As the top boys basketball teams in the state make their playoff pushes, teams from the metro area continue to dominate in the AJC’s weekly polls, especially in the larger classifications. Every No. 1 team (with the exception of Class A) is inside or within shouting distance of I-285.
If local fans of girls prep basketball were hungry last week, surely they enjoyed a few sweet pieces of upside-down cake. In just one week, three local girls teams fell from the top spot in the AJC’s rankings.
The biggest day in college football’s offseason is just around the corner. National Signing Day will take center stage Wednesday when high school seniors can sign binding National Letters of Intent. As always, plenty of the top prospects in the state of Georgia have already made verbal commitments to their schools of choice.
Fresh off winning a defensive player of the year award at a Thomas County Central (GA) awards banquet, Ray Drew appeared on Score Atlanta’s The Official Visit to discuss the recruiting process, which will end for him this Friday. Drew was recently passed by Monroe Area defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt as the top player in the state of Georgia according to one recruiting service, but the rankings don’t mean much to Drew.
Student leaders at the University of Georgia want to reverse bans on tents, large tables and tailgating more than 4 hours before games in the historic North Campus area. They say the rules are driving tailgaters away and seem arbitrary. Bans on kegs, grills, TVs, generators and household furniture would remain intact.
Tonight was Walton’s night. The host Raiders won both games of their grudgematch against neighborhood rival Wheeler in front of a statewide audience on GPB.org and to the delight of the sold-out "Pit” on the campus of Walton High School.
On Tuesday night, mayhem will ensue in the North Atlanta suburb of east Cobb. Traditional rivals Walton and Wheeler will do battle on the hardwood for the second time this season in a game that will be featured in a webcast on GPB.org. The game represents the first GPB basketball webcast of the season. The boys matchup featuring two Class 5A tradition-rich teams.
In Class 5A, Norcross lost its first game of the season and was replaced by Hillgrove at the top. The Lady Blue Devils defeated defending Alabama 6A state champion Hoover in an interesting matchup of the two states' reigning stte champs. But Norcross fell on Tuesday to North Gwinnett, which caused their fall in the rankings this week.
Several of the state's most highly ranked teams competed in tournaments and invitationals over weekend, despite being knee-deep in region play. One of the most high-profile of those events was the Marriott Invitational, which as held at Nrocross over the weekend ...
Norcross High School hosted the third annual Marriott Invitational where some of the best basketball teams in Georgia showcased their talent to the rest of the country. The last game of the event took place on Saturday, as Milton, the top-ranked team in Class 5A, squared off against Rainier Beach, one of the premier programs in Seattle, Wash.