For what has seemed like generations the top high school players have attented Oak Hill Academy. You don’t believe me? Look at these great players who have attended: Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Carmelo Anthony, and Jerry Stackhouse. Oak Hill sure is “at the top of the hill” in high school basketball.
How could there be so many good players coming out of this school? They don’t come from the school directly. Melo grew up in Baltimore, Brandon grew up in L.A., and Josh grew up in Atlanta alongside Dwight Howard. What makes the “Hill” such a great place? Its basketball history. Who wouldn’t wanna go to a school Carmelo Anthony attended? These alumni and the famous coaches make Oak Hill a basketball destination.
After losing to North Central High School in the Regional State Finals five-star point guard Marquis Teague (Atlanta Hawks’ guard Jeff Teague’s little brother) is looking to redeem himself in the basketball world.
About three months ago Marquis Teague and Pike High School suffered a agonizing lost to the Panthers. I was at this game and felt the pity for top ranked guard Teague. After leading his team so far he failed them. Even though he scored 30 points on that misty Saturday moring inside the packed, loud, and legendary Hinkle Fieldhouse it is something neither he, Pike fans, or I will ever forget. He fouled out in the last minutes of the game with victory just a lick away. He slowly walked to the bench and realized he was done playing high school basketball. Now he is back and ready for a Championship with the Kentucky Wildcats. Look for him to flourish as point guard.
I dont know if Marquis has what it takes to be a NBA star after that loss, but we will just have to wait and see.