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Kings rebound to win title
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South Georgia Kings and rising LCHS junior Terrell Johnson takes a jump shot in the RiverStreet Classic. - photo by Photo by Jimmy Courier
South Georgia Kings 16-under AAU basketball coach Jesse Fleming wasn’t too worried after his team lost the opening game of the RiverStreet Classic, 54-51 to the Riverdale Soul Friday.
It’s become routine for the Kings to lose the opener, but come back with a vengeance.
This past weekend was no different, as the Kings won their next five games, including a 70-68 win over Riverdale Sunday at Armstrong Atlantic State University to claim the championship.
Liberty County High School rising junior Terrell Johnson showed why he is one of the best shooting guards in the area, scoring 27 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the finals.
“He carried us over in the championship game,” Fleming said. “He hit some amazing shots, including a jumper behind the backboard.”
Fleming said the 6-foot, 1-inch, 220-pound Johnson has the ability to go far in basketball.
“He’s got the build of a Division I kid,” he said. “Terrell has one of the best stop and pop games in the area and he has a nice touch on the short jumper. He also shoots the three well and can penetrate to the hoop. But, on top of that he’s a hard worker.”
For Johnson’s efforts, he made the All-tournament team. Johnson wasn’t the only King that shone, as Nate Drayton and Rayshawn Mitchell also made the team.
In other AAU action, the Kings 17-under team won the championship, defeating the Middle GA Bucks.
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