GHSA 2A, A-Public, & A-Private State Tournament Superlatives
Best First Round Matchup: North Cobb Christian vs. Mount Pisgah
There aren’t many teams in the state that are hotter than Mount Pisgah right now, coming off of eight straight wins including a region championship in Region 6-APrivate. They are led by a great backcourt of Jojo Peterson (IPFW Signee), Chase Tucker, and Kash Grady along with forward Nate Gordon and they are a very dynamic, versatile, and well-rounded group. North Cobb Christian is always a threat, and this year is no different with guys like Tre Chatman, Tremain Davis, and Jack Hewitt.
Best Player Matchup: Antonio Hunt vs. Travion Solomon
The AA first round game between Woodville Tompkins and Northeast Macon will feature two guards that do everything for their team. Woodville Tompkins guard Antonio Hunt was an all region player who has good size and versatility and can fill it up as well as create for others. Northeast guard Travion Solomon has all the offensive tools in his bag. He can score it in a variety of ways and he’s very crafty off the bounce and getting into the paint.
Best Look-Ahead Game: Trinity Christian vs. Greenforest
This one could potentially provide some spectacular player matchups at the lead guard and on the wing. Greenforest junior PG Chase Cormier is one of the most crafty and skilled guards in the Peach and would be matched by Trinity senior Sami Pissis, who has had a great season and is really skilled with great size. On the wings, Greenforest’s Jaylen Jackson (NC A&T signee) would be met by Trinity’s Isaac Brito. Both are very active and highly athletic. This one would be a must-see game in A-Private.
Biggest Storyline: A-Private is Wide Open
Just like in Georgia’s largest classification, there is no clear-cut favorite to win it all in the A-Private division. There are a number of teams that can make a run and there will be some toss-up type of matchups from the second round and on. There could be upwards of ten teams that wouldn’t be a total surprise if they ended up cutting down the nets.
Sleeper Team to Make a Run: Lovett
Lovett will be one of the most difficult teams to match up with in AA. They have their anchor in the middle with 6-foot-11 center Ryan Mutombo (Georgetown signee), and solid guards with freshman Christian Anderson and senior Jay Joshi. We could see a really good potential third round matchup with Swainsboro, that could produce one of the best games possible in the AA bracket.
Most Likely to Make a Name: Jayden Williams
If you don’t know about the Hebron Christian freshman big man yet, you could after these playoffs. There are not many young players with the measurables that Williams has, a a long 6-foot-9 with great mobility. He’s a big factor defensively with his ability to protect the rim and provides a finishing presence on the offensive end around the rim. The sky is the limit for him and his ceiling is as high as there is in Georgia’s 2024 class.