UGA’s Mark Fox is quick to answer when asked about his opinion of the numerous high school all-star basketball games.
“I hate those games,” Fox told the AJC. “The hard thing about those all-star games is that so many times, the guy who rebounds the ball ends up shooting it. Well, he ends up shooting it or throwing it out of bounds to the cheerleaders.”
Fox paid close attention to the all-star games this year because his top recruit — Greenville High School’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope — played in a couple.
In the McDonald’s All-America game, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard finished with 6 points on 2-of-6 shooting. He missed all three attempts from the 3-point line.
In the Jordan Brand Classic, Caldwell-Pope fouled out with 4 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
“Kentavious probably had a lot of fun playing in them,” Fox said. “But I don’t feel like he gets enough shots, or shots in the right places.
“I do think it has been a great experience for him. He has represented himself and the state of Georgia well. He has shown to be a versatile player who can score a lot of different ways. He’s a great, great young player. He deserves to be in those all-star games.”
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