Dawson County looks to improve on 19-11, where the finished 7-AAA region runner-up to eventual state champion GAC, and lost to Cedar Grove in the Sweet 16. They graduated 4 starters (5 total seniors) off of last year’s team, including two 7-AAA All-Region players, Jeremiah Crumley and Cullen Reed. The two both scored over 1,000 points and combined for 2700 points in their careers. Returners: The lone returning starter is 6’1 junior SG Campbell Reed, who was 7-AAA Honorable Mention last year. He will be a huge piece for the Tigers and there run at a region title. He averaged 11 ppg on last year’s team, and started every game last season. 5’10, junior, SG,Tate Adkins was a key piece off the bench last year before breaking his foot in early January. He was a big shot maker for the Tigers and will be expecting more contribution. His shooting ability stretches the floor for. 5’11, senior, Trey Pruitt provides leadership for them and does a lot of the unnoticed dirty work. Glue guy. 5’11 sophomore PG Mason Barnes had a great summer and will provide some much-needed depth. Newcomers: Jefferson girls coach Jason Gibson took our AD position at the HS, and his son, Jasper, made the move to Dawson with him. Jasper is a 6’2 junior pg and was 8-AAAA all-region last year at Jefferson, where he averaged 20+ppg as a sophomore. Jasper shoots the ball well, and has great court vision. He picked up an offer from North Georgia this summer. Dawson Christian Academy closed its doors at the end of May, and with that, 3 players from DCA enrolled with us this summer. Senior Luke Chism is a 6’5 Guard that can play multiple positions on the floor. Strong finisher at the rim and impacts the game offensively, defensively, and on the glass. He recently received an off from Southern Wesleyan. Senior, Ahmad Kamara is a 6’1 D1 football prospect that brings much-needed physicality and energy to our team. Junior, Eli Burrus is a 6’4 Guard that shoots the ball well and finishes well. Potential is the key word for Coach Chad Pittman, as he is excited about this teams potential. This team has potential to make another run at state, and fight GAC for the region title. To get ready Coach Pittman and Assistant Coach Michael Parker have beefed their schedule up with the Deep South Tourney at Brookwood, the North Georgia Showcase and also playing in the Warlodge Invitational at Sequoyah.