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The Ironton Classic team profiles

Published 4:20am Tuesday, December 17, 2013

M.A.C.K Prep Academy

Nickname: Wildcats

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Enrollment: 100

Coach: William Sperow II

2012-13 Record: 31-14

2012-13 Tournament: Won the South Atlantic Post Grad National Championship

Highlights: 136-47 past 4 years; nationally ranked last 4 years; 50 players in college; players in Big East, Big 12, PAC 12, Atlantic-10, West Coast, Conference-USA, OVC, MVC, Southland, MEAC

College Prospects: Jordan Robinson (signed with Queens University of Charlotte); DaVarte Watson (verbal to U. of Delaware; Rashard Figures (Wake Forest, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Duquesne, Utah State, Marshall); Trayvond Massenburg (Manhattan, Niagara, Townson, Marshall, UMES); Kevin Collins (ACU, UMES); Hayden Sawyer (Wueens, Newberry, Wingate).


First Baptist Christian Academy

Nickname: Crusaders

Location: Ludowici, Georgia

Enrollment: 160

Coach: Dillon Brown

2012-13 Record: 33-10

2012-13 Tournament: NACA Nationals Div. I Final Four; Region and State Champion

State Championships: 12

Highlights: Won 10 state championships in a row from 2004-2013; Ranked No.1 iin USA Today for independent schools in Georgia


Walnut Ridge High School

Nickname: Scots

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Coach: Jason Bates

2012-13 Record: 15-9

2012-13 Tournament: District semifinals

State championships: 1971

College Prospects: Dymian Finch (Western Illinois, Lincoln Memorial; Notre Dame College); Malik Harrison (Wichita State, Detroit Mercy); Tarik Wright (Holy Cross, Detroit Mercy)


Pickerington Central High School

Nickname: Tigers

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Enrollment: 1,600

Coach: Jonathan Hedgepeth

2012-13 Record: 16-7

2012-13 Tournament: Lost in first round to Upper Arlington

State Championships: 6

Colleg Prospects: Aajah and Amari Hawkins (commit to Florida International): Taylor Johnson (Belmont Abbey, Cleveland State, Canisus); Katrina Williams (Belmont Abbey, Princeton, Lehigh)


Notre Dame High School

Nickname: Titans

Location: Portsmouth, Ohio

Enrollment: 154 boys and girls

Coach: Matt Mader

2012-13 Record: 21-4

2012-13 Tournament: Sectional champions, district champions, regional semifinals

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