Georgia team ranked No. 1 in USA opens season with blowout win

Milton High, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA TODAY and several  other national high school basketball polls, opened the season with a 70-35 win over Huffman, Ala., in the Eric Snow Classic.

Huffman gave Milton a little scare, trailing only 34-24 at halftime. However,  Milton unleashed its defense in the second half, holding Huffman to 11 total  points. It was the fifth game  of the season for Huffman  and the season-opener for Milton.

Georgia Tech-bound forward Julian Royal had 17 points, while Jordan  Loyd (Furman) scored 16 and Shannon Scott (Ohio State) finished with 14.

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36 comments Add your comment

Dave Bliss

November 22nd, 2010
1:44 pm

Ryno,

After that story i like Boyd a lot more now.

CourtCred.com

November 22nd, 2010
2:16 pm

One thing I can say about him is that he can coach. Even though he has a lot of talent he would still have a solid program without all the studs because he knows how to maximize a players potential.

Bad Boy 1

November 22nd, 2010
2:59 pm

I wish I could have met her sister at my school.

All Smiles

November 22nd, 2010
3:03 pm

@ Bad Boy 1

I DID

And she had her BFF with her…

Dang I miss High School

Dawgz

November 22nd, 2010
3:17 pm

Ryno, Way to run a smear campaign. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t, but what does bringing it up now do but run his name through the mud?

marcus

November 22nd, 2010
3:32 pm

We should bring it up now. The same thing is going on with Cam Newton.

Paul in RDU

November 22nd, 2010
3:34 pm

Do the public schools in ATL recruit b’ball players? There are schools here in the Triangle loaded with D 1 B’ball talent but they are all private (Word of God, Ravenscroft, Upper Room Christian, to name 3).

Billyboy

November 22nd, 2010
3:50 pm

Based on his actions at Milton and on the court, I would be glad to have David Boyd coach my son. These are good players and Coach Boyd has set a standard of discipline and quality for each of his players. Many of these players have received excellent scholarships at various schools . . . Congratulations to Coach Boyd for his team success

JAGLAW

November 22nd, 2010
4:11 pm

Hey Mike,

How strong is Region 1 in Class AA? Pretty darn strong!! 4 out of 8 remaining teams are from region 1, thus teams 1-4 are still alive.

Can you show a more powerful region within a respective classification?

Gooooo Fitzgerald. Class of 94.

lot of hype

November 22nd, 2010
4:42 pm

How did Dai Jon Parker look on Saturday?

Recruiter

November 22nd, 2010
5:19 pm

We recruiters are worth every dime…….

Keno

November 22nd, 2010
5:45 pm

I’d just like to know where did all these playes at Milton come from? Do they ALL live in Alpharetta???

It's up the White and Gold

November 22nd, 2010
5:50 pm

Ryno-Too bad this has to do with his coaching ability, not some alledged affair he might have had. Get off your high horse and go comment on Cynthia Tucker’s liberal blog.

clutch

November 22nd, 2010
6:42 pm

Cynthis Tucker didnt say anything about you nor does she has anything to do with this blog. Now you get off your high horse

Walker Texas Ranger

November 22nd, 2010
7:31 pm

Billyboy, you don’t want him coaching your son cause after your son spent 3 years coming through the system and was ready for his chance and also, you supported the program and the tip off club, Coach Boyd would replace your son with some blue chip prospect from the other side of town.

Walker Texas Ranger

November 22nd, 2010
7:35 pm

And as far as coaching ability, it is amazing how a guy with the most talent barely wins it (see the Norcross game) while guys like Lipscomb at Wheeler do it year in and year out with the hand they are dealt. I will give it to Boyd on a couple of things, he is a great recruiter and speaks very good Spanish.

Walker Texas Ranger

November 22nd, 2010
7:37 pm

Alledged, thats funny.

WheelerFan #2

November 22nd, 2010
7:55 pm

“And as far as coaching ability, it is amazing how a guy with the most talent barely wins it (see the Norcross game) while guys like Lipscomb at Wheeler do it year in and year out with the hand they are dealt. I will give it to Boyd on a couple of things, he is a great recruiter and speaks very good Spanish.”

thats pretty funny actually- Wheeler has had it fair share of move-ins, so not sure what you posted that

ATL

November 22nd, 2010
8:10 pm

umm Wheeler set the standard for having kids move into their district. i know 100% truth that many basketball players that came through Wheeler moved there with help. Same a few year ago with Centennial and now it’s happening at Milton. there are some loopholes in transfer rules and some ways around playing out if your zoned HS. like Wheeler for instance is a magnet school, so a student can be enrolled at Wheeler, outside their district because of the better opportunities in a specialized educational enviroment that the students zoned school does not provide.

lot of hype

November 22nd, 2010
10:26 pm

@ Walker Texas Ranger: Lipscum sold his soul for Jelan Kendrick and Richard Howell. Who else has AAU coaches addressing the team in the locker room at halftime?

Wolfbait67

November 23rd, 2010
4:02 am

JAWLAW: it is going to be a long drive home for Fitz Friday night (242 mi.) and you will find out that hurricane aint nuthun but a cool breeze up here on our end of I-75 . bring your blanket or bottlr or both..but in the meantain, have a blessed Thanksgiving

Just saying

November 23rd, 2010
10:01 am

Check the current roster and the last 2 yrs of all these top teams and you will see many names that have changed schools during their HS careers. Don’t even try to tell me people move all the time. While families move from place to place, most would consider back to back state ranked talents arriving the same year or back to back years to be unusual. Then to see it happen year after year just might b a red flag.
Wheeler is a Magnet and an “attract” athletes quite easily. Watch a Wheeler timeout and see who is talking to the players. Rarely is it the bench assistants but the 1st row of AAU coaches.
Boyd- he is known for his recruiting abilities from way back in his Campbell HS days.
Keep an eye on Walton athletics in the next few years. Their coaches are building several team dynasty’s using other than home grown talent.
AAU runs Ga HS BBall and the GHSA cannot do or will not do anything about it other than implement the “8th grade rule” a few years back and then dumping it after only 6 months.
Just saying….

Recruiter

November 23rd, 2010
11:37 am

Right on, “Just Saying”…….like Delta, “We’re ready when you are”.

James

November 23rd, 2010
1:25 pm

I remmember when all my team mates lived in the same apt complex..now players drive 40 minutes to school to play BB..times have change

Devil Lover

November 24th, 2010
9:50 pm

The only team that beat Milton during last year’s playoffs during a regulation game, Norcross “Back to Back to Back”, will play Milton again, November 30th.

No. 8th playing No. 1. Should be a good game and Milton won’t beat the Devils by 35 points.

Zone3canE

November 25th, 2010
4:00 am

Wheeler ruined 5A B-Ball. All Lip-scum has ever done is RECRUIT kids from Atlanta, South Fulton and DeKalb. East Cobb would never produce that much B-Ball talent without him going out and stealing it from all over the city. Honestly does anybody really believe that Milton located in N. Fulton on the FORSYTH COUNTY BORDER, is producing this much talent without doing the same thing THE WHEELER TALENTSNATCHERS, DUNWOODY, and NORCROSS have been doing for the last 15 years. Your best bet on watching real GOOD B-Ball teams that are an actual reflection of the communities their jersey’s represent is very limited. Columbia, Miller Grove, Mays and THE MIGHTY SOUTH ATLANTA HORNETS!!……PAUSE.

AstroFan

November 25th, 2010
8:33 am

There’s a loophole in Georgia that allows players to transfer, but live elsewhere in the county. I really doubt the areas around Milton is producing this type of talent. You can live in South Fulton and go to Milton. But still these guys are coming from around metro area. Like Zone3canE says I remember Jamereo Davidson left Tri-Cities a GREAT basketball program in South Fulton and went to Wheeler in Cobb County. Why?? Only legit players that came through the Wheeler program was the Adur-Rahim brothers and D.A. Layne. I’ve been around Georgia basketball too long to believe that Milton is growing this talent.

RAIDER10

November 25th, 2010
9:03 am

i know its early but people should be checking out alpharetta high there 2-1 this year beat mays by4 and lithonia by 34 at the north gwinett bulldog classic check out earl hill 6′4 shooting guard the kid is the real thing averaging 20pts 12reb 5blocks 7asst a game they play milton on 1-14 6pm at alpharetta and 2-8-11 730pm at milton

RAIDER10

November 25th, 2010
9:24 am

HILL FOR THE RAIDERS ALSO HAD THE DUNK OF THE YEAR SO FAR LEFT BASELINE DUNKED OVER 6′9 RYON WIGGINS AND ANOTHER NORTH GWINETT PLAYER

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November 25th, 2010
11:10 am

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WheelerFan #2

November 26th, 2010
12:47 pm

pretty sure the kids transfer willingly to wheeler and milton etc….its not stealing when a kid willing wants to go to a better program…Zone3Can3 whats your address, I want to send you a box of tissues, all you do is cry on this blog. kids leave for greener pastures, deal with, accept it, and stop crying about it

Frank Booth

November 26th, 2010
5:19 pm

“Your best bet on watching real GOOD B-Ball teams that are an actual reflection of the communities their jersey’s represent is very limited. Columbia, Miller Grove, Mays and THE MIGHTY SOUTH ATLANTA HORNETS!!……PAUSE.”
Columbia and Miller Grove as just as guilty as Milton, Wheeler, etc.

Almighty1

November 26th, 2010
9:10 pm

I guess that if you guess you could figure out this is about a gril’s BB team. It would be far too obvious for this iliterate hack-rag to actually state that.

lot of hype

November 27th, 2010
1:16 am

@ Wheeler Fan #2: It is dirty when AAU coaches coach from the sidelines and at halftime in the locker room. How can Lip-scum give up that kind of control?

Zone3canE

November 27th, 2010
3:33 am

Wheelerfan 2, it is STEALING when you openly go out and RECRUIT kids who the majority of have no idea where Wheeler is located or anything about East Cobb. You’re so proud that your community produces ZERO TALENT, and without RECRUITING your school would be just like the other East Cobb schools, boring and talentless. J.J. Hickson doesn’t claim E. Cobb he reps ZONE 3, Shareef does his COMMUNITY work in S. FULTON, Jemareo still claims East Point!!…Point being your NON-TALENT PRODUCING PUBLIC SCHOOL is not a PRIVATE SCHOOL your program is just FILTHY. TRUTH….WHEELER RUINED 5A!

WheelerFan #2

November 27th, 2010
12:42 pm

who cares where they “rep”? of course they dont say there were born in east cobb, cause they werent…they went to east cobb to further their basketball careers, pretty easy choice…i guess they hated east cobb so much that they come back often to watch games and hang out with Lipscomb etc..I cant even count how many games Shareef has been back to see, JJ has come to his fair share as well…if you wanna cry, cry about the economy or something, not where 16 year old kids decide they wanna play basketball