The South Georgia Kings sixth- and seventh-grade and sophomore basketball teams were crowned champions after winning their respective age brackets last weekend in the Savannah Memorial Day Classic Tournament.
Due to their outstanding performances, several up-and-coming South Georgia King basketball players have received invitations to specialized basketball camps this summer.
Martial Washington, Jishaun Harris and Logan Ballard are attending the Rising 100 sophomore camp today through Sunday in Atlanta.
Incoming freshmen Davion Mitchell, Richard LeCounte, Tracy White, Tyreon Freeman and Zion Williams were selected for the Junior Elite Under Armour Camp on June 15 in New Jersey.
LeCounte also will participate in the Junior Phenom National Camp set for June 27-July 2 in San Diego, Calif. That same week, Mitchell will showcase his talent at the Junior All-American Camp in Kentucky, which features the top 100 prospects from the class of 2017.
SGK founder and coach Jessie Fleming said this group of players is especially talented, and all of them have done a great job in setting the foundation for their respective basketball careers.
He said former SKG players Rion Brown and Jordan McRae, who now play at the University of Miami and the University of Tennessee, respectively, paved the way for these players in recognizing hard work can turn dreams into realities.
“Those are some pretty big shoes to fill,” Fleming said about Brown and McRae. “But these kids now understand that dedication, sacrifice and great work ethics can help them accomplish the same thing.”
The South Georgia Kings will have a car wash from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Hinesville Applebee’s. Donations will be accepted. Former South Georgia King and Liberty County High School player Rion Brown, who now plays for the University of Miami, will be at the event.