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Georgia's class AA #3 Butler and #9 Glenn Hills hit the road tonight to take on Josey and Laney, respectively, in region 4 action. We will bring you full coverage with a special AugBball Double Feature, partly made possible by a special sponsor:
Big G Enterprises and Garret Siler's Fifth Annual Community Holiday Dinner Giveaway
The former Augusta University and NBA star's non profit organization is attempting to provide Christmas dinners to at least 100 families for the fifth year! The goal is to have as many people as possible donate and commit to volunteering toward this worthy cause.
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Double Feature Preview: Four Teams with State Championship Potential Square Off on this December Night that is Full of Playoff Level Intesnsity
(That's a mouthful of a title for tonight's preview. But forgive me because I am excited!)
Friday's instant classic showdown of top 10 (according to Sandy's Spiel) region rivals tipped off class AA, region 4 play. Friday's AugBball Game of the Night was well documented:
And here is some footage I temporarily lost and have not shared before now. I hope it translates well the intensity that could be felt in the building Friday, which I expect to be turned up to an even higher level in tonight's games:
Josey and Laney aren't ranked, but they are good enough to be
|Javen Whitehead - 6'3" senior, Josey|
I have repeated to the GHSA expert Kyle Sandy and everybody who follows my work my "AugBball prediction" that all four of these teams are pretty much equally likely to make a deep post season run. Josey has won every game since dropping their opener to a tough Lakeside team. Javen Whitehead (pictured above) is uniquely capable of matching Butler's Will Lambert's potent blend of strength, toughness, and athleticism. Whitehead's game features those first two traits well enough. But it's the athleticism part, which shines through in the picture, that can be dominating. His performance in last season's home win over Laney was easily one of the most exciting moments of 2016:
(Here is a link to the full highlights from Josey's defeat of Laney last season, the only loss the Wildcats had suffered in town at the time since November, 2014.)
Speaking of Laney, there remains tons of championship talent.
In addition to senior veteran Tahj Tanksley's scorching play last week when he scored 35 points in a pair of Wildcat victories over Richmond and Westside, coach Shawn Parks can count on junior Donald Henley. An unforgettable play the lightning quick point guard made in the season's first full weekend was this dribble-out-the-clock-and-make-a-buzzer-beater shot at Greenbrier:
Laney's Donald Henley answered Crawford's 3, calmly finishing this drive off the glass to give Laney the 55-53 road win! pic.twitter.com/eSkogm8YJE— Chad Cook's AugBball (@AugBball) November 19, 2016