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Previewing the Class AA Championship game: Therrell vs Swainsboro

3, Mar 2020

Previewing the Class AA Championship game: Therrell vs Swainsboro

Therrell (25-7) vs. Swainsboro (30-2)
Class AA State Championship Game
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Macon Centreplex 

Pop that popcorn. This game should be fun. It should be fast. It should be a track meet. With this pairing we have two teams that like to play fast. 

Therrell won the 2A state last year and the anchors of the Panther attack are back for the sequel. But Swainsboro may be the spoiler. They’ve rolled through the season this year and have been the heavyweight for a majority of the year. 

What to expect from the Class 2A title game? Let’s get into it, shall wee?

INSIDE THERRELL

Perhaps one of the biggest storylines of the season is how Therrell has responded since junior Robbie Armbrester went down to an injury in the 2019 part of the season. Since then the Panthers have maintained the process. Sure, there have been some adjustments but the Atlanta City School continues to roll on. That’s a credit to the coaching staff and the experience of some of the toughest guys still playing in the state of Georgia. 

Point guard Roman Son was Region 6-2A Player of the Year. That’s an accolade that was well-earned. He was terrific this season, carrying over from his performance last year. He’s the most steady player in this game. 

His play has made the play of his senior teammates Ra’Sean Frederick and Cameron Forston rise up this entire season. Frederick is a slasher and a threat from the wing to the rim. Fortson, who shined in the last round, is the team’s best option in the paint. 

The key for Therrell is controlling the pace of this game. 

Georgia Cup I 2020

INSIDE SWAINSBORO   

We’ve professed our appreciation for the Seabrough twins - Fredrick and Sedrick - for a while now on HoopSeen. They are big, strong and tough. That’s what you’d expect from guys who shine on the football field. On the court, they’re a dynamic duo that we don’t see too often at this level of high school hoops. They impose their will in the action. 

But this team isn’t just about the twins though. Seniors Immanuel Hackett, a 6-foot-1 guard, and AJ Kingsberry, a 5-foot-9 guard, balance out their attack and approach. Senior Derrick Jones will guard anyone that stands across from him. 

The Tigers have marched through their schedule all season long. There hasn’t been a pushback. They’ve sat atop the Class AA group this season. The squad is deep. They play fast. They compete for 32 straight minutes. 

HOW THEY GOT HERE

Swainsboro has been outstanding this season and even more impressive in the postseason. They have knocked out Glenn Hills (80-62), Rockmart (94-55), South Atlanta (74-56) and Jefferson County (72-52) along the way. That’s an average margin of victory of 24.8 points a game. 

Therrell has gone through Chattooga (54-37), Washington County (57-55), Laney (65-56) and Putnam County (78-54) in the state playoffs.  

POLL 


Justin Young
Editor-in-Chief

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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