Basketball coach Ron Link dies

8:42 am May. 22, 2015

Ron Link, who won more than 700 games spanning 45 years as a basketball coach in Georgia, has died. He was 67. The Athens Banner-Herald first reported the story.

Link was diagnosed with ALS in the fall but continued to coach Athens Christian’s boys team with help from assistant coaches Tim Cummings and Chad Link, his son. His eighth and final Athens Christian team, led by Georgia signee William “Turtle” Jackson, was

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.