Star Savannah player injured in quarterfinal win, questionable for Buford game

Chris Cokley, the leading scorer and rebounder for Savannah’s second-ranked boys basketball team in Class AAA, is questionable for the semifinals against top-ranked Buford after being knocked unconscious in Wednesday’s game, the Savannah Morning News reported.

After getting a rebound, Cokely fell to the floor and hit his head in the first quarter of Savannah’s 61-57 victory over Washington County. He was unconscious, face down for several minutes, the newspaper reported. He later walked off the court but did not return to the game and was hospitalized for a CAT scan.

“From what I saw, he got undercut and then hit his head,” teammate Jovante Spivey told the newspaper. “I saw his eyes rolling back and he was fidgeting and twitching. I wanted to break down right then, but I knew I had to stay strong for the team.”

Messages to coach Tim Jordan’s cell phone could not be sent Thursday morning because his mailbox was full.

The Savannah-Buford game will be played at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

5 comments Add your comment

Son of Waco

February 28th, 2013
3:25 pm

Dude you taking hard play for being dirty which is dumb…Things like that happen in the NBA on a regular when two players are fighting for a rebound…. One player jumps high while the other tries to box out like he is taught and that’s not dirty…Dude trying to say he saw the boy who did it smile, please you just saw what you wanted to see and y’all letting your anger take over…Our WACO brand is not known for being dirty, maybe for playing physical and hard but never dirty..

BullDawg Rick

March 1st, 2013
2:44 pm

Yo Son – Nowhere does the his teammate, Spivey say it was dirty.. Anyone who’s played the game knows this happens..

Being a Buford fan I hope he’s OK & able to play, so the Wolves can do what your team could not do.. Win the game…

Son of Waco

March 1st, 2013
3:15 pm

U of Buford it was a savannah blogger who said it was dirty and also said that our player had a smile on his face after…But i guess his comment got deleted and mines stand alone…


March 2nd, 2013
7:36 am

I support you BullDawg Rick. WACO brand? That’s a new one.


March 3rd, 2013
6:55 pm

well I was at the game…and Waco tried to play a physical game to get coakley and savannah out of their game…when u let kids get to aggressive with tempers rising…things like this can occur..but hopefully ur Waco brand of basketball is better next year…