All-State basketball: Give us your picks

The AJC will be selecting its all-state boys and girls basketball teams this week for publication on Sunday.

We’ll pick a first and second team of five players each, plus 10 honorable mentions, for a total of 20 players per classification. We’ll also pick all-classification boys and girls players of the year?

Pick any class and tell us your all-state team.

Who are the no-brainers? Who are the ones that might get overlooked?

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March 21st, 2011
10:27 am

Josh Swann from Pace, Shane Smith from Wesleyan, Cotton, Gaines and Backman from Whitefield, Jalen Simmons from St. Francis, Kennan Palmore for Paideia, Matta from North Cobb Christian Echlos from ELCA have to be included as far as Single A North schools

Ryno in Athens

March 21st, 2011
10:32 am

Going out on a limb here…KCP?


March 21st, 2011
10:39 am

Malcom Brogdon GACS

Wildcat Nation

March 21st, 2011
12:10 pm

Jay Rome – Valdosta High


March 21st, 2011
1:05 pm

Earl Hill avg 19pts 14rebs 6asst 2blocks a game and played another position the whole year he played the 4 actually he’s a 2


March 21st, 2011
1:06 pm

Earl Hill played at Alpharetta Highschool


March 21st, 2011
1:32 pm

Queen Alford at Decatur in AA! Averaged 25pts and 10rebs a game.

Warrior Basketball

March 21st, 2011
1:48 pm

Jarae Savage best all around girls basketball player inthe county / state.

Basketball Scout

March 21st, 2011
2:08 pm

John Burke from North Springs has to be on the AAA list – averaged 27 points per game, and had a 56 point game this year – he could score 30 on anyone on any given night – team gave him little help


March 21st, 2011
2:16 pm

Kristina Wells (Douglas County High School )lead her team to the Final Four first time in school History 31-1 record)
Averaged 17 points 5 rebounds, 5- steals, and had 17 -blocks
Signed with Kennesaw .Game high 28 points against Mays High School.


March 21st, 2011
2:24 pm

Christin Mercer (Douglas County High School )lead her team to the Final Four first time in school History 31-1 record)
5AAAA Player of the year! Averaged 14.2 points, 10 Rebounds,2 steals, and had 77 blocks! Game High 25 points with 15 Rebounds and six blocks!!!

Love the game

March 21st, 2011
2:25 pm

I agree Kristina Wells is a very exciting player to watch she is able to create her own shot and gives her all on the court. She is very very underated player who should be going much bigger then Kennesaw!! I hope they know that they got a steal of a lifetime….


March 21st, 2011
2:27 pm

Toddrick Jackson, Tift County High is one of the state’s best 5A players. Everyone knows Nick Marshall from Wilcox in region 2A, but he has a teammate number 32 who is just as good and may prove next year to be even better. Sorry do not know his name, but check Wilcox roster, he is under the radar!!


March 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

Jordan Price and Shaq Goodwin, SWD has not won a regional tournament since the 90’s and has not been represented in the state tournament since 2006. Great season!!

Peaceful Chaos

March 21st, 2011
3:09 pm

Jarvis Williams and Rhmad Thomas from the 32-0 Wilkinson Co Warriors. Also the kid from Greenville, i cant remember his name but… oh wow!

Dale Willard

March 21st, 2011
3:12 pm

AA 1st Team

Malcolm Brogdon – GAC
Nic Jacobs – South Atlanta
Robert Carter – Thomasville
Willie Clayton – Thomasville
Rod Hall – Laney

AA 2nd Team

Trumon Jefferson – Decatur
Dominique McKoy – South Atlanta
AJ Davis – GAC
Tanner Plemmons – Rabun County
Shaqueille Calhoun – Model

AA Honorable Mention

Travis Core – Dade County
Marqal Washington – Rockmart
Kymmon Woods – East Hall
Paul Dawson – GAC
TJ Shipes – Buford
Alex Flagler – Buford
Armani Moore – Swainsboro
Corinthian Brown – Laney
Tavarus Johnson – Vidalia
Devin Atkins – Vidalia

***You have to admit that I just didn an outstanding job at naming the top 20 for AA. AJC…I give you permission to use my list.


March 21st, 2011
4:32 pm

Nick Jernigan – SRCS

Todd Holcomb

March 21st, 2011
5:08 pm

Dale – That’s awesome work! … You have a copyright?

James – It’s Tadric Jackson. I’ve misspelled it, so I know! … Tift also has another guy who is a contender in AAAAA.

Warrior: Jarae Savage is a great player. We’re not sure if she was the best in her region, though. That region was loaded. Not saying she was or wasn’t the best, but there are 4-5 girls in that region that we’re pretty close, according to coaches we’ve polled.

Gwinnett Rules GA Bball

March 21st, 2011
5:49 pm

As if the multiple state championships weren’t enough, the players of the year in both girls and boys should come from Gwinnett…..Girls: Diamond Deshields, Lexie Brown, and Andraya Carter are the 3 best players in the state….Boys: Malcolm Brogdon and Chris Bolden, along with any of the Milton kids, are the best male players in the state.

Three Straight Plus One

March 21st, 2011
6:31 pm

5-AAAAA All-State
Shannon Scott- Milton
Dai-Jon Parker-Miltom
Chris Bolden-Norcross
E Victor Nickerson-Norcross
Jay Rome-Valdosta
Saah Nimley-Collins Hill

Woodstock Dog

March 21st, 2011
6:34 pm

Sean Tate-Guard, Sequoyah High. Had a great season, led the team in scoring and was a key part of their success during an undefeated regular season. He has to be part of the AAAA All-State Team!


March 21st, 2011
8:18 pm

AAA (Girls)
Alicia Gray
Sierra Mcnure


March 21st, 2011
8:18 pm

WACO (State Champs)


March 21st, 2011
10:51 pm

Shannon Scott Milton
Chris Bolden Norcross
Evan Nolte Milton
Chuck Mitchell Wheeler
Jay Rome Valdosta

Honorable Mentions
Alonzo Nelson Odouda Norcross
Julian Royal Milton
E. Victor Nickerson Norcross
Tadric Jackson Tift Co.
Lanneryl Johnson and Karl Cochran Walton

Todd Holcomb

March 21st, 2011
11:41 pm

W/E … Good start, for sure. Just fyi, Corey Heyward was Region 7-AAAAA’s player of the year over the Norcross guys. Who was Wheeler’s MVP, Mitchell or KK Simmons? How does Derrick Henry of Newton stack up among guards? Who was Milton’s MVP after Shannon Scott, who is the Gatorade Player of the year? Those are some of the tough questions in AAAAA.

J Branch

March 22nd, 2011
12:26 am

Jay Rome of Valdosta

Boys – Willie Clayton and Robert Carter of Thomasville
Girls – Carmenonique Dawson of Thomasville

Catfish Grizzard

March 22nd, 2011
1:22 am

Class A

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Greenville)
Nick Marshall (Wilcox Co.)
Tekele Cotton (Whitefield Academy)
Josh Swan (Pace Academy)
Terrell Hall (Terrell County)


March 22nd, 2011
7:42 am

Courtney Williams #10 (Charlton County Girls- Single A)…… Avg-27 and 10 rebounds…

A Fan of the Game

March 22nd, 2011
9:31 am

@Todd, those are very tough questions!!

I have only really followed 4A and 5A ball this year. There is alot of talent out there! Do you go by the numbers tho??? Some players are on loaded teams so they are obviously not going to have the gaudy numbers. Never the less, I will take a shot at who should be considered for 4A:

Tony Parker, Miller Grove
Marcus Hunt, North Clayton
Bernard Thompson, Rockdale
Kevin Ware, Rockdale
Adam Smith, Fayette Co.
Rasham Saurez, Jonesboro
Jordan Price, Southwest Dekalb
Shaquille Goodson, Southwest Dekalb
Henry Brooks, Miller Grove
Brandon Morris, Miller Grove
The gaurd from Villa Rica High School

There are a few more that I cant quite remember at the moment…But these are a start

A Fan of the Game

March 22nd, 2011
9:34 am

There were some pretty good talent in Savannah as well that should be considered.

Tim Shaw

March 22nd, 2011
1:14 pm

Brogden – All everything


March 22nd, 2011
11:06 pm

Terel Hall-Terrell County


March 23rd, 2011
2:36 am

I’m not sure about the rest of the state, but Adam Smith deserves AAAA 1st team and also State Player of the Year.


March 23rd, 2011
3:52 am

The only time I saw Henry of Newton was when they got waxed by Milton last year. After Scott, I’d say Nolte is Milton’s best player based on the fact that Royal and Parker were wildly inconsistent all year. As for Wheeler, you could make a case for Mitchell or Simmons being their MVP, but I think Mitchell was more crucial to Wheeler’s success. When he was healthy they were able to beat Norcross and have some success in the holiday tourneys. It was unfortunate that Mitchell fought knee and ankle issues at the end of the year as it hampered him in the region and state tourney. That might be a conditioning issue with him as well, although he is in a lot better shape than he was as a freshman and sophomore.


March 23rd, 2011
3:54 am

And I formed that team based solely on the games i was able to watch this year, I only saw PR play once and that was in a loss to Norcross


March 23rd, 2011
4:58 am

typo..Tony Parker MR. GEORGIA B-BALL!

B-Town Buzz

March 23rd, 2011
8:34 am

Camden Foster (Lamar County) 6-4 senior guard, averaged 22.7 points per game to go along with 8.8 assists, 11.3 rebounds and four steals per game. Foster scored in double digits nearly every game often eclipsing the 20 point mark, He had three games with 30 or more points including a pair of season high 31 point games. He also averaged 20.6 ppg in the state tournament.


March 23rd, 2011
8:40 am

All the kids people havent mentioned on here..

Milton Roar's

March 23rd, 2011
9:58 am

Shannon Scott was the most complete player in the state this year. He ran the point for one of the best teams to come through Georgia in decades and wasn’t selfish about his points. He is going to Ohio State for a reason. He is a top 10 PG in the nation…


March 23rd, 2011
11:12 am

All-Classification girls players of the year and 1st Team All-State:

Allisha Gray 10th grader:
3.9 Grade Point Average (Honors classes)
Team is 32-0 State AAA Champions
She finished the regular season with a 28.4 Points per game average
3.0 Assist per game
6.0 Rebounds per game
4.0 Steals per game
80% Foul Shot Avg.
Scored 15 or more points in 31 games this year
Scored 20 or more points in 29 games this year
Scored 30 or more points in 12 games this year
Scored 40 or more points in 5 games this year
21.4 Points State Tournament per game average (vs box and 1 defenses)
Overall ppg avg. 27.7
She has scored 869 points this year as a sophomore (595 points as a freshman).
She has scored 1,464 point this far in her career.

Her Stats are among the best in the Country!!!

Walker, Texas Ranger

March 23rd, 2011
11:24 am

Brogdon & whoever else. Todd, do you remeber another great by the name of Brogdon? A hint. Same school

Tilford Ellerbee

March 23rd, 2011
12:39 pm

Sirdarius Henry (11grade)PG/SG: He was selected on the All Region Team as a 10-grader in region 2AAAAA. This year will be his second year being selected. This kid plays hard and with heart. He is a good shooter from any where on the floor short/long range. He has a true jumper. He is explosive. His vertical is great and is capable of dunking the ball with two hands. He is good in transition offense and he can defend the bigger guards. He is a finisher around the basket. He is playing in what is considered the one of the toughest region in Georgia 6-AAAA with 7 straight State Championships coming out of it. , PPG 26.9, Pts High 31,(44% FG), (37% 3pts),(88% FT), Assists PG 6.0, Reb PG 7.1, Reb High 8, Steals PG 3.0, Blocked PG 1.6.

ga girl

March 23rd, 2011
2:05 pm

AAA girls

Dytiesha Dunson (Jr), Westover High School
17 ppg
6 assist
6 rebounds
4 steals
4.3 GPA in honors classes

Check out her highlights, the girl got skills:


March 23rd, 2011
3:11 pm

that washington kid from rockmart

ole skool

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm



March 23rd, 2011
5:29 pm

Player-Gr/School Region Number
Jasmine Camp-12 Chamblee 6-AAAA 1
Christin Mercer-11 Douglas County 5-AAAA 1
Brianna Banks-12 Fayette County 3-AAAA 1
Ashlee Cole-11 Forest Park 4-AAAA 1
Aneesah Daniels-12 Redan 6-AAAA 1
Elem Ibiam-12 Fayette County 3-AAAA 2
Ashley Williams-10 Alcovy 3-AAAA 2
Kristi Ware-12 Mays 6-AAAA 2
Gabby Seiler-10 McIntosh 3-AAAA 2
Danielle Gazaway-12 Warner Robins 1-AAAA 2
Miranda Cantrell-12 North Clayton 4-AAAA HM
April Thomas-12 Bainbridge 1-AAAA HM
Alexis Alexander-11 Chattahoochee 7-AAAA HM
Kayla Upchurch-12 Chattahoochee 7-AAAA HM
Aja Sorrells-12 Clarke Central 8-AAAA HM
Kristina Wells-12 Douglas County 5-AAAA HM
Christy Hewatt-12 Forsyth Central 7-AAAA HM
Enisha Donley-12 Loganville 8-AAAA HM
Alisia Jenkins-11 Statesboro 2-AAAA HM
Keyonna Allen-12 Forest Park 4-AAAA HM


March 23rd, 2011
6:31 pm

Adam Smith had an “MVP” season for Fayette County HS and Coach Andre Flynn. He lead FCHS to a 30-3 record and a trip to the AAAA Final Four. He averaged 26.2 ppg (AAAA Leader); after averaging 25.2 ppg as a junior. Scored an amazing 865 points in 2011, while becoming the All-Time Leading Scorer at FCHS. Lead all AAAA players in scoring (26.2), 3-Points shots made, and Free Throw % (86%). He was the leading scorer (23 ppg) and 3-Point Shooter in the 2011 AAAA State Tournament. Finished his high school career with 2179 points.


March 23rd, 2011
7:55 pm

John “Chip” Burke of North Springs has been selected to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all state team. He had a 56 point game this season (school record) , broke the all time scoring record at North Springs High School with over 1550 points( in less than 3 years) and was the rated earlier this yearby Max prep as the top scoring senior in the state of Georgia,
No brainer


March 23rd, 2011
8:53 pm

I think Tony Parker from Miller Grove should strongly be considered for Mr. GA B-Ball…Which other player can say they have won the state championship their freshman, soph & junior year of H.S. Has a chance to win another state championship his senior year. Doesn’t look impressive all the time, but at the end of the game he usually has 20+ points and 15+ rebounds and his team normally wins. Thomas Marshall PG for Miller Grove will probably be overlooked…he is a solid PG


March 23rd, 2011
9:54 pm

there was okay basketball played in savannah! RaShaad Spann of Jenkins was very impressive this year while winning 3-AAAAA Player of the Year, Savannah Morning news and WTOC Player of the Year awards. Those awards cover the Southeast Georgia area(Statesboro, Swainsboro, Metter, Claxton, Vidalia, Hinesville, Brunswick, and Savannah). Give the kid some recognition. He will also return next year!!!!