One of UGA’s top basketball recruits won’t get a chance to help his team try to win a state championship because he was ejected from the team’s last playoff game.
Charles Mann signed with UGA in the early period and is the point guard at Milton High School, which plays Harrison at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Class AAAAA semifinals.
Mann is ineligible to play in Milton’s next two games because he was ejected after being assessed two technical fouls in last Saturday’s quarterfinals win against North Gwinnett. Milton’s coach told the AJC on Wednesday night that he tried to get the severe penalty overturned this week by the Georgia High School Association.
“There’s not really a process to appeal to judgment,” Milton coach David Boyd told the AJC on Wednesday night. “We thought it was a bad call but there’s not really an avenue to appeal. You can’t bring up a video to someone, show it and have them change anything.
“Unfortunately, we’re stuck with what appears to be a bad call. It cost a kid a chance to play the semifinals, and it cost our team. It’s going to be very difficult to win the next two games without Charles Mann playing with us.”
The 6-foot-3 Mann averaged 12 points and 8 assists after transferring from Union Grove to Milton before his senior season.
On the second technical, Mann was whistled for taunting a defender after scoring a basket. Milton’s coach disputes the call, according to the AJC’s Todd Holcomb.
“He didn’t point a finger, he didn’t jaw at him, he just looked at him,” Boyd said of the second technical. “I don’t understand. If you’re yelling at somebody, I get it, but [a technical for] looking at a player seems awfully harsh. It’s excessive. In the elite eight, that’s a tough call.”
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