J.J. Hickson (left) is now at NC State and Gani Lawal is at Georgia Tech.
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Norcross, Wheeler lead the charge
It shouldn't come as a big surprise that Norcross and Wheeler have developed the most Division I talent of any school in the state. The two programs have combined for five of the last six AAAAA state championships.
Eddie Martin's program has sent eight players to the next level. Last year's class sent Gani Lawal to Georgia Tech, Tony Neysmith to
Others in Division I ball from Norcross include Daniel Emerson, who is sitting out a year at Mercer after two years at
Doug Lipscomb's Wheeler has been equally successful with seven players currently playing Division I basketball. Last year's team developed J.J. Hickson who is now a freshman at NC State, guard Adrian Williams went to Brown and Trey Lang, who is now at UMass.
J.T. Tiller and James
Rounding out the rest
Amu Saaka is now at South Florida while Johntavious Rucker is at
Darron Rodgers has had plenty of success at
Furman landed forward Bryson Barnes while Norris Arnold is at Alabama A&M and Patrick Hardy is at
Five schools each have four players currently in Division I basketball. They are: Chattahoochee, Stone Mountain, Tucker,
Dunwoody, North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge,
A total of 127
Where is the talent going?
There are 185 players from
SEC – 20 players
ACC – 15
Big East – 5
Big 12, Pac-10 – 3
Big Ten – 2
Southern – 21 players
CAA – 11
Sun Belt – 10
Mountain West – 3
Mid-American, WAC – 1
Atlantic Sun – 25 players
Southwestern – 14
Big South – 10
Mid-Eastern – 6
Southland – 4
Ivy – 2
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