In his team’s biggest game of the 2013/2014 season, Greater Atlanta Christian (Atlanta, GA) senior and University of Virginia-bound prospect Isaiah Wilkins had what he feels was his best performance of his high school basketball career. Wilkins, a 6’7”, 210-pound forward, had 29 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Spartans captured the Class AA state championship last Saturday with a 58-55 win over Calhoun.
“We kind of struggled in the first half. At halftime, [GAC head coach Eddie] Martin said I had to be the inside presence. He said I had to dominate the paint,” said Wilkins, who had 11 points in the first half, giving the Spartans a 28-25 halftime advantage. “In the third and fourth quarters, I was just feeling it. And my teammates did a great job of finding me.”
Led by Wilkins, who earned Class AA Player of the Year honors as a junior, GAC has enjoyed a fantastic run the past two seasons. During that span the Spartans won 61 games and lost only three, capturing back-to-back state championships in the process.
“It has been great,” Wilkins said of the past two seasons. “We have a great coaching staff and great teammates. We didn’t really lose any players from last year. This year was just another great experience with my brothers.”
Last Saturday’s state championship win capped off an undefeated season for GAC, which went 32-0 overall in 2013/2014.
“It was fun,” Wilkins said. “Every game we felt we were going to get the other team’s best game. We played against some great teams and came away with wins. This is the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life.”
While he still savoring GAC’s second straight state title run, Wilkins will...
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