Reeves brings "Hoops Media Day" to Middle Georgia
MACON, GA -- Another 'first' made it's way to Middle Georgia Saturday morning.
Seven of the area's top basketball programs made their way to Central Georgia Tech's Titans Arena for Middle Georgia's High School Hoops Media Day. The brains behind the operation is Kowacie Reeves, a Middle Georgia basketball fan and creator of HypeSouth, an athletics website covering programs and players all over Middle Georgia.
"High school media day is something that's becoming popular around the state," Reeves said. "I just wanted to bring something to Middle Georgia to kind of bring that exposure and give the kids something to be excited about."
There was plenty of exposure for premier programs. Defending state champions Wilkinson County and Upson-Lee headlined the event while powers Warner Robins, Westside, Baldwin, Stratford and Tattnall all got the chance to preview their upcoming seasons through a moderated media session.
"It's big time for them to pull something together like this in the Middle Georgia area," said Tattnall Head Coach Jarvis Smith. "It just creates to the excitement to get ready for the season."
After a successful first go around, area coaches anticipate the event growing in the coming years.
"Oh I love it man," said Warner Robins Head Coach Jamaal Garman. "It's going to be bigger and bigger each year. More and more teams will be involved. I just love the fact that we got a media day. Now we can talk about basketball some now."
Practice begins next week in Middle Georgia. Reeves tabbed Stratford as his sleeper team in the Middle Georgia area while Westside PG Desmon Foston is one of his under-the-radar players to watch.