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Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

Parkview, GAC top first high school basketball rankings

ATLANTA -- The 2012-13 high school basketball season is underway, and two Gwinnett County schools currently lead the pack.

The Lady Panthers of Lilburn's Parkview High School are ranked No. 1 for girls. North Gwinnett, Wesleyan, Columbia and North Cobb round out the top 5.

For boys, Greater Atlanta Christian in Norcross is No. 1. Other members of the top 5 include Miller Grove, North Cobb, Hillgrove and Shiloh.

Get all your metro Atlanta high school basketball information at usatodayhss.com.

The top 25 boys and girls teams include:

Norcross HS tops playoff poll

Norcross HS tops playoff poll

ATLANTA -- USA TODAY has released its latest Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll for high school football.

Norcross HS remains at the top, with Grayson, Sandy Creek, Lassiter and North Gwinnett making up the Top 5.

This week's poll sees two newcomers. Alpharetta HS is now ranked No. 22, while Jonesboro comes it at No. 24.

Walton and Stephenson, meanwhile, fell off the list.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is generated exclusively for 11Alive by USA TODAY.

Sandy Creek's Wiggins named Under Armour All-American

Sandy Creek's Wiggins named Under Armour All-American

TYRONE, Ga -- Sandy Creek High School's Shaq Wiggins is the latest Metro Atlanta high school players to be named to the Under Armour All-American team.  Wiggins is one of 6 players from Metro Atlanta to be honored by Under Armour.

The 5-10, 165 pound Wiggins is the 6th ranked cornerback in the nation, the number 4 recruit in the state and the 36th overall recruit in the nation.  Wiggins is verbally committed to Georgia.

Sandy Creek's Shaq Wiggins joins, Norcross' Alvin Kamara, Milton's Karl Lawson, Central Gwinnett's Trey Johnson, Mill Creek's Kelsey Griffin and Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche representing Metro Atlanta in the on the Under Armour All-America Team.

The 6th annual Under Armour All-American Game will be played on January 4, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

Milton's Lawson Named Under Armour All-American

Milton's Lawson Named Under Armour All-American

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton High School Defensive End Carl Lawson has been named to the 2013 Under Armour All-American Team. Lawson is one of 6 players representing Metro Atlanta in the showcase game.

The 6-2, 251 pound Lawson has verbally committed to Auburn and is the number 5 recruit in the nation according to the ESPN 150.  Lawson is also the number 2 recruit in the state of Georgia and the number 2 defensive end in the nation.

Carl Lawson joins, Mill Creek's Kelsey Griffin, Central Gwinnett's Trey Johnson, Norcross' Alvin Kamara, Sandy Creek Shaq Wiggins and Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche as members of the Under Armour All-American Team from Metro Atlanta.

The Under Armour All-American Game will be played on January 4, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

ATLANTA -- Each week American Family Insurance brings you the All Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances.  It's a recap of the best plays from Friday Night Alive.

This week number 5 is Norcross quarterback Joseph Wilber's 31 yard pass completion to Clinton Lynch.  The Blue Devils stay unbeaten with a 36-3 win over Peachtree Ridge.

The number 4 play is Collins Hill's Tyler Henderson's 42 yard touchdown run.  North Gwinnett won the game 38-24.

The number 3 play this week Marcus Miller's touchdown run, as Marist beat Stone Mountain 34-8.

The number 2 play comes from the Alpharetta-Lambert game. Raiders QB Joshua Dobbs connects with Carlos Burse for the touchdown.  Alpharetta has won 4 in a row after beating the Longhorns 35-7.

St. Francis girls aim for the top

St. Francis girls aim for the top

ALPHARETTA -- This week, No. 1 will face No. 2 when the four-time defending Class A state champion Wesleyan girls host the St. Francis girls.

Wesleyan has played for the state title eight years in a row, and has won the last four straight. The Lady Knights are 16-2 so far, after going 24-4 last season.  Three of St. Francis' four losses last year were to Wesleyan.

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison