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.

Later

MJ Walker

Meet the 2015 AJC Slam Dunk champion

12:46 pm Mar. 13, 2015

Capturing nearly 25 percent of the voting, Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker is Atlanta’s 2015 slam dunk winner.

Check out two more dunks he performed for our contest above. And review the contestants below.

2015 AJC Slam Dunk Contest

12:31 pm Mar. 9, 2015

View all five dunks from this year’s contestants and vote on your choice for top dunker in metro Atlanta. You can select only one. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015. The winner will be revealed at noon.

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Jenkins 62, Morgan County 60

7:45 pm Mar. 7, 2015

By Brent Holloway

MACON — With his team’s first state championship waiting at the bottom of the net, Jenkins point guard Eric Johnson didn’t leave the outcome to chance.

Johnson weaved through the Morgan County defense, all the way to the basket, and converted a left-handed lay-up with 3.6 seconds left, breaking a tie game and delivering the Class AAA state title to Jenkins via a 62-60 win over the Bulldogs. 

Morgan County,

St. Francis girls 47, Southwest Atlanta Christian 45

1:42 pm Mar. 7, 2015

In a game that featured seven lead changes, six ties and no leads larger than six points by either team, it’s fitting that the final seconds expired as the potential game-winning shot spun around the rim.

Just a second earlier it left the fingertips of St. Francis sophomore Maya Dodson. Just a second later it dropped through the net, giving the Lady Knights a 47-45 win over Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy

Boys semifinal history: AAAAAA will have a first-time champion

9:56 am Feb. 27, 2015

Warner Robins ended Miller Grove’s 32-game winning streak in the state basketball tournament on Thursday with a 63-57 victory in overtime.

Miller Grove had beaten Warner Robins 70-43 in the 2014 state-championship game.

Warner Robins’ victory not only means there will be a new champion in Class AAAAAA – Miller Grove had won six straight state titles – but there will be a first-time champion in this classification.

The semifinal teams, who

State-playoff bracket here: Check these potential QF’s

10:35 pm Feb. 14, 2015

Here is the unofficial draw for the Class AAAAAA boys and girls state basketball playoffs.

Notice that No. 1 Wheeler and No. 2 Tift County could meet in the boys quarterfinals. Note that No. 1 Osborne and No. 2 Parkview could meet in the girls quarterfinals.

No. 3 Pebblebrook and No. 4 Norcross (boys) would be another interesting quarterfinal.

Best draws: I’m saying Wheeler’s boys (despite the early Tift County matchup) and Archer’s

Big weekend in Savannah … Dawson girls back in action … S. Atlanta closes in

9:30 am Jan. 22, 2015

This is a busy weekend for Johnson High in Savannah. The Atom Smashers could find themselves back in the mix for the Region 1-AAA Division B championship or relegated to a No. 3 seed, depending on how things play out.

No. 5 Johnson (16-3) tonight hosts No. 2 Jenkins (15-3), which leads the subregion with a perfect 8-0 record and has won six straight games. On Saturday the Atom Smashers play