Thursday, April 11, 2013
MaxPreps has given the 2013 title to Diamond DeShields, a senior guard at Norcross High.
Thursday, April 11
Norcross High's Diamond DeShields has been named MaxPreps' 2013 National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The senior guard, who's headed to the University of North Carolina in the fall, helped Norcross High win three state titles during her high school career, including this year's Class AAAAAA Title after defeating North Gwinnett. MaxPreps also notes that DeShields was named to both the McDonald’s and the Women's Basetball Coaches Association's (WBCA) all-American teams this past year. “It’s gratifying,” she told the online news site. “I’ve done more than I wanted. I wanted one state title, and I got three. I wanted to make either the McDonald’s team or the WBCA team, and I made both.” Additionally, she was recognized as the MVP for …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
It may seem unusual for two Gwinnett teams to play for a state championship — like Saturday's matchup between Norcross and North Gwinnett in the Class AAAAAA Girls Basketball final — but it's happened 28 times before.
We all know Gwinnett County is pretty competitive in Georgia high school sports. Just how competitive? All-time, Gwinnett schools have won or shared 311 Georgia High School Association sports championships, including the boys basketball title won by Dacula in 1938 and 10 more already won this school year. That's not a misprint. Even more telling is how many times county teams have squared off for the big trophy. When North Gwinnett and Norcross high schools meet Saturday for the GHSA Class AAAAAA girls basketball championship, it will be the 29th All-Gwinnett final in state history. That's not a misprint, either. Crunching the available data in the GHSA archives, here's a historical list of the championship matchups between Gwinnett …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Norcross boys basketball team won 59-54 in a Saturday night thriller in AAAAAA high school action.
The Norcross boys basketball team defeated North Cobb in an exciting game that went down to final minutes of the game. The Blue Devils held just a 2-point lead at half time and kept it throughout the remainder of the game according to an online AJC report. The win sets up the Blue Devils to the state finals next week to be played in Macon.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Head to ghsa.playonsports.com to see full coverage of all the semifinals in the state playoffs this Friday and Saturday.
High school basketball is heating up with the semifinals just around the corner. Both varsity teams for Norcross High are competing, but it's not on home turf: the Blue Devils will be at Georgia Tech on Saturday. If you're not able to make it out to the games, be sure to catch them on ghsa.playonsports.com. Association and PlayOn! Sports are teaming up to broadcast the games live via Internet. Here's the schedule: Norcross Girls: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 Norcross Boys: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 The state tournament concludes Saturday, March 9, at the Macon Centreplex. Keep up with Peachtree Corners news - click here to sign up for the free Peachtree Corners Patch newsletter.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Norcross landed the No. 25 spot this week.
While two teams have fallen off the MaxPreps Top 25 High School Girls Basketball Ranking this week, the Lady Blue Devils (20-5) have hopped on it. The Norcross High girls team have landed the No. 25 spot on the list, according to MaxPreps. The website posted the following about the Norcross team: Led by the player many consider the best prep in the country, Diamond DeShields, Norcross has played an elite schedule, and four of those losses are to teams in the Xcellent 25. The Lady Blue Devils are currently competing in the Class AAAAAA state tournament. After defeating Cherokee 76-43 on Tuesday, Norcross will compete next in the semifinals against North Gwinnett at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Georgia Tech. See also: Keep up with local …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Wesleyan girls team and both teams for Norcross High won in the basketball quarterfinals.The semifinals for the state playoffs is Saturday at Georgia College and State University and Georgia Tech.
Thursday, February 28
The Peachtree Corners' Wesleyan School girls team and both the girls and boys teams for Norcross High won in the quarter-finals advancing to the semifinals on Saturday, March 2. The Lady Blue Devils defeated Cherokee 76-43 in their Class AAAAAA game Tuesday. The girls will compete against North Gwinnett at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Georgia Tech. The NHS boys defeated Berkmar 56-35 Wednesday night. The Blue Devils will go up against North Cobb in the semifinals. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Tech. In their Class AA quarterfinals game Wednesday, the Lady Wolves beat Calhoun 69-49 and will go head-to-head against Thomasville Friday at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Georgia College and State University. If you're not able to make it out …
This week the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced that the high school standout basketball player received the Miss Georgia Basketball and Naismith Girl's High School Player of the Year.
Thursday, February 28
Norcross High's Diamond DeShields, a star player and guard for the Lady Blue Devils, recently received two high honors: Miss Georgia Basketball and the Naismith Girl’s High School Player of the Year. The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the news in press releases this week during the state playoffs. DeShields, the 6'2" senior dedicated to the University of North Carolina, was given the prestigious Naismith Award because of her outstanding performance during the 2013 basketball season. The decision came from a group of basketball journalists from around the nation who make up the Naismith Awards high school voting academy, according to the release. "I want to thank the Atlanta Tip-Off Club for this a prestigious honor," said DeShields about …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Video: Watch the NHS boys team do the latest Internet dance fad.
It may be time to get those serious hats on for Norcross basketball in the state playoffs, but not before the boys team has a little bit of fun. In light of the latest Internet dance fad, the Blue Devils have made their own Harlem Shake video, shown above. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A computer ranking of boys basketball teams has Norcross High School team ranked No. 4 in Class AAAAAA. And Peachtree Corners Wesleyan School is ranked No. 6 in Class AA.
Wednesday, January 30
Gwinnett County may be home to some of the best high school football in the state, but don't overlook what our teams do around the hoop. Just look at the Maxwell Ratings released this week in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog. The computer rankings of boys basketball teams in Georgia say Gwinnett has the best Class AAA team (Buford) in Georgia, the No. 2 team in Class AA (Greater Atlanta Christian) and five of the top 10 teams in Class AAAAAA (including No. 4 Norcross). Here's a look at Gwinnett teams in the Maxwell Ratings: Class AAAAAA Class AAAA Class AAA Class AA Class A Who is your pick for the best boys basketball team in Gwinnett? Keep up with Peachtree Corners news. Subscribe to the Peachtree Corners Patch’s free newsletter, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Norcross team defeated opponent Dematha High from Maryland 68-67 in the Saturday night match up.
Norcross High's boys basketball teams came out on top in last Saturday's Hilton Invitational. Comprised of a series of games involving 12 teams from local Georgia schools and numerous teams from other states, it was a close game for Norcross High School, who also hosted the fifth-annual event. The Blue Devils defeated Dematha High from Maryland with a final score of 68-67 according to HoopSeen.com. Calling it the "best game of the Hilton Invitational," the website gave special notice to senior Brandon Goodwin, who finished with not only 21 points but also the game's winning goal with seven seconds left. And nearby, Greater Atlanta Christian School, won 81-56 against Martin Luther King Jr. High from DeKalb County. The Spartans were supposed…