Players/Coaches moving in and moving on

Plenty of talk on the college basketball summer recruiting trail and the word out of Atlanta and High Point is, that Wesleyan Academy guard Montay Brandon is hot target for Georgia Tech and their new head coach Brian Gregory….Brandon will team up in the backcourt this coming season with Jaquel Richmond and the Trojans will have Theo Pinson and James Tre’ Chapman up front and along the wings, moving to the basket…..Should be a big year for Wesleyan, but High Point Christian may be ready to challenge the Trojans with Diante Baldwin, Stevie Williams and Jackson Kent in the backcourt, plus Aaron Scales, Chuck Obogdo and Michael Obacha up front…..Should make for some hot nights in High Point next season….

I talked to one of the summer coaches for Paris Kea(Page) and the rising high school sophomore is already hearing from many major colleges and she has had a great summer on the showcase/camp tour……Wake Forest is very interested and the word coming in is that all the coaches love her offense, but they are most impressed with her defense….She has the ability to anticipate and she has such quick feet….She can read the opposing offensvie sets and she knows where the players and the ball are going before they get there…..Kea may get an early offer from Wake Forest and don’t be surprised to see other schools jumping in line, with offers too……

Coach Delaney Rudd with the girl’s Phoenix Basketball Program was at Oak Ridge Military Academy last year and this year Delaney has left that program and next season/this season, he will be at the Brittain Academy and they will have a full-fledged girls basketball program/team at Brittain Academy, in Thomasville….Delaney will still have many of his former players with him and they should be very competitive, just like they were last year at ORMA……Delaney knows basketball and he is one of the best girls coaches in our state…..He knows how to develop players and he knows how to take talented players and make them even better……He is a lot like Coach Carter, that used to be at High Point Central, but Delaney is a bit more reserved than Coach Carter was, and that might be an understatement….Good luck to Delaney in his new setting…..(Brittain Academy is now housing students on campus.)

And on a final High Point note, we had announced it at back in April/May, but Harrison Phillips, pitcher/third baseman, from Northeast Guilford High School, has committed to attend High Point University and the two parties made it official-official this week, if wasn’t already a done deal, from back in the Spring……Good luck to Harry, he was one of the main cogs in the wheel that got the NEG Rams rolling into the State 3-A Finals this season…..

And as Mr. Paul Harvey/Walter Cronkite used to say, “That’s the way it is/was for Thursday July 21, 2011″……..Good Day!