Jonesboro HS (28‑5)
Georgia Class AAAA state runner-up
- 6-5 SR M.J. Walker … #21 (ESPN) … #27 (Rivals) … #24 (Scout) … #19 (HoopSeen)
- 6-5 JR Jamari Smith
- 6-2 JR Desi Sills
- 6-3 JR Myles Black
Cardinals At A Glance
The Cardinals claimed back-to-back state titles in high-flying 6-5 SR guard M.J. Walker’s first two seasons – including a 32-1 finish in 2014-15 – but were upset 58-52 by Liberty County in last year’s Class AAAA final. Walker averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a junior, pouring in 39 points against Las Vegas Bishop Gorman as Jonesboro finished third at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic (Palm Springs, Calif.) and scoring 20+ in 24 games. … 6-5 JR Jamari Smith and guards 6-2 JR Desi Sills and 6-3 JR Myles Black provide depth for a team that seldom participates in metro Atlanta’s transfer merry-go-round under head coach Dan Maehlman, instead priding itself on doing “the little things.” … Jonesboro’s only loss at the MaxPreps Classic was to City of Palms and national champion Chino Hills 124-93 in the semifinals.