Mar 6, 2012
Taunting Call Gets Player Banned From Playoffs

Carrollton, Ga.–Milton star point guard Charles Mann can’t play in the Class AAAAA semifinals or finals for being ejected during Milton’s 80-58 victory over North Gwinnett on Saturday, and his coach, David Boyd, doesn’t agree with how officials handled either of the two technical fouls that effective ended Mann’s season.

Mann – a University of Georgia signee – and North Gwinnett freshman Kamaran Calhoun sparred for position during an inbound play in the first half, and a double-technical was assessed. The play appeared insignificant until the second half, when Mann got free for a dunk. He was called for taunting after scoring the basket that gave Milton a 42-35 lead with 6:14 left in the third quarter.

The second technical led to an automatic ejection and a two-game sit-out penalty, per Georgia High School Association rules.

“He didn’t point a finger, he didn’t jaw at him, he just looked at him, Boyd said of the second technical. I don’t understand. If you’re yelling at somebody, I get it, but [a technical for] looking at a player seems awfully harsh. It’s excessive. In the elite eight, that’s a tough call.”

The first technical didn’t sit well with Boyd, either.

“I thought the first call could’ve been simply a double foul, Boyd said. You foul. You foul. Ball on the side. Go from there.”

Milton is 26-4, but three of the losses were early-season forfeits that overturned victories when it was ruled the Mann, a transfer from Union Grove, had not yet moved legally into the Milton district. Not counting the forfeits, Milton is 25-0 with Mann in the lineup.

Milton is playing in its fourth straight final four. The North Fulton school was runner-up in 2009 and 2011 and champion in 2010.

Taunting Call Gets Player Banned From Playoffs

Atlanta Journal Constitution, Todd Holcomb

http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-school-sports/2012/03/03/milton-coach-miffed-over-manns-ejection-georgia-signee-cant-play-in-semifinals-for-final/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_high_school_sports

Carrollton, Ga.–Milton star point guard Charles Mann can’t play in the Class AAAAA semifinals or finals for being ejected during Milton’s 80-58 victory over North Gwinnett on Saturday, and his coach, David Boyd, doesn’t agree with how officials handled either of the two technical fouls that effective ended Mann’s season.

Mann – a University of Georgia signee – and North Gwinnett freshman Kamaran Calhoun sparred for position during an inbound play in the first half, and a double-technical was assessed. The play appeared insignificant until the second half, when Mann got free for a dunk. He was called for taunting after scoring the basket that gave Milton a 42-35 lead with 6:14 left in the third quarter.

The second technical led to an automatic ejection and a two-game sit-out penalty, per Georgia High School Association rules.

“He didn’t point a finger, he didn’t jaw at him, he just looked at him, Boyd said of the second technical. I don’t understand. If you’re yelling at somebody, I get it, but [a technical for] looking at a player seems awfully harsh. It’s excessive. In the elite eight, that’s a tough call.”

The first technical didn’t sit well with Boyd, either.

“I thought the first call could’ve been simply a double foul, Boyd said. You foul. You foul. Ball on the side. Go from there.”

Milton is 26-4, but three of the losses were early-season forfeits that overturned victories when it was ruled the Mann, a transfer from Union Grove, had not yet moved legally into the Milton district. Not counting the forfeits, Milton is 25-0 with Mann in the lineup.

Milton is playing in its fourth straight final four. The North Fulton school was runner-up in 2009 and 2011 and champion in 2010.






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