The Jared Cook Classic has become a Georgia basketball staple at the beginning of every season. Year after year, the games are always good and it's a go-to event before Thanksgiving. Here are some notes from Monday & Tuesday at North Gwinnett:
Pebblebrook Cements Themselves Among Best in 7A
The beginning of the season has been a very good one for Pebblebrook, getting some good wins and looking very impressive in the process. Head coach George Washington has his team playing fast and hard, defending with pressure and scoring the ball at a high level. Senior guard Kami Young has really established himself among Georgia's better guards, making his commitment to Rider look stronger and stronger for the Broncs. Junior forward Jaiun Simon is also making his name, playing well on both ends and being a big factor on the glass. Both players were terrific in a win over North Gwinnett, combining for 39 points.
Tyrese Elliott Excels for Grayson
Grayson senior guard and North Carolina A&T signee Tyrese Elliott put together a fantastic game and second half when his team really needed it against Etowah. He was able to knock down shots as well as get downhill and score at the rim throughout the second half to lift Grayson to the win, one that the Rams needed in the early season. He will continue to be a factor this year, as Grayson's go-to guy in the backcourt. Look for more good play from him.
Galloway Executes Their Way to Win
Galloway School looked very good in a win over Miller Grove on Monday, one of their best showings of the season so far. Anthony Arrington is one of the best unsigned players in Georgia, and he showed exactly why. The motor, rebounding, shot-making ability; he checks a ton of boxes and should be a highly-coveted recruit as the season continues. Quentin Alterman also looked great from the point position, creating offense and making the team run seamlessly.
Archer Does What THey do Best
Archer came away with a hard-fought early season win over Etowah, one that they will see as one of their better non-region wins of the season. The did it in classic Archer Tiger fashion, with hard play and defense. They don't mind if it's a physical, ugly game. They come to win and they seem to grind out wins like this consistently and make it tough on opponents, which is exactly what they did.