GHSA Team Preview: Buford Wolves


Buford Wolves

Head Coach: Benjie Wood

Region: 8-AAAAAA

2020-2021 Record: 19-8

Key Players: Jaylon Taylor

Alahn Sumler

Malachi Brown

London Williams

Cameron Kelly

Key Games: Nov. 20-23 - Johns Creek TOC

Nov. 27 – Hart County

Nov. 30 – Parkview

Dec. 17 – Lanier

Dec. 28-29 - Wheeler TOC

Jan. 4 – Dacula

Jan. 21 – Lanier

Jan. 25 - Dacula

Team Preview:

While the Wolves return some familiar upperclassmen, this Wolves team will have a different look, with Eddie Martin stepping away and new head coach Benjie Wood calling the shots. Wood has not shied away from the fact that he wants to play a fast, up-and-down style, and he certainly has the pieces to do so.


6-foot-7 senior wing Jaylon Taylor is a prototype for a fast style of play. Taylor is as versatile and athletic a player as any in the Peach state. He can get to the rim and score the ball and make some electrifying finishes in the process.


6-foot-3 guard Alahn Sumler has come along very strongly over the past year, and he played very well for Buford in the June scholastic period. He is a very good scorer off of the bounce, changes speeds well, and is a very creative finisher with both hands around the rim.


Junior point guard Malachi Brown will likely have the ball in his hands a lot for the Wolves this season. He will be their primary playmaker, and picks his spots very well, knowing when to score the ball himself and when to set the table for others. He should be primed for a big year.


In the frontcourt, junior forwards London Williams and Cameron Kelly will provide size and added versatility. Williams is a very good rebounder and gives the Wolves a good, strong interior presence. Kelly is a long and athletic 6-foot-6 hybrid forward who excels at finishing plays with emphasis and being a multi-positional defender.


Overall, all of the pieces look to be falling in the right direction for Buford, and it looks like another winning season will be in store.