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Tigers begin offseason program
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Dawson County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Thad Burgess enters the summer basketball program with what may be his youngest and most inexperienced team in his tenure at the school.

The Tigers will play 8-10 sophomores on the varsity.

The lone senior will be Ron Mulberry who has very little varsity game experience.

"With this new group of guys we will be trying to match a plan that will give us a chance this year and down the road," Burgess said. "We will go through some growing pains this summer and early on next season.

"I believe this is the best basketball IQ of any team that I have coached. We will just have to be patient as they grow and mature."

This summer the Tigers will play in several team camps, which include this week's camp at Jackson County and Commerce.

The Tigers will also take part in camps at the University of North Georgia, University of Georgia, Alabama-Birmingham, before finishing the summer at Auburn University.

"We will be installing a new offense and some wrinkles on defense this summer. This group of players is fun, enthused and a willing bunch of boys," he said.

"I think the basketball program has a bright future but we will just have to work through some struggles early on. A lot of things happen between now and the end of October when tryouts take place."