Named to the Parade magazine All-America third team ... An ESPN/RISE All-America second team pick ... Selected to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Class AAAAA All-State second team ... An Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Metro first team (Cobb County) selection ... Named to the Georgia All-Region 6-AAAAA second team ...
In 2009-10, played his final year of prep basketball at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. ... Helped lead the Wildcats to a 24-6 overall record ... Wheeler advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AAAAA state tournament ... Scored 24 points in the Sweet 16 loss to Central Gwinnett (69-64) ... Finished third in the GHSA Region 6 AAAAA tournament ... Averaged 19.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.7 steals at Wheeler in 2009-10 ... Wheeler was ranked No. 14 in MaxPreps.com national preseason high school poll ... Played the latter portion of the 2009 summer AAU schedule with fellow signees Tarik Black, Joe Jackson and Chris Crawford for the Memphis Magic Elite ... His AAU squad won the national championship at the prestigious adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas this past summer ...
A consensus top-15 recruit ... Rated the No. 8 played in the nation by Rivals.com and PrepStars.com, No. 11 by Northstar Basketball Blog, No. 15 by Scout.com and No. 24 by ESPN.com ... Rivals.com also ranked him the No. 2 small forward in the country ... Scout.com rated him the nation's No. 2 shooting guard, PrepStars.com No. 3 and ESPN.com No. 4 ...
Played his junior campaign (2008-09) for Atlanta's Westlake High School ... Helped lead the Lions to a 22-7 overall record and an 11-2 conference mark ... Westlake advanced to the Georgia state Class AAAAA semifinals in 2008-09.