Kyle Sandy joined Bartow Sports Zone to preview the 2017/18 GHSA high school basketball season. Bartow Sports Zone is a weekly, sports-talk radio show hosted by Charles Wilson airing Fridays 7-9am on WBHF-Cartersville (100.3FM/AM1450). The show features local coaches and sports personalities. The complete episode of Friday's podcast can be located on Podomatic. Visit Bartow Sports Zone online for the latest episodes and all things Bartow County sports.
Thursday night provided us with some interesting preseason scrimmage results, with a handful of teams challenging themselves before the regular season opens this Saturday. Multiple Top 10 teams locked horns to see where they measure up heading into the season including 7A No. 4 Grayson at A-Private No. 1 St. Francis, 5A No. 4 Miller Grove at 7A No. 3 Wheeler, A-Private No. 3 ELCA at 7A No. 7 Newton and many more.
KSUOwlHowl.com's Jon Finer (@KSUOwlHowl) joins Kyle Sandy for an honest assessment of both the Kennesaw State Men's & Women's Basketball programs after watching their exhibition double-header on Sunday. Finer and Sandy give their takeaways from WBB's 68-40 victory over Thomas University (1:03) and MBB's 96-76 win against West Georgia (15:01).
With the first games of the GHSA season just 10 days away, it's time to discuss the 2017-18 Preseason State Rankings. Favorites, Sleepers at the bottom of the rankings and the biggest omissions are all debated.
Class A (3:08)
Class AA (10:23)
Class AAA (15:35)
Class AAAA (20:34)
Class AAAAA (27:45)
Class AAAAAA (31:10)
Class AAAAAAA (35:58)
HoopSeen hosted their annual Fall Preview on 10/21. Kyle Sandy was able to catch up with Zyrice Scott; Upson Lee (0:56), TJ Boykin; Maynard Jackson (4:03), Cam Armstrong; South Paulding (7:15), Jalyn McCreary; Kennesaw Mountain (11:21), Eric Coleman Jr.; King's Ridge Christian (18:06); Ahmir Langlais; Parkview (22:33); TJ Stargell; Miller Grove (29:25); & Mason Bierster; Horizon Christian Academy (33:10).
The voice recorder app on PC threw us a curveball during Coach Jamie Brooks' interview but cleared up in time for Coach Ander Galfsky; bear with us!
Jamie Brooks, Head Coach of Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA, opens the episode discussing what it's like to build a Junior College program from scratch as the Fightin' Tigers head into Year 1 after over a decade long hiatus of Men's Basketball. Campbell University Director of Basketball Operations Ander Galfsky stops by at the 25:54 mark to talk about his coaching path and what it means to be a DBO at the Division I level.
Rameen Forghani took to the Riverside Epicenter in Austell on 9/24 to check out Torrey Bates' Created To Be a Champion Elite Camp. Rameen shares his top performers from 4-on-4 & 5-on-5 play.
Spielin’ & Dealin’ Ep. 27: State Championships moved back to Macon + Cabral Huff’s MCAofGA Coaches Clinic (9/21/17)
Huge news broke on September 21st that the GHSA will be moving four of their eight basketball state championships back to the Macon Centreplex. The Centreplex last hosted the title games in 2015-16 when misplaced baskets and other snafus caused a national uproar. Kyle Sandy and Rameen Forghani weigh in on the new split between Macon and Georgia Tech. At the 17:52 mark, Duluth head coach Cabral Huff joins to discuss this Saturday's 2017 MCAofGA Preseason Tip-Off Basketball Coaches Clinic & Roundtable along with quick thoughts on the move back to Macon and a preview of the Wildcats' inaugural Big South Shootout tournament January 1-2, 2018.
The NFL officially kicked off this Sunday but instead Kyle Sandy was in Grovetown to check out some of the CSRA's top players at Will Avery's Fall 48 Invite camp. Each team had a handful of players evaluated with UCLA (3:05-8:40), Georiga (8:44-13:47), Georgetown (13:50-19:11), Duke (19:13-23:14), Oregon (23:16-26:10) & Kentucky (26:11-31:54) all discussed.
Metro Atlanta is the place to be this Saturday for two inaugural basketball events. Donte Medlock of Lock's Way Hoops (@locksWAY_OTR) opens up the episode with a look at his FreshmanU Camp showcasing some of Georgia's top 2021 prospects. East Jackson head coach David Akin (16:05) follows with a preview of his Team BELIEF Coaches Clinic held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church Harp Center. Akin gives an overall synopsis of some of the biggest challenges coaches face and provides a tease of his high profile guest speakers.