The Sandy’s Spiel Showdown tips-off at 11:00 AM at Cherokee High School this Saturday (12/3). 12:30 – No. 9 North Cobb Christian vs. Chattooga How will Chattooga stop Albert Wilson Albert Wilson 6'6" | PF North Cobb Christian | 2023…
The Sandy’s Spiel Showdown tips-off at 11:00 AM at Cherokee High School this Saturday (12/3).
12:30 – No. 9 North Cobb Christian vs. Chattooga
How will Chattooga stopIII? That is the simple key to the game. Wilson already has single-handedly torn apart teams, averaging 29.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3 blocks through his first two games. If Wilson begins to draw a crowd, he can kick out to three-point shooters Christian Hernandez and . could be another area of concern for Chattooga with his aggressive rebounding and interior defense. Chattooga, always plucky, will be playing for the community after the loss of three student-athletes, two from the basketball program. Dan Meyer, Trey Smith and Bowden Heathcock will play elevated roles in the backcourt. 6-foot-6 senior Brady Groce will be important in dictating the action in the paint.
3:30 – Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe vs. Kennesaw Mountain
The transfer bug bit LFO in the offseason but the Warriors still have star power in, a 6-foot-3 knockdown jump shooter who excels at getting to his spots in the mid-range. Fellow senior 6-foot-3 Amari Burnett will play a big role as an inside-out forward that is a valuable rebounder. The Warriors battle an improved Kennesaw Mountain team that is starting to find their identity. can be a mismatch at 6-foot-5 with the ability to stretch the floor with his three-point shot. helps set the tone defensively and is an improving playmaker off the dribble. Keep an eye on Hayden Hall if the game comes down to the wire. He’s a big-shot maker that doesn’t shy away from the moment. His three-point shooting can torch opponents.
6:30 – Cherokee vs. No. 8 Darlington
Little nagging injuries have bothered Cherokee early in the season but they haven’t held the Warriors back as the high-octane offense cracked 80 points twice in their first three games. Cherokee has great offensive firepower in the backcourt with, and . At the Sandy’s Spiel Tip-Off Classic, the Warriors blasted White County 82-48 with Owens netted 21 points and Pope collecting 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Cherokee is very unselfish and loves to work the ball around for open threes. is a pitbull defender that can also score in spurts. is an unsung hero with his on-ball defense and scoring touch. He tallied 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals vs. White County. has missed time due to an ankle injury, but when healthy, the 6-foot-5 forward can shoot the corner three and play above the rim inside. Class A D-I No. 8 Darlington doesn’t have the individual offensive fireworks that Cherokee does but the Tigers do have a solid system that spreads the floor on offense and will play hardnosed defense. Darlington is getting a late start to the season, but will have their football players back. is a dynamic athlete that can get downhill and create for others. , and Asa Shepard look to space out the defense with their three-point shooting. Joseph Womack has shown signs of taking a major step forward in the backcourt while Braden Bell is a trusted floor general that is an extension of Coach Nathan West. 6-foot-5 stretch forward Charlie Bell and high-energy slasher Quin McClarity could be wild cards along with Mackay Rush.