Basketball practice began this week for a season that starts Nov. 10. Who will replace Milton as boys champion in the highest classification?
As you know, Milton is ineligible for the post-season in the aftermath of allegations of undue influence of coach David Boyd to persuade student-athletes to transfer into the Milton district. Boyd is out as head coach. Soon after, Milton’s only returning starter, Jalyn Patterson, transferred to a school in Florida. Milton should still be pretty good, but obviously won’t win the title.
Milton came under scrutiny for transfers, and transfers will remain in the news this basketball season.
Let’s see if I’ve got this straight …
Brannen Green, the Kansas-bound forward that many consider to be the top recruit in Georgia, has transferred to Tift County and will play with another blue-chip player, three-year starter Tadric Jackson.
Another reported transfer is Kejuan Johnson, one of the elite sopohomores in the state. He went from Wheeler to Westlake and will play with poing guard Tony Bagtas, a first-team all-state player from last season.
We hear that Wheeler is getting a potential star from California in sophomore Jerron Love. And Harold Givens is one and done at Norcross. He originally came from Northside of Columbus. Now he’s gone to a prep school in North Carolina.
Any more to report?
It’s still football season, so we haven’t had much time to study this, but I kinda like these eight boys team:
I haven’t begun looking at the girls teams yet. Would love to get feedback there too. Doesn’t take a genius to know that McEachern and Norcross will be good again.