North Cobb Christian point guard Dustin Ware, averaged 22 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in helping his team to the GISA class 3A championship as a junior.
He is a two-time Region and All-State prospect that may be a bit under the radar nationally, but considered one of the top point guards in the Peach State for the class of 2008.
"The thing that I love about Georgia is the entire atmosphere," said Ware. "How they love their sports there. I love the coaches. Coach Felton and all of the coaches make me feel at home. I love the players. I love the campus, the facilities. They're top-notch and I love being up there. It really feels like home every time I go up there."
On Wednesday, Coach Felton received a two-year contract extension, pushing his deal through the 2010-2011 season. Ware was very happy when he heard the news.
"That makes me even happier," he said. "To know he will definitely be there when I get there. He's a great coach. I mean I've seen him in practice, I've seen him in games and I just love everything about him. He's one of the reasons why I chose Georgia."
At 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, Ware shows great character, tremendous work ethic and he has an outstanding passion for the game of basketball.
He is a good shooter with range that extends beyond the three point line (44%). He can also drive to the basket and create scoring opportunities for himself or his teammates.
"I'm basically just a competitor that plays with a lot of intensity," said Ware. "Every night I just try to give my team an opportunity to win. Whenever you need me to score, I'll do it. Whenever you need me to pass, I'll do it. I'll do whatever it takes to help my team win."
Like most young players, Ware needs to get stronger and improve his defense to defend the quicker point guard in the SEC.
"Going into college, your playing against great players every night," he said. "Everyone you play against was pretty much the star of their team in high school. If you want to make it at the next level, your gonna have to play good defense."
"I probably need to improve on my defense a lot more. I need to be a lot more disciplined and understanding on how to lock up good players. Right now, I'm basically working hard on my entire game. Speed, quickness and strength are probably the three things that I really want to work on."
Is Ware getting anymore looks from any other schools or has everybody sort of backed off since his commitment to Georgia?
"Well, a lot of the SEC schools that were looking at me like Florida, Auburn and South Carolina have kinda backed off a little bit as far as respect goes," he said. "Other school like Indiana, Purdue, Nevada, Butler, SE Missouri State, Southern Illinois, those schools are still showing interest."
"They're all still hard after me, but I don't see myself changing my mind. I'm pretty solid on Georgia. I'm pretty much just sitting back waiting to get on campus. I really haven't lined up any other visits or anything else."
"The one other visit outside of Georgia that I took was to the University of South Carolina and I actually took that before I committed. Since I committed, I really haven't gone anywhere else and I'm not planning on going anywhere else but to Georgia."
Dustin Ware will be playing in a three-day basketball tournament this weekend at Augusta State.
He will also embark on a busy schedule this summer that will include an appearance at the King James Shooting Stars Classic in Ohio, Boo Williams Invitational in North Carolina and the Nationals in Orlando, Florida.
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