Monday, December 14, 2015

Will Avery and I talk Westside, Kaylen Williams (Lakeside), girls hoops, Richmond-Westside, Lakeside-Lincoln County and more!

Still excited Sunday morning after having watched Westside's thriller of a 63-62 win at Lakeside Saturday, I texted Will Avery (of Duke and NBA fame) with my opinion about Kaylen Williams, Lakeside's freshman phenom. He responded and we agreed it would be fun to record and share with you our phone conversation.

We started with Williams and wandered into Will's thoughts on his former high school team, Westside, which has started its season 3-0 and has upcoming games against Richmond (Tuesday), Laney (Friday), and Butler (Monday).

I got his thoughts on the high school girls scene. Will is uniquely positioned to break down things like Morgan County's recent win at Laney, the defending state champs. He coaches several of those teams' players on his Georgia Sting AAU team.

I tricked him into talking about his daughter Yasmine, who scored 19 points in Greenbrier's win Friday at Westside, the school Will helped to earn a state title and recognition by USA Today as the nation's 9th best high school team in 1995.

Will made a prediction about the coming region 5A race and the two most likely candidates to finish on top, Grovetown and Cross Creek.

All that and more is in the video above. Where possible, I added footage of the players and teams being discussed. Enjoy!

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