Three Scott’s All*Stars players will receive championship rings for winning the GHSA state championship, according to coach and Founder Marcus Scott IV.
‘Marcus Scott V (Jenkins), Jaylen Jackson (Brunswick) and Daquan Humphreys (Brunswick) all won a state championship with their high school teams as freshman,” Scott said. “This is a great feat and should motivate all our kids to work harder this summer.”
Scott said he is beaming with pride about the three earning their championship rings.
“These are three players that have been with me since elementary school,” he said. “When I started the program, these ninth graders were in fourth grade.”
Scott said he started the program because, in his opinion, South Georgia kids were not receiving the same opportunity to play organized basketball in the summer like kids in North Georgia.
“When I started the program in 2010, we were the youngest and only group that had kids young as fourth grade,” Scott said adding he knew by the time these kids finished high school, they would win a state championship. “I didn’t realize for three of them, it would be during their freshman year.”
Scott knew they had the talent to play at the varsity level even in their eighth grade year.
“These eighth graders finished with a 47-9 record,” he said. “We had 7 out of 10 players receive varsity minutes their freshman year. That is a big accomplish, but to have 3 kids win a state championship is unbelievable. I am a proud father and coach for all of my players and their accomplishments.”
Scott added they have a busy schedule playing some of the top teams in the nation this upcoming season. Their first tournament is March 27-29 in Augusta.
Scott also reported another successful tryout with more than 50 participants trying for spots on the team during their tryouts held Feb. 21-22 at the YMCA.
“This year we plan to have a seventh grade and under boys and girls, eighth grade team, ninth grade team, and high school team,” All-Stars coach and founder Marcus Scott IV said.
Scott added they will host a final tryout for girls and boys March 14-15.
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