High School Sports

Sweet 16 boys’ basketball countdown: No. 6 Berry

Berry High basketball player Jamarius Burton
Berry High basketball player Jamarius Burton

Boys No. 6 Berry Academy Cardinals

Head Coach: Maurice Jones (4th year as Berry coach)

2014-15 Notes: Finished 15-11, including 6-8 in the SoMeck8 4A, tied for 5th; Lost in second round of 4A state playoffs to North Mecklenburg, 92-78.

Returning Starters: Jamarius Burton (6-4, G, So.); Jael Scott (6-3, G, Sr.); Chandler Murray (5-11, PG, Sr.); Tevin Heath (6-5, F, Sr.); Michael Roberts (6-4, F, Jr.).

Key Newcomers: Myles Washington (6-4, F, So.)

Why Them?: The Cardinals return all five starters, led by the dynamic backcourt trio of Burton, Murray and Scott, which should put them in position to contend for the conference title and be a factor in the 4A playoffs.

Jay Edwards