Posted On: 03/3/19 8:00 AM
Atlanta, Georgia – State championship week is in full effect for the state of Georgia and there will be multiple champions crowded beginning on Wednesday. The class 7A final four title game though is set for Saturday night in Macon, Georgia at the Macon Centraplex at 7pm local time. McEachern High School and Meadowcreek High School are the last two standing in the 7A class and it is the matchup everyone in the state has been wanting to see.
The defending state champions, Meadowcreek, demolished Tift County in their final four matchup last night at Buford City Arena and showed everyone once again why they are the current class 7A defending state champions. The Mustangs will come into the state championship game with a 26-5 overall record. This program is one of the most disciplined basketball programs in the country and play tight physical team defense.
They will certainly have their hands full with the nations number one team in the country in McEachern High School. We all know now that 2020 PG Sharife Cooper is the best player in the state now since the 2019 class will be gone soon. Cooper and Auburn commit 2019 F Isaac Okoro will be coming into this game with an 86-4 overall record and that includes this season’s 31-0 record.
This matchup will get very physical, as I have stated Meadowcreek plays that tight physical defense and they are going to defend their title. Cooper’s matchup with UAB commit 2019 PG Jalen Benjamin of Meadowcreek High School will be the main key matchup to watch in this one as both point guards are dynamic at 6-foot-1 and will not back down from a fight. Let us not forget about the Okoro and South Florida commit 2019 F Jamir Chaplin of Meadowcreek matchup either.
Both guys are about 6-foot-6 or taller and are some of the most athletic prospects in their class. Okoro and Chaplin are also both very, and I mean very good defenders. Temple commit 2019 SG Damian Dunn will be making his presence known in this matchup for sure and round out Meadowcreek’s big three. Northwestern commit 2019 F Jared Jones of McEachern has been playing super efficient throughout the state playoffs and was one reason why McEachern got over the hump against Norcross in their final four matchup after beating them in overtime 66-62.
McEachern is still en route to get to the 2019 GEICO Nationals in New York, New York on April 4-6th but only one more test stands in their way, that state title. McEachern, if they were to win, will be capturing the boys basketball programs first state championship and what a season it would have been for the Indians. Their winning streak has been amazing all year long and this will be put in history as one of the greatest boys programs in the state’s history. Meadowcreek is a whole different animal and the Mustangs will be ready to go to war just like McEachern. Can’t wait!