Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Keeping Tabs: RSIII Leads HS Team To Quarters

Ralph Sampson III, the center piece of Tubby Smith's incoming recruiting class, led his Northview, GA high school basketball team Tuesday to an upset win over one of the four #1 seeds in the AAAAA Georgia High School Basketball Tournament.

Chris Monter at mentions this development here. The AAAAA bracket can be found here. Sampson will lead his Northview teammates on Friday in the quarterfinals against Norcross, a team that is ranked 10th nationally by USA Today. Norcross is the two-time defending AAAAA boys champion in Georgia and are led by Wake Forest signee Al Farouq Aminu.

I haven't been able to find a full boxscore from this game, but the Marietta Daily Journal has a write-up that can be found here. The writer states that Sampson had seven blocks and 11 points.

Also, it should be noted that this is at least Sampson's second game since Jim Souhan reported--and I then relayed--that RSIII's high school career had ended.