Dunwoody News Alert

Sunday, November 12, 2006

High School Basketball Preview

AJC, Sports, 11/08/06, by Derrick Mahone

Hoops preview: Can '05 champs defend?

From the story:
• Dunwoody (Class AAA): Two-time Class AAA player of the year An'Juan Wilderness has graduated, but coach Scott Bracco has two starters returning. The Wildcats will count on point guard Pierre Jordan, a junior who has committed to Clemson, to keep the championship streak alive. Zac Swansey, a 3-point threat, joins Jordan in the backcourt. Delwan Graham and Justin Thurman will be strong inside.
Q. How will Westlake do in Class AAAA?

A. The Lions cruised before losing to region nemesis Dunwoody in the AAA final last season. Coach Darron Rogers must replace three Division I signees. Forwards Bryson Barnes (6-5) and Gideon Gamble (6-6) must emerge for Westlake to make another playoff run. Transfer Taylor Foster will be counted on to fill the point guard position.
Games you don't want to miss

• Nov. 25: The Jump Ball Jam at Georgia Tech features eight playoff teams from last season. The matchups include Etowah vs. St. Pius, Dunwoody vs. Milton, Whitefield Academy vs. Meadowcreek and Cherokee vs. Wesleyan. Cherokee returns junior Chris Singleton, the state's top junior prospect.

Rating the top 10 teams in the state, regardless of classification

1. Norcross (Class AAAAA)

2. Columbia (Class AAAA)

3. Wheeler (Class AAAAA)

4. Wilkinson County (Class A)

5. Dunwoody (Class AAA)

6. Beach (Class AAAAA)

7. Meadowcreek (Class AAAAA)

8. Whitefield Academy (Class A)

9. Westlake (Class AAAA)

10. Griffin (Class AAAA)


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