All-State Basketball Teams: Which picks do you like? What would you change? Voice Y-O-U-R opinion

Thanks to GHSD for selecting the AJC’s 2010 All-State basketball team. Now it’s YOUR turn to VOICE your OPINION. Which picks do you like? Which ones would you change?

Note: We have one request. Please state your case in a reasonable and professional manner. Feel free to offer your evaluation of ANY player in the state, as long as you talk about the player’s performance on the basketball court. No personal attacks away from the court. This discussion is supposed to be productive and fun, therefore let’s keep it that way. Anyone making inappropriate comments will be banned.

Now let the debate begin …

Class AAAAA
• Player of the year: Trae Golden, McEachern
• Coach of the year: David Boyd, Milton
First team
• G Trae Golden McEachern 6-3 Sr.
• G Ryan Harrow Walton 6-0 Sr.
• G Jeremy Lamb Norcross 6-4 Sr.
• F Julian Royal Milton 6-8 Jr.
• F Marcus Thornton Westlake 6-9 Sr.
Second team
• G Derrick Henry Newton 6-2 Jr.
• G Jelan Kendrick Wheeler 6-6 Sr.
• G Jay Rome Valdosta 6-5 Jr.
• G Shannon Scott Milton 6-3 Jr.
• G Devonta White Centennial 6-0 Sr.
• Honorable mention: Jordan Adams, Central Gwinnett; C.J. Blackwell, Peachtree Ridge; Garrett Brown, Pope; Terrance Glass, Meadowcreek; Michael Kvam, Cherokee; Brandon Mobley, Groves; Evan Nolte, Milton; Dai-Jon Parker, Milton; Phil Taylor, Wheeler; Brian Williams, Central Gwinnett
Class AAAA
• Player of the year: Donte Williams, Miller Grove
• Coach of the year: Sharman White, Miller Grove
First team
• F Henry BrooksMiller Grove 6-8 Jr.
• G Alloys Cabell Mays 6-0 Sr.
• G Desmond LoflandRichmond Academy 6-0 Sr.
• G Adam Smith Fayette Co. 6-0 Jr.
• F Donte Williams Miller Grove 6-9 Sr.
Second team
• G Trey Bussey Lithia Springs 6-3 Sr.
• G Chris Davis Stockbridge 6-2 Sr.
• F Heath Houston Hillgrove 6-8 Sr.
• G Rasham Suarez Jonesboro 6-1 Jr.
• F Kevin Ware Rockdale Co.6-4 Jr.
• Honorable mention: Devon Baulkman, Bainbridge; Marquise Cuyler, Glynn Academy; Terrell Fritts, Glenn Hills; Langston Hall, Chamblee; Marcus Hunt, North Clayton
Class AAA
• Player of the year: JerShon Cobb, Columbia
• Coach of the year: Michael Pauley, LaGrange
First team
• G JerShon Cobb Columbia 6-5 Sr.
• G Chris Denson Shaw 6-2Sr.
• F Jordan McRae Liberty Co. 6-6 Sr.
• F Rod Rucker Elbert Co. 6-5 Sr.
• C Nick Jacobs South Atlanta 6-8 Jr.
Second team
• F Rashaud Bell South Atlanta 6-6 Jr.
• G Rion Brown Liberty Co. 6-5 Sr.
• F Javon McKay Dunwoody 6-4 Sr.
• F Shunquez Stephens West Hall 6-5 Jr.
• G Royal Thomas LaGrange 6-2 Sr.
• Honorable mention: Dionte Mains, LaGrange; Onochie Ochie, Westover; Charles Perry, East Hall; Martaveous Smith, Burke Co.; Arabian Williams, Dougherty
Class AA
• Player of the year: Malcolm Brogdon, GAC
• Coach of the year: Eddie Martin, GAC
First team
• G Malcolm Brogdon GAC 6-4 Jr.
• F Willie Clayton Thomasville 6-7 Soph.
• F Rod Hall Laney6-2 Jr.
• G Andrew Houts Dade Co. 5-10 Sr.
• F Trent Wiedeman GAC6-7 Sr.
Second team
• F Chris Bellamy Claxton 6-1 Sr.
• G LaMario Dixon McIntosh Co. Academy 5-11 Sr.
• G Santez Emory Heard Co. 6-3 Sr.
• G Darius MinorJefferson 6-1 Sr.
• G Michael Palmer Northeast-Macon 5-11 Sr.
• Honorable mention: Jibri Bryant, Benedictine; Tanner Plemmons, Rabun Co.; Quantavious Leslie, Callaway; Trumon Jefferson, Decatur; Robert Carter, Thomasville
Class A
• Player of the year: Kentavious Caldwell, Greenville
• Coach of the year: Skip Matherly, Wesleyan
First team
• F Kennard Backman Whitefield Academy 6-4 Jr.
• G Kentavious Caldwell Greenville 6-6 Jr.
• G Nick Marshall Wilcox Co. 6-2 Jr.
• G Griffin Schamp Wesleyan 6-4 Sr.
• G Josh Swan Pace Academy 6-3 Jr.
Second team
• F Fitzgerald White Wilkinson Co. 6-6 Sr.
• F Alre’k Brown Terrell Co. 6-6 Sr.
• G Malick Kone Lanier Co.6-3 Soph.
• F Chaz Sheats Athens Christian 6-3Sr.
• F Nigel Snipes Paideia 6-6 Jr.
• Honorable mention: Willie Bailey, Greenville; Joe Chase, Greenforest Christian; Tekele Cotton, Whitefield Academy; Andrew Frerking, Wesleyan; Terel Hall, Terrell Co.

Class AAAAA

• Player of the year: Trae Golden, McEachern

• Coach of the year: David Boyd, Milton

First team

• G Trae Golden McEachern 6-3 Sr.

• G Ryan Harrow Walton 6-0 Sr.

• G Jeremy Lamb Norcross 6-4 Sr.

• F Julian Royal Milton 6-8 Jr.

• F Marcus Thornton Westlake 6-9 Sr.

Second team

• G Derrick Henry Newton 6-2 Jr.

• G Jelan Kendrick Wheeler 6-6 Sr.

• G Jay Rome Valdosta 6-5 Jr.

• G Shannon Scott Milton 6-3 Jr.

• G Devonta White Centennial 6-0 Sr.

Honorable mention: Jordan Adams, Central Gwinnett; C.J. Blackwell, Peachtree Ridge; Garrett Brown, Pope; Terrance Glass, Meadowcreek; Michael Kvam, Cherokee; Brandon Mobley, Groves; Evan Nolte, Milton; Dai-Jon Parker, Milton; Phil Taylor, Wheeler; Brian Williams, Central Gwinnett

Class AAAA

• Player of the year: Donte Williams, Miller Grove

• Coach of the year: Sharman White, Miller Grove

First team

• F Henry Brooks Miller Grove 6-8 Jr.

• G Alloys Cabell Mays 6-0 Sr.

• G Desmond Lofland Richmond Academy 6-0 Sr.

• G Adam Smith Fayette Co. 6-0 Jr.

• F Donte Williams Miller Grove 6-9 Sr.

Second team

• G Trey Bussey Lithia Springs 6-3 Sr.

• G Chris Davis Stockbridge 6-2 Sr.

• F Heath Houston Hillgrove 6-8 Sr.

• G Rasham Suarez Jonesboro 6-1 Jr.

• F Kevin Ware Rockdale Co.6-4 Jr.

Honorable mention: Devon Baulkman, Bainbridge; Marquise Cuyler, Glynn Academy; Terrell Fritts, Glenn Hills; Langston Hall, Chamblee; Marcus Hunt, North Clayton

Class AAA

• Player of the year: JerShon Cobb, Columbia

• Coach of the year: Michael Pauley, LaGrange

First team

• G JerShon Cobb Columbia 6-5 Sr.

• G Chris Denson Shaw 6-2 Sr.

• F Jordan McRae Liberty Co. 6-6 Sr.

• F Rod Rucker Elbert Co. 6-5 Sr.

• C Nick Jacobs South Atlanta 6-8 Jr.

Second team

• F Rashaud Bell South Atlanta 6-6 Jr.

• G Rion Brown Liberty Co. 6-5 Sr.

• F Javon McKay Dunwoody 6-4 Sr.

• F Shunquez Stephens West Hall 6-5 Jr.

• G Royal Thomas LaGrange 6-2 Sr.

• Honorable mention: Dionte Mains, LaGrange; Onochie Ochie, Westover; Charles Perry, East Hall; Martaveous Smith, Burke Co.; Arabian Williams, Dougherty

Class AA

• Player of the year: Malcolm Brogdon, GAC

• Coach of the year: Eddie Martin, GAC

First team

• G Malcolm Brogdon GAC 6-4 Jr.

• F Willie Clayton Thomasville 6-7 Soph.

• F Rod Hall Laney6-2 Jr.

• G Andrew Houts Dade Co. 5-10 Sr.

• F Trent Wiedeman GAC 6-7 Sr.

Second team

• F Chris Bellamy Claxton 6-1 Sr.

• G LaMario Dixon McIntosh Co. Academy 5-11 Sr.

• G Santez Emory Heard Co. 6-3 Sr.

• G Darius MinorJefferson 6-1 Sr.

• G Michael Palmer Northeast-Macon 5-11 Sr.

• Honorable mention: Jibri Bryant, Benedictine; Tanner Plemmons, Rabun Co.; Quantavious Leslie, Callaway; Trumon Jefferson, Decatur; Robert Carter, Thomasville

Class A

• Player of the year: Kentavious Caldwell, Greenville

• Coach of the year: Skip Matherly, Wesleyan

First team

• F Kennard Backman Whitefield Academy 6-4 Jr.

• G Kentavious Caldwell Greenville 6-6 Jr.

• G Nick Marshall Wilcox Co. 6-2 Jr.

• G Griffin Schamp Wesleyan 6-4 Sr.

• G Josh Swan Pace Academy 6-3 Jr.

Second team

• F Fitzgerald White Wilkinson Co. 6-6 Sr.

• F Alre’k Brown Terrell Co. 6-6 Sr.

• G Malick Kone Lanier Co. 6-3 Soph.

• F Chaz Sheats Athens Christian 6-3 Sr.

• F Nigel Snipes Paideia 6-6 Jr.

• Honorable mention: Willie Bailey, Greenville; Joe Chase, Greenforest Christian; Tekele Cotton, Whitefield Academy; Andrew Frerking, Wesleyan; Terel Hall, Terrell Co.

Here’s a link to Girls All-State. Take a look and come back and discuss below.

74 comments Add your comment

Confused

March 29th, 2010
8:52 am

Wow!!! Not even an honorable mention for the Lakeside guard combo of Sheldon Strickland and Al Key???? Both highly rated guards that averaged 20 pts and 16pts respectively and had their team in the top 10 most of the season. These two also played in the toughest division in the state (6-AAAA).

Mack

March 29th, 2010
8:59 am

Wow! How in the world did Donta Williams get named POY? R u serious? I guess its politics as usual in Georgia. If you attend Miller Grove,Wheeler,Norcross,Milton,Columbia and maybe Tucker you’ll always be a sure in for POY. Its unfair to the entire state and the rest of the metro Atlanta area.You guys need to do a better job with that.It is a definite bias going on here in Atlanta.

Easy 3

March 29th, 2010
9:12 am

Jay Rome from Valdosta and Chris Davis from Stockbridge should have made 1st team all state and not 2nd team for their respective classifications!

ATLCHAMPIONS

March 29th, 2010
9:37 am

WOW…i really would have thought that Sheldon Strickland would have made the team, he put up big numbers against all the power house teams in 6AAAA, including 35 against Miller Grove. (a defensive team) As far as Donte Williams being AAAA player of the year, I can see that. Who else meant more to thier team through out the entire year. If you watched them play this year you knew when he was on the floor. Blocks and rebounds. I saw the kid get at least 20 rebounds one night along with 4 blocks. I am a little confused though, Miller Grove had a gaurd during the playoffs I think number 13 or 12 who carried the team. From the Elite 8 through the championship game the kid was probally 90% from the three point line averaging close to 18 in those big games. He should be at least an honorable mention, or all metro players. Oh well…. Thats Basketball Coverage in GEORGIA….They always seem to get football right though…

burrrr

March 29th, 2010
10:07 am

I’m not sure Trae golden should have gotten POY his team didnt do well against any of the competitive teams in the state, his region was weak and he really just won the scoring title. Harrow has a better case for POY the only reason he didnt make the state tournament was because his team lost to Milton in the Region Playoffs. That being said Thorton should be POY

jskillz

March 29th, 2010
10:17 am

congrats to Lamario Dixon he’s a very good player

Milton Roar's

March 29th, 2010
10:26 am

How in the world do you put Trae Golden as POY? They played the weakest schedule and played in a very weak region. Did you watch Harrow from Walton or Thornton from Westlake? Most underrated gurad in AAAAA is Devonta White from Centennial. Is is going to be a good find for Ga. State.

Truth4Westlake

March 29th, 2010
10:33 am

COngratulations to Marcus Thornton of Westlake, i know a lot of people feel he doesnt deserve Mr. Georgia but he does have a 3.7 GPA averaged 24pts, 12 reb, 4 blks, a superior student-athlete i dont think no other senior averaged a double double and led his team to the championship game!!!! Go Lions

Say it Aint So

March 29th, 2010
10:40 am

Honorable Mention in AAAAA, I can see most of the picks but how can you put Brown from Pope and they didn’t beat hardly any teams from their region. Their are more deserving players. Don’t get me wrong, he was the only player Pope had. Here we go again, McDonald’s AA, Jordan Classic AA, AJC 2nd team All-State. In your eyes, your’re telling us Lamb is a better guard than Scott and White, I lost respect for those selections.

Newtoon

March 29th, 2010
10:53 am

Marcus Thornton may have a 3.7 GPA, but he still goes down as the softest kid to ever not play in a championship game. I’ve never seen a kid punk out like that.

Dawg Bballer

March 29th, 2010
11:41 am

Newtoon: Kind of like the way the entire NEWTON team got punked in against Milton. Let’s see how bad Newton gets punked by Westlake twice next season. Newton goes down as the worst team EVER to make the final four.

WheelerFan#2

March 29th, 2010
11:57 am

if you win mr basketball you dont win the POY, cause Mr hoops is a better honor….anyway i’m not paying much attention when the only all-american in GA and the highest rated prospect in the state is a 2nd teamer….the anti wheeler bias in the state is astounding, even when they won last year there was little press..same old same old with wheeler getting ignored

Say it AInt so- this paper is in love with norcross and no matter what will always favor a player from that school….kendrick davonta shannon scott daijon etc are all better players than lamb, but the norcross bias wins out on that

MHS Grad

March 29th, 2010
12:17 pm

Only gripe is that David Boyd coach of the year should be changed to Recruiter of the year.

The Deegan

March 29th, 2010
12:18 pm

Jelan Kendrick should’ve won POY.

Truth4Westlake

March 29th, 2010
12:24 pm

Jelan Kendrick is proabably the most talented kid in Georgia you cant argue that. I personally know him, but as far as numbers and accomplishments Marcus got the nod for Mr. Georgia. Its unfair to base a kid off one game. Yea he had a horrible game but its the whole season which is judged!!!!!!!

Basketball GOD

March 29th, 2010
1:01 pm

Cameron Solomon from Lovejoy missing from the honoarble mention for AAAAA. Lovejoy finished second in Region 4AAAAA behind Westlake and they advanced to Sweet 16….23 points per game, Clayton County P.O.Y

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HypemanAtl

March 29th, 2010
1:28 pm

Sam Kim should have been included for Single A. Team made Sweet 16 and anyone that has seen him play knows he is one of the best. Almost averaged a triple double

theRidge

March 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

Cj Black well a honorable mention come on i saw him play against this papers beloved norcross peactree ridge won by 20 and he always led the way and your going to say that jay rome is better no way my cousion’s son plays for Valdosta and he said cj is much better.

ajc sucks

March 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

How in the world didnt one girl from Carver of Atlanta make allstate thats a trevasty to those girls and the schools of Carver program. They have respectively been good all year and made it to the State Championship. You guys mean to tell me that not one of those young ladies was not good enough to be an honorable mention!!! Wow!!!

walnut grove

March 29th, 2010
2:34 pm

All the coaches that were coach of the year were state champions except in Boy’s AAA. Dr. McCrary did not get it. He should have.

Fan of AAAA Basketball

March 29th, 2010
3:13 pm

Ok Mack, why is it hard to believe that DONTE WILLIAMS was named the AAAA POY? I agree with ATL Champion: He dominated the court on offense and defense this season, averaging 11 pts and over 10 rebounds. Not to mention, he was the man in blocking shots as well and posterizing many in his path. Yeah Miller Grove may be considered one of the top basketball teams in the state, but let’s not overlook the true talent they have developed and say he got it over politics. Also, like ATL Champion mentioned, you could even add MG’s PG #13 Adarius Fulton and sophomore sensation Tony Parker to the list or honorable mention as well. Adarius was essential to MG’s ride in the playoffs, not to mention averaging 9pts in the regular season…boy can he shoot a 3!!! Plus, although Tony missed a couple of games due to injury, he was averaging over 10pts and 9 rebounds a game. And yes I agree, Strickland should have at least been on the honorable mention list!!!

Antanasia Senard Campbell

March 29th, 2010
4:30 pm

Onochie Ochie and Arabian williams should have been on the 2nd team all state because if it wasn’t for that freak accident that happened to Onochie Ochie on January 8th then he would have had a better year and he is the only player in Albany,Ga that has a division 1 scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paulette McRae

March 29th, 2010
4:40 pm

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Paulette McRae

March 29th, 2010
4:41 pm

Every year Liberty County is left out of the mix

Southside Basketball Fan

March 29th, 2010
5:27 pm

???
Paulette, Liberty County’s Jordan McRae made the Class AAA First Team All State and Rion Brown made second team. Did I miss something?

curiousmind

March 29th, 2010
5:53 pm

How in the world Dr. McCrary did not win AAA Coach of the Year? No coach in AAA have done the things he have in the last 6 years. AJC sports writers did a disservice to this man.

fair and balances

March 29th, 2010
6:03 pm

Agree that solomon should have been on the team agruably one of the best srokes in the state it seems like the southside in AAAAA gets no love outside of westlake

Nico

March 29th, 2010
6:48 pm

Curiousmind…how good would McCrary be if Columbia didn’t recruit?

LQ

March 29th, 2010
7:19 pm

Just how was liberty left out of the mix??? One first team, one second. Can you not read???

Zonesha Davis

March 29th, 2010
8:06 pm

dang i didnt make first team i avg. 14.7 pts & 13.7 rbs a game and the number one rebounder in my region lol but i guess second team is ok..Zoe Davis

curiousmind

March 29th, 2010
8:54 pm

if that is true, then he would be just as good as the ones that did get coach of the year.

BallFanatic

March 29th, 2010
9:14 pm

Not to take anything away from any other player, but Candice Warthen should have been named the Class A Girl’s POY. She is one of the top 5 players in the State regardless of classification. She led the STATE in scoring with 28.5ppg. She also led her team to a 24-5 record, it’s 1st region championship in over 15 years, and the Sweet 16 which had not been done since 1981. Over her career she has been very consistant averaging over 20ppg since her freshman year. For her career she has poured in 2,655 points. She also has over 700 rebounds (5′4″), 600 steals, 300 assists, and 100 blocks. HANDS DOWN THE BEST PLAYER IN CLASS A!!!! Check her out on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtIQQG1419E

Milton Dad

March 29th, 2010
9:33 pm

Dai Jon Parker honorable mention?? there are 10 or more players in GA better then him?? Wow! what a state!

bballfan

March 29th, 2010
9:49 pm

How the heck is the Holston girl from Taylor County not on the Class A all state team? Who are these people from schools that didn’t even make it to state or lost early? Lanier County? Walker? Pace? Are you kidding me?

Michael Carvell

March 29th, 2010
9:51 pm

Thanks again to Todd Holcomb and Chip Saye for the AJC’s All-State team selections. It’s always a tough job.

In AAAAA, Harrow is my POY. I just saw Golden during the playoffs, and he was trying toooo hard to carry his team on his back. I don’t think he ever saw a shot he didn’t like. Shannon Scott is the best player on Milton.

In AAAA, Adam Smith was the best player I saw all year. A freaking scoring machine. Sharman White was my all-classification coach of the year. To me, Donte Williams is more potential than production. He got the benefit of playing for state champions.

AAA: I know Dr. Phil (Columbia coach) loves Cobb, but I’d have to go with Rod Rucker “I Shattered the Backboard” Rucker.

AA: Brogdon is easily one of the top 2-3 players in Georgia.

A: I love me some Nick Marshall.

Michael Carvell

March 29th, 2010
9:59 pm

WheelerFan: I think you make some good points. Jalen also didn’t make first team in his region. And yes, I would’ve picked all the players you mentioned over Lamb.

BigDaddeeBball

March 30th, 2010
9:45 am

I’m just trying to understand where the AJC gets its data(or better said who is paying them off). The real truth if John Gaines does not win AAA coach of the year their system must be truly tainted. Gaines is only in his second season as head coach and won 19 games including a trip to the state championship after finishing 1st in their sub-region. Not bad for a team which only won 5 games per year prior to him taking the job….Also, the team was led by senior Austin Allen who averaged over 18 points and over 10 rebounds per game which placed him at the top of the region and no All-State team….Come on fellas….. if you gonna do the job do it right and it all starts with fundamentals… Do your homework don’t continue to rely on data handed to you by outside ranking sources and individuals who have other than the truth and other motives. It might even help to go to some games other than your odds on favorites like Norcross, Milton, McEachern, Wheeler, Westlake, Columbia or Miller Grove….Theres more to state basketball than these teams and their players.

douwatchhoops

March 30th, 2010
10:18 am

I have to wonder if people posting here actually watch HS basketball?

The 1st team AAAAA is dead on.

Trey Golden didn’t always play the “smartest” but his career speaks for itself.

Jeremy Lamb was the best player on Norcross. When you beat Centennial, Meadowcreek, Peachtree Ridge, and Milton then that justifies it. What’s more, according to the GDP, Lamb shot 64% from the field INCLUDING three-pointers. That means not only is he GOOD but he did not take bad shots.

Julian Royal was AAAAA’s best and (only) big. He benifited from Scott’s penetration more often than not, but that’s what bigs do and he did it best.

Harrow and Thorton are no brainers.

Kendrick got the bogus MDAA selection from what he did in pickup summer ball. NOT what he did in GA. That selection was already made prior to the HS season even starting.

Devonte White had a heck of a year. But if he couldn’t get to the rim, he couldn’t score.

Derrick Henry is questionable at 2nd team. He has no mobility or quickness. I doubt he would have put up numbers in a better region.

Jay Rome is an all-american tight end playing basketball. He is a big kid, but up North, that wouldn’t get him very far.

WheelerFan #2

March 30th, 2010
12:40 pm

Yes I watch basketball, and alot of it…first off norcross lost twice to milton, and second of all, AAU and summer camps is hardly “pick up” basketball as you so eloquently put it. if you dont think kendrick is one of the top 5 players in this state, then I ask you, DO YOU WATCH BASKETBALL? because its pretty obvious that you dont with comments like that…if you thought kendrick was gonna transfer to wheeler and avg 25 pts youre in idiot for thinking that….hes a point guard and playmaker, not a ryan harrow type take 30 shots and score 40 pts…not to mention wheeler started 2 other solid scorers in phil taylor and joey jerome, so kendrick was never gonna lead the country or state in scoring. thats not his game, nor will it ever be his game

WheelerFan #2

March 30th, 2010
12:41 pm

typo- country should be county :)

Notcross

March 30th, 2010
12:51 pm

douwatchhoops Norcross did NOT beat Milton

doyouwatchhoops

March 30th, 2010
10:45 pm

I know they didn’t beat Milton genius. Thanks for for AGAIN chasing a Norcross post and piping up. Sure wish which kid left you program for theirs. The reason I said they “beat Milton” was to play on what happened at West Georgia.

As for Kendrick, no he didn’t deserve first team. He’s not a point guard and really not much of a playmaker. He’s 6′6 with a handle. He made the plays he should have made. Not the ones an elite player makes.

Yes, AAU and summer camps IS pickup, but as a WWheeler fan I’m assuming that you probably like watching WorldWide so you probably can’t say anything bad about them in fear of losing your handicap seating at the WWheeler gym. Joey Jerome a solid scorer? LAUGHABLE!

I will end on this. The only thing MORE over-rated that Mr. Kendrick (who is have a fantastic MCD’s experience – HA) was the team he played for, the Wheeler Wildcats.

WheelerFan #2

March 30th, 2010
11:23 pm

and yet another idiot blogger on these forums…i guess joey getting a D1 scholarship to a team that quite often wins its conference and plays in the NCAA tourney was a fluke and he will probably have it taken away after 3 practices, youre right…silly me and the winthrop coaching staff for thinking he was a solid player, jokes on us…and all i know is milton won at west georgia, so perhaps stop crying over something in the past? or better yet continue watching all these “elite” players in GA that kendrick is sooo inferior too, either way you have no idea what youre talking about, where do you think 99.9% percent of college players get looked at? summer stuff moron, camps and traveling teams is what gets them noticed…and if youre gonna try to be cute by typing WWheeler, just go ahead and put in 3 more Ws to reflect the 5 state titles

FCHSTiger

March 30th, 2010
11:27 pm

I thought Dai-Jon Parker was definitely a more impressive player than Shannon Scott when I watched the state championship game. He made several REALLY nice passes that made you wonder who the star point guard was on that team. As for AAAA, I have to show some love for Adam Smith since we go to the same school. For somebody his size to put up 25ppg as a junior in a tough region was very impressive. I can’t wait to see what he does next year.

douwatchhoops

March 31st, 2010
8:12 am

Wheelerfan, you are really getting a little too upset over this. If he wasn’t a Wheeler kid (by all of 7 months), would you be so vehement?

Again, Joey Jerome is not a “scorer”… as you so elegantly put it.

STATE CHAMPS

March 31st, 2010
8:20 am

Dai Jon Parker = STUD

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James the LawLion

March 31st, 2010
5:26 pm

He’s Georgia’s Mr. Basketball, but not the POY? C’mon, now! Look, if Marcus doesn’t hurt his ankle (by no fault of his, mind you) and gets a chance to go at Milton, he’s on the state championship team. He was on a mission this year and his body of work speaks for itself. Another thing, how in the world does Jeff Newberry not even get Honorable Mention, when righteously he should have been AT THE LEAST on the second team………………………………

Swamp

March 31st, 2010
6:00 pm

Why in the heck didnt the big kid from Creekside, Jyles Smith get something? He averaged 9 blocks a game 14 points and 12 boards. He got 15 blocks each time against Westlake. The point guard Travious Relaford averaged 19pts a game and got second team metro!!