Olive Branch HS (28‑4)

Olive Branch MS

MISSISSIPPI MHSAA CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPION

Top Players

  • 6-8 SR D.J. Jeffries (MEMPHIS) #21 (ESPN)..#45 (Scout)..#48 (Rivals)
  • 6-6 JR Cameron Matthews
  • 6-0 SR Joe Cooper

Conquistadors At A Glance

The Class 5A state champion Quistors are absolutely lethal in transition, and return 13 of 14 players, led by one-time Kentucky pledge 6-8 SR D.J. Jeffries (20.8 ppg). The sure-fire McDonald’s All-American, now headed to Memphis to play for Penny Hardaway, had back-to-back 20-point nights in routs of Callaway and Forest Hill at the 5A Final Four. But it’s Olive Branch’s depth that makes it a such a dangerous up-tempo opponent – 6-0 SR Joe Cooper (8.7 ppg) and 6-6 JR Cameron Matthews (7.5 ppg) combined for 35 points last January in a stunning 73-70 upset of Memphis East. Others, like 6-5 SR Shamar Brown (7.8 ppg), 6-2 SR Josh Stevenson (6.1 ppg) and 5-11 SR C.J. Owens (6.0 ppg) also can make their presence felt.