Basketball: Who are Georgia’s best players in college ball? KCP, Howell …

A former Georgia high school player was named the SEC player of the year this week. Two were named first-team All-SEC. Two were named first-team All-ACC.

Got me to thinking. What be the all-Georgia team in college basketball?

I’ve got four. Who is the fifth?

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia (Greenville) – A 6-foot-5 sophomore guard, Caldwell-Pope is averaging 18.0 poinds and 6.9 rebounds. Caldwell-Pope is the first former Georgia high school player be named the SEC’s POY since Kenny Walker of Kentucky (Crawford County) in 1986. TRIVIA: Georgia players were the SEC players fo the year five times in six seasons from 1982 through 1986. Who were they?

Lorenzo Brown, N.C. State (Centennial) – Brown made second-team All-ACC. Brown is averaging 12.5 points and an ACC-leading 7.0 assists on a team that is 22-9.

Richard Howell, N.C. State (Wheeler) – Howell, who led Wheeler to its most recent state title in 2009, made first-team All-ACC. Howell is averaging 12.7 points and leads the ACC in rebounding at 10.6 per game.

Jordan McRae, Tennesee (Liberty County) – McRae joined Caldwell-Pope as one of two Georgia players who made first-team All-SEC. McRae is averaging 16.2 points to lead Tennessee in scoring.

Here are more Georgia players who’ve had good seasons. We realize there are many more. If you know of some, let us know.

Trae Golden, Tennessee (McEachern) – Golden is one of four former Georgia high school players on Tennesee’s roster along with Jordan McRae (above), Kenny Hall (Redan) and Armani Moore (Mount Paran Christian). Golden starts and averages 12.1 points and a team-leading 4.1 assists. All four have been on the court at the same time this season.

Ryan Harrow, Kentucky (Walton) – Harrow, who played his freshman season at N.C. State before transferring, is averaging 10.3 points and a team-leading 3.0 assists. He’s a sophomore. As a side note, Harrow’s former Walton teammate, Glen Rice Jr., was booted from Georgia Tech’s team last season but was just named the ‘’Performer of the Week’’ in the NBA D-League.

Marcus Hunt, Georgia Tech (North Clayton) – Hunt leads Tech in scoring (10.4 ppg) as a freshman. He’s averaging 4.7 rebounds.

Robert Carter, Georgia Tech (Shiloh) – Carter is averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 rebounds as a freshman.

Charles Mann, Georgia (Milton) – Mann made the all-freshman SEC team. He averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

- Several other freshman playing lots of minutes. Among them are Shaq Goodwin of Memphis (Southwest DeKalb), Shaquille Johnson of Auburn (Milton), Evan Nolte of Virginia (Milton), Charles Mitchell of Maryland (Wheeler) and Brandon Morris of Georgia (Miller Grove). The 2012 Georgia all-class player of the year, Tony Parker, is averaging only 6.6 minutes per game at UCLA.

More:

Adrian Coleman, Bethune-Cookman (Stephenson): A former 4-star recruit, Coleman signed with Nebraska but left the team. He’s surfaced at Bethune-Cookeman, where he’s the leading scorer (17.6 points, 7.1 rebounds).

Terrance Shannon, Florida State (Mary Persons): Shannon was leading FSU in rebounding when he suffered a neck injury on Jan. 19. He has played very little since and is doubtful for the ACC tournament. He’s a junior.

Rion Brown, Miami (Liberty County) – Brown has started six games and remains one of the top eight at Miami, which is ranked No. 9 nationally.

Nick Jacobs, Alabama (South Atlanta) – Jacobs averages 7.5 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Shannon Scott, Ohio State (Milton) – Scott, a sophomore, was named to the Big Ten’s all-defensive team. Ohio State is ranked No. 10. Scott is Ohio State’s sixth man. He’s averaging 5.0 points and is second on the team in assists and steals.

Dai-Jon Parker, Vanderbilt (Milton) – A sophomore, Parker averages 6.7 points and 4.1 rebounds at Vanderbilt, where he starts and is known for his defense.

Rod Hall, Clemson (Rockdale County) – A sophomore, Hall leads Clemson in assists (3.5 ppg) and averages 5.7 points.

E. Victor Nickerson, Charlotte (Norcross) – Nickerson has started 12 games for UNC-Charlotte.

Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia (GAC) — The former all-classification player of the year from Greater Atlanta Christian, is red-shirting this season because of a foot injury. He averaged 6.7 points per game as a freshman. He was expected to start this season.

30 comments Add your comment

Coach C

March 14th, 2013
10:52 am

Jordan Adams at UCLA is lighting it up.

black12

March 14th, 2013
1:17 pm

TP not so much

black12

March 14th, 2013
1:19 pm

What about kid at Lville from Rockdale……..

StingerSplash

March 14th, 2013
1:20 pm

Eric Ferguson of Statesboro High at Georgia Southern. 13.9 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game

Todd Holcomb

March 14th, 2013
1:57 pm

Yeah, forgot about Jordan Adams. He left Georgia (Central Gwinnett) after his sophomore season and played two at Oak Hill. Adams is averaging 15.2 ppg as a freshman at UCLA.

Kevin Ware (formerly of Rockdale) is a key bench player on a 26-5 team at Louisville. Thanks for that reminder. He’s getting about 17 minutes per game.

Steve Dicks

March 14th, 2013
3:34 pm

Caroline Williams from Rockmart is playing at Georgia Highlands and scoring 1.3 points per game. Way to go Caroline! Mommy and Daddy.

Da Coach

March 14th, 2013
3:55 pm

JJ Mann from Marist at Belmont is contributing and doing well this year.

Eagle 1

March 14th, 2013
9:12 pm

@Todd Holcomb Chris Horton from Columbia was named OVC freshman of the year at Austin Peay. He ranks 6 nationally in block shots at 3.23 big. In his first season he already has 100blocks which ranks him in the top 10 all time at Austin Peay as a freshman.

Hubert Green

March 14th, 2013
9:19 pm

Despite the loss, nice game for Charles Mann today for UGA and KCP was unreal; Dai Jon Parker starting to come on for Vanderbilt; solid 11 pt; 7 reb; 3 assists game tonight.

baller

March 15th, 2013
6:11 am

Don’t forget Chris Bolden from North Gwinnett starting for GA Tech

Hawk

March 15th, 2013
7:45 am

Please explain to me how Shaq Goodwin from Memphis is not on this list…also Mfon Udofia from Tech should be here as well.

Alumni

March 15th, 2013
8:33 am

Hey Todd,

What about Bernard Thompson at Florida Gulf Coast, formally or Rockdale County. All Freshmen team last year, 2nd on the team in scoring. Defensive player of year for the conference this year. He FGCU win the conference and reach the NCAA tournment this year. Top 5 in the nation in total steals.

Alumni

March 15th, 2013
9:15 am

Oh, and by the way…Thompson also dropped 24 points against Duke at Duke.

Basketball.....Outside the ATL area

March 15th, 2013
5:52 pm

Funny how probably the 2 best high school players (KCP, and McCrae) from Georgia represent West Central and Southeastern Georgia. Plenty of good in-state talent for colleges in this state to choose from. They just have stop being lazy and get outside the ATL metro once in awhile.
Where are all the coaches that can evaluate talent when they are not ganging up on the same all-star team like so many in Atlanta do. Believe me there are alot more good players in Middle and Southern Georgia who can ball just dont have the exposure and hype.

MC 12

March 15th, 2013
5:53 pm

@ Todd, you might not remember that Michigans Trey Burke backed up Saah Nimley when they were juniors at Collins Hill. BTW Saah Nimley had a fantastic year at Charleston Southern. At 5′8″ he had 14 rebounds last week and double figure points.

HBCU Tiger

March 15th, 2013
6:57 pm

cashmere wright (savannah, ga) who plays at cincy

Hubert Green

March 16th, 2013
6:33 am

@MC 12 Burke is from Ohio; played with Sullinger in high school. You are a great example of why you should believe very little that is written on a blog ( crack kills).

MC 12

March 16th, 2013
7:28 pm

@Hubert Green, Do your home work, Trey moved here from Ohio and played at Collins Hill behind Saah Nimley and that same summer he played with the Southern Kings AAU team and backed up Shannon Scott that plays at Ohio State. His parents moved backed to Ohio. Know what you are talking about before you attach your name to something. You are right about one thing, crack does kill so you need to stop using it.

Nilo Silvan

March 16th, 2013
10:46 pm

Are you saying that Burke played a summer with Collins Hill or actually attended Collins Hill for a school year? I have never heard that and cannot find anything to back this up.

@Todd-Rod Hall played at Laney, not Rockdale. Nickerson wasn’t even the best GA player for Charlotte as both Darion Clark and Willie Clayton have had better seasons. Demario Mayfield of Franklin Co was their leading scorer before being dismissed a few weeks ago. Parker Smith from Lakeview Academy averaged over 16 ppg for North Florida and was 4th in the nation in 3 pt fg made. Adrien Coleman from Stephenson HS averaged just under 18 ppg for Bethune-Cookman.

Hubert Green

March 17th, 2013
8:19 am

@MC 12; what on earth are you talking about? Trey Burke never played one second with Collins Hill during any season. You have completely lost your mind. If it was for a summer, what does that have to do with anything? Lots of players travel around in the summer. Show me where Trey Burke was listed at Collins Hill. I went back and looked at their roster; stay off the crack. I know everything there is to know about the greatest game ever invented. I never saw Trey Burke back up Shannon Scott with the Southern Kings; he played for Sullinger’s team. Believe me I would know all about the Kings.

Meno Brown

March 17th, 2013
12:52 pm

@Hubert Green, maybe we can buy your guy a copy of the most recent ESPN the magazine where it states that Trey is from Ohio, and played AAU in for All Ohio Red. You are right in not believing what blogs say.

MC 12

March 17th, 2013
1:47 pm

@ Niko Silvan, Hubert Green and Meno Brown, one thing all 3 of yall have in common is that yall read something . I picked Trey up and took him to Southern Kings Practices. I am also a High School Official in Gwinnett and refereed Collins Hill games. Trey is from Ohio and played with Sullinger, Stevie Taylor etc. but his family moved to Georgia for one year and if yall could read,. I wrote that he moved back to Ohio. Hubert this is one thing you dont know about the greatest game ever invented. I am a basketball historian and if I said it beleive it. just so you guys dont continue embarssing yourselves let me be specific . Trey played his soph. year at Collins Hill. Niko btw Rod Hall played with the Southern Kings also. WHO ELSE DO YALL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. Dont get me started.

Nilo Silvan

March 17th, 2013
2:30 pm

Are you for real MC 12? Trey’s Northland HS team won the state championship game his soph year. He made 5 of 6 free throws in overtime of that game to beat Princeton HS by 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trey_Burke

Maybe you are thinking of a different kid?

MC 12

March 17th, 2013
3:20 pm

@Niko Silvan, My bad I was off one year it was his freshman year when attended Collins Hill.

MC 12

March 17th, 2013
4:47 pm

@Niko Silvan and Hubert Green, check this video out on you tube:: 2007 Buckeye Report Inv: RBK All Stars vs. Kings of Court
Yall should enjoy this. Kings of the Court is now Southern Kings.

Here is a list of players in this game: Kings of Court – Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia), Corey Blackwell (Loyola Marymount), Shannon Scott (Ohio State), Trey Burke (Michigan), Brandon Hayman (Samford), Julian Royal (Georgia Tech), Ricky Johnson (Bethune Cookman)
RBK All Stars – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #50 (Charlotte Bobcats) Trevor Cooney (Syracuse), Juwana Greene (Niagara) and Aaron Brown (West Virginia)

Nilo Silvan

March 17th, 2013
8:11 pm

Third attempt–maybe the blog doesn’t like my link—found a list from 2008 of the top freshmen….the #350 player was Trey Burke of Atlanta, GA. He and Nimley would have been a ton of fun to watch.

Found it on hoopsusa site.

Hubert Green

March 17th, 2013
11:07 pm

If you go to prepcountry.com, there is the roster for Collins Hill for 2007/2008. Trey Burke is not listed on that roster. Also, I watched that CH team, and he did not play. AAU may have been a different story. I do know there was a Ohio connection with the original Southern Kings team because it was affiliated with LeBron James.

Hubert Green

March 17th, 2013
11:46 pm

@MC 12 I went online and did some research on Trey Burke, and this is what i found: Burke’s mom was transferred to Atlanta his 6th grade year; he was separated from his best friend for ONE year; he then returned to Ohio and played with Sullinger in high school. He was younger than Sullinger and did not play with him and Craft for AAU. He did win a championship in aau playing for his dad. He never set foot on the Collins Hill varisty at any point or time. In no way shape or form can Georgia claim Trey Burke. Anything else you want to know?

James

March 18th, 2013
2:02 am

DeVonta White, GSU (Centennial) 36.2 mins,14.8 ppg. 2.8 reb, 3.9 assist.
Julian Royal GT (Milton), 6.6 minutes
Jordan Loyd Furman (Milton) 23 min, 4 ppg, 5 reb, 4 assist

James

March 18th, 2013
2:09 am

Milton HS had Nolte/Virginia, Royal/GT, Parker/Vanderbilt, Scott/Ohio St, Loyd/Furman and Johnson/Auburn all play on the same team.