The Georgia High School Basketball season is complete and this is the FINAL Hillsman Heavy Top 10 GA of the 2019-2020 season. All teams in the final Hillsman Heavy Top 10 are from the GHSA. Teams from the GISA, GICAA and GAPPS were considered all season however no teams from these associations cracked into the Hillsman Heavy Top 10 or made the “Others To Watch” list this season.
The Hillsman Heavy Top 10 GA is released on Tuesdays (early Wednesday morning in this case eastern time) and is in its third season and is also available via the Georgia Hoop Circle. On Twitter use #HillsmanHeavyTop10GA for all conversation and “The Triangle Offense”.
As a reminder the Hillsman Heavy Top 10 GA is ranked as follows; OVERALL performance, Team Chemistry, Coaching, Schedule (OOS is HEAVILY considered) and Schedule for talent. When we load and unload the bus and plane with these 10 teams these are the teams that we can take anywhere as they are the best 10 in Georgia.
Last Week (3/2/2020) #HillsmanHeavyTop10GA was as follows: Out-South Cobb, Tri-Cities 10-Therrell 9-Dutchtown 8-Cedar Shoals 7-Norcross 6-McEachern 5-Milton 4-St. Francis 3-Wheeler 2-Woodward Academy 1-Grayson
Here is the FINAL Hillsman Heavy Top 10 GA for the week as of 3/10/2020. Team information has been added to the final teams.
Out- Therrell (25-8);loss to Swainsboro in 2A Finals; 2A Finalist, Cedar Shoals (28-4); loss to Dutchtown in 5A Finals; 5A Finalist
Others To Watch (12): Pace Academy (28-4; Sharman White); defeated Jefferson in 3A Finals; 3A State Champions; 2-2 vs OOS), Cedar Shoals 28-4; L’Dreco Thomas); 5A Finalist; 2-0 vs OOS), Swainsboro (30-2; Brice Hobbs); defeated Therrell in 2A Finals; 2A State Champions), Tri-Cities Omari Forts; 6A Semifinalst, South Cobb (28-3; Greg Moultrie); 6A Semifinalist, NO OOS games, Lithonia (26-4; Wallace Corker); 5A Quarterfinalist, 2-0 vs OOS, Greenforest (20-10 in record, 24-6 on the floor; Rory Griffin; loss to St. Francis in 1A Private Finals), North Gwinnett (18-12; Matt Garner; 7A Quarterfinalist, No OOS games), Kell (26-6; Jermaine Sellers; 5A Semifinalist; No OOS games, Tucker; (26-4 James Hartry); 5A Quarterfinalist; 1-1 vs OOS Therrell (25-8; Eddie Johnson; 1-2 vs OOS), Americus-Sumter (29-1; Johnny Genwright); 4A Quarterfinalist, 1-0 vs OOS
10- Lanier (26-6; Brendan Mayweather); loss to Chattahoochee in 6A Finals; 3-1 vs OOS Quality Wins: East Coweta, Lambert, South Salem (OR), Stephenson, Langston Hughes, South Cobb Quality Losses; Wheeler, Wilsonville (OR), Chattahoochee, Denmark Bad Loss(es); Peachtree Ridge, North Gwinnett Notable Players: Sion James, Andrew McConnell
9- Chattahoochee (25-7; Chris Short); defeated Lanier in 6A Finals; 6A State Champions; No OOS games; Quality Wins: Berkmar, Heritage (GISA), Tri-Cities, Alexander, Heritage-Conyers, Cambridge (3x), Pebblebrook (1-1), Quality Loss(es): Pebblebrook (1-1), South Cobb, Kell, Shiloh Bad Loss(es); Centennial (2-1), North Atlanta Notable Players: AJ White, Cam Sheffield, David McDaniel
8- Dutchtown (28-4; Jordan Griffin); defeated Cedar Shoals in 5A Finals; 5A State Champions; 3-1 vs ODD Quality Wins: Cedar Shoals, Tucker, Eagle’s Landing (1-2), Newton, Westlake, Kell, Columbia, Riverwood, Mainland (FL), Trinity Christian Quality Loss(es): Eagle’s Landing (1-2), Wheeler, Chaminade-Madonna (FL) Bad Loss(es): None Notable Players: Cam Bryant, Jamaine Mann, Kameron Hobbs
7- Norcross (26-4; Jesse McMillan); loss at Grayson in 7A State Tournament Elite Eight; 5-2 vs OOS; Quality Wins: Berkmar (2x), Greenforest, Sandy Creek, Tucker, Jefferson (OR), West Linn (OR), Lambert, Rock Creek Christian Academy (MD) Quality Loss(es); Mater Dei (CA), Berkmar (2-1), Roselle Catholic Bad Loss(es); Grayson Notable Players: JT Thor, Quincy Ademokoya, Josh Taylor, Kevon Eskridge
6- McEachern (23-8; Mike Thompson); loss to Grayson in 7A Semifinals; 4-5 vs OOS; 2 losses to Montvere Academy; Georgia losses to Grayson (2x) and Shiloh; Quality Wins: Mayfair (CA), Roman Catholic (PA), Scotlandville (LA), Windsor Forest, Berkmar, Pebblebrook, Berkmar Quality Losses; Montverde Academy (FL-2x), Grayson (2x), Shiloh, The Patrick School (NJ), Montclair Immaculate Conception (NJ), Gonzaga (Washington D.C.) Bad Loss(es): None Notable Players: McDonalds All-American Sharife Cooper, Cam McDowell, Randy Brady, Dylan Cardwell (ruled ineligible by GHSA)
5– Milton (26-5: Allen Whitehart); loss to Wheeler in 7A Semifinals: 3-3 vs OOS Quality Wins: Kell, Madison East (WI), Pebblebrook, Lambert, Northside Christian Academy (NC), Wheeler (1-1), Newton Quality Losses; Grayson, Henry Clay (KY), South Shore (NY), Bad Loss(es); None Notable Players: Bruce Thornton, Kanaan Carlyle, Evan Hurst
4- St. Francis (29-3; Drew Catlett); defeated Greenforest in 1A-Private Finals; 1A-Private State Champions; 2-2 vs OOS; Lone loss to Georgia team was to Wheeler; Quality Wins: Greenforest, Langston Hughes, Archer, Holy Innocents, Izard County (AR), Coronado (NV) Quality Losses: Dorman (SC), Long Island Lutheran (NY) Bad Losses: None Notable Players: Dwon Odom, Chase Ellis, Jusaun Holt
3- Woodward Academy (30-2; Anthony Thomas); defeated Cross Creek in 4A Finals; 2 losses by combined 5 points. 4-0 vs OOS; Quality Wins: Sandy Creek, Pace Academy, Lambert, Northside-Fort Smith (AR), Millennium (AZ), De Smet Jesuit (MO), Oxford (AL), Denmark, Cross Creek, Eastside Quality Losses: Jemison (AL); Bad Loss(es): Druid Hills Notable Players: McDonald’s All-American Walker Kessler, Michael Whitmore, Will Richards, Emory Lanier
2- Grayson (30-2; Geoffrey Pierce); loss to Wheeler in 7A Finals; 7A Finalist; 5-0 vs OOS; 2 losses by combined 5 points; Quality Wins: Berkmar, Milton, Pebblebrook (2x), Wheeler (1-1), Sandy Creek, Mountain Brook (AL), Memphis East (TN), McEachern (2x), Lithonia, Newton (2-1), Archer (2x), Shiloh (3x), Crestwood Prep (Canada), Norcross; Quality Losses: Wheeler (1-1); Bad Loss(es): None Notable Players: Caleb Murphy, Deivon Smith, Toneari Lane, Ian Schieffelin
1– Wheeler (24-7; Larry Thompson): defeated Grayson in 7A Finals; 7A State Champions; 1-2 vs OOS; 4 losses to Georgia teams that at least made it to the 2nd Rd (Pebblebrook only team that did not make it beyond 2nd Rd-loss to Grayson); Quality Wins: Grayson (1-1), Milton (1-1), Pebblebrook (2-1), East Coweta, St. Francis, Shiloh, Dutchtown, Heritage (GISA), Lanier, Newton, Kell, Westlake (3x); Quality Losses: South Cobb, Grayson (1-1), Milton(1-1), Pebblebrook (2-1) Forest Hill (FL); Bad Loss(es): Campbell Notable Players: Sam Hines, Ja’Hiem Hudson, Isaiah Collier
The Triangle Offense:
The Triangle Offense was introduced the week of 1/7/2020 and contains three points to consider about this week’s Hillsman Heavy Top 10 GA. There is no Final Triangle Offense. #HillsmanHeavyTop10GA on Twitter for all conversation