Just hours after winning on the road against Clemson, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Hewitt returned back to Georgia just in time to see Randolph Morris play. Hewitt was rewarded by a valiant effort by the McDonald’s All American.
Morris scored 43 points, pulled 14 rebounds, swatted six shots and had three steals in the 78-70 win over St. Francis at Floyd College in Rome, GA. Morris had 26 points in the first half alone.
The War Eagles will play on Monday night against reigning state champions Whitefield Academy. Whitefield is led by Marshall bound Ryan Lamb and boast several promising young freshmen.
Freshman sensation Senario Hillman scored 25 points and had eight rebounds as he led his Wilkinson Co. team to an impressive 12-point comeback.
He scored 11 straight points – the only points for Wilkinson Co. in the first 12 minutes – but got into early foul trouble and spent the remainder of the half on the bench.
The second half was déjà vu. Hillman scored eight points in the third and connected on two three pointers in the fourth, including the straw that broke Wesleyan’s back just under a minute in a half to play.
Be sure to keep your eyes on this 6-foot-2 guard during the summer with the Atlanta Celtics. We know we will. UGA assistant Pete Herrmann was in attendance for the game to see Hillman.
The freshman has the potential to be one of the top 10 players in the country. Hillman, a lefty, can create extremely well for himself off the dribble and is extremely poised and confident in his ability to knock down the long ball in crunch time.
We talked to Robert Dozier last week about his recruitment and he gave us the low down on the schools in the mix. Georgia, NC State, Miami and possibly UAB and North Carolina were all in the mix. Memphis, the school Dozier was once verbally committed to, was not in the picture.
“I haven’t heard from them at all,” Dozier told us last weekend. “I guess they don’t want me anymore. I don’t know what’s going on.”
That may be the reason why Memphis head coach John Calipari was in attendance to see the No. 71 player on the Rivals150 in action Friday night at Georgia Tech. Dozier was solid in the 46-43 win over a Channing Toney-led Brookwood team. Dozier finished the game with 17 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Toney had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists. Georgia assistant Mike Jones was also in the crowd to see Toney, a Georgia signee, and Dozier.
On Saturday, Dozier scored 19 points to help advance Lithonia into the state Final Four with a 71-56 win over state power Chattahoochee HS.
Dwight Howard is getting closer and closer to a state title after he and his Southwest Atlanta Christian erupted for a 43-8 first half score against Warren Co. SACA eventually won 76-42. Howard finished with a quiet 12 points but did have 14 blocks, 12 rebounds and four assists. Talented sophomore Javaris Crittenton had a game high 17 points.
Future Georgia Bulldog Louis Williams scored over half of South Gwinnett’s points (30) in a 53-47 victory over rival North Gwinnett on Saturday at Georgia Tech. Williams played one of his better all around games of the season and wowed those in attendance with his poise and patience on both sides of the floor.
Unsigned senior guard Marcus Sarden scored a game-high 32 points for South Atlanta but it wasn’t enough as Dunwoody HS remains undefeated. Sophomore An’juan Wilderness scored 25 points in the win and continues to grow as a player.