Lance Storrs Keeps It Going

Led by Georgia Tech signee Lance Storrs, the Columbia Eagles started off this season strong by winning its first six games. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard has had to play a couple of games at the point this season, but that hasn't slowed him down one bit.

Decatur Columbia High (Ga.) won the 4A state title last year with a 78-50 win over Douglas County in the championship game. Once again, the early leader appears to be the Class 4A Columbia Eagles in 2006-07.

"The season is going great," said Lance Storrs. "We had a point guard that was a senior last year and he graduated. So I'm trying to fill in the void for the spot of our point guard. I'm having to take over the duties here and there. Right now, I'm averaging about 16 points a game, 7 rebounds, and about 6 assists."

Storrs, who signed with Georgia Tech in November, is not the only Division I-A prospect playing for the defending 4A state champions. Jeremy Price, a 6-foot-9 center for the Eagles, will be playing for coach Dennis Felton at Georgia next season.

"Right now we're clicking on all cylinders," Storrs said. "Between me and Jeremy, we've got the inside and the outside threat working, but we've got other guys on this team that's contributing also. We're just trying to play our game and come out playing hard."

Storrs is a swingman that brings versatility inside and outside. He is a good outside shooter as well as a capable low post scorer.

Columbia (6-0) opened the season with two out-of-state victories over Tyner High (Chattanooga, TN) and Chattanooga Christian. The Eagles also beat Class 5A Wheeler, ranked No. 12 nationally, 69-53 in a national ESPNU telecast from Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

"Right now, coach (Phillip) McCrary has us playing a tough schedule early on, so when the playoffs do come, we'll be ready to try and win a state championship again."

Before making a final decision about his future, schools such as Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee and others had expressed a high-amount of interest in the three-star prospect.

However, when it came time to decide, Storrs knew that Georgia Tech was the best fit.

"I liked the whole environment up there at Georgia Tech along with the coaching staff and the players that they have," he said "Their coaching staff is really good guys. They kept being real honest with me. They told me if I come in and work hard, I would be able to get some early playing time as a freshman."

"Nothing was guaranteed to me. It just makes me want to come in the gym and work out and get better and try to earn my spot."

"Also if I come in with this class that we have with Maurice Miller and Gani Lawal, I feel like we can win a National Championship."

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