Dekalb Basketball prepares for a Special Season | HS Sports
TUCKER, Ga. -- The high school basketball season peomises to be very special in Dekalb County, where three boy's teams are ranked among the top 50 teams in the nation.
The ESPN FAB50 ranked Miller Grove No. 2 in the national preseason poll. The Wolverines have won three straight Class AAAA titles and will feature 6-9 Tony Parker, who averaged 17 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots per game. Parker is ranked No. 31 among the nation's top college prospects and will team with 6-7 forward Brandon Morris who has already committed to attend the University of Georgia.
Two-time defending state Class AAA champion Columbia is ranked No.12 in the national poll. The Eagles won their fourth state title in the last six seasons. Junior point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen averaged 13 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals per per game and was Class AAA Player of the Year.
The Southwest Dekalb Panthers earned the No. 39 spot in the top 50 poll by making it to the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAA tournament last season. The Panthers will be led by seniors William "Shaq" Goodwin, and Jordan Price, who are ranked 19th and 42nd among the nation's top high school players. Both Goodwin and Price have scored over 1,000 points in their careers.