Wood Elite Sewer Classic Game Recap’s (Part 1)
Woodstock, GA – Wood Elite and Sewer South hosted their inaugural Wood Elite Sewer Classic featuring some of the top high school boys basketball teams in the state on Saturday, December 9th. Several prominent prospects were featured and some new prospects came to rise throughout the day. Two recap’s will be split between the first 3 games and the last 3 games of the day that will go in depth on primary prospects for each team and overall team features.
By: Jennifer Brazelton
Eagle’s Landing Christian 58 – Darlington 44
Eagles Landing Christian takes the win over Darlington 58-44 in the Wood Elite Sewer Classic pic.twitter.com/AsKUUO4lsp
— Quinton Wood (@WoodEliteSkillz) December 10, 2023
Eagle’s Landing Christian jumped out to an 18-0 run to begin the game behind Ese Aigbokhae (#34 pictured), Kam Warford, and Jayden Bone. ELCA played with poise and did a great job distributing the ball around the arc. Ese Aigbokhae really stood out for ELCA with his play on the interior, dominating on the glass and cleaning up easy put-backs. Darlington went on a few runs behind the agressive play of D’Marion Floyd (#2 pictured) getting to the basket and getting 9 of his points at the stripe, finished the game leading all scorers with 19 points. Jack Bell also added in 10 points for Darlington.
Furtah Prep 75 – Arlington Christian 69
The match-up between Furtah Prep and Arlington Christian was a fun one with a fast-paced effort and highly effective scoring from both ends. The 7’1″ Brazilian for Furtah Prep, Rauan Rodrigues (#15 pictured), was on full display on the interior from put-backs to alley-oop dunks that Arlington Christian had no answer for, along with Victor Julio’s court vision and getting the ball inside. Rodrigues finished with the game high of 24 points and Victor Julio (#3 pictured) added a double-double with 12 points and 10+ assists. Furtah as a whole played well as a team, distributing the ball well and getting high percentage opportunities with 8 players in the scoring column. Arlington Christian Academy kept it within 10 for most of the game behind the effort of 2028 Shamar Madden (#12 pictured) who made some incredible shots in the defender’s face and handled the ball immaculately well for an 8th grader, finishing with 23 points. Davon Aikens (#11 pictured) played well in the backcourt adding 20+ points of his own and his hustle plays got him additional opportunities to score.
St. Andrew’s 73 – Kennesaw Mountain 52
St. Andrew’s showed they have another balanced team this year for the 2023-24 season. Willard Thompson (#21 pictured) came out hot in the first half with 17 points, connecting on 5 3’s to get the team going. Zayden Edwards (#12 pictured) really made his presence known in the second half, pouring in 12 of his 20 points, additionally grabbing 10 rebounds and accumulating steals. RaKari Harrison added to the effort with 15 points of his own and finding his way to the stripe. For Kennesaw Mountain, the effort of ’26 Justin Mallett was impressive for his size showing his ability to score it from the outside. Mallett finished the game with a team high 17 points, connecting on 5 3’s of his own.
After serving on college coaching staffs and working at several universities in the Southeast, Jennifer Brazelton joined On the Radar Hoops as a National Evaluator in April 2022. She has been involved in the Georgia basketball community since 2015 and can be reached at JenniferRBrazelton@gmail.com or on Twitter @jenbrazeIton.