tony Woods and Al-Farouq Aminu, two other highly ranked players from Georgia who signed with Wake for the 2008 class.

Georgia State received a commitment from Rashanti Harris. This one was a surprise to me. Rashanti Harris is a stud, folks. If his academics are in order, Harris will make Georgia State much, much better.

Avery Bradley to Texas. He may try to leave early. Might not be a "one and done" guy, but we'll see how this all pans out.

Felton Gives Boys Club Tools for Success

Dennis Felton was the keynote speaker Thursday night for the annual "Steak and Stake" Boys and Girls Club fundraiser.

From all indications in the Americus press, the event was a hit. Felton described the work he has done with the Athens Boys and Girls Clubs, of which his two sons are members. He also discussed his upbringing, how he got involved in basketball, and the tools he is using to build Georgia's basketball program.


Good work, Coach Felton!