Always hoop ready in the Peach State, ironically the Peach State Summer Showcase brought several teams in to the Augusta area including a scoring pair of Volunteer state squads the Tennessee Bobcats and the crew from WACG.
The Tennessee Bobcats are riding high in July. The boys from East Tennessee currently stand at 17-2 during the "Live" period including a 5-1 mark at the Peach State.
Once again the focus was on the athletic exploits of John Fulkerson (North Carolina). The Dobyns Bennett native has been "en fuego" in July garnering offers from the likes of MSTU, ETSU, George Mason, Ball State, Radford, UNC-Charlotte and Gardner-Webb to name a few.
The success of Fulkerson has drifted coaches into the direct path of Makale Foreman (Prep School??). The stocky two-guard has had his moments of clarity knocking down multiple outside daggers and is beginning to draw some D1 interest.
Guard play was again in committe form for the Bobcats but several players contributed to the Bobcats success including Corey Stearns (Kentucky), Trey Blevins (Kentucky), Danny Bates (Jefferson County) and the first appearance for Patrick Good (David Crockett) in Bobcats gear.
Good played well and created scoring chances for Fulkerson and Foreman; as well as, for himself.
Fulkerson garners most of the ink but without the efforts of Seth Battle (Georgia), Brendan Coleman (David Crockett), Conley Hamilton (Powell) and Nick Gillespie (Kentucky) the Bobcats would not have this gaudy July mark.
The WACG 17s finished their Peach State experience at 3-2 again riding the backs of their talented backcourt mates Kenny Cooper (FRA) and Thomas Booker (Kentucky). Leading the WACG in scoring and controlling the tempo of the game, Cooper and Booker shined as usual in the Peach State.
Providing relief in the backcourt fell to a trio of contributors including Patrick Murphy (Independence), Dayton Gumm (Kentucky) and Evan Heskje (McGavock).
Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) was lauded for his outside shooting including a huge dagger three late in the game against the Mississippi Hawks.
Yalen Reed (Station Camp) continues to provide scoring punch from inside and out while he makes the transition to playing on the perimeter. His rebounding and athleticism make him a force on the glass which was needed for the vertically challenged WACG squad.
WACG went to the waiver wire to add a few players for the weekend run including Francis Okoro (???) and Caleb Hollander (Home School). Hollander was a big help offensively for WACG with his scoring skills.