UGA 5-star recruit makes rare appearance in Atlanta

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. Thursday 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 Friday. 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:


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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