Video: Preseason Top 25 high school basketball rankings
Breaking down the national contenders heading into the 2019-20 season.
Head Coach: Mike Thompson
Last Season: No. 2 in final Top 100, 32-0 (GHSA Class AAAAAAA state champions)
Key Contributors:Israel Palmer
(6-2, Sr., G)
(6-3, Sr., G) — Committed to Mercer
This group had a magical run in 2018-19, winning the City of Palms Classic, Bass Pro tournament of champions title and their first ever GHSAA Class AAAAAAA state title en route to an unbeaten season.
The Indians finished the season 9-0 against teams ranked in the Top 25 at some point last season, and were ranked No. 1 until being jumped in the final poll after turning down an invitation to compete in GEICO Nationals.
The Peach State public school will again be led by defending MaxPreps National Player of the Year Cooper who became the only non-senior to earn the award last season.
A talented crop of transfer will join Cooper in the rotation starting with talented center Caldwell and 3-star guard Brady.
Other key transfers Moore, McDowell and Tucker will all compete for a starting spot in the rotation as well.
McEachern will play another challenging national schedule with a trip to the City of Palms Classic and matchups with No. 1 Montverde Academy and No. 7 Patrick School as headliners.