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Today, we release the 2015 Corky Kell 7-on-7 tournament's field of 25 teams. We also preview the Dick's National Tournament in New York that Wheeler will represent Georgia in today and we recap last night's McDonald's All-American games. 


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What Peachtree Ridge defensive back is currently listed as the No. 1 Class of 2017 prospect in the state?

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The Westminster boys soccer team has allowed one goal in its last three games.

CORKY KELL
7-ON-7 TOURNAMENT FIELD 


 

Archer

Norcross

Mill Creek

Brookwood

North Paulding

Carrolton

Sandy Creek

Creekview

North Gwinnett

Tucker

Kell

Colquitt County

Peachtree Ridge

Griffin

Roswell

Blessed Trinity

Centennial

Mays

Glynn Academy

Houston County

Brynes (SC)

Collins Hill

Cherokee

Walton


DICK'S NATIONAL TOURNAMENT



 

QUARTERFINALS


 

Thursday, April 2


 

GAME 1 - 12:00PM
#3 BLANCHE ELY (FL)
#6 FINDLAY PREP (NV)

GAME 2 - 2:00PM
#4 WHEELER (GA)
#5 HUNTINGTON PREP (WV)

GAME 3 - 4:00PM
#2 MONTVERDE ACADEMY (FL)
#7 GREENSBORO DAY (NC)

GAME 4- 6:00 PM
#1 OAK HILL ACADEMY (VA)
#8 WINGS ACADEMY (NY)



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CORKY KELL 7-ON-7
By Craig Sager II

Field of 25 set for 2nd Corky Kell 7-on-7 tourney

 

The field of 25 teams is set for the second annual Corky Kell 7-on-7 tournament that will return to Roswell Area Parks Football Complex on June 19. Archer defeated McEachern

Photo by Craig Sager II

in the finals of last year's 15-team tournament as Gwinnett County teams dominated the action. Norcross, Archer, Mill Creek, Brookwood, North Gwinnett and Collins Hill went a combined 21-4 against teams from outside of the county in last year's tournament and will each be returning this year.

 

Archer returns as one of this year's headliners and is one of 12 teams from this year's Corky Kell lineup that will play in the 7-on-7 tournament. The Tigers are joined by Norcross, Mill Creek, Brookwood, North Paulding, Carrollton, Sandy Creek, Creekview, North Gwinnett, Tucker, Kell and defending Class AAAAAA state champion Colquitt County.

 

The 13 other teams include out-of-state powerhouse Byrnes (SC) and Gwinnett County's Peachtree Ridge and Collins Hill. Roswell, Centennial, Blessed Trinity, Griffin, Mays, Glynn Academy, Houston County, Cherokee, Walton and Gainesville make up the remaining field.

 

The tournament will attract a lot of recruiting attention as some of the top prospects in the state will face off. Roswell's Tre Lamar stands 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, and we will get an opportunity to see how the hard-hitting four-star linebacker moves in his pass coverage. Archer's Kyle Davis did it all in the Tigers' offense last season as a receiver and running threat and will star in the offense with new starting quarterback Will Bearden for the first time.

 

North Gwinnett star wideout Josh Imatorbhebhe is the No. 21 rated senior in the state and other top receiving prospects like UGA-commit Darion Anderson of Houston County will challenge a deep lineup of highly-recruited defensive backs.

 

Peachtree Ridge brings four-star cornerback Chad Clay and the No. 1-ranked Class of 2017 prospect in the state in cornerback Deangelo Gibbs. Archer will have safety Isaiah Pryor, the No. 6 ranked Class of 2017 prospect in the state.

 

For more information on the tournament, go to CorkyKell.com.

 

 


MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN GAME

Cooper named co-MVP with game-high 21 points

 

McEachern's Te'a Cooper (Tennessee-signee) was named co-MVP with Notre Dame signee Marina Mabrey of the McDonald's All-American game at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night. The East defeated the West 89-87 but it was Cooper's big first half that gave her 19 of her game-high 21 points. 

 

Cooper came two points short of the game's scoring record of 23. St. Pius star Asia Durr (Louisville-signee) played for the victorious East team and finished with 14 points off 6-of-13 shooting and added six rebounds. Durr also secured the game-clinching loose ball. 

 

Cooper shot 8-14 en route to her 21-point performance but also committed a game-high nine turnovers. 

 

Wheeler's Jaylen Brown played for the victorious East team in the boys game and finished with nine points and six rebounds in the 111-91 win. Brown shot 4-8 from the field but struggled at the foul line, netting just 1-of-7 attempts. 

 

DICK'S NATIONAL TOURNEY
By Kyle Sandy

Wheeler tips off National Tournament Thursday

 

The Wheeler Wildcats used a petition to help change the GHSA's mind and allow the Class 6A champs enter the Dick's National Tournament. The Wildcats will now represent Georgia

Photo by Ty Freeman

in the televised national tournament in New York to help determine which team is the best in the nation. Wheeler cemented its status as the cream of crop in Georgia after holding off Pebblebrook in the state finals, 59-58 thanks to Jaylen Brown, the No. 2 ranked player in the nation, who hit two free throws with .5 seconds left to ice Wheeler's sixth state championship.

 

Brown and Tennessee-signee Shembari Phillips will be the main focal points as Wheeler will match up with some of the best teams in the nation. April 2nd at 2 P.M., the fourth-seeded Wildcats will play fifth-seeded Huntington Prep (WV). Huntington Prep has become a national power and has developed NBA talent such as 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng, both of the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

 

This year's team is stacked as well with Thomas Bryant, C - No. 22 on ESPN 100, Ted Kapita, PF - No. 40 on ESPN 100, Miles Bridges, SF - No. 7 on ESPN 60 (class of 2016) and Curtis Jones, SG - No. 53 on ESPN 60 to name a few. Huntington Prep scores 83 points per game and is led up front by Bryant and Bridges, both average double-doubles. Five players stand 6-foot-7 or taller and will provide a major challenge for the smaller Wildcats.

 

The Rest of the Field...

 

If Wheeler wins its first round game, it would face the winner of top-seeded Oak Hill Academy (VA) and eighth-seeded Wings Academy (NY). Oak Hill would provide an interesting scenario as big man Daniel Giddens who has signed with Ohio State, transferred over to the Virginia-based power house for his senior season after playing at Wheeler. Five-star forward Dwayne Bacon is heading to Florida State and will try to lift the Warriors to their first ever Dick's National Championship after placing second in 2009, 2011, and last year. Wings Academy will rely on center Jessie Govan who is heading to Georgetown and Hofstra-bound guard Desure Buie to upset Oak Hill.

 

Defending two-time national champion Montverde Academy (FL) will look to make it three straight. Its only loss this season came by seven to Wheeler. The top ranked prospect in the nation, Ben Simmons, averages 28 points and 11.9 rebounds per game and is headed to LSU. He is the only Eagle to average in double figures. Doral Moore (Wake Forest), Noah Dickerson (Florida), and 7-foot-4 center Jean Marc Koumadje (FSU) are just a few "role players" that will be moving onto the next level. Greensboro Day (NC) enters the tournament for the first time and will be the seventh-seed. The Bengals lineup is not loaded with high-major players, but Peter Agba is a strong forward heading to Akron.

 

Third-seed Blanche Ely (FL) has no players ranked in the ESPN Top 100, but that didn't stop them from posting the first ever undefeated season from a Broward County public school. The Tigers rely on balance and feature six players averaging over seven points per game led by Therrell Gosier, who signed to play at Kentucky-for football. In the Tigers' way will be the most decorated team in the tournament's history, Findlay Prep (NV). Findlay Prep has appeared all seven years and has won in 2009, 2010, and 2012. 6-foot-3 guard Allonzo Trier is a five-star Arizona-signee and averages 26.6 points per game. Forwards Justin Jackson and Horace Spencer are four-stars and are heading to UNLV and Auburn. Five-star junior Derryck Thornton is the 11th ranked player in the junior class and runs the show from the point. The high-powered offense averages over 91 points per game and is hard to slow down.

 


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