Milton Basketball Prepares for Another State Championship Run
February 25, 2022
Milton, GA- Coming off a successful 20-7 regular season campaign, Milton basketball is poised to make a deep run in the state championship.
Milton started their season with a dominant win against region rivals Roswell, Alpharetta and Etowah. The Eagles would then travel to Fort Meyers to play in the City of Palms tournament where they secured wins over Charlotte and Calvary Christian before losing to two of the nation’s elite, Montverde Academy and IMG Academy. Milton would quickly turn around and travel to Myrtle Beach where they beat Socastee and Peninsula Catholic, then later lost to Bishop O’Connell. After the two tournaments, the Eagles would go on to win five of their next six games. Milton would then travel up to Springfield Massachusetts to play top-ranked Camden where they lost. The Eagles would finish out the regular season on an eight-game win streak and secure a region title for the fourth year in a row.
Coming off an eight-game win streak should help propel the momentum of the Eagles making it to Macon. Milton won their first playoff game Wednesday night beating Meadowcreek 68-48.
Senior standout Guard Bruce Thornton has played tremendously well and been much of a focal point for the offense. Thornton is successful when he finds open lanes to the basket and passes it to open teammates. Thornton is rated as a four-star committed to Ohio State. Junior Guard Kanaan Carlyle hits his shots by creating space from defenders through various finesse moves and finishes it out with a nice touch to his shot. Carlyle is rated as a five-star committed to Stanford. Senior Guard Chase Cormier is best known for knocking down shots beyond the arc and playing tight defense. Cormier is a three-star committed to Northeastern (he is Northeastern’s highest-rated prospect). Junior Forward LT Overton has been nothing less than a presence in the paint all season. Overton has been putting up tough, contested points, pulling down rebounds and creating tough shots for opposing teams. Junior Forward Seth Fitzgerald is a valuable member of the team thus far into the season. Much like Thornton, Fitzgerald finds open lanes to the basket and makes his open layups and contested shots. Fitzgerald does a nice job at finding open teammates and creating good passes. Senior Forward Michael Feinberg provides great play coming off the bench as he is a threat within the paint. Feinberg is committed to playing at Southern Maine. Freshman Avery White has impressed many with his quickness, agility and ball control skills. White plays with the confidence of an upperclassman with his fantastic shot-creating ability. Big things should be on the way for White.
With the experience and invaluable coaching of head coach Allen Whiteheart and his staff combined with the multitude of elite competition, Milton is more than ready to take a shot at winning the state title.
This year’s Final Four will return to the Buford Arena after a brief hiatus created by the pandemic. As previously mentioned the state finals will be played at the Macon Centerplex.