When you’re ranked No. 2 in the nation by MaxPrep’s and have a graduate drafted No. 3 overall in the most recent NBA draft, you’re awarded some perks. The latest James Harden Adidas commercial features the Wheeler High School basketball team throughout.
This is a huge shoutout for the Wildcats who are perennially among the top 25 teams in the nation. But it isn’t the first time they’ve found themselves in the public eye. Back in 2011, my senior year, the Cats were featured in Roscoe Dash & Soulja Boi’s mujsic video for All The Way Turnt Up.
If you noticed the only white player on the team in the video, that’s my guy Alex Arnold. Freshest 11th man in Wildcat history.
Wheeler is expected to compete not only for the Georgia state title again, but for a national title as well. But it won’t be as easy as it sounds. With the latest region realignment, Wheeler is now in a region with Westlake and Pebblebrook. In the same MaxPrep’s rankings that listed Wheeler at No. 2, Westlake comes in at No. 8 and Pebblebrook at No. 13.
And that’s not to mention Greenforest in Decatur (No. 4 in the nation) and Norcross ( No. 19 in the nation).
There’s going to be some legendary high school hoops played in Georgia this season.