Wood Elite Sewer Classic Game Recap’s (Pt. 2)

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


Central Gwinnett 72 – Cherokee 52

Central Gwinnett has gone through a rebuild and is looking like a much different team for the 2023-24 season. Voorhees commit Tim Smith (#3 pictured) has only been back for a few games since fully recovering from an injury and is currently averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds a game. Smith’s activity continued in the win over Cherokee, leading Central Gwinnett with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Malik Rideout and Caden Goins also contributed, scoring in double figures. For Cherokee, it was the ’25 Lawrence Sanford (#1 pictured) show, leading the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Sanford currently holds D1 offers from USF, Georgia State, and Kennesaw State.


Lanier 77 – Sequoyah 59

Lanier showed that they have a balanced team and will continue to see significant contributions from Tahai Morgan (#1 pictured), Brandon Lanier (#3 pictured), ’25 Amari Morgan (#5 pictured), and ’25 Deandre Cowan throughout the season. Together, they combined for 69 of the team’s 77 points and showed incredible athleticism and versatility. Lanier is a fast paced team that makes plays well above the rim or at the basket. For Sequoyah, it was an off night for sharp shooters ’25 Cade Lomas and ’25 Brendan Tousignant who combined for 26 of the team’s total points. Sequoyah did as best they could to hang on, but the sheer game of Lanier deemed too much to handle.


Buford 64 – Etowah 63

The last slate match-up between Buford and host, Etowah, was a barn burner for the record books. Buford’s Jackson Houston (#5 pictured) and Chase Robinson (#1 pictured) came out from the jump in full attack, going into halftime with 26 of the 35 points. Buford was able to maintain the lead in the games entirety despite several strong runs by Etowah from Dimitri Angelakos, Aiden Weaver, and Cooper Heller‘s double digit scoring effort. ’25 DC Kelly-Godinez was also impressive displaying his shooting ability hitting some big time 3’s, and finishing the game with 9 points. Etowah was able to draw up a last second shot for the win, but came up just short. Solid night cap to end the inaugural Wood Elite Sewer Classic.


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.