NO. 14 McEACHERN
Location: Powder Springs, Ga.
Preseason Rank: 14
2017-18 record: 26-3
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Unranked
Don’t let thank “unranked” blemish fool you: McEachern was top-notch last year, getting as high as No. 5 in the Super 25 before falling out. This year, their team is led by the same pair, but now they’re a year more experienced.
Four-star Isaac Okoro, the No. 1 Georgia player in his class, enters his senior year. Five-star point guard Sharife Cooper, who is No. 5 in the Chosen 25, is now a junior and has an important year of high school experience and the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp under his belt.
Cooper is coming off of a summer where he won Offensive MVP of the prestigious Nike EYBL and led the Nike Peach Jam in scoring and assists.
The Indians also have a three-star big in Jared Jones, who is committed to Northwestern, and Alyn Breed, who has two college offers.
McEachern will be a tough out in Georgia.