BREAKING NEWS: The GHSA today decided that Wheeler High School will be allowed to participated in a National Tournament in Madison Square Gardens in New York. The GHSA bylaws prohibit teams from participating in National Tournaments after the regular season.
Executive Director of the GHSA, Gary Phillips, consulted with the GHSA board of trustees and decided that the rule which prohibits Wheeler from participating may be in violation of a 2006 Georgia Law and decided to allow Wheeler to participate in the tournanment. Fans of Wheeler had mounted a huge social media compaign (#LetWheelerIn) to push the GHSA into overturning their bylaws. It worked. When faced with charges of racism and favoritism the GHSA decided to change it’s decision and allow Wheeler to play in the National event, even though their bylaws prohibit such a tournament.