Posted On: 11/17/18 8:50 AM
Atlanta, Georgia – Lincoln Academy and Holy Spirit Prep met last night for the first time ever and boy did it not disappoint. The primetime matchup everyone was looking forward too was Mississippi State commit 2019 wing Elias King (Lincoln Academy) against one of the nations top prospects in 2020 shooting guard Anthony “Ant-Man” Edwards (Holy Spirit Prep) and they certainly gave the spectators what they wanted to see. Lincoln Academy did end up pulling out the win in this one, beating the Cougars of Holy Spirit Prep 67-59.
Elias King’s Great Start to the Season
One of Georgia’s 2018-2019 Preseason Gatorade Player of the Year nominees, Elias King, is off to a good start in his senior campaign. Through three games, the Mississippi State commit is averaging 21 points per game and has led Lincoln Academy to a 3-0 start to their season. Elias shined in his matchup against a tough Holy Spirit squad, especially in the first half. The 6-foot-7 wing is a great shooter and can be characterized as an elite scorer in some cases. He is starting to become a sniper from the perimeter and can get his shot going off the bounce. At his size, if he has a smaller defender guarding him, he will not hesitate to pull the trigger. At this rate Elias is sure in the driver seat to capture the Gatorade Player of the Year award for the 2018-2019 season.
Anthony Edwards Impact
Anthony Edwards is a walking bucket regardless on who he plays. The 6-foot-5 two-guard scored 20 points in his matchup against Elias in three quarters. Edwards did not play at all in the first quarter due to violating team rules. Once he made his way onto the floor he was an instant threat to Lincoln Academy. The junior guard makes scoring look effortless and can score at will. Anthony can get hot quick and is always engaged when he is on the floor. He can do more than just score the ball. Edwards can be an all around player when he wants to be and I think he is a very underrated passer.
Lincoln Academy’s Schedule Breakdown
The Bulldogs of Lincoln Academy, as you know, are off to a 3-0 start to the season. The second year program is now an overall 28-9 in the last two season. This season they are set to represent the peach state nationally and are expected to attend major showcases around the country. Showcases such as Phenom Hoops Showcase in North Carolina, All Ohio Nike School Showcase, Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas, Governor’s Challenge in Ohio, Big North Shootout in New York, and Primetime Shootout in New Jersey. The Bulldogs will certainly be battle tested as the season goes along and we will see how the compete against some of the best programs nationwide.
Holy Spirit’s Schedule Breakdown
First year head coach Tyson Anderson is off to an 0-2 start with his Holy Spirit Prep squad. The Cougars are the defending GISA champions after only losing 5 games last season. So what does this mean? Do we panic? The answer is no, the Cougars will be just fine, but their schedule does not get any easier. Their next two games will be next weekend at the UA Hard in the Paint Classic and where they will face Wheeler High School and Westlake High School on back-to-back days. Holy Spirit is also one of many Georgia teams representing us nationally. They are expected to hit states like Washington D.C, Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Massachusetts.
Robert Cowherd’s Potential
If you have not heard of 2022 shooting guard Robert Cowherd yet then should hear about this kid very soon. Robert is a freshman guard who can really shoot it. In his last two games with Holy Spirit Prep, Cowherd has scored a total of 12 points and those are all from the three point line. When watching him play you can tell he is a solid shooter and will only get better as time goes by. He has somewhat good size for a two-guard but let us remember he is only a freshman and the sky is the limit for this kid.