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High school notebook: Davis adds depth to solid Buford boys basketball squad
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Already sporting a strong lineup, the Buford boys basketball team got some help in the form of junior forward A.J. Davis, who was cleared to play after transferring from Greater Atlanta Christian after last season.

Davis, whose first game, coincidentally, was against his former team on Jan. 13, has played in five games for the Wolves.

He has averaged double-figures, Buford coach Allen Whitehart said, including a 14-point effort in their most recent game against Blessed Trinity.

Since his arrival, Buford is 3-2, winning three in a row after back-to-back losses to GAC and Whitefield Academy.

The Wolves host Clarkston at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Buford.

CARTER RETURNS FOR LADY WOLVES: The Buford girls also got some help last week when star point guard
Andraya Carter returned to the court after a partial tear to her anterior cruciate ligament sidelined her for nearly a year.

In three games back, Carter, who has committed to play at the University of Tennessee, has averaged 9.3 points per game, helping the Lady Wolves to three consecutive wins.

TWO LOCAL COORDINATORS GET HEAD COACHING JOBS: Benji Harrison and Christian Hunnicutt, former offensive coordinators at Flowery Branch and Buford, respectively, both took head coaching jobs in the last week.

Jackson County High named Harrison head coach on Monday, replacing Billy Kirk, who led the program for five years.

As the coordinator for the Falcons, Harrison led an offense that was one of the most prolific in the state, averaging 44.8 points per game.

Flowery Branch advanced to the Class AAAA quarterfinals this season before losing to eventual state champion Tucker.

Hunnicutt, meanwhile, was hired at Cambridge High in Milton. He also takes plenty of success to his new team, having coached for 13 years at Buford, which won seven state titles during his tenure.

COKER GRADUATES, WILL NOT PLAY BASKETBALL: Flowery Branch's Kanler Coker started the basketball season, but as a result of graduating from the school early, he will not be able to complete the season with the Falcons.

The Flowery Branch quarterback in 2011, Coker, who has committed to play football at the University of North Carolina, did not enroll at the school early.

He will be able to attend, but not participate, in the Tar Heels' spring practice.

LAKEVIEW'S PEARSON GETS 1,000TH POINT: Lakeview Academy's Austin Pearson reached 1,000 points for his career in a 66-33 win over Prince Avenue Christian last Friday.

He led all scorers with 20 points in the game. The Lions host Athens Christian at 8:30 p.m. tonight in Gainesville.

 

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