Coach Byron Gillespie and his 10th Grade ran through the competition at the Nola Super 60 taking home the Trophy.
EOTO: EOTO had some of the most fun teams to watch on the Georgia Cup circuit, notably the teams from the middle school and high school divisions. The 13U, 15U, and 17U teams all came away with championships and had multiple players of note. The 13U got great play in the series from Toneari Lane, who was one of the standouts of the middle school divisions. The 15U saw players like Cameron Phillips, Shamari McLeod, and the Rosser twins. The 17U had Georgia Cup staple players like Ken Stanciel and JaQuan Morris. Be on the lookout for this program in the future.
Toneari Lane, 2020 PF, Lawrenceville (GA): No seventh grader came close to Lane. In fact, most onlookers needed to do a double take at the roster. How could this physically mature, assertive power player be so young?
Duluth, GA-- It’s very rare that you find athletic programs for youth with a vision other than their production as an athlete on the court, but in addition to their growth as individuals as people in the community. Established in 2004, Each One Teach One (“EOTO”) based out of Duluth Georgia is a basketball program, “dedicated to assisting student-athletes involving its participants in community service projects and building character to become productive members of their community.”
Originally, EOTO was organized to give a player the opportunity to play AAU Basketball, that more defined programs didn’t extend the offer to, so other players in the area could have the AAU playing experience. Although EOTO was a program that had early success, their initial goal was to in time, eventually transform young players into complete basketball players. EOTO also provides personal relationships for each athlete to ensure they each exceed their potential of becoming “confident, competent, and competitive individuals prepared to face life’s challenges with a commitment to excellence and serving others as they have been served.”
The EOTO philosophy revolves around the player development and the importance of team work, competing for one common goal of coming together to win. “One Family, One Team,” a motto that carried a team of eight and nine-year-olds to an outstanding second place finish at AAU Nationals (division one).
EOTO is open to both boys and girls. Boys ages 8u, 10u, and 11u, and girls grades 3rd-8th, and high school with plans of expanding to more age groups in the near future. You can expect to find EOTO in several D1 Spects tournaments in addition to YBOA, and making appearances out of state as well in Charlotte NC, Birmingham AL, New Orleans LA, Little Rock, AR, and Orlando FL.
For more information on EOTO tryouts, fundraising, or joining this program, go to www.eotosports.com or contact Burkley James at 404-937-0222 firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to welcome Tennessee Primetime Elite to the EOTO Family. Burkley James and Jerel "Jay" Heyward have decided to come together as EOTO. We have always had a great relationship and have always supported each other. Now "We Are Family". This is a great fit as there are alot of very talented young men in Jays organization. The combination of these groups could be dangerous on a National level. It is also an honor to have another dedicated leader as our partner. We look forward to see the results.