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Blue Devils prep for 4th annual Tournament

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The Blue Devils will host their 4th Annual McDonald's Invitational this weekend with games starting on Friday. Valdosta, Cook County and Colquitt will also play in the tournament in separate pools.

Tift County coach Eric Holland says players will cherish the opportunity to play in front of college coaches who should be in attendance.

"Most kids see it as an opportunity to be seen," Holland said. "I think every child, particularly in south Georgia wants their skills to be showcased at some point in time. You know, at the end of the day, as a coach you want to make sure you put your kids in the best situation possible."

One person who doesn't need to impress anyone is Blue Devil guard Tadric Jackson who is committed to Georgia Tech. He says that its time for him to help his teammates gain the same opportunity he has with a scholarship.

"It's not about me now," Jackson said. "It's not about me on the court. I mean, I done got mine, I got to make my teammates better. You know, I have to get them the ball. Do what's best for them."

Right now the Tift County boys hold an 8-2 record. Their two losses game to Lake Highland Prep in the famed City of Palms tournament and against one of the top teams in the country, Monteverde Academy.

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