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Posted On: 06/8/18 12:00 PM

A 6-foot-5 point guard is usually a guy who’ll be coveted by college coaches. Rising senior Luke Chism is that guy.

And he makes defense a priority, even better.

“First, I like to make an impact on defense, just making stops and helping the team that way,” said Chism. “And then I like to push the ball, get to the rim and make plays around the basket.”

As a junior at tiny Dawson Christian, Chism was dominant, he averaged 25 points per game and led his team to the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association state tourney. But he recently transferred to Dawson County, where he’ll play his senior season.

“I made that decision because we didn’t have enough kids the keep the program going (at Dawson Christian), and I just felt like Dawson County was the best for me,” said Chism, who’s already started playing summer ball with his new team.

Ahead of his senior season with Tigers, he’ll be spending the rest of his summer with Atlanta All-Stars 17U.

“It’s been going really good (with the All-Stars), I feel like it’s really helped me out, and our coach is doing a really good job of putting us in the right spots to be seen by college coaches,” said Chism.

Colleges have been paying attention to the the good-sized point guard, so far it’s D1s Lipscomb, Furman, Army and Liberty that are showing interest. And D2  Lees-McRae “is really interested in me,” said Chism.

“My goals for July is to play to the best of my ability and get recruited by college coaches as much as possible,” said Chism. “I’m just looking for the right fit, and I just want to play at the highest level I can.”

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