McEachern HS (32‑0)

Powder Springs, GA

GEORGIA CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONS

Indians At A Glance

INDIANS AT A GLANCE:
Coach Mike Thompson’s crew was essentially the lineal national champion in 2018-19, running the
table against opponents from nine other states and winning eight games at the City of Palms (a field
that included IMG Academy), Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (Springfield, Mo.) and HoopHall
Classic. These Indians return City of Palms MVP, MaxPreps National Player of the Year and
showstopping 6-1 SR Sharife Cooper (28.6 ppg, 8.7 apg, 6 rpg, 4.1 spg) – but little else. Two high-profile
arrivals via transfer, 7-0 SR Dylan Cardwell (Oak Hill Academy) and 6-5 JR Camron McDowell (Lincoln
Academy). Two other returners, 6-0 SOPH Braden Sparks and 6-2 SR Israel Palmer, will add some
much-needed depth. Cooper had a 42-point breakout in an 83-81 overtime win over Hudson Catholic in
the 2017 City of Palms quarterfinals, and McEachern is 7-1 in two COP appearances.