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SPORTS BRIEFS: Norcross' Lupuloff awarded scholarship

Norcross' Lupuloff awarded scholarship

Norcross senior Jason Lupuloff has been selected for a $1,000 college scholarship from the The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Lupuloff will receive the award, for his work as a student-athlete, on Dec. 30 at the foundation's awards breakfast, which is held in conjunction with the Chick-fil-A Bowl coaches luncheon that follows.

Thompkins is SEC player of week

Georgia's Trey Thompkins, a Wesleyan grad, was named the SEC Player of the Week after he had 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in a victory over Illinois on Saturday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Thompkins, who had missed two practices leading up to the game after having his wisdom teeth extracted, sank four decisive foul shots in the final 22 seconds against the Illini.

For the season, he has made 11 of 12 free throws in the final five minutes.

It marked the second time this season and the seventh time in his 37-game career that he reached the 20-point mark. Thompkins now leads Georgia in scoring, rebounding, blocks, field goals made and field goals attempted.

Caray to call Braves games in 2010

ATLANTA -- Chip Caray is headed back to the Atlanta Braves broadcasting booth.

Caray said Monday he was hired to be the team's play-by-play man on Fox Sports South and SportsSouth and he is expected to work about 105 games next season. The hire came three weeks after parting ways with Turner Sports.

The 44-year-old is the son of late Braves broadcaster Skip Caray and a grandson of famed broadcaster Harry Caray. He called first-round playoff games for TBS during the past three seasons and also worked a few dozen Atlanta games this season for a local Turner-owned station.

Caray is replacing Jon Sciambi, who left after the 2009 season for a full-time job at ESPN.

''I couldn't imagine a better situation,'' he said.