Thursday, March 16, 2006

Hoops - Recruit Update

Thaddeus and his Mitchell cohorts took down last year's state champs Boliver, which sport major Div IA talent themselves. Thad was a little off with his shot (5-15), but he closed out this game like the winner that he is. He hit 7-8 from the free throw stripe in overtime to close out the game 57-53.

"We've been down in big games, and I knew if we got the lead (in overtime) they were going to foul us, and all we'd have to do was make free throws," said Young, a Georgia Tech signee and McDonald's All-American who finished just 5-of-15 from the field, but made 7-of-8 free-throw attempts in overtime. "But I've been telling everybody that (McCaster) was the player of the game."

Thad ended with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. Coach Paul Hewitt was in the stands to watch the game.

After that game, Coach Hewitt watch Mo Miller and his Ral-Egypt team win in their playoff game. Standout guard and potential GT recruit Miller score 23 points on 7-9 shooting, including 4-4 from 3pt range and 5-5 from the stripe. Oh yeah, he had 7 rebounds (3 off), 3 assists, 3 turnovers as well. Miller is thought to prefer Memphis as a college destination at the moment, but Coach Hewitt is making up ground quickly and has a great shot to land the guy that could be the hier apparent to Javaris Crittenton.