Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gahanna Lincoln's Big Three Poised for Special Season

Gahanna Lincoln High School has enjoyed a great deal of success over the last couple of years, however, after knocking on the door of a District Championship 4 years ago the program has never claimed a district title. Last season the Lions were a few points short of reaching a District Championship game where they would have faced off against Columbus Northland, the eventual state champions. This could be the Lion's year if Gahanna's "Big Three" has anything to say about it. Gahanna's backcourt boasts of three Division I guards in 5'9 PG Stevie Taylor, 6'2 WG Rob Brandonburg, and 6'0 WG Anthony Jackson. By most accounts, the trio represents one of the top backcourts in the state. Brandonburg has already committed to VCU, while Taylor has several offers including Providence, Ohio University, Akron, and George Mason and Jackson has serious interest from the likes of Eastern Michigan, Wright State and Stony Brook. According to most experts, Gahanna is ranked among the top 10 teams in the state, and has a chance to reach a regional championship game for the first time in school history. Last season, Gahanna tied a school record for most wins in a season with an 18-5 effort. Although the team lost a key player in Ian Taylor, the transfer of Anthony Jackson, a POY, All-State and 1st Team All-District performer from Westland High School, more than fills the void left by Taylor. Gahanna is favored to win the OCC Ohio Division, but must get by a Kevin Gray-led Reynoldsburg team to claim the school's first district championship. Potential district match-ups include: Dublin Coffman, Westerville North and South and Upper Arlington. Also, look for a couple of City League teams to make some noise such as Boorkhaven and Marion Franklin.

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