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Norcross' Jones headed to Clark-Atlanta

One of the key components to the success of the Norcross boys basketball program the last three seasons has chosen his college future.

Denzail Jones has given a verbal commitment to accept a scholarship from Clark-Atlanta University and will sign a National Letter of Intent when the late signing period begins later this month.

The 5-foot-9 senior guard led the Blue Devils (27-3) in scoring this season, averaging 15.1 points per game as Norcross advanced to the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals.

Jones also averaged 14.5 points and 2.3 assists per game for the Blue Devils in their run towards the 2007-08 state championship his junior season and was a key contributor off the bench for Norcross' title team in 2006-07.

Meadowcreek football players make college choices

The Meadowcreek football program will have nine seniors continue their football careers.

Dedric Shipman, who was second in the county in receptions, signed with Texas Southern. Aaron Jones and Brandon Moore will play for West Virginia Wesleyan, Sean Frezell and Jamell Hamler signed with Erie Junior College, Jelanni James is headed to North Dakota Junior College and Cory Huck is going to Rochester Junior College. Akin Isom is headed to Albany State and Phillip Pickens will walk-on at Georgia.

Mauldin commits to LaGrange

Duluth senior Jacob Mauldin recently gave a verbal commitment to play collegiately at LaGrange College.

The right-hander is currently one of the Wildcats' top players both on the mound and at the plate.

He is currently hitting .435 - third best on the team - with four RBIs and has a save, an ERA of 1.50 with nine strikeouts in his first 91/3 innings on the mound this season.

Mauldin is the son of Carl and Sheila Mauldin of Duluth.

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Wildcats make an expensive splash with Calipari

LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Calipari says he is 'humbled and excited' to lead such a 'storied program' during his first press conference as Kentucky's basketball coach.

Calipari was introduced Wednesday after the Kentucky athletics board approved an eight-year, $31.65 million contract that will make Calipari the highest paid coach in the nation. Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said Wednesday that the university paid a premium price, but that Calipari 'can flat out coach.'

- From staff,

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