McEachern's Te'a Cooper (2) is celebrated by teammates after she scored the game-wining shot in the Class AAAAAA tournament. (Hyosub Shim / AJC)

All-state girls basketball teams

12:05 pm Mar. 27, 2015

All-classification co-players of the year: Te’a Cooper, McEachern, and Asia Durr, St. Pius

Player of the year: Te’a Cooper, McEachern
Coach of the year: Phyllis Arthur, McEachern
First team
G Te’a Cooper, McEachern, 5-8, Sr.
G Nikira

Wheeler's Jaylen Brown. ( Jason Getz / Special to AJC)

All-state boys basketball teams

12:05 pm Mar. 27, 2015

All-classification player of the year: Jaylen Brown, Wheeler

Player of the year: Jaylen Brown, Wheeler
Coach of the year: Doug Lipscomb, Wheeler
First team
G Bryce Brown, Tucker, 6-3, Sr.
F Jaylen Brown, Wheeler, 6-7, Sr.
G Ty Hudson, Pebblebrook,

All-metro girls basketball teams

12:00 pm Mar. 27, 2015

Player of the year: Anriel Howard, Westlake
Coach of the year: Chantay Frost, Mays
First team
G Te’Erica Eason, Lovett, 5-8, Sr.
F Kierra Johnson-Graham, South Atlanta, 5-11, Jr.
F Anriel Howard, Westlake, 6-0, Sr.
F Tynice Martin, SW Atlanta Christian, 5-10, Sr.
F Harlyn Wyatt, Mays, 6-2, Sr.
Second team
G Jacquece Alston, Hughes, 5-4, Jr.
F Erica Gibbons, South Atlanta, 5-11, Jr.
G Hannah Morgan, Westminster, 5-11, Jr.
F Shakyna Payne, SW Atlanta Christian, 6-4, Sr.
G Kamiyah Street, Mays,

All-metro boys basketball teams

12:00 pm Mar. 27, 2015

Player of the year: Wendell Carter, Pace Academy
Coach of the year: Demetrius Smith, Pace Academy
First team
F Ronald Bell, North Atlanta, 6-6, Jr.
F Wendell Carter, Pace Academy, 6-10, So.
G Elijah Holifield, Pace Academy, 6-3, Sr.
F Chuma Okeke, Hughes, 6-7, So.
G Avi Toomer, Grady, 6-2, Jr.
Second team
C Will Benson, Westminster, 6-6, Jr.
G Joshua Brooks, Tri-Cities, 6-1. Sr.
G Devontae Dean, South

Wheeler basketball star charged with misdemeanor traffic violations

12:20 pm Mar. 26, 2015

Wheeler basketball star Jaylen Brown, the consensus No. 2 senior recruit in the country, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor traffic violations on Wednesday, according to Cobb County police.

The charges were driving on a suspended license and a stop sign violation. According to Brown’s booking sheet, the traffic stop occurred on Roswell Road in Cobb County and he was booked at 10:55 a.m. Brown was released on $1,300 bond.


Wheeler among six top-8 teams in Dick’s Nationals

7:54 pm Mar. 18, 2015

The Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals basketball tournament in New York announced its field Wednesday, and it includes six of the top-eight boys basketball teams in USA Today’s national rankings.

That includes No. 6 Wheeler of Marietta, which got special permission from the Georgia High School Association last week to participate.

Other teams include No. 1-ranked Oak Hill Academy (45-0), the Virginia prep school that counts Carmelo Anthony and Josh Smith

Tuesday baseball, lacrosse and soccer scores

8:42 pm Mar. 17, 2015

High School Scores


Allatoona 11, New Manchester 1

Brookwood 3, Parkview 2

Calhoun 7, Ringgold 6

Carrollton 14, Fayette County 3

Cedartown 4, Bremen 1

Central-Carroll 10, Heard County 2

Columbus 8, Carver-Columbus 1

Darlington 5, Model 2

Hawkinsville 5, Taylor County 2

LaGrange 2, Shaw 1

Lambert 11, Northview 4

Lanier County 3, Clinch County 2

Lowndes 5, Colquitt County 1

Mill Creek 6, Cartersville 1


Durr named Gatorade girls state player of year

10:28 am Mar. 12, 2015

St. Pius senior guard Asia Durr has been named the Gatorade girls basketball player of the year in Georgia for the second straight year.

Durr is the first player since Maya Moore of Collins Hill (2006-07) to win the award in back-to-back seasons.

Durr averaged 33.3 points per game with 6.4 rebounds. St. Pius was 27-4 and reached the Class AAAA quarterfinals with a 27-4 record.

Durr scored 2,764 points in her career

Analysis: GHSA was no villain or hero in Wheeler case

10:01 am Mar. 12, 2015

So, Wheeler’s state-championship basketball team will be allowed to play in New York next month after all.

One thing that most can agree on: It will be fun to see how Wheeler matches up with many of the nation’s elite teams on April 2-4 in Madison Square Garden when the Wildcats play in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Invitational. It will be a productive experience and opportunity for Wheeler’s players. Everyone