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Gil Tyree

You Ready for High School Hoops?

By Gil TyreePosted February 6, 2012 3:30pm (EST)

The Georgia High School Association Basketball Championships for Boys and Girls are just around the corner. Again, the venues will be The Arena at Gwinnett Center and the famed Macon Coliseum. Georgia Public Broadcasting will again provide marathon coverage on both March 9, and 10th beginning with the State Wheelchair title game.

Let’s look at some of the impressive list of names in Georgia High School Basketball who have participated. We start with the former Collins Hill High standout Maya Moore, Wesleyan’s Ann Marie Armstrong, Terrell County’s Tammye Jenkins, Fayette County’s Tessah Holt, and Brianna Banks, Gainesville’s Tasha Humphrey, Cairo’s Theresa Edwards, Dade County’s Ashley Houts, Buford’s Kristi Thomas. Who will be the female of stars of 2012? Will it be Norcross’ Diamond DeShields, and or Buford’s Kayla Davis and or fill in the blank…?

On the boys side Georgia’s celebrated prep star list includes, South Gwinnett’s Louis Williams, and Mike Mercer, Tucker’s Marshon Brooks, Wesleyan’s Trey Thompkins, Columbia’s Travis Leslie, Norcross’s Jodie Meeks, Jeremy Lamb, Al Farouq-Aminu, Alade Aminu, Gani Lawal, Landmark Christian’s Randolph Morris, McEachern’s Josh Smith, and Southwest Atlanta Christian’s Dwight Howard and Javaris Crittenton, Jonesboro’s Toney Douglas, Wheeler's JJ Hickson, and Glen Rice, Jr. and South Atlanta’s Derrick Favors.

Will the star of stars for the Boys tournament this year be Miller Grove’s All-World power forward/center Tony Parker? These questions and more will be answered that time. Our Georgia Public Broadcasting coverage of the state basketball championships for boys and girls will be headed up by Mark Harmon. Again, our exclusive coverage here at GPB starts Friday March 9th, and 10th. Join us then. In the meantime, Jodie Meeks and Louis Williams now with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers both tell us what fans of high school hoops have to look forward to next month.

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