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AAU team hits the road
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Team members are Jordan Proctor, Dadrian Coppins, Derrick House, Jaden Rodriguez, Denzell Walls, Juwon Jones, Darius Scott, Matthew Brown, Derrick Newberry, Demarcus Gant, Demario Gant, Zebrandon Gantand Jaylen Powell. Coaches are Joseph Proctor and Roland Rodriguez. - photo by Photo provided

A group of sixth- and seventh-grade boys from Effingham County have been competing in AAU basketball tournaments since March, finishing second in a tournament in Statesboro and going 7-3 in summer league play.

They have played in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The team is made up of boys from all three Effingham middle schools.