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Granger, Johnson win titles

It was a big weekend for three Auburn basketball signees as two won state championships and another came up just one game short.

Granger was dominant in his final high school game.

Saturday afternoon, forward Jordan Granger led McCluer North (28-1) to its second-straight Missouri Class 5A state championship in a 69-60 win over Nixa.

“There’s no words to explain what I’m feeling right now. It really hasn’t kicked in yet,” Granger said. “It’s a great way to go out. I couldn’t have had it any better.”

Auburn assistant coach Tony Madlock was there to watch Granger score 26 points and snag 16 rebounds.

“It meant a lot that he came all the way up from Alabama to show me support and let me know we’re a family and he’s there for me,” Granger said.

On Friday, Auburn head coach Tony Barbee was at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth. Ga., to watch two more signees play for state championship.

Wing forward Shaq Johnson led Milton to a 79-67 win over Savannah in the Class AAAAA championship game scoring 23 points, including seven dunks. He added six rebounds and three blocks as Milton won its second championship in the last three years.

Earlier Friday, Auburn signee Jordan Price came up just short in his quest for a championship as his SW Dekalb squad lost 63-57 to Miller Grove win the AAAA title game. Price finished with a game-high 17 points in the loss.

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