PCA names new head basketball coach

Prestonwood Christian Academy named Chris Mayberry, formally of The First Academy in Orlando, the the new head basketball coach Thursday. Mayberry replaces Brad Freeman who took another position in the PCA athletic department.

In his nine years as head coach at First Academy, Mayberry had a 187-75 record, leading his team to the 2011 Florida state title game and three final four appearances.

Prestonwood reached its third state final this season, winning a title in 2010. Mayberry takes over a team with two top recruits, Junior Zach Peters and Julius Randle. Peters, No. 99 in the class of 2012 has already given Kansas the nod. Randle is the top-rated recruit for the class of 2013 and has yet to declare.