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Several Milton Players Finishing Final Open Period in Orlando

Mo Lewis, Milton’s 6’6″ highly recruited forward, will finish the final AAU tournament during the summer’s open recruiting period with his Georgia All-Stars team in Orlando Florida. Mo Lewis, older brother of Milton sophomore Chris Lewis, already has offers from several SEC schools and a variety of other high major and mid-majors around the country.

Meanwhile, sharpshooting Milton 6’4″ senior guard is also headed to Orlando with his Vanguard Elite team. Hodskins, who is drawing attention from a variety if D2 and 3 schools seeking his 3-point marksmanship, has recently drawn the attention of several D1 schools including at least one prominent SEC program.

Mo Lewis and Hodskins will be joined in Orlando by rising sophomore Nile Felton, a 6’3″ guard who has high major potemtial, DeQuain Watts, a 6’4″ senior guard who has drawn interest from several D2 & 3 schools, and Jordan Burrow, a lightning quick rising junior point guard with big time athleticism and potential to play at the next level.

Milton Players Head To Vegas

Milton 6’9″ sophomore Chris Lewis and 6’8″ senior Shawn O’Connell are in Las Vegas starting today to play in two of the nation’s elite AAU tournaments. Lewis will be playing for the Georgia All-Stars 16 under team in the Las Vegas Classic while O’Connell will be playing in the Addidas Super 64 with his Atlanta Celtics team. The tournament is especially important for O’Connell as colleges get one last look at him during the final open period of the summer. (O’Connell currently has offers from Firmament, Miami of Ohio, Kennesaw State, Jacksonville, Lehigh and several others.)

Coach Matt Kramer Named Head Coach at Milton High School

Coach Matt Kramer, author of The Best-Laid Plans of a High School Basketball CEO, was named head boy’s basketball coach at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. Milton, the Georgia 6A (big school) state champion in two of the past 4 years offers Coach Kramer the opportunity to lead one of the top public school basketball programs in the nation. Kramer, 44 years old on July 16th, will inherit a program featuring several high major prospects, including, but not limited to, Chris and Mo Lewis–6’8″ and 6’6″ respectively–Shawn O’Connell at 6’7″, and 6’3″ rising sophomore guard Nile Felton. With a core of highly talented, high character kids on board, Milton would appear to be an opportunity of a lifetime for Coach Kramer.