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Two local hoopsters shine at camp
Bradwell Tiger Jordan Johnson and Urban Christian High School’s JaQuaez Motley showcased their skills at the Pangos All-South Invitational Basketball Camp last month. Both kids are from Hinesville and grew up playing at the LCRD. - photo by Photo provided.
Hinesville native JaQuez Motley, who attends Urban Christian High School, and Bradwell Tiger Jordan Johnson impressed the coaches and scouts at the elite 2008 Pangos All-South Invitational Basketball Camp last month in Norcross. Both young men are members of the AAU elite South Georgia Kings.
According to South Georgia Kings president and coach Jessie Fleming and, Motley is one of the most sought after players in the Southeast region for the class of 2011
Motley proved why he is sought after by the University of Georgia, Auburn University, Virginia Tech, Georgia State, Xavier, Oregon State and several others around the nation.
The Pangos freshman/sophomore camp is an invitational camp showcasing the future of prep and college basketball.
Motley’s athleticism earned him a spot on the Top Twenty Cream of the Crop Game for the second year in a row out of 160 participants at the camp.
“Motley grew up playing at the Liberty County Recreation Department,” Fleming said. “He is a natural on the floor, and one of the best point guards I have ever seen. It is very hard to come across a true coachable point guard with the ability to get it all done and with a great attitude.”
Fleming said he has no doubt Motley has a great future in front of him. Motley’s talent is the reason the AAU scouts him for their teams. Fleming said he plays for the Kings and occasionally for the Atlanta Celtics.
“He’s also very humble,” Fleming said.
Motley has expressed his appreciation for the coaches who helped him succeed, citing his Kings coaches Quantico Brown, Leonard Hall and his Atlanta Celtics Coach Horace Neysmith.  
The other bright star at camp was Jordan Johnson. It was his first appearance there.
Johnson started for Bradwell Tigers in his freshmen year last year and is expected to do great things this season. He said he was thrilled to be at the camp and received some well deserved looks as a shooting guard.
Like Motley, Jordan is humble and has not forgotten those who got him to where he is. He gave thanks to Fleming for allowing him to experience such a camp.
“Jordan and Motley used to challenge each other on the court when they played for the LCRD,” Fleming said. “Folks would come out to see the game when they heard it was these playing on the court.”
The South Georgia Kings acknowledged support from Wal-Mart and Krogers.
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