Posted On: 12/18/19 12:20 AM

Guards, Guards, Guards

As a former guard myself back when the Sony Walkman was still in people's jacket pockets, my eyes are always drawn to not just uber talents, but the headiness and sound ball skills of backcourt standouts. That said, I have a hunch the above sub-headline will be used again in multiple spots this season, as the guard play around the Atlanta-metro has been nothing short of outrageous. Even before this past week, I was jazzed to get a look at Chattahoochee's exciting junior point guard A.J. White, but he was out Dec. 6 in a close loss at home to North Atlanta. Backcourt mate Franklin Bailey was excellent still, and highly rated wing rated Cam Sheffield is a known commodity to those in his Region and beyond. We'll be catching White's act very soon. Etowah boasts 3 superb guards in Will Garvey, Cole Ellis and young freshman up-and-comer Mason Etter, and with that kind of talent in the backcourt, it's easy to see why a 4th straight Region crown could be in the offing. Walton's point man Luka Avaliani bears mentioning, as the junior leads a scrappy and disciplined group of 4 other guards for

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