Hawks-Naismith Classic Recap – December 16, 2019

Many of the top players and teams in the state of Georgia participated in the Hawks-Naismith Classic. Photo – Ty Freeman Norcross, Ga – The 2ndsegment of this year’s Hawks-Naismith Classic was held at Norcross this past Saturday, bringing together solid teams from multiple areas of the state across different classifications. The stars came to play, others elevated their status, and young guys held their own. Here’s who impressed. Big Men Dominate LT Overton – (Milton, Ga) – Milton High School – 2023 Overton hasn’t been in a Milton uniform for long, but his impact has already been undeniable. He gives them a post presence that the Eagles lacked before, making them even more difficult to prepare for. Overton carves out space down low and gobbles up offensive rebounds with ease, often converting on second-chance baskets after. The massive lefty has good dexterity and does not waste any time when finishing around the basket. His motor is solid too, which is always a plus for a young big man. Although Overton is a top football prospect, his future on the hardwood looks pretty bright as well. Quay Primas – (Macon, Ga) – Central-Macon High School – 2021 The way that Primas adjusted and improved throughout the course of the game against Lambert was impressive. Early on, it looked like he was determined to prove that he had made progress as a shooter and ball-handler. Although he had some good moments doing so, I thought he went away from his usual style of play too much. Once the 2ndhalf hit, and especially during the 4thquarter, Primas was a beast in the paint. He finished through contact and drew fouls time and time again as Central nearly came back from a 20-point deficit. Every time he got the ball late in the game, … Continue reading Hawks-Naismith Classic Recap – December 16, 2019