For a couple of years in the 1970s, the GHSA put on a four-team tournament of champions after the traditional state basketball tournament.
For some reason, it was a boys only event. In 1973, Southwest Macon with Norm Nixon beat Southwest Atlanta with Tony Flanagan. Southwest Atlanta won the next year by beating College Park in the final.
What would happen if we had a tournament of champions in 2011? Most of the top teams aren’t afraid to play each other in the regular season. Miller Grove’s boys, the No. 1 team in AAAA, has played and beaten No. 1 Milton of AAAAA and No. 1 Columbia of AAA.
Norcross’ girls beat No. 1 Wesleyan of Class A, and Wesleyan is playing No. 2 Buford of AA later this season.
Is that enough, or would it be a huge event if the state champions played a tournament the weekend after? Who would win?
4. South Gwinnett
5. Collins Hill
6. North Gwinnett
7. Peachtree Ridge