January 9, 2007

Favors fighting for top spot

December always provides opportunities to see great match-ups in holiday tournaments. Derrick Favors of South Atlanta (Ga.) High School paired up with the nation's top ranked sophomore DeMarcus Cousins at the Peach State Classic. Unfortunately, the game was anti-climatic but Favors learned a little something about himself and what it takes to be the nation's best player in his class.

Favors scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and eight blocked shots and anchored South Atlanta in an ugly 39-31 win against Cousins' Erwin High School out of Birmingham, Ala.

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