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GHSA 2017-18 Boys Preseason All-State Teams

Class AAAAAAA

FIRST TEAM
G – Ashton Hagans, Newton, Jr.
G – Isaac Okoro, McEachern, Jr.
G – Elias King, Shiloh, Jr.
F – Jalyn McCreary, Kennesaw Mountain, Jr.
C – EJ Montgomery, Wheeler, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Sharife Cooper, McEachern, So.
G – Jamir Chaplin, Meadowcreek, Jr.
G – Travis Anderson, Grayson, Sr.
F – JoJo Toppin, Norcross, Sr.
F – Kalu Ezikpe, Discovery, Sr.

Class AAAAAA

FIRST TEAM
G – Mekhail Bethea, Dacula, Jr.
G – Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes, Sr.
G – Jayce Moore, Coffee, Jr.
G – Khalyn Weekley, Bradwell Institute, Sr.
F – KJ Buffen, Gainesville, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – KJ Jenkins, Creekview, Sr.
G – Brenden Tucker, Dacula, Jr.
G – Brandon Barron, Alpharetta, Jr.
F – Khadim Samb, Sprayberry, Sr.
F – Tyson Jackson, Creekside, Sr.

Class AAAAA

FIRST TEAM
G – Alex Jones, Buford, Sr.
G – Nelson Phillips, Warner Robins, Sr.
G – KD Johnson, Southwest DeKalb, So.
F – Marcus Watson, Buford, Jr.
F – Kavonte Ivery, Stockbridge, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Maurice Harvey, Miller Grove, Jr.
G – Jalen Mason, Woodland-Henry, Jr.
G – Brandon Thomas, Eagle’s Landing, Sr.
G – Jacolbey Owens, Warner Robins, Sr.
F – Terrance Boykin, Maynard Jackson, Sr.

Class AAAA

FIRST TEAM
G – Jaylon Pugh, Cartersville, Sr.
G – Tye Fagan, Upson-Lee, Sr.
G – Kris Gardner, Westover, Sr.
F – Cam Holden, Mary Persons, Sr.
C – Travon Walker, Upson-Lee, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Jordan Brown, Westover, Jr.
G – Jarred Godfrey, Sandy Creek, Sr.
G – Donte Justice, Baldwin, Jr.
C – Walker Kessler, Woodward Academy, So.
C – De’Undra Singleton, Stephens County, Sr.

Class AAA

FIRST TEAM
G – Hunter McIntosh, GAC, Jr.
F – Khavon Moore, Westside-Macon, Sr.
F – Jaylin Williams, Brantley County, Jr.
F – Isaiah Kelly, Pace Academy, Sr.
F – Amanze Nguzemi, Johnson-Savannah, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Devon Barnes, Cedar Grove, Jr.
G – Shamar Jones, Johnson-Savannah, Jr.
G – Tyrin Lawrence, Morgan County, Jr.
G – Alec Woodard, Morgan County, Jr.
C – Carlos Curry, Dougherty, Sr.

Class AA

FIRST TEAM
G – Kameron Pauldo, Dublin, Sr.
G – Jaylan McKinney, Swainsboro, Sr.
G – Ashton Bonner, Monticello, Sr.
F – Ja’Queze Kirby, Jeff Davis, So.
F – Reggie Perry, Thomasville, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Jalen Stegall, South Atlanta, Sr.
G – Mardrez McBride, Butler, Sr.
F – Malik Crawford, Monticello, Jr.
F – Dylan Orr, Banks County, Sr.
C – Timmy Sellers, Glenn Hills, Sr.

Class A-Private

FIRST TEAM
G – Dwon Odom, St. Francis, So.
G – Tre Gomillion, Aquinas, Sr.
G – Quinn Richey, Mt. Pisgah, Jr.
F – Eric Coleman, King’s Ridge, Jr.
F – Malachi Rhodes, ELCA, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Christian McLean, Wesleyan, Sr.
G – Trevon Reddish, ELCA, Jr.
G – Drew Cottrell, Lakeview Academy, Sr.
F – Chase Ellis, St. Francis, So.
F – Christian Koneman, Christian Heritage, Sr.

Class A-Public

FIRST TEAM
G – Clayton Jenkins, Macon County, Sr.
G – JaQuavius Smith, Central-Talbotton, Sr.
F – ZyTavian Hill, Central-Talbotton, Sr.
F – Rashun Williams, Calhoun County, Sr.
F – Clarence Jackson, Wilkinson County, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Jah’Nile Hill, Manchester, Sr.
G – Malik Foston, Georgia Military College, Jr.
G – Jar’Quavius Brown, Dooly County, Sr.
G – CJ Ackles, Mt. Zion-Carrollton, Sr.
C – Tylan Grable, Wilkinson County, Sr.

Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 27: Macon Centreplex & Cabral Huff

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Huge news broke on September 21st that the GHSA will be moving four of their eight basketball state championships back to the Macon Centreplex. The Centreplex last hosted the title games in 2015-16 when misplaced baskets and other snafus caused a national uproar. Kyle Sandy and Rameen Forghani weigh in on the new split between Macon and Georgia Tech. At the 17:52 mark, Duluth head coach Cabral Huff joins to discuss this Saturday’s 2017 MCAofGA Preseason Tip-Off Basketball Coaches Clinic & Roundtable along with quick thoughts on the move back to Macon and a preview of the Wildcats’ inaugural Big South Shootout tournament January 1-2, 2018.

GHSA 2017-18 Boys Preseason All-Area Teams

All-Augusta

G – Kalen Williams, Lakeside-Evans, Jr.
G – Mardrez McBride, Butler, Sr.
G – Tre Gomillion, Aquinas, Sr.
G – Daniel Parrish, Aquinas, Sr.
C – Timmy Sellers, Glenn Hills, Sr.

All-Columbus

G – Noah Lott, Columbus, Sr.
G – Jhaquez Anderson, Northside-Columbus, Jr.
G – AJ Watts, Carver-Columbus, Jr.
G – Tyler Brooks, Kendrick, Sr.
F – Lincoln Smith, Shaw, Sr.

All-Coastal Georgia

G – Khalyn Weekley, Bradwell Institute, Sr.
G – Marcus Scott, Brunswick, Sr.
G – Shamar Jones, Johnson-Savannah, Jr.
F – Jaylin Williams, Brantley County, Jr.
F – Amanze Ngumezi, Johnson-Savannah, Sr.

All-East Georgia

G – Jaylan McKinney, Swainsboro, Sr.
G – Alec Woodard, Morgan County, Jr.
G – Tyrin Lawrence, Morgan County, Jr.
G – Tray Burns, Statesboro, Sr.
F – Ja’Queze Kirby, Jeff Davis, So.

All-Metro Atlanta

G – Ashton Hagans, Newton, Jr.
G – Landers Nolley, Langston Hughes, Sr.
G – Isaac Okoro, McEachern, Jr.
F – Marcus Watson, Buford, Jr.
C – EJ Montgomery, Wheeler, Sr.

All-Middle Georgia

G – Kameron Pauldo, Dublin, Sr.
G – Tye Fagan, Upson-Lee, Sr.
G – Nelson Phillips, Warner Robins, Sr.
F – Cam Holden, Mary Persons, Sr.
F – Khavon Moore, Westside-Macon, Sr.

All-North Georgia

G – Jaylon Pugh, Cartersville, Sr.
F – KJ Buffen, Gainesville, Sr.
F – Bailey Minor, Gainesville, Sr.
F – Dylan Orr, Banks County, Sr.
C – De’Undra Singleton, Stephens County, Sr.

All-South Georgia

G – Kris Gardner, Westover, Sr.
G – Rashod Bateman, Tift County, Sr.
G – Jayce Moore, Coffee, Jr.
F – Rashun Williams, Calhoun County, Sr.
F – Reggie Perry, Thomasville, Sr.

All-West Georgia

G – Marcellious Lockett, Carrollton, So.
G – Jay Jefferson, Troup County, Sr.
G – CJ Ackles, Mt. Zion-Carrollton, Sr.
G – Josh McClendon, Central-Carrollton, Sr.
G – Talique Williams, Harris County, So.

Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 26: Fall 48 Invite

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The NFL officially kicked off this Sunday but instead Kyle Sandy was in Grovetown to check out some of the CSRA’s top players at Will Avery’s Fall 48 Invite camp. Each team had a handful of players evaluated with UCLA (3:05-8:40), Georiga (8:44-13:47), Georgetown (13:50-19:11), Duke (19:13-23:14), Oregon (23:16-26:10) & Kentucky (26:11-31:54) all discussed.

The Process: Back in Action

Tre Gomillion is a 2018 guard out of Aquinas High School in Augusta, Georgia. He averaged 20 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals as a junior and was named Class A-Private Second Team All-State. This is his off-season journal. This is The Process.

Part 6 📜: Back in Action

Sorry for the delay in writing, it’s been a busy schedule. Now for the long time waiting, after great physical therapy and listening to the doctors, I have officially been cleared 100%. My PT said I did great with my physical therapy and that I was ahead of schedule.

With school in full effect, my schedule is filled with lots of work in addition to plenty of workouts. I feel better than ever, I’m physically lighter, and my jump shot is improving by the day. I am closer to my family more than I have ever been and I love this game of basketball with a whole different passion.

Sunday, September 10th, I attended the Will Avery Fall 48 Camp where the best players around the area all meet in one gym and get after it. The camp opened with drills; it went very smooth, worked on fundamentals and knowing where the open man and spot is on the floor. Great warm-up to the games which everybody waited for.

I have heard that many people have thought that I  “fell off” or am “not as good anymore”. But after the games at the camp I proved a lot of people wrong and made a lot of people proud.

I focused mainly on catching the ball from the outlet and exploding down court like Russell Westbrook and finishing strong, and loudly communicating on defense. I felt I did a solid job at that task, and as well focusing on knocking down mid range to 3-point jump shots. For the defensive side I played well, I still have to improve on keeping that off hand off my man while he is penetrating to the basket.

WATCH: Tre Gomillion highlights from Fall 48 Invite camp courtesy of augbball.com

There is always room for improvement and I can only say this is the beginning. More updates to follow and all is in the trust of “The Process”. #LoveOmie #RiPDES