Super 25 Preseason Boys Basketball: No. 8 Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)

Super 25 Preseason Boys Basketball: No. 8 Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)


Super 25 Preseason Boys Basketball: No. 8 Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.)


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Jordan Tucker drives to the basket during Stepinac's CHSAA playoff game against Cardinal Hayes at Mount St. Michael High School in the Bronx. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)

Jordan Tucker (right) has transferred in from Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.).
(Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)

No. 8: Wheeler

Location: Marietta, Ga.

2015-16 record: 22-6

Final 2015-16 Super 25 ranking: Unranked

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The Wildcats have only two returning starters in Louisville commit Darius Perry, a 6-5 senior G, and 5-11 senior G Kenny Aniye, a Stetson commit.

Not to worry as Wheeler lifted its talent level through transfers. Start with junior forward E.J. Montgomery, a 6-10 Auburn commit who averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds at the Adidas Summer Championship and played at Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) last season.

The Wildcats also added Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) transfer Jordan Tucker, a 6-7 senior SF who averaged 17.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.2 blocks.

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Then there’s Southern Cal commit Jordan Usher, a senior G who averaged 18.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks at Sequoyah (Canton, Ga.).

Another key transfer is 6-5 sophomore SG Terry Armstrong, who averaged 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds at Carman-Ainsworth (Flint, Mich.).

Darius Perry (Photo: adidas)

Darius Perry (Photo: adidas)


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