GHSA Championship Game Previews – March 9

MACON, GA – The 4-day extravaganza that is the GHSA Finals continues today with the 2A and 5A boys finals.

We set the stage a bit:

By: Keith Agran


OUTLOOK: The defending champion Patriots (won 9 of last 10) with a ton of key guys back versus the upstart Storm from Lilburn (won 10 of last 11) making their first-ever championship game trip.

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN KEY GUYS: Devin McClain (Sr, G), Samuel Thacker (Jr, G), Thomas Malcolm (Sr, G), Kamron Carryl (Sr, G)

WESTSIDE KEY GUYS: Khalon Hudson (Sr, F), AuMauri Tillman (Sr, G), Jalexs Ewing (Sr, G), Bobby Blackwell (Jr, F)

5A – KELL (27-2) VS EAGLE’S LANDING (29-1)

OUTLOOK: A matchup of titans who’ve both spent the lion’s share of the season ranked in the top 4 in the state, the Longhorns paced by numerous high-profile 2024 stars, and the Eagles making a 3rd straight trip to the finals and seeking its 2nd title over the last 3 seasons.

KELL KEY GUYS: CJ Brown (Jr, G), Peyton Marshall (Jr, C), Jaylen Colon (Jr, G), Cannon Richards (Jr, F)

EAGLE’S LANDING KEY GUYS: David Thomas (Sr, G), Kenny Brayboy (Sr, F), Clark Mastin (Jr, G), Chris Morris II (Jr, F)

Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.