Wheeler’s boys basketball team is No. 10 and No. 17 in two national polls released this week. Miller Grove, the defending champion in Class AAAAA, and Norcross, the AAAAAA champion, also have garnered preseason national rankings.
Wheeler has two juniors players – center Daniel Giddens and forward Jaylen Brown – who are rated as five-star recruits by Rivals.com. The Wildcats are ranked No. 17 by MaxPreps and No. 10 in the Student Sports Fab 50.
Miller Grove is ranked No. 22 by both MaxPreps and Student Sports. The Wolverines are led by guard Keith Pinckney, who is committed to Tulane. USA Today has put Miller Grove at No. 24 in its preseason rankings.
Miller Grove is scheduled to play at Wheeler on Dec. 7.
Norcross is No. 30 in the Student Sports rankings. Norcross guard Andre Chatfield has committed to Harvard.
MaxPreps also points to Greenforest Christian, Norcross and St. Francis as teams to watch.
Most teams will begin their seasons next week. Saturday is the first day that the GHSA allows games.