NO. 6 MCEACHERN
Location: Powder Springs, Georgia
Preseason Rank: 6
2018-19 record: 32-0
Final 2018-19 Super 25 ranking: 3
The Indians went through the 2018-19 season unblemished and declined the chance to compete for a GEICO Nationals title in order for their seniors to focus on recruiting and obligations with other high-profile events; this year, McEachern has the tools to get another shot at New York City in April with reigning ALL-USA Player of the Year Sharife Cooper again at the controls.
Cooper, a point guard committed to Auburn, is ranked No. 2 overall in the Chosen 25 and has the innate ability to make everyone on the court better. Cooper averaged 28.6 points, 8.7 assists, six rebounds and 4.1 steals a game last season.
This year he’ll have a big target in his summer ball teammate Dylan Cardwell, a 6-foot-11 forward who plays big on both ends of the floor.
Expect Camron McDowell and Bobby Moore to have expanded roles for the Indians, but the bottom line is that as long as Cooper is on the floor, McEachern has a legitimate shot at beating anyone.