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Why is Georgia a top producer of girls basketball prospects?

  • 9:38 pm Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

Why is Georgia one of the top 10 states for producing women’s college basketball players?

Over the last five years, Georgia has had 236 players sign with major colleges, according to statistics by ESPN’s Dan Olson. That’s an average of 47.2, compared to California (72.4), Texas (71.4), the Washington D.C. area (66), Ohio (50.4) and Illinois (39.2).

There will be several reports about this in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution but here’s the written opinion of Lee Michaelson, publisher of on why Georgia is one of the top producers of prospects for girls basketball:

1. Demographics: Georgia is the ninth most populous state [More]

South Georgia is recruiting “priority” for national champs, FSU

  • 2:01 pm Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by Michael Carvell

No out-of-state school has recruited South Georgia better over the last decade than Florida State.

It’s one of the reasons that Florida State has remained in the upper echelon of college football, and it directly contributed to this year’s successful run for a national championship.

Former Lowndes High School linebacker Telvin Smith led FSU in tackles last season, while former Wayne County High School offensive lineman Tre Jackson turned down the NFL to start for the Seminoles next year for the third season in a row. Colquitt County’s Cameron Erving was named 2013 ACC Offensive Lineman of the Year.

“I think it’s very [More]