The air has already turned crisp, and the leaves have almost all fallen, which means it's time to start turning our attention indoors -- and the return of the high school basketball season.
The 2012-13 season will get fully underway this week and is chock full of questions and intrigue for the area's hoop programs.
Teams like Buford, North Hall, East Hall, Habersham Central, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Rabun County, will look to maintain or exceed last year's campaigns, while others look to rebound or forge ahead.
For a look at what the area's programs have on tap for 2012-13, simply scroll down the page...
2012-13 Area Girls Basketball Previews
-- REGION: 7-AAA
-- 2011-12 RECORD/ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 15-12
-- RETURNING STARTERS: 2
-- KEY PLAYERS: So C Kaitlyn Duncan
-- SEASON OUTLOOK: While Duncan is just a sophomore, the 6-foot center will be the leader of the Lady Leopards