Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Players from Four States will Attend Sunday's Showcase for Select High School Girls

Will Avery and Roy Peake, who both coach Georgia Sting AAU teams as part of their extensive basketball work in our community, invited 48 girls they believe have the potential to play college basketball for a special showcase this Sunday at the old Columbia Middle School. ESPN's Dan Olson, a well known talent evaluator, will be on hand to watch the prospects, who will come from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama to join a promising group of players from our immediate area.

Laney's Jaiden Hamilton will play in Sunday's showcase.


Many players participating in the event have already made a splash on the local hoops scene. Junior Jaiden Hamilton (pictured above) helped Laney win a state championship last season. Hamilton sports a 3.75 grade point average to go along with her sweet jump shot. Fellow junior Jakiyah Parker of Richmond Academy also will play. The last time I saw her, she provided the heroics in Richmond's dramatic first round state playoff win. Here's a flashback to that night from AugBball's Facebook timeline:


One of the youngest and most promising participants will be Jordyn Dorsey, a freshman at Cross Creek who led Pine Hill Middle School to three consecutive county championships. After watching her score 31 points in 24 minutes in a game last December, I became a big fan. I look forward to seeing her play Sunday against some of the best high schoolers in the surrounding states.

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