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SBLive’s Top 25 in Georgia high school boys basketball: Grayson rises, Hillgrove debuts

Westlake and McEachern drop after a rough week against tough competition, while Hillgrove makes its debut after a 6-0 start.
Mansir Williamson_Centennial_Zach Shugan

Slow starts for McEachern and Westlake caused them to drop, while Hillgrove’s historic 6-0 start earned the Hawks an appearance in the second edition of SBLive's Top 25 in high school boys basketball. 

The rankings cover all classifications.

Pictured above is Mansir Williamson of Centennial (photo by Zach Shugan), which is off to a 5-0 start.


1. Milton (1-0)

Last week: 1

SBLive’s No. 3 team in the nation has still played just one game, in which the Eagles beat Roswell 83-47.

2. Newton (4-0)

Last week: 4

Newton took down McEachern and Westlake over the Thanksgiving break. That makes three wins over top teams including the Rams' win over Norcross.

3. Wheeler (1-2)

Last week: 3

Wheeler lost to national No.1 Montverde Academy (Florida) and national No. 5 Duncanville (Texas). The Wildcats face their first region opponent in Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday. 

4. Grayson (4-1)

Last week: 11

Grayson rebounded after its two-point loss to Wheeler and has won three straight. The Rams will face Sparkman (Alabama) on Tuesday.

5. Pebblebrook (4-1)

Last week: 5

Pebblebrook went 1-1 over the weekend, losing to the No. 11 team in the national Power 25, Wasatch Academy (Utah), and beating Real Salt Lake Academy.

6. Eagle's Landing (0-0)

Last week: 6

Eagle's Landing hasn't done anything yet to suggest it belongs higher or lower than No. 6.

7. Sandy Creek (3-0)

Last week: 7

Sandy Creek went 2-0 at the Hard in the Paint tournament over the weekend, taking down Cumberland Christian Academy and Meadowcreek. 

8. Kell (0-1)

Last week: 8

Kell suffered its first loss to Carmel Christian (7-0), one of the top teams in North Carolina. Kell is set to face its first region opponent in Allatoona on Tuesday. 

9. Berkmar (0-1)

Last week: 2