Boys basketball rankings: North Cobb takes No. 1 in AAAAAA

It’s North Cobb’s turn to be No. 1 in Class AAAAAA this week after Tift County’s loss to unranked Coffee.

That means two Kennesaw teams are No. 1.  North Cobb Christian is the top-rated Class A team. The schools are one mile apart. They played on Nov. 24, and North Cobb Christian won 74-55.

Makes you wonder if Georgia should just have on state basketball tournament.  The No. 2 team in AAAAAA, Shiloh, lost to the No. 2 team in AAA, Morgan County earlier this month.

Lots of big games this week. Note that North Cobb will play Carver of Montgomery, the No. 1-ranked Alabama team, on Saturday at Norcross in the Hilton Invitational. No. 1 Miller Grove also is playing there.

Rankings and notes are below. Be aware that won-lost records are based on scores that are reported. If you see errors, please post and tell us about it.

Class AAAAAA

1. North Cobb (15-3)

2. Shiloh (13-3)

3. Wheeler (11-4)

4. Tift County (14-3)

5. Peachtree Ridge (14-6)

6. Norcross (11-6)

7. North Gwinnett (14-4)

8. Archer (16-4)

9. Hillgrove (16-3)

10. Valdosta (14-4)

Notes: Former No. 1 Tift County lost to Coffee 88-83 on Friday and dropped to No. 4. Coffee’s Rashad Thomas scored 40 points. Tift (5-1 in region play) trails new No. 10 Valdosta (14-4, 7-0) in Region 1. Valdosta entered to replace Roswell, which lost to Lassiter and Chattahoochee last week. … Tift plays St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J., on Monday in the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. St. Anthony is ranked No. 7 nationally by USA Today. …  Three Top 10 teams are playing Saturday at Norcross in the Hilton Invitational. New No. 1 North Cobb plays Carver of Montgomery, the No. 1 team overall in Alabama, according to MaxPreps. No. 3 Wheeler plays Christ School (MaxPreps’ No. 25 team in North Carolina), and No. 6 Norcross vs. DeMatha (No. 3 in Maryland). … The three Georgia teams playing at Norccross are coming off productive weeks. North Cobb (15-3, 9-1) has a two-game lead in Region 4 after beating previous No. 7 Hillgrove (16-3, 8-3) 78-67 on Friday. Wheeler beat Walton in overtime and took the lead in Region 5. Norcross beat previous No. 5 North Gwinnett 43-37 on Tuesday. Those two Region 7 rivals meet again Wednesday at Norcross. … No. 2 Shiloh is playing at the Monteverde Academy Invitational, a three-day tournament, beginning Thursday and opens with Orlando Christian Prep, the 27th-ranked team overall in Florida per MaxPreps. … No. 5 Peachtree Ridge leads the Region 7 (ahead of No. 6 Norcross and No. 7 North Gwinnett) with a 9-1record and avenged its only region loss last week in a 55-49 win over Collins Hill (13-6, 7-3).

Class AAAAA

1. Miller Grove (17-3)

2. Effingham County (15-3)

3. Allatoona (15-4)

4. Mays (12-4)

5. Sequoyah (16-3)

6. Tucker (11-6)

7. Lithia Springs (15-4)

8. McIntosh (13-5)

9. Mount Zion-Jonesboro (13-4)

10. Northside-Columbus (15-3)

Notes: No. 1 Miller Grove beat No. 7 Tucker 80-69 on Friday as Kyre’ Hamer scored 30 points. Tucker’s Deonta Fitzgerald scored 27. Miller Grove plays Memphis East on Saturday at Norcross in the Hilton Invitational. … Tucker, now No. 6, plays Centennial on Monday in the M.L. King Day Holiday classic at Centennial. … No. 3 Allatoona dropped one spot after splitting two games in Florida, losing to Riverview of Sarasota and beating Bishop Verot of Fort Myers. … No. 7 Lithia Springs lost to Alexander 74-64 on Saturday and fell three spots. … Previous No. 5 Bainbridge lost 71-70 to Lee County (7-9) on Friday and dropped out. … Newly ranked is Northside-Columbus (15-3), which beat Lee County 73-55 on Saturday and leads Region 1.

Class AAAA

1. Columbia (17-1)

2. Glenn Hills (17-0)

3. Marist (12-2)

4. Eagle’s Landing (14-5)

5. Monroe (16-2)

6. Jonesboro (15-4)

7. Grady (13-4)

8. Statesboro (18-3)

9. Westover (13-5)

10. South Atlanta (14-3)

Notes: The state’s battleground region this week will be 6 as No. 1 Columbia will be tested against No. 7 Grady (Tuesday on the road) and No. 10 South Atlanta (Friday at home). South Atlanta has a home game Tuesday against No. 3 Marist. Grady beat South Atlanta 72-70 in overtime last week and followed it up Friday with a 56-50 win over talented Lithonia (9-7).  … No. 2 Glenn Hills had a nice win over AAAAA Stephenson on Saturday, winning 46-40 in the William Avery Invitational in Augusta. … No. 4 Eagle’s Landing plays MacDonald Academy (No. 74 overall in North Carolina, per MaxPreps) in the Hilton Invitational at Norcross on Saturday.  … No. 6 Jonesboro won a key Region 4 game 54-48 victory over Riverdale (12-8, 8-2) on Friday. Patrick Petty scored 16 points for Jonesboro, according to the Clayton News Daily. … No. 9 Westover lost to Tift County, the No. 4 team in AAAAAA, 87-77 on Tuesday. … No team dropped out of the AAAA rankings this week, but it’s hard not finding a place for Rutland (15-2), which was impressive winning 69-30 on Saturday against Evans (13-4).

Class AAA

1. Cartersville (19-0)

2. Morgan County (15-4)

3. Savannah (14-2)

4. Buford (13-5)

5. Johnson-Savannah (12-5)

6. North Hall (16-2)

7. Thomson (12-3)

8. Cedar Grove (14-3)

9. Dawson County (17-2)

10. Washington County (13-3)

Notes: No. 3 Savannah plays No. 5 Johnson at Savannah State on Saturday. ‘’Not a gym can hold it,’’ said Savannah coach Tim Jordan, explaining why the Johnson-Savannah games this year have been held off campus. Savannah won the December game. … No. 4 Buford beat No. 6 North Hall 52-45 on Friday, ending North Hall’s 11-game winning streak. Both held their ranking. Buford’s A.J. Davis scored 23 points, and Buford had the rebounding edge 26-13, according to the Gainesville Times. On Saturday, Buford beat Xenia (Ohio) 52-50 in Dayton. … No.  7 Thomson moved up three spots after beating previous No. 7 (now No. 10)  Washington County 69-68 on Tuesday as Sherrod Hart made two free throws for the winning points and scored 16, according to the Augusta Chronicle. … No. 8 Cedar Grove entered the rankings after a 48-45 victory over previous No. 8 St. Pius on Friday. That’s eight straight wins for the Saints, who are tied with Woodward Academy (13-4, 6-1) for the Region 6 lead. Woodward beat Cedar Grove in December, so technically leads the region, but Woodward’s recent loss to Class A Landmark Christian gives Cedar Grove perhaps the better Top 10 resume.

Class AA

1. Manchester (15-2)

2. Greater Atlanta Christian (16-3)

3. Vidalia (18-1)

4. Bleckley County (16-2)

5. Westside-Augusta (11-3)

6. Jordan (10-4)

7. Laney (12-5)

8. Dublin (14-6)

9. Josey (12-7)

10. Pelham (11-6)

Notes: No. 5 Westside beat then-No. 4 Laney 63-51 in a key Region 3 game Friday and moved up a spot. … No. 8 Dublin fell one place after losing to No. 6 Wilkinson County of Class A on Friday. … No. 9 Josey lost to Archer, the No. 8 team in AAAAAA, on a free throw with less than a second remaining. … Taylor County dropped out after losing to Macon County 63-57 on Friday. Newly ranked is No. 10 Pelham, the Region 1 leader.

Class A

1. North Cobb Christian (16-2)

2. Athens Christian (14-1)

3. Greenforest Christian (14-3)

4. Mitchell County (16-3)

5. W.D. Mohammed (17-1)

6. Wilkinson County (15-1)

7. Seminole County (13-3)

8. Turner County (13-4)

9. Aquinas (14-5)

10. Wilcox County (13-3)

Notes: No. 1 North Cobb Christian plays at home Friday against 2012 Class A champion Whitefield Academy. … No.3 Greenforest Christian is at home Tuesday against No. 5 W.D. Mohammed in Region 5. … No. 6 Wilkinson County beat Dublin (ranked No. 7 in AAA at the time) 78-68 on Friday, then beat Baldwin (13-5 record in AAAA) 58-52 on Saturday. … No. 8 Turner County beat formerly ranked No. 7 Lanier County 63-32 on Friday. Lanier then lost Saturday to Wilcox County 67-50 and dropped from the rankings, replaced by Wilcox. … No. 9 Aquinas beat AAAAAA Harrison 75-57 on Saturday in Augusta and plays Laney (No. 7 in AA) at Evans on Monday.

52 comments Add your comment

Fun Fact....

January 20th, 2013
2:57 pm

Class A top ranked North Cobb Christian beat 6A top ranked North Cobb by 19 earlier in the season. Impressive.

HSbball

January 20th, 2013
4:11 pm

Good point Todd. I’d rather have a one class tournament than have public and private split in single A.

Hubert Green

January 20th, 2013
7:20 pm

The top team in AAAAAA this year was Milton before five players left after its coach was sent down the river. At least Milton won big nationally with its team year in and year out unlike so many others. AAAAAA teams with significant transfers: Norcross, Shiloh, N Gwinnett, Wheeler, Tift Co., Westlake, P. Ridge, just to name a few.

Tift Blue

January 20th, 2013
8:19 pm

Tift has to be the worst coached team in the state. Dr Holland you are an excellent recruiter but a terrible coach. Too many individuals and prima donnas on this team. You cannot get these great athletes to play together as a TEAM. I see so many bad attitudes it is disgusting. How many people have you fooled in Tifton to keep your job? Wow – all that talent – going down the drain again. Really is sad to watch this all unfold again this year. Same old crap – just a different year.

Just an Observer

January 20th, 2013
8:31 pm

Georgia high school basketball has been down for some time. Besides a couple of exceptions (Favors, Williams and Howard) no ga high schoolers are starring in major college programs, let along the NBA. Gt and UGA are paying the price. Any theories why Ga high scoop basketball is so nonproductive?

Knockahoma

January 20th, 2013
9:31 pm

North Cobb and North Cobb Christian are in Acworth, not Kennesaw.

@ Observer-Tech and UGA are suffering because they can’t convince the top players in the state to stay. UCLA has the No.1 guy from last year. UGA got KCP, but the rest is way too young. The Dawgs might make it back to the dance if this group stays together, and KCP sticks around until his senior year. Don’t fire Fox unless you want to actually shell out a load of money for a proven coach/program builder.

SOUTH GA. BBALL

January 20th, 2013
9:47 pm

@Tift Blue – I was at the game last nite vs Coffee and I think your alittle off on your opinion of the Tift coach. I think he is a good coach, but I think he overcoaches this team. He should probably let them play freely alittle more. I also think this team is good, but I dont think they really care about playing defense. Teams that recruit, should always beware of who you bring in and team chemistry that will be affected by bringing in those players. Last nite, it looked like alot of the Tift players were frustrated. In team sports, every player has to have a role and accept that role. With all that being said, I still think Tift’s talent will overcome the overcoaching of their coach and they are the favorite to win it all in AAAAAA.

I'm just sayin

January 20th, 2013
9:50 pm

@Tift Blue – I was at the game last nite vs Coffee and I think your alittle off on your opinion of the Tift coach. I think he is a good coach, but I think he overcoaches this team. He should probably let them play freely alittle more. I also think this team is good, but I dont think they really care about playing defense. Teams that recruit, should always beware of who you bring in and team chemistry that will be affected by bringing in those players. Last nite, it looked like alot of the Tift players were frustrated. In team sports, every player has to have a role and accept that role. With all that being said, I still think Tift’s talent will overcome the overcoaching of their coach and they are the favorite to win it all in AAAAAA.

BucNation

January 20th, 2013
10:48 pm

Allatoona beat the #4 team in Florida AAAA (Bishop Verot).

Not bad.

Benjamin E. Mays Raider

January 21st, 2013
7:55 am

Georgia high school basketball needs to add a 30 second shot clock. The high school players would be better prepared for NCAA competition. This will also cut down on poor coaching and officiating.

Hubert Green

January 21st, 2013
9:09 am

@Benjamin E Mays Raider I couldn’t agree more and I get tired of reading about all these so called great defensive teams that do nothing more than run time off the clock each possession. Then I am appalled at the poor clock management I see. Teams will rush a poor shot at the end of a quarter; miss and then give up a layup at the other end instead of playing for one shot and then possibly getting the ball back to start a quarter and scoring 4-6 points while the other team does not get the ball. But as little as high school coaches are paid, you can’t complain too much.

57Cat

January 21st, 2013
9:39 am

I totally agree with the need for a shot clock in high school basketball, but I’m looking at it from the fan’s perspective and from that of a coach with a good team. I watched an inferior Brunswick girls team beat a really good Valdosta team by playing keep-away for some 6 minutes without a shot being taken. Great strategy by Brunswick; boring game.

Smug

January 21st, 2013
10:18 am

Tift Co probably won’t even win the region. There too many prima donnas on the “team.” The Doc may not be around long if the GHSA finds that he did recruit.

Andre Elam

January 21st, 2013
10:33 am

Beware of the Westlake Lion…Here we come again. Team is beginning the gel and the depth on the bench of quality players can’t be matched by no team in the state regardless of classification. Tough games coming up this week against Douglas County and Tri-Cities, if we win these two games watch out. WHS dismantled East Coweta and Newnan over the weekend.

Roll Tide

January 21st, 2013
11:08 am

North Cobb High School is in Kennesaw…….

Coach Bob

January 21st, 2013
11:14 am

“Shot clock in Georgia” I’m not sure if a shot clock in the long run would improve the quality of basketball in the state. It surely wouldn’t fix the bad coaching, it would make it worst. In Georgia in particular and in the south east in general the style of play almost solely dependent on athleticism, (press, still the ball, run up and down the floor, shot 3’s or try to dunk the ball) When they travel outside the state, especially to the Northeast or Midwest the Georgia team can’t compete because those teams are much more fundamentally sound. The positives for a shot clock is it would force teams to play and not hole the ball for long stretches.

SBoat

January 21st, 2013
12:47 pm

How is Excel Christian in Cartersville not ranked? Those guys are 17-1, and winning by an average of over 20 points per game. Doesn’t make sense to me….

G-dub

January 21st, 2013
12:59 pm

@just an observer…this is the first year Ga hsbb has been down. With the exception of Tajh Shamsid Deen at Columbia I don’t see too much more out there. But you are wrong about the state as a whole, Parker and Adams(UCLA), Harrow(Kentucky), Howell(NCState) and several kids on Tennessee squad, look up the numbers and I guarantee that GA can stand with any other state.

notsofast

January 21st, 2013
1:12 pm

The team from Florida that Allatoona defeated, Bishop Verot, was also playing without it’s stud 6′9 225lb D1 forward who was out with injury….just saying.

HSbball

January 21st, 2013
1:57 pm

@SBoat Excel isn’t ranked most likely because they have not played anybody on their schedule. The best team they have played so far (Mt. Paran) they lost to. And Mt. Paran has taken turns getting throttled by North Cobb Chr. and St. Francis. Let them beat St. Pius and see what happens. Or better yet, let them make a run in the playoffs and prove the polls wrong. Then you’ll get the respect for sure.

basketballnut

January 21st, 2013
2:06 pm

Them Wheeler Wildcats are back at full strength now! Somebody is in trouble! Thatisall!!!

I'm just sayin

January 21st, 2013
4:55 pm

Tift County played St. Anthony pretty tough. Lost by only 6pts.

Tony

January 21st, 2013
5:17 pm

Wheeler 58-36 over Centerville Ohio today at the Flyin to the Hoops Showcase in Dayton.

Leading scorers: Jaylen Brown and Smoak with 15 each. Brown, Jerron Love and Tim Sanders working into the rotation now that they are available. This is a much different team than the one that closed out December.

3 more games this week ending with Christ School (NC) on Saturday at Norcross. If they sweep them, we’ll know this team is jelling.

Decatur 4 Life

January 21st, 2013
8:07 pm

Just an Observer

I don’t agree that Ga basketball is down, sure its lost a lil luster but overall its still strong. Don’t know what college teams ur watching or maybe just don’t know ur players because trust me there are plenty players from Ga all over the country playing key roles, do ur research homie! I do agree a shot clock would make things more interesting and also make players more college game ready but its still exciting wiithout one plenty other states don’t have shot clock. And before I forget, although adding a shot clock does change coaching philosophies late in ball game don’t blame a coach for slowing the game down and using using not having a shot clock in his favor. That’s just smart and it wins

John Wooden

January 22nd, 2013
4:57 am

You guys want to know why GA BB is down or seems to be? Three little words my friends: AAU. Period End of story.
Leads to all the problems mentioned in this article. Bad coaching? They won’t listen to the HS coach when the AAU coach is telling them where to play and how to play. They look in the stands more than ever at dad or AAU coach or both while the HS coach is trying to make his point. For whatever reason, it seems the GA Girls HS BB is in better hands. Why is that? Is it better coaching? I really can’t put a handle on it, but I’ve spent 35 years in HS BB both as a coach and now an observer and it’s sickening the lack of anything in Boys HS BB in the Atlanta area.

Anti AAU

January 22nd, 2013
8:40 am

@ John Wooden

You are dead on with the AAU comment, I totally agree with you. These so called great AAU coaches are killing HS basketball. Kids are being pressured/recruited to play together. A friend of my mine who coaches in the NBA recently told me it has filter over into the NBA. You constantly see player only playing for 4 to 5 minutes hard. Also they want to play with their other super star buddies. No work ethics at anymore…..

Titletown USA

January 22nd, 2013
8:40 am

I would recommend to any HS BB fan to read the book, “They played their hearts out”, it is an excellent foray into the perils of AAU competition and its effect on the school teams, athletes’ lives, and their families.

Decatur 4 Life

January 22nd, 2013
8:46 am

John Wooden

I agree the AAU coaches are a big factor but think about it that has always been the case, my biggest blame of all has to be the actual player and their parents. Today’s athletes are hate to say it extremely soft and self-centered, nobody cares about the team game anymore everyone is all about themselves. And what makes matters worse the parents enable this behavior by being their best friend instead of a letting them know the consequences of their actions, an athlete going to 3 or 4 different high schools in a 4 year span is unacceptable and parents allow this false sense of reality and wonder why they don’t make it if they’re fortunate enough to play at the next level. Not used to sticking with anything when the going gets rough!! That’s where Ga basketball is suffering

Da Coach

January 22nd, 2013
8:52 am

How is GA basketball down?
Ask Lorenzo Brown, Al-Farouq Aminu, Tony Parker, Shannon Scott, Howard Thompkins, Travis Leslie, Dequan Jones, Gani Lawal, Chris Allen, JJ Hickson or Richard Howell if it’s down. Most of those guys are playing professionally or starring in a big time college conference. What they all have in common save Lawal, Leslie and Thompkins, is that they went out of state….and like some other people have pointed out, a lot of it has to do with AAU affiliations. To say GA BB is down in the past few years is foolish…

Da Coach

January 22nd, 2013
8:53 am

At the same time, you could argue that the overall quality of team play and “good” basketball is down, which I somewhat agree with for this year.

BrunoBars

January 22nd, 2013
9:46 am

I hear alot of negative comments regarding AAU and I understand it to a point. I am coming from the girls side of the game. Without AAU and trainers would girls get the skill development they need from High School. NO WAY. The HS teams that are winning have girls who play and train year round and come to HS ready to contribute. The good ole days are over and it’s time that HS coaches stopping taking an adversarial stance towards AAU. Stop trying to coach from Oct to March. Visit “your” girls in the summer. Watch them play in a motion offense where they have to learn to MAKE a Basketball Play instead of running THE PLAY. Some coaches OVER coach and try to fit players into THEIR system instead of catering their system to fit the players they have. Just my opinion, because like it or not AAU is not going anywhere. And when I can go to summer exposure events and see 100’s of College coaches watching my daugher play. And when she gets letters from those coaches, where do you think I am going to put the focus on? Those who don’t adapt and adjust get left behind.

athensbball

January 22nd, 2013
10:35 am

@brunobars…you may be right. But I’m also gonna assume that your daughter doesnt have the foolish idea that it will be a lock that she will be playing basketball professionally one day like 95% of high school boys do in these AAU leagues. The boys players in AAU are all about ME, and getting mine. Apples and Oranges comparison between boys and girls AAU.

G-dub

January 22nd, 2013
11:20 am

@BronoBars…High school coaches are prohibited from having basketball contact with players during certain times of the year, however there are no restrictions on aau coaches,so if you are a 15-18 year old you would probably be closer to your aau coach. AAU programs have made the players better but the high school game has suffered because of it.

Tift County

January 22nd, 2013
11:45 am

I too believe a 30 second shot clock is needed in GA, it would speed the game up and allow for players to become play makers and not just sit back and rely on a plays. Plays are good for when the game slows down, but most college games I look at the ball is being advance and the basket being attack more regularly. The college game teaches how to attack the defense presented which allows the player to be more cerebral. The top HS teams in the nation play the same way, they call very few plays and allow their players to express their athletic ability.

Andre

January 22nd, 2013
11:56 am

High school basketball in Metro Atlanta just isn’t the same because of AAU. I’m so tired of players transferring across the area because they AAU coach said so. That is so stupid!!

Tift County

January 22nd, 2013
12:28 pm

Brunobars, you hit it right on the head, Coaches who don’t adapt will get left behind. I have had several top collegiate coaches tell me they love the fact that they can come to one AAU event and see hundreds of top HS players in one venue and not have to travel all over the country to see them. Also, they get to see the kid play with other like talent and make plays. Some programs don’t have the competition needed to attract collegiate coaches.Kids with that talent set are trying to get scholarships and if AAU helps that cause, which it does, then that is where the parent and child will put their focus.

Tift County

January 22nd, 2013
12:36 pm

Watch the next NBA hall of fame inductee ceremony. Every player will call out his AAU coaches name and program thanking him or her for helping them along the way achieve their dream. The kids today hear these speeches by players they respect and see this AAU thing isn’t all bad if hall of fame inductees are acknowledging it.

GA TEAMS

January 22nd, 2013
1:30 pm

AAU is not all bad, its the few coaches that basicly abuse the kids, sale them to college programs. Most time putting thier NCAA status at risk. Just think how can these programs afford to pay coaches at the big AAU program. 1. Sale of players to college programs. 2. Pimping the lessor known kids for money, 600 – 1200 per kid while the D-1 top kids dont pay anything. The less atheltic in thier B,C,D teams pay for the top players and coaches salary. Most of the kids on the C, D, teams will never make it to the B team, parent just paying for the dream to see thier kids name in lights. LMBAO, I LOVE it though if the parents will pay take the money, it is the American WAY….

Anti AAU

January 22nd, 2013
2:13 pm

@Tift CounTY

I took a look at the National AAU website to confirm your story. Larry Bird is the only member of the HOF to play AAU to this point. Dont remember him saying anything about AAU in his speech.

@Ga Teams

Love the part about parents paying the dream.

Anti AAU

January 22nd, 2013
2:19 pm

@ Tift County

Sorry missed Karl Malone….

Also by the way. I did not see Jody Patton names listed on the site as playing AAU. He is “probably the best” to ever come out of Tift County….

Basketballfan

January 22nd, 2013
2:37 pm

I think the region with Columbia, Marist, South Atlanta, Grady, Chamblee, and Lithonia is the best region in the state bar none. According to Max Preps 4 A rankings all 5 teams have been in the top 25 the whole season. I think it will be a shame because only 4 teams can get in. I think they should adapt a ranking system using Max Prep. side note the head coach at Lithonia was the assistant coach to the new head coach at Columbia.

athensbball

January 22nd, 2013
4:20 pm

@basketballfan: trust me, coming from a class A school, you dont want anything to do with the crazy point system ghsa has done to us. We dont have to just win games anymore, we have to be very very strategic about who we schedule. And forget playing out of state teams, GHSA dont count those and didnt tell us till after teams had already made their schedule. Not to mention we are dependent on other coaches to report the scores of their games on maxpreps. If they dont report the game, or in some schools cases, even put it on the schedule, then we cant get the proper credit for their wins. There are no rules in place to guarantee that schools report every single game to maxpreps (which determines the GHSA rankings)? For example, Aquinas played Laney the other night (and loss), and neither team has that game even listed on their schedule in maxpreps. Or Glenn Hills, which has played several Class A teams, hasnt reported a score in over a week!

HSbball

January 22nd, 2013
4:40 pm

Don’t worry athensball. GHSA will come up with another “solution” to fix the problem. Just like they fixed the “problem” of private schools playing public schools in single A playoffs.

I have a few suggestions to fix the formula. Add in team average SAT scores, plus hours spent playing mario kart, divided by number of players born physically on the school grounds and then subtract that number from the total of stripes on the team uniform. The highest total automatically bypasses the state tournament and gets monthly $20 gift certificates to Waffle House for the next 50 years. It might could work…

VALDAWGSTA

January 23rd, 2013
8:36 am

Valdosta creepin into the top 10. I see u Wildcats. Let’s keep it goin.

Alex

January 23rd, 2013
11:32 am

@athensbball You need to check maxpreps again sir…..ALL of GHHS scores are listed on maxpreps. SEE you in athens sat.

Alex

January 23rd, 2013
11:49 am

@athensbball btw only 2 single schools athens christian and aquinas…please get your facts straight. Look at the schedule again you may have been looking at the wrong school.

fanofthegame

January 23rd, 2013
1:32 pm

I cant help but notice all of the false things that people are saying.

First of all, for the person who said that GA. basketball is down in terms of NBA and College talent…. what are you talking about? There was a Saturday a few weeks ago where I couldnt watch a single game that didnt have at least one player from the Atlanta area. Lorenzo Brown (arguably the best point guard in the game), Richard Howell, Ryan Harrow, Shannon Scott, Dai-Jon Parker, Karl Cochran is having a terrific year for Wofford. And on the NBA level theres Lou Williams, Josh Smith, Dwight Howard, JJ Hickson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jodie Meeks, Derek Favors. The list could go on, but there are too many.

Second of all. The person who claimed that “at least Milton won year in and year out with their transfers, unlike (the other team’s mentioned)”… Wheeler and Norcross both won within the last four years and beat both beat Milton in order to do so. Not to mention the fact that prior to Milton’s resent success (which if you think about it was only about 3 years), Wheeler and Norcross have dominated Georgia’s top basketball classification for almost a decade.

j

January 23rd, 2013
3:08 pm

AAU is helpful in my opinion, just needs to be used right…..less tourneys maybe, but the experience that a kid gets because of those summer games in invaluable….2012 hs class from Ga is definitely contributing on a high level in d1 basketball right now. 2014 and 2015 will be just as good if not better

@athensbball

January 24th, 2013
9:54 am

@alex. thank you for reporting all your scores, guess as long as they are there by the end of the season thats all that matters. just wish the games played on friday and saturday would actually get reported that weekend…instead of 6 or 7 days later…after the GHSA power rankings have already been updated. Hope yall bring those augusta refs with you to athens (no blood, no foul) your going to need them! haha. Good luck saturday should be a good one.

Taylor

January 25th, 2013
9:09 am

Dubiln Irish record is not correct, the correct record is 15-5