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7A Boys Basketball Preview - The Who and the What

By: Keith Agran A capsule look at 7A: TOP 4 CONTENDERS (ALPHABETICALLY): Grayson, McEachern, Norcross, Wheeler NEXT 4: Buford, Newton, Osborne, Pebblebrook LURKING: Berkmar, Carrollton, Denmark, Lowndes, North Gwinnett, South Gwinnett Grayson (20-9 last year, lost to Berkmar in Elite 8) KEY LOSSES: G Tyrese Elliott, F Chauncey Wiggins, G Caleb Blackwell A mere 2 possessions away from a Final 4 berth for what was a squad last year that had a bunch of talented young players in key roles, and now returns those key guys with some serious seasoning under their......

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"Don't Sleep On....." - Teams Flying Low in 5A and 4A

ATLANTA, GA – I take just a little bit of pride in calling the Grovetown Warriors last year as the future 6A champions, that bold but not altogether ridiculous (at least to me) assertion that they were really good. A full room of ATL scouts and media at the Hawks-Naismith Holiday Classic scoffed, siding more with traditional powers as their predictions, but Coach Darren Douglas and his supremely talented Warriors group took home the prize, and by the way, are nearly all back for another run again in 6A. 5A gains a......

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Impact Transfers - Part 3

Impact Transfers – Part 3

ATLANTA, GA – With transfer portal news making national headlines at the college level and impacting rosters in massive ways, the similar phenomenon of the high school transfer player certainly has become a notable topic around the state of Georgia as well. Movement of players has certainly picked up pace in recent years, and this year’s chase for every classification will potentially be impacted by one or more geography-changing hoopsters. Part 3 goes through the remaining classifications to pull a few more notable movers, using 3 Impact Levels, all with certainly some......

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"Don't Sleep On....." - Teams Flying Low in 6A

ATLANTA, GA – I take just a little bit of pride in calling the Grovetown Warriors last year as the future 6A champions, that bold but not altogether ridiculous (at least to me) assertion that they were really good. A full room of ATL scouts and media at the Hawks-Naismith Holiday Classic scoffed, siding more with traditional powers as their predictions, but Coach Darren Douglas and his supremely talented Warriors group took home the prize, and by the way, are nearly all back for another run again in 6A. Outside of the......

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"Don't Sleep On....." - Teams Flying Low in 7A

ATLANTA, GA – I take just a little bit of pride in calling the Grovetown Warriors last year as the future 6A champions, that bold but not altogether ridiculous (at least to me) assertion that they were really good. A full room of ATL scouts and media at the Hawks-Naismith Holiday Classic scoffed, siding more with traditional powers as their predictions, but Coach Darren Douglas and his supremely talented Warriors group took home the prize, and by the way, are nearly all back for another run again in 6A. The regular cast......

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Born2BallNation All-American Camp - Impression-Makers

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Got the chance to spend a few hours with coach Loren Hall and his Born2BallNation crew as they put on their All-American camp for top middle schoolers held at Central Gwinnett HS. Several impression-makers were repeat top performers from NGS’s middle school camp back in August. By: Keith Agran Deuce Grayson | G | 2030 (Team Huncho) The vast majority in attendance were from the 2027 to 2029 classes but Grayson had perhaps the day’s most stirring showing in a 3-point shooting contest performance that had all of us......

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Impact Transfers - Part 2

Impact Transfers – Part 2

ATLANTA, GA – With transfer portal news making national headlines at the college level and impacting rosters in massive ways, the similar phenomenon of the high school transfer player certainly has become a notable topic around the state of Georgia as well. Movement of players has certainly picked up pace in recent years, and this year’s chase for every classification will potentially be impacted by one or more geography-changing hoopsters. After starting with 7A in Part 1, we work down to 6A and 5A, using 3 Impact Levels, all with certainly some......

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Impact Transfers - Part 1

Impact Transfers – Part 1

ATLANTA, GA – With transfer portal news making national headlines at the college level and impacting rosters in massive ways, the similar phenomenon of the high school transfer player certainly has become a notable topic around the state of Georgia as well. Movement of players has certainly picked up pace in recent years, and this year’s chase for every classification will potentially be impacted by one or more geography-changing hoopsters. In Part 1 we’ll work our way down starting with 7A guys whose arrival at their new destination could have far-reaching effects,......

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E's Phenom Fall League at Meadowcreek - Eye-Catchers

NORCROSS, GA – Dropped by Meadowcreek HS last weekend to get a look at the final week of Mustangs AC Eric Smith’s fall league. Coach Smith does a June team league as well and has a big hand in developing players around the Metro and offering opportunities to be seen for Gwinnett, DeKalb and other programs. Some Eye-Catchers from the day: By: Keith Agran Jeremiah Ruffin | 6-3 | CG | Wilson Academy | 2024  An up-tempo and athletic group from Wilson took the floor again after showing off those same qualities......

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#OTRHoopsReport - Southern Hoops Report Jamboree - October 18, 2022

Cumming, Georgia, – The Southern Hoops Report hosted its second annual Jamboree for high school teams from around the metro Atlanta area. It provided a great opportunity for teams to get a warmup for the season in front of major media outlets in the city. Here is a second edition of players who will be making noise this season. By: Jonathan Hemingway Class of 2023 Ansar Osman of South Gwinnett will be a trending name this season. He is a 6-foot-7 wing ­­who brings versatility and skill to the court. He is......

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