Berkmar HS (25‑6)
GEORGIA GHSA CLASS 7A STATE RUNNER-UP
- 6-10 SR Malique Ewin (MISSISSIPPI) … #46 (PrepHoops) … #74 (Rivals)
- 6-4 SR Jermahri Hill … #124 (247 Sports)
Patriots At A Glance
BALLISLIFE PRESEASON NATIONAL RANKING: No. 30
MAXPREPS RANKING: No. 19
A balanced, junior-heavy roster powered Coach Greg Phillips’ squad to the doorstep of Berkmar’s first state title since back-to-back crowns in 2000-01, but fell 52-47 to Milton in the 7A final at the Macon Centreplex after building a seven-point, third-quarter lead. The highest-profile recruit is Ole Miss commit 6-10 SR Malique Ewin (17.1 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.1 blocks, 1.9 apg), but 6-4 SR Jermahri Hill and 6-2 SR Jameel Rideout, one of the Peach State’s best on-ball defenders, are all significant contributors in a system that values toughness and “D.” A pair of transfers, Virginia Class 5 all-state guard 6-5 SR Brycen Blaine (Chesterfield L.C. Bird) and 6-7 SR Antoine Hurns (Indianapolis Central Christian IN), will make immediate impacts. … Rideout and Ewin combined for 59 points in the Patriots’ first two state playoff games, and Hill’s 16 points powered Berkmar’s 69-68 semifinal win over McEachern – its 12th in a row.