The War Eagles were led by 1st team All-Region selection Julian Cameron, All-Region honorable mention selection Brennan McDaniel, and 2016 All-Region point guard Hunter Falconer. The three seniors were joined by Grant Sullivan and Ben Wilkinson to form a strong group of leaders for the young War Eagles.

 Woodward finished with 14 wins on the season, including a runner-up finish at the Westminster Christian Holiday Classic in Miami, Florida and wins over state-ranked Henry County High School, Salem High School, and North Clayton High School.

The War Eagles benefited from the energy of some fresh faces as the War Eagles dressed 5 freshmen and sophomores during the 2016-2017 campaign. The War Eagles finished the season as the No. 3 seed in the region tournament only to be upset by a surging Druid Hills team.

Despite the frustration of an early end to the season, the War Eagles are grateful for the contribution of their seniors and look forward to a very bright future!

WA Varsity Boys Basketball Team Photo
2016 – 2017 Woodward Academy Varsity Boys Basketball Team

Donte Bush10
Julian Cameron12
William Cooper11
Will Demorest9
Hunter Falconer12
Spencer Felix11
Brad Freedman11
Arik Gilbert9
Brennan McDaniel12
Malik Poindexter11
Kevin Powell10
Grant Sullivan12
Jacorrei Turner9
Ben Wilkinson12
Justin Wright11

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.