Saturday, January 24, 2004

Recruiting Update - Morris / Howard battle

Make sure to set your TIVO or watch ESPN at 8:00 pm this Friday. Here are details from the NY Times:

Drawing a Crowd

A nationally televised game between high school teams on Friday night will attract officials from roughly a dozen N.B.A. teams, including Memphis's Jerry West, Orlando's John Gabriel, Cleveland's Jim Paxson, Chicago's John Paxson and San Antonio's Danny Ferry. ESPN2 will televise Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy versus Landmark Christian School of Fairburn, Ga., at Georgia Tech, at 8 p.m. It will be the second high school game this season to be televised on ESPN2. In December, a game featuring Sebastian Telfair of Brooklyn's Lincoln High was aired.

The main attractions are Southwest Atlanta's Dwight Howard, a 6-11, 235-pound forward/center, and Landmark's Randolph Morris, a 7-foot, 269-pound center. Howard is widely viewed as the top high school player in the country and could be the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. He averages 25 points, 18 rebounds and 8 blocks. Morris, who averages 25 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks, is considering turning pro or attending Georgia Tech or Kentucky.