Boys Basketball Watch

Boys basketball wins region in 2018.

The Woodward Academy boys basketball team completed a tremendous 2018 season with a record of 20-9.  The team, led by five seniors, continued to mature throughout the season and found great success along the way. The War Eagles finished 2-0 in the War Eagle Classic, defeated South Gwinnett HS in the inaugural Atlanta Hawks/Naismith Classic, and finished 3rd in the Westminster Holiday Tournament.  This season, the War Eagles won three consecutive tournament games to capture the 2018 Region 4-AAAA Championship, the 4th region title in school history. The War Eagles were eliminated from state tournament play in the “Sweet 16.” Individually, Kevin Powell earned All-Region Honorable Mention, while newcomer Walker Kessler was voted Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year, GACA All-State, and Region 4-AAAA Sophomore of the Year!  The War Eagles are excited about their season, but not satisfied as they look to continue building for next season.

WA 2018 Varsity Boys Basketball

2017-18 Woodward Academy Varsity Boys Basketball Team

1Spencer Felix12
2Malik Poindexter12
3Justin Wright12
4Donte Bush11
5Kevin Powell11
10Jacorrei Turner10
11Will Demorest10
12Michael Whitmore10
13Walker Kessler10
14William Cooper12
15Austin Carter11
20Jake Landgraff11
21DJ Gibson11
22Sultan Simms11
23Brad Freedman12
24Morgan Redding11

Anthony Thomas, Head Coach  (seven years)Head Coach Anthony Thomas

Coach Thomas’s boys basketball team won the region championship in 2012 as well as region runner-up in 2011 and 2015. Other team achievements include: state qualifier, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015; Elite Eight, 2013; and Sweet Sixteen, 2011 and 2015. Coach Thomas played basketball for Woodward Academy as a student between 1994 and 1998 and for Furman University between 1998 and 2002. He was named to the Woodward Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.