Class A finals set: Schley, ECI will win first state title; King’s Ridge, Hebron have been there before

9:05 am May. 13, 2015

The Class A baseball state finals are set.

Schley County and Emanuel County Institute, the public-school finalists, have never won state titles. King’s Ridge, the defending private-school champion, will go for two in a row against Hebron Christian, the 2011 champ.

Schley County, a school that opened in 2000, had the most dramatic victory Tuesday. The Wildcats entered the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 3 with Treutlen tied 1-1. Will

Basketball: Brown scores 29, but Wheeler loses in New York

8:59 am Apr. 3, 2015

Jaylen Brown scored 29 points and had 15 rebounds, but Wheeler lost to Huntington Prep of West Virginia 73-70 in the first round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals in New York.

It marked the end of a high school career for Brown, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution all-classification player of the year who had played the previous night in Chicago in the

Notebook: Georgia players star at McDonald’s All-American Game

7:25 am Apr. 2, 2015

Asia Durr of St. Pius and Te’a Cooper of McEachern, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s girls co-players of the year in basketball, were the leading scorers for their teams this week at the McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago.

Durr, who has signed with Louisville, scored 14 points and had six rebounds for the East team, which won 89-87 on Wednesday. Durr awon the event’s 3-point competition earlier in the

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