Milton High will have one of the talented-loaded basketball rosters the state of Georgia has ever seen this year.
The Eagles have six players who are holding major-college scholarships after rising junior Shaquille Johnson was offered by Auburn. The 6-foot-4 junior guard is a transfer from Rockdale’s Salem High and has a ridiculous 38-inch vertical jump. He is known for his rip-roaring dunks and made headlines earlier this summer for breaking a rim on a Tomahawk dunk at an AAU tournament.
“Yes, it was exciting to get my first offer,” Johnson said. “Auburn is a great school, and I like them. I’m going to keep working hard and hopefully earn some more.”
Johnson’s next offer could come from Clemson at camp later this month.
The Milton All-Stars already have a lineup that has college coaches drooling, with four senior prospects — point guard Shannon Scott (committed to Ohio State), shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker (multiple offers, including Georgia Tech and UGA), power forward Julian Royal (Georgia Tech, Alabama, UGA and Wake Forest), and guard Jordan Loyd (Gardner-Webb and Furman). This week, 6-8 junior swingman Evan Nolte — considered to be one the nation’s best outside shooters — added Iowa to his list of more than a dozen offers, which includes Georgia Tech and UGA.
Also, Minnesota coach Tubby Smith revealed this week that he is taking a serious look at Loyd after observing summer ball.
Milton is the defending state champion in Georgia’s largest classification and considered one of the top contenders for this year’s mythical national championship.
Now it’s YOUR turn. Has there ever been a Georgia basketball team this stacked??? If so, please list the team and players below.
Note: Milton’s Scott and Parker, along with Greenville High shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell (committed to UGA), combined together to lead USA South to the championship of the Nike World Games on Monday.