UGA 5-star recruit to make rare appearance in metro area …

Georgia basketball fans will get a rare opportunity to see 5-star recruit Kentavious Caldwell in the metro Atlanta area over the holidays. The 6-foot-6 guard, who signed with Georgia, plays for Greenville High School, which matches up against Rockdale County at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the “Hoops In Overdrive Shoot-Out” at Roswell’s Centennial High.

Rockdale County has another one of the state’s top prospects in guard Kevin Ware, who signed with Tennessee.

Nearly 30 teams with college prospects will be featured in the three-day tournament. Milton, with Georgia Tech-bound forward Julian Royal, plays Winter Park, Fla., at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. Winter Park is led by point guard Austin Rivers, who signed with Duke.

For a schedule and complete listing of teams, go to hoopsinoverdriveshootout.com.

Here are some other local holiday tournaments:

Hiram Holiday Classic

Monday through Wednesday at Hiram

Teams appearing: South Cobb boys and girls, Osborne boys and girls, Stone Mountain girls, Sprayberry boys and girls, Allatoona girls, Harrison boys and girls, Lassiter girls, Hiram boys and girls, Richmond boys, Woodward boys and Marietta boys.

Memphis vs. Atlanta Roundball Christmas Classic

Dec. 27-29 at Marietta High

Teams appearing: Four boys teams from Memphis against the following from the metro — North Atlanta, Hillgrove, Rockdale County, Marietta, Chamblee, McEachern, Whitefield Academy, Southwest DeKalb, South Cobb, Westlake, Marietta and Norcross.

More info: atlmemphisbball.com

St. Pius Christmas Classic

Dec. 27-29 at St. Pius

Teams appearing: 16 Catholic teams from eight states, including St. Pius girls and boys.

Schedule: spx.org/SPXChristmasClassic

Jared Cook Tournament

Dec. 28-30 at North Gwinnett

Teams appearing: Rome boys, North Cobb boys, Chapel Hill boys and girls, Roswell boys, IMEI Puerto Rico boys, Winder Barrow boys, Flowery Branch boys, North Gwinnett boys and girls, Kell girls, Kennesaw Mountain girls, Peachtree Ridge girls, Dacula girls, M.L. King girls and Salem girls.

Schedule: northgwinnettbasketball.com

Deep South Classic

Dec. 27-29 at Brookwood

Teams appearing: Brookwood boys and girls, Dunwoody boys, McIntosh boys and girls, Mountain View boys and girls, Parkview boys, Providence Christian boys and girls, Sandy Creek boys and girls, Sequoyah boys, Collins Hill girls, Northwest Whitfield girls and Woodstock girls.

Schedule: deepsouthclassic.com

Westminster Holiday Classic

Dec. 28-30 at Westminster

Team appearing: Brookstone boys, Grady boys and girls, Jefferson boys, Pace boys, Lovett boys, Paideia boys and girls, Westminster boys and girls, Wesleyan boys, Athens Academy girls, Pope girls, Shiloh girls, Whitefield girls and Woodward girls.

JumpOffPlus.com Holiday Invitational

Dec. 27-29 at Duluth

Teams appearing: 16 girls teams, including Alpharetta, Buford, Campbell, Carrollton, Duluth and Mill Creek.

More info: peachstatehoops.com

Lake City Classic

Dec. 28-30 at Allatoona

Teams appearing: North Clayton boys and girls, Mays boys, Alexander boys and girls, Hillgrove boys and girls, Lithia Springs boys, Johnson County boys, North Paulding boys and girls, Allatoona boys and girls, Chestatee girls, South Atlanta girls and South Paulding girls.

Schedule: lakecityclassic.net

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10 comments Add your comment

dawghater1

December 20th, 2010
9:02 pm

Where is he appearing? Atlanta Fulton County Jail !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DawginOH

December 20th, 2010
10:04 pm

I believe the answer to your question can be found in the first paragraph: 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the “Hoops In Overdrive Shoot-Out” at Roswell’s Centennial High.

Swatguy

December 20th, 2010
11:22 pm

No City of Atlanta or “Peach State Classic” tourny?

Paul in RDU

December 21st, 2010
12:49 am

The best tournament featuring an Atlanta area team is the GSK Holiday Invitational – Marietta Walton is playing in it for the 2nd successive year.

Thuga

December 21st, 2010
11:41 am

May be he can block for Murray and keep those big ole mean D lineman from hitting him to hard!

Class of 86

December 21st, 2010
11:44 am

Hey Thuga…he is a basketball player moron!

Andy

December 21st, 2010
1:05 pm

We know he’s a basketball player but I bet he can still block better than Ga offensive line.

GT IS LOSERSVILLE

December 21st, 2010
5:49 pm

DawgHater1 – He’ll be in the same cell as yo momma..

Geez you losers cannot even beat a lower tier SEC team in the sport you “think” you dominate.. Then you go busting on a HS kid!!

Yeah Loser – Yo Momma!

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December 21st, 2010
8:28 pm

[...] Georgia basketball fans will get a rare opportunity to see 5-star recruit Kentavious Caldwell in the metro Atlanta area over the holidays. The 6-foot-6 guard, who signed with Georgia, plays for Greenville High School, which matches up against Rockdale County at 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the “Hoops In Overdrive Shoot-Out” at Roswell’s Centennial High. Rockdale County has another one of the state’s top prospects in guard Kevin Ware, who signed with Tennessee UGA 5-star recruit to make rare appearance in metro area … | Prep Zone: High School Sports [...]

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