January 18, 2008
Albany - It has been a much debated topic in this area.
How would private school basketball teams match up against a top public school team?
The unbeaten Deerfield-Windsor Knights will get their first test of the season when they play Rickards High at the Tallahassee Martin Luther King tournament on Monday night.
Rickards is 11-1 this season and ranked ninth in the latest Florida 4-A classification poll.
Deerfield-Windsor is 13-0 and the average margin of victory is 50 points a game.
Head coach Gordy Gruhl knows his team needs someone to challenge them for four quarters before next month's GISA state tournament.
Gordy Gruhl said "It is a big honor to be asked to play in this. I know Westover has played in this. Mitchell-Baker and several teams around this area have played in it before. We are very proud to represent the state of Georgia in the Martin Luther King Classic.
Senior guard Andre Young said "Playing better competition will help us get better. We are looking forward to it."
The Knights have a very big game before they play Rickards.
Deerfield-Windsor boys and girls play Startford Saturday at Darton College.