Gia Lockett commits to Davidson

South Gwinnett guard Gia Lockett has verbally committed to play college basketball at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Lockett, the daughter of Shireen and Greg, led the Comets in scoring and assists last season with averages of 11.7 points per game and 3.8 assists.

She tore her ACL in the Comets' first-round region playoff win over Meadowcreek and missed the rest of the team's playoff run.

Davidson plays in the Division I Southern Conference with schools like Georgia Southern and Furman.

The Wildcats, who were 18-11 a season ago, also play powerhouse programs Duke and North Carolina every year and will take on Georgia in 2006-07.


Chattanooga assistant to join Tech men's basketball staff


Charlton Young, an assistant men's basketball at Tennessee-Chattanooga, will join Paul Hewitt's staff at Georgia Tech pending the completion of a background check, Hewitt confirmed Wednesday.

Young, 33, replaces Cliff Warren, who left the Yellow Jackets to become the head coach at Jacksonville. Young has been at Chattanooga for one season and previously worked as an assistant coach at Auburn and Jacksonville.

Young played collegiately at Georgia Southern, earning first-team all-conference honors as a senior in 1993.


Singh blasts officials after slow first round

HARRISON, N.Y. - Vijay Singh's temper was a lot shorter than his round.

After taking more than five hours to complete his Thursday morning round in the Barclays Classic, the second-ranked Singh blasted PGA Tour rules officials for allowing slow players to reduce the pace to a crawl.

''It's slow. It's always slow here. It's ridiculous,'' Singh said. ''I mean you play a round of golf in five hours and wait on every shot. It's just like the officials are just blind. You don't see one out there. It ruins the rhythm of the play.''

The big Fijian had little to say about the 3-under 68 that left him three strokes behind first-round leader Jim Furyk, choosing instead to rant about the slow play on the hilly, tree-lined Westchester Country Club course.

Officials propose new race track north of Seattle

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - International Speedway Corp., thwarted last year in a plan to build a track north of Seattle, has chosen a new site.

Officials of the auto racing development and promotion company based in Daytona Beach, Fla., said Thursday they want to build an 80,000-seat track on 950 acres near Bremerton National Airport, west of Seattle across Puget Sound.

The track probably would have no trouble gaining a NASCAR race because both ISC and NASCAR are controlled by the France family.

- From staff, wire reports