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The Elite Preview is coming to Alabama on March 7 and we can't be any more excited about that! What is The Elite Preview? It is an invite-only camp for 80 of the best juniors, sophomores and freshmen in the state of Alabama.

We ran the camp in Georgia last year and had a terrific showing. You can see how it played out by click HERE and we'd highly recommend doing just that.

Who earned an invite to camp? We'll let Garrett Tucker explain. Invites to the Alabama camp happen every Thursday.

Good rebounders will always be coveted at any level of basketball. When good rebounders are 6-foot-10, muscular, active and just a sophomore, elite college basketball programs take notice. The story of Spain Park (AL) center Austin Wiley is starting to come together.

Good rebounders will always be coveted at any level of basketball. When good rebounders are 6-foot-10, muscular, active and just a sophomore, elite college basketball programs take notice. The story of Spain Park (AL) center Austin Wiley is starting to come together.

The Elite Preview is just a few months away. Who has earned a spot in the invite-only camp? We unveil another round of invites to Georgia's best individual camp of the year.

How do players earn a spot in the camp exactly? Well, our staff must see the player in person and evaluate him in that setting. Invites aren't just handed out. They carefully thought out and discussed amongst our staff.

We only have 80 spots for camp. Getting in is not easy. The camp is attended by national media and voting members of the McDonald's All-American game committee. Scholarships are earned at The Elite Preview (March 14, 2015 at SSA Cobb in Marietta, GA).

Meet this week's invitees.

The Elite Preview is just a few months away. Who has earned a spot in the invite-only camp? We unveil another round of invites to Georgia's best individual camp of the year.

How do players earn a spot in the camp exactly? Well, our staff must see the player in person and evaluate him in that setting. Invites aren't just handed out. They carefully thought out and discussed amongst our staff.

We only have 80 spots for camp. Getting in is not easy. The camp is attended by national media and voting members of the McDonald's All-American game committee. Scholarships are earned at The Elite Preview (March 14, 2015 at SSA Cobb in Marietta, GA).

Meet this week's invitees.

The nominees for the 2015 McDonald's All-American game were released on Wednesday and hundreds of players across the country were honored by the committee. That's a terrific accomplishment for a hard-earned high school career.

Celebrate this moment.

In fact, there are 21 boys players from Georgia that earned a nomination. But the list is filled with asterisks.

The nominees for the 2015 McDonald's All-American game were released on Wednesday and hundreds of players across the country were honored by the committee. That's a terrific accomplishment for a hard-earned high school career.

Celebrate this moment.

In fact, there are 21 boys players from Georgia that earned a nomination. But the list is filled with asterisks.

In Region 3-AAAAAA, it’s really easy to get caught up in the star power. The region has high major prospects and commits and signees to schools in conferences from the MEAC all the way up to the SEC and ACC.

In Region 3-AAAAAA, it’s really easy to get caught up in the star power. The region has high major prospects and commits and signees to schools in conferences from the MEAC all the way up to the SEC and ACC.

The freshman class still has a couple of years to play out, but 2018 Columbus (MS) wing Robert Woodard has already made a splash around the nation.

1. Wheeler (15-1)
Notable Wins: Cherokee 51-48, Walton 97-61, Bentonville (AR) 61-40, Paul VI (VA) 55-52, Wesleyan Christian (NC) 76-70, Montverde Academy (FL) 72-65, Pope 64-54
Notable Losses: West Lin (OR) 62-70
On Tap: Etowah (01/13), @ Cherokee (01/16)
Previous: 1
5-AAAAAA

2. Laney (15-1)
Notable Wins: Morgan County 71-67//78-62, Pebblebrook 65-59, Norcross 70-59, Coral Gables (FL) 75-58, Berkmar 59-52, Jenkins 60-49, Butler 72-65
Notable Losses: St. Francis 64-67
On Tap: @ Washington County (01/16), Josey (01/17)
Previous: 2
3-AAA

3. Jonesboro (15-1)
Notable Wins: Milton 56-37, Westlake 64-43, Miller Grove 73-52, Bartow (FL) 61-59, Dorman (SC) 69-47, Griffin 80-45
Notable Losses: Montverde Academy 72-92
On Tap: @ Spalding (01/13), @ Pike County (01/16)
Previous: 3
4-AAAA

4. Saint Francis (14-3)
Notable Wins: Laney 67-64, Douglas County 91-72, Buford 93-60, Florida Air Academy (FL) 65-50, Oak Ridge (FL) 85-75, Paul VI (VA) 77-60, Northland (OH) 73-53
Notable Losses: Miller Grove 43-66, Montverde Academy (FL) 59-62, Sagemont (FL) 50-72
On Tap: Mount Pisgah Christian (01/13), @ Whitefield Academy (01/16)
Previous: 4

5. Miller Grove (15-3)
Notable Wins: Saint Francis 66-43, M.L. King 63-44, Lexington Catholic (KY) 69-63, St. John Bosco (CA) 53-50, Cedar Grove 59-55, Jenkins 69-62, Tucker 60-58, Tri Cities 69-43
Notable Losses: Callaway (MS) 48-54, Jonesboro 52-73, Orange Lutheran (CA) 38-40
On Tap: @ Clarkston (01/13), Dunwoody (01/16), @ Southwest Dekalb (01/17)
Previous: 5
6-AAAAA

6. Pebblebrook (13-2)
Notable Wins: Huntsville Lee 91-54, Berkmar 78-48, Greenforest 75-72 OT, Prestonwood Christian (TX) 75-69, Mater Dei (CA) 82-79
Notable Losses: Laney 59-65, Sierra Canyon (CA) 66-67
On Tap: @ Westlake (01/13), Montverde Academy (FL) (01/16), Bartow (FL) (01/17)
Previous: 6
3-AAAAAA

7. Greenforest (13-1)
Notable Wins: Northside Christian (NC) 54-53, Morgan County 54-50, SW Atlanta Christian 72-44
Notable Losses: Pebblebrook 72-75
WD Mohammed (01/13), Mount Vernon Presbyterian (01/16)
Previous: 8
3-A

8. Tift County (17-1)
Notable Wins: Monroe 55-42, Savannah 66-52, Westover 56-39, Westlake 78-48, Westover 44-34, Lowndes 78-69, Salmen (LA) 38-37
Notable Losses: Riverside (LA) 52-54
On Tap: Colquitt County (01/16)
Previous: 7
1-AAAAAA

9. Norcross (13-3)
Notable Wins: Dacula 89-74, North Gwinnett 72-64, Peachtree Ridge 64-54, Walton 53-52, University Lab (LA) 65-59, Duluth 88-66
Notable Losses: Collins Hill 68-70, Laney 59-70, Ballard (KY) 69-83
On Tap: Mountain View (01/13), @ North Gwinnett (01/16)
Previous: 9
7-AAAAAA

10. Shiloh (14-0)
Notable Wins: Milton 58-40, Dacula 63-56 OT, Peachtree Ridge 87-71, Washington County 69-52, Burke County 61-49, Grayson 57-47
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Berkmar (01/13), Archer (01/16), Grayson (01/17)
Previous: 10
8-AAAAAA

11. McIntosh (15-0)
Notable Wins: Starr’s Mill 69-55, Drew 79-72, GACS 90-77, Sandy Creek 60-57, Orange (NC) 66-59, Hillgrove 61-58, Allatoona 60-55
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Luella (01/13), @ Dutchtown (01/16), @ Northgate (01/17)
Previous: 11
4-AAAAA

12. Athens Christian (11-0)
Notable Wins: Stratford Academy 67-31, Cambridge 73-43, Brookwood 59-53, Woodward Academy 71-40, Glenn Hills 66-38,
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: George Walton Academy (01/13), Prince Avenue Christian (01/16),
Previous: 13
8-A

13. Gainesville Johnson (15-0)
Notable Wins: Whitefield Academy 88-76, North Cobb Christian 66-55 // 85-73, Apalachee 70-63, Gainesville 76-63, Madison County 68-50
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: @ Buford (01/13), @ White County (01/16), Apalachee (01/17)
Previous: 14
8-AAAA

14. Jenkins (11-3)
Notable Wins: North Cobb Christian 65-55, Johnson Savannah 55-50, MLK 77-50, Columbia 59-52
Notable Losses: High Point Christian (NC) 53-64, Miller Grove 62-69, Laney 49-60
On Tap: @ Beach (01/13), @ Tattnall County (01/16), Savannah (01/17)
Previous: 16
1-AAA

15. Tucker (18-2)
Notable Wins: Gibson (Bahamas) 65-54, Rockdale County 72-54, Newton 67-42, Oak Ridge (TN) 65-49, Jackson-Olin (AL) 62-46, Columbia 52-46, Mays 72-64
Notable Losses: Miller Grove 58-60, Heritage 53-56
On Tap: @ Alcovy (01/13), @ Rockdale County (01/16)
Previous: 18
2-AAAAAA

16. Pope (13-3)
Notable Wins: Roswell 68-63, Walton 57-52, Milton 53-49, North Gwinnett 81-61, Cherokee 52-46, Tri Cities 66-57
Notable Losses: Spain Park (AL) 51-71, Wheeler 54-64, Roswell 51-54
On Tap: Walton (01/13), @ Milton (01/16),
Previous: 12
5-AAAAAA

17. Douglas County (11-4)
Notable Wins: Hillgrove 76-63, Madison Academy (AL) 76-73, Langston Hughes 60-58, Westlake 73-62, White Knoll (SC) 65-58
Notable Losses: St. Francis 72-91, Byrnes (SC) 58-63, Shaker Heights (OH) 64-76, Pebblebrook 62-87
On Tap: @ East Coweta (01/13), South Cobb (01/16), Alexander (01/17)
Previous: 15
3-AAAAAA

18. Morgan County (12-6)
Notable Wins: Fayette County 61-52, Buford 79-68, East Jackson 101-55, Trinity Christian (NC) 52-47, Dreher (SC) 57-56, White Station (TN) 72-62
Notable Losses: St. Frances (MD) 73-74 OT, Laney 67-71 OT, Greenforest 50-54, John Carroll (MD) 33-39, Providence Day (FL) 55-62, Laney 62-78
On Tap: East Jackson (01/16)
Previous: 17
8-AAA

19. Gainesville (14-1)
Notable Wins: St. Martin (MS) 74-71, Heritage 62-59, Clarke Central 74-58, Buford 82-59, Salem 65-58, Lanier 65-61
Notable Losses: Johnson-Gainesville 63-76
On Tap: @ Apalachee (01/16), Buford (01/17)
Previous: 19
8-AAAAA

20. Collins Hill (14-2)
Notable Wins: Airport (SC) 64-62, Norcross 70-68, Keenan (SC) 66-55, North Gwinnett 67-58, Model 73-59, Lambert 65-64
Notable Losses: Mill Creek 62-75, Westwood (SC) 60-75
On Tap: @ Peachtree Ridge (01/13), @ Mill Creek (01/16), Centennial (01/17)
Previous: N/A
7-AAAAAA

1. Wheeler (15-1)
Notable Wins: Cherokee 51-48, Walton 97-61, Bentonville (AR) 61-40, Paul VI (VA) 55-52, Wesleyan Christian (NC) 76-70, Montverde Academy (FL) 72-65, Pope 64-54
Notable Losses: West Lin (OR) 62-70
On Tap: Etowah (01/13), @ Cherokee (01/16)
Previous: 1
5-AAAAAA

2. Laney (15-1)
Notable Wins: Morgan County 71-67//78-62, Pebblebrook 65-59, Norcross 70-59, Coral Gables (FL) 75-58, Berkmar 59-52, Jenkins 60-49, Butler 72-65
Notable Losses: St. Francis 64-67
On Tap: @ Washington County (01/16), Josey (01/17)
Previous: 2
3-AAA

3. Jonesboro (15-1)
Notable Wins: Milton 56-37, Westlake 64-43, Miller Grove 73-52, Bartow (FL) 61-59, Dorman (SC) 69-47, Griffin 80-45
Notable Losses: Montverde Academy 72-92
On Tap: @ Spalding (01/13), @ Pike County (01/16)
Previous: 3
4-AAAA

4. Saint Francis (14-3)
Notable Wins: Laney 67-64, Douglas County 91-72, Buford 93-60, Florida Air Academy (FL) 65-50, Oak Ridge (FL) 85-75, Paul VI (VA) 77-60, Northland (OH) 73-53
Notable Losses: Miller Grove 43-66, Montverde Academy (FL) 59-62, Sagemont (FL) 50-72
On Tap: Mount Pisgah Christian (01/13), @ Whitefield Academy (01/16)
Previous: 4

5. Miller Grove (15-3)
Notable Wins: Saint Francis 66-43, M.L. King 63-44, Lexington Catholic (KY) 69-63, St. John Bosco (CA) 53-50, Cedar Grove 59-55, Jenkins 69-62, Tucker 60-58, Tri Cities 69-43
Notable Losses: Callaway (MS) 48-54, Jonesboro 52-73, Orange Lutheran (CA) 38-40
On Tap: @ Clarkston (01/13), Dunwoody (01/16), @ Southwest Dekalb (01/17)
Previous: 5
6-AAAAA

6. Pebblebrook (13-2)
Notable Wins: Huntsville Lee 91-54, Berkmar 78-48, Greenforest 75-72 OT, Prestonwood Christian (TX) 75-69, Mater Dei (CA) 82-79
Notable Losses: Laney 59-65, Sierra Canyon (CA) 66-67
On Tap: @ Westlake (01/13), Montverde Academy (FL) (01/16), Bartow (FL) (01/17)
Previous: 6
3-AAAAAA

7. Greenforest (13-1)
Notable Wins: Northside Christian (NC) 54-53, Morgan County 54-50, SW Atlanta Christian 72-44
Notable Losses: Pebblebrook 72-75
WD Mohammed (01/13), Mount Vernon Presbyterian (01/16)
Previous: 8
3-A

8. Tift County (17-1)
Notable Wins: Monroe 55-42, Savannah 66-52, Westover 56-39, Westlake 78-48, Westover 44-34, Lowndes 78-69, Salmen (LA) 38-37
Notable Losses: Riverside (LA) 52-54
On Tap: Colquitt County (01/16)
Previous: 7
1-AAAAAA

9. Norcross (13-3)
Notable Wins: Dacula 89-74, North Gwinnett 72-64, Peachtree Ridge 64-54, Walton 53-52, University Lab (LA) 65-59, Duluth 88-66
Notable Losses: Collins Hill 68-70, Laney 59-70, Ballard (KY) 69-83
On Tap: Mountain View (01/13), @ North Gwinnett (01/16)
Previous: 9
7-AAAAAA

10. Shiloh (14-0)
Notable Wins: Milton 58-40, Dacula 63-56 OT, Peachtree Ridge 87-71, Washington County 69-52, Burke County 61-49, Grayson 57-47
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Berkmar (01/13), Archer (01/16), Grayson (01/17)
Previous: 10
8-AAAAAA

11. McIntosh (15-0)
Notable Wins: Starr’s Mill 69-55, Drew 79-72, GACS 90-77, Sandy Creek 60-57, Orange (NC) 66-59, Hillgrove 61-58, Allatoona 60-55
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Luella (01/13), @ Dutchtown (01/16), @ Northgate (01/17)
Previous: 11
4-AAAAA

12. Athens Christian (11-0)
Notable Wins: Stratford Academy 67-31, Cambridge 73-43, Brookwood 59-53, Woodward Academy 71-40, Glenn Hills 66-38,
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: George Walton Academy (01/13), Prince Avenue Christian (01/16),
Previous: 13
8-A

13. Gainesville Johnson (15-0)
Notable Wins: Whitefield Academy 88-76, North Cobb Christian 66-55 // 85-73, Apalachee 70-63, Gainesville 76-63, Madison County 68-50
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: @ Buford (01/13), @ White County (01/16), Apalachee (01/17)
Previous: 14
8-AAAA

14. Jenkins (11-3)
Notable Wins: North Cobb Christian 65-55, Johnson Savannah 55-50, MLK 77-50, Columbia 59-52
Notable Losses: High Point Christian (NC) 53-64, Miller Grove 62-69, Laney 49-60
On Tap: @ Beach (01/13), @ Tattnall County (01/16), Savannah (01/17)
Previous: 16
1-AAA

15. Tucker (18-2)
Notable Wins: Gibson (Bahamas) 65-54, Rockdale County 72-54, Newton 67-42, Oak Ridge (TN) 65-49, Jackson-Olin (AL) 62-46, Columbia 52-46, Mays 72-64
Notable Losses: Miller Grove 58-60, Heritage 53-56
On Tap: @ Alcovy (01/13), @ Rockdale County (01/16)
Previous: 18
2-AAAAAA

16. Pope (13-3)
Notable Wins: Roswell 68-63, Walton 57-52, Milton 53-49, North Gwinnett 81-61, Cherokee 52-46, Tri Cities 66-57
Notable Losses: Spain Park (AL) 51-71, Wheeler 54-64, Roswell 51-54
On Tap: Walton (01/13), @ Milton (01/16),
Previous: 12
5-AAAAAA

17. Douglas County (11-4)
Notable Wins: Hillgrove 76-63, Madison Academy (AL) 76-73, Langston Hughes 60-58, Westlake 73-62, White Knoll (SC) 65-58
Notable Losses: St. Francis 72-91, Byrnes (SC) 58-63, Shaker Heights (OH) 64-76, Pebblebrook 62-87
On Tap: @ East Coweta (01/13), South Cobb (01/16), Alexander (01/17)
Previous: 15
3-AAAAAA

18. Morgan County (12-6)
Notable Wins: Fayette County 61-52, Buford 79-68, East Jackson 101-55, Trinity Christian (NC) 52-47, Dreher (SC) 57-56, White Station (TN) 72-62
Notable Losses: St. Frances (MD) 73-74 OT, Laney 67-71 OT, Greenforest 50-54, John Carroll (MD) 33-39, Providence Day (FL) 55-62, Laney 62-78
On Tap: East Jackson (01/16)
Previous: 17
8-AAA

19. Gainesville (14-1)
Notable Wins: St. Martin (MS) 74-71, Heritage 62-59, Clarke Central 74-58, Buford 82-59, Salem 65-58, Lanier 65-61
Notable Losses: Johnson-Gainesville 63-76
On Tap: @ Apalachee (01/16), Buford (01/17)
Previous: 19
8-AAAAA

20. Collins Hill (14-2)
Notable Wins: Airport (SC) 64-62, Norcross 70-68, Keenan (SC) 66-55, North Gwinnett 67-58, Model 73-59, Lambert 65-64
Notable Losses: Mill Creek 62-75, Westwood (SC) 60-75
On Tap: @ Peachtree Ridge (01/13), @ Mill Creek (01/16), Centennial (01/17)
Previous: N/A
7-AAAAAA

Team Thad, a Memphis-based grassroots program named after current NBA forward Thaddeus Young, is one of the prominent AAU teams in the country. They have positioned themselves as one of the top Under Armour teams in the country.

Team Thad, a Memphis-based grassroots program named after current NBA forward Thaddeus Young, is one of the prominent AAU teams in the country. They have positioned themselves as one of the top Under Armour teams in the country.

Bigs. College coaches at every level are always looking for a high school prospect to sign that can rebound and score and defend in the paint. The search is annual and, more times than not, difficult.

The talent pool is shallow as the late signing period inches closer and the high school season continues to march on. So when a big man plays well on a big stage plays well, take note.

Columbia senior post player Micaiah Henry struck a chord with us at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational as he protected the rim for the Eagles and showed off an effective offensive attack. Well, hello 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior with good grades. Welcome to the conversation.

Bigs. College coaches at every level are always looking for a high school prospect to sign that can rebound and score and defend in the paint. The search is annual and, more times than not, difficult.

The talent pool is shallow as the late signing period inches closer and the high school season continues to march on. So when a big man plays well on a big stage plays well, take note.

Columbia senior post player Micaiah Henry struck a chord with us at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational as he protected the rim for the Eagles and showed off an effective offensive attack. Well, hello 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior with good grades. Welcome to the conversation.

The Elite Preview is just a few months away. Who has earned a spot in the invite-only camp? We unveil another round of invites to Georgia's best individual camp of the year.

The Elite Preview is just a few months away. Who has earned a spot in the invite-only camp? We unveil another round of invites to Georgia's best individual camp of the year.

Things are going very smoothly down on the Southside in Peachtree City.

There are not many teams playing better basketball than McIntosh, who is out to a 14-0 start to their season.

Also, there are not many players playing better basketball than McIntosh 2016 combo guard Jordan Lyons.

Things are going very smoothly down on the Southside in Peachtree City.

There are not many teams playing better basketball than McIntosh, who is out to a 14-0 start to their season.