#OTRHoopsReport: Post Season Roundtable – Best of 2014 – March 10, 2014
Isaiah Wilkins led the Spartans to an incredible perfect record this year and perhaps to be called the best team in the state.
The Post Season Roundtable will cover several topics from this year’s high school season in the state of Georgia. Our panel of writers from OntheRadarHoops.com has been in gym all across the state and will share what they have observed this year.
Which team could you make an argument for as the best team in the state of Georgia, regardless of classification?
Miller Grove and Wheeler could be the overwhelming people’s choice; Wheeler has a loaded team with at least four division one prospects and two potential McDonalds All-Americans. Meanwhile Miller Grove just wrapped up their sixth consecutive state championship, but Greater Atlanta Christian is the team that doesn’t get as much attention as the aforementioned. Virginia signee Isaiah Wilkins has been unbelievable this year which makes him a strong candidate for Mr. Georgia Basketball. Greater Atlanta Christian finished the season 32-0 and with their fourth state championship in five years.
Who is the best team in the state? Buford, Miller Grove, Wheeler…with the state champs crowned in Macon, we could name more than a half a dozen. That said I’m choosing Greater Atlanta Christian because regardless of who suits up for them yearly, Eddie Martin’s team always keeps the crowd buzzing. This year, the Spartans are led by Virginia signee Isaiah Wilkins. After the 6-foot-8 senior forward, GAC is full of quality complimentary players capable of playing any role that Martin needs them to play to secure the victory. This group is capable of knocking off any team inside the state on a given night and my choice for the top team this school season.
While Greater Atlanta Christian finished an undefeated season and their fourth championship in five years, my vote will go with Sharman White’s Miller Grove Wolverines. After finishing off Warner Robins this past weekend in Macon Centreplex, Miller Grove stood atop of Class AAAAA for the sixth straight year. Sharman White’s squad has just the right mix of veteran leadership and youthful enthusiasm. At the same time, they have the athleticism to control the glass against most any team in state. But as it was most of the season, the true “x-factor” for them was their sophomore point guard Alterique Gilbert. Ultimately their opponent’s inability to slow down the 5-11 dynamo would be the difference in a tightly contested game. While my hat goes off to coach Eddie Martin and the Spartans, I believe in a head’s up competition the Wolverines would have the edge.
Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the owner of Coach Hemingway Basketball. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB
Shun Williams is the owner of On the Radar Hoops, Inc. The On the Radar Hoops Report is picked up by Division I and II colleges and universities across the country. He serves as the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Spring Showcase, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I, Elite 32 Session II and Power 24