Saturday, December 27, 2014

Back in the Day

That's a lot of points and boards!

Back then as well as today, huge recruiting battle for talented big men.

30/30 average

"Spud Frazier"

Just kidding.  Don't call him that.  But the point remains.  J.J. Frazier has stepped up his game this year.  Although he doesn't have the huge ups that Spud Webb had back in his days playing for the Hawks, you wouldn't know it seeing Frazier grab 11 rebounds last game.

Glad that Frazier is playing well and that Mark Weiser wrote the article below.  Frazier leads the SEC in assist to turnover ratio, at 3.44.  He also leads the SEC in free throw percentage (93%).

J.J. shoots an impressive 41 percent from behind the arc, good enough for top ten in the SEC, so Dawgs fans can expect him to stretch the defense while he's in there.  Add to that the fact that Frazier averages right at 9 points and over 4 rebounds per game, and it's clear that Frazier provides a good spark off the bench.  Maybe Charles Mann will spend more time at the three position.  Could lead to Mann getting easier shots.  Let's see how this thing plays out.  The SEC portion of the schedule is right around the corner.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Turtle Jackson Posts Solid Numbers

in the recent Chick Fil-A Classic held in Columbia, S.C.

On Friday, December 19, UGA signee Turtle Jackson scored 21 points against Hillcrest High of Simpsonville, South Carolina.  Jackson was an efficient 5 of 8 from the floor, 1 of 2 from behind the arc, and 10 of 12 from the line.  You want your point guard to be able to shoot free throws, and Jackson is solid there.  Jackson also garnered 7 boards, to go along with 2 assists and 3 steals.

Jackson led his team to victory against Richland Northeast (Columbia, S.C.) in the following game, held Saturday, December 20.  Although Jackson did not shoot as well (7 of 19 from the floor overall), he went 4 of 7 from deep and 3 of 3 at the free throw line, scored 21 points total, and corralled 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists.

Can't remember a UGA team with three good options at point guard.  We'll be set there next year.  Would have been nice to successfully recruit Tevin Mack.  He had 43, 27 and 32 points in his three outings in the tournament.

Can we close out with a solid big man or a wing?  

Jordan Harris Delivers Holiday Buckets

UGA commit Jordan Harris led Seminole County to victory at Calhoun County Tuesday night.  Jordan hit six of seven free throws down the stretch to clinch the win in OT over previously undefeated Calhoun.


Seminole County continues play over the weekend in Thomasville's Holiday Hoopfest tournament.  Bainbridge and Tyree Crump will also be in competition.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Damien Wilkins Soldiers On

Misses his family, but is doing what he loves, playing for the Iowa Energy.

The Des Moines Register does a nice job of chronicling the experience of a couple of D-League players who are away from their families during the holidays.  As attached, Damien spent 9 seasons in the NBA, earning over $18 million, according to one source.  "Yet he'll spend this winter slogging through places such as Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana, playing in front of 4,000 fans."

Ahh, the trade-offs in life.


Dawg fans wish Damien and his family well.

Merry Christmas to all.