Boys and girls basketball all-metro teams

BOYS

GWINNETT

Player of the year: Chris Bolden, North Gwinnett

Coach of the year: Greg Phillips, Berkmar

First team

G, Chris Bolden, North Gwinnett, 6-2, Sr.

G, Yonel Brown, Berkmar, 5-9, Sr.

F, Jordan Capps, Peachtree Ridge, 6-6, Jr.

C, Robert Carter, Shiloh, 6-9, Sr.

F, T.J. Shipes, Buford, 6-7, Sr.

Second team

G, Jordan Gaither, Shiloh, 6-2, Sr.

G, Brandon Goodwin, Norcross, 6-0, Jr.

G, Adonai Rogers, Berkmar, 6-2, Sr.

F, Trevon Shaw, Mill Creek, 6-2, Jr.

G, Delano Spencer, Greater Atlanta Christian, 6-2, Jr.

Honorable mention: Simeon Dennis, South Gwinnett; Benny Johnson, Peachtree Ridge; Anthony Morse, Dacula; Shane Smith, Wesleyan; Collin Swinton, Greater Atlanta Christian

COBB

Player of the year: Kenneth Gaines, Whitefield Academy

Coach of the year: Terry Gorsuch, North Cobb

First team

G, Ryan Blumenthal, Harrison, 6-3, Sr.

G, Kenneth Gaines, Whitefield Academy, 6-3, Sr.

F, Armani Moore, Mount Paran Christian, 6-5, Sr.

F, Sean Morgan, Walton, 6-6, Sr.

F, Devonte Thornton, Osborne, 6-7, Sr.

Second team

F, Marshall Guilmette, Harrison, 6-9, Sr.

F, Eric Lockett, Whitefield Academy, 6-5, So.

C, Charles Mitchell, Wheeler, 6-7, Sr.

G, Lee Moore, North Cobb, 6-2, Jr.

F, Elijah Staley, Wheeler, 6-6, So.

Honorable mention: Corey Harris, North Cobb Christian; Stephon Jelks, North Cobb Christian; Damon Mitchell, Marietta; Jordan Neff, North Cobb; Dimychael Ross, Allatoona

NORTH FULTON

Player of the year: Evan Nolte, Milton

Coach of the year: Fredrick Hurt, Alpharetta

First team

F, Jaron Blossomgame, Chattahoochee, 6-7, Sr.

C, Tevin Glass, Milton, 6-8, Sr.

F, Shaquille Johnson, Milton, 6-5, Sr.

F, Evan Nolte, Milton, 6-8, Sr.

G, Ty Toney, Alpharetta, 6-1, Jr.

Second team

G, Sean Brennan, Roswell, 6-2, Jr.

G, Evan Jacks, Northview, 6-1, Sr.

G, Charles Mann, Milton, 6-6, Sr.

G, Charles Pack, Centennial, 5-11, Sr.

G, Markus Terry, Chattahoochee, 6-1, Jr.

Honorable mention: Carlos Burse, Alpharetta; Nigel “Bo” Jackson, St. Francis; Kyle Meyer, Northview; Jalyn Patterson, Milton; Connor Smith, St. Francis

DEKALB

Player of the year: Tony Parker, Miller Grove

Coach of the year: Eddie Johnson, M.L. King

First team

C, William “Shaq” Goodwin, Southwest DeKalb, 6-8, Sr.

F, Brandon Morris, Miller Grove, 6-8, Sr.

C, Tony Parker, Miller Grove, 6-9, Sr.

G, Jordan Price, Southwest DeKalb, 6-5, Sr.

G, Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Columbia, 5-9, Jr.

Second team

F, Devin Bellamy, Chamblee, 6-5, Jr.

F, Greg King, M.L. King, 6-7, So.

F, Jarmal Reid, Columbia, 6-7, Sr.

F, Quinton Stephens, Marist, 6-8, Jr.

F, Jhaustin Thomas, Columbia, 6-7, Sr.

Honorable mention: Justin Colvin, Miller Grove; Tivius Guthrie, M.L. King; Keenan Palmore, Paideia; Quincy Tiller, Towers; Aquavius Young, Cedar Grove

CITY/SOUTH FULTON

Player of the year: Anthony Bagtas, Westlake

Coach of the year: William Faulkner, Washington

First team

G, Anthony Bagtas, Westlake, 6-0, Jr.

F, Houston Kessler, Landmark Christian, 6-8, Sr.

G, Darius Miles, Washington, 6-3, Sr.

G, Junious Prowell, Hughes, 6-1, Sr.

F, Brandon Watkins, Grady, 6-8, Jr.

Second team

C, Michael Hall, Woodward Academy, 6-10, Sr.

G, Sirdarius Henry, Douglass, 5-10, Sr.

F, Jeremy Postell, Westlake, 6-6, Sr.

F, Tyrell Sellman, Hughes, 6-3, Jr.

G, Keenan Williams, Westlake, 6-2, Sr.

Honorable mention: James Arnold, South Atlanta; Walter Foster, Washington; Naquavious King, South Atlanta; Greg Sessions, Grady; Coris “C.J.” Williams, Jackson-Atlanta

SOUTHSIDE

Player of the year: Marcus Hunt, North Clayton

Coach of the year: Jarrod Davis, Drew

First team

F, Ekene Anachebe, Fayette Couty, 6-9, Sr.

G, Jermaine Hough, Lovejoy, 5-10, Sr.

F, Marcus Hunt, North Clayton, 6-6, Sr.

C, Justin Tuoyo, Lovejoy, 6-9, Sr.

G, Eric Wortham, Eagle’s Landing, 6-5, Jr.

Second team

F, Isaiah Dennis, Eagle’s Landing, 6-0, Jr.

F, Derrick Frye, Drew, 6-5, Sr.

G, Patrick Petty, Jonesboro, 6-1, Jr.

F, Desmond Ringer, Eagle’s Landing, 6-10, Jr.

C, Dre Soulder, Henry County, 6-6, Jr.

Honorable mention: Nicholas Crawford, Forest Park; Jordan Faciane, Morrow; Immanuel Griggs, Newnan; Jarius ‘’J.R.” Holder, Mount Zion; Trevin Joseph, Stockbridge

GIRLS

GWINNETT

Player of the year: Diamond DeShields, Norcross

Coach of the year: Jan Azar, Wesleyan

First team

G, Lexie Brown, North Gwinnett, 5-10, Jr.

F, Shayla Cooper, Norcross, 6-1, Jr.

G, Kaela Davis, Buford, 6-2, Jr.

G, Diamond DeShields, Norcross, 6-1, Jr.

F, Holli Wilkins, Wesleyan, 6-0, Sr.

Second team

G, Jasmine Carter, Mill Creek, 5-8, So.

G, Katie Frerking, Wesleyan, 6-1, Jr.

F, Erika Joseph, Parkview, 6-1, Sr.

C, Katie Powell, Duluth, 6-3, So.

F, Peyton Whitted, North Gwinnett, 6-3, Jr.

Honorable mention: Andraya Carter, Buford; Brianna Cummings, Greater Atlanta Christian; Jordan Frazier, Wesleyan; Kristina Nelson, Buford; Rebecca Walker, Brookwood

COBB

Player of the year: Pachiyaanna Roberts, McEachern

Coach of the year: Phyllis Arthur, McEachern

First team

F, Nikki Hegstetter, Harrison, 6-2, Sr.

F, Pachiyaanna Roberts, McEachern, 5-11, Sr.

G, Celina Rodrigo, Hillgrove, 5-6, Sr.

G, Dominique Wilson, McEachern, 5-8, Sr.

G, Elise Spann, Allatoona, 5-10, Jr.

Second team

C, Mackenzie Engram, Hillgrove, 6-1, So.

G, Destinie Gibbs, McEachern, 5-9, Sr.

F, Kira Gordon, Kennesaw Mountain, 6-0, Sr.

G, Taylor Gordon, North Cobb, 5-11, So.

G, Courtney Sprague, Marietta, 5-8, Sr.

Honorable mention: Neena Carter, Sprayberry; Te’a Cooper, McEachern; NeeNee Marks; Kell; Jasmine McSwain, Marietta; Amber Reeves, North Cobb;

NORTH FULTON

Player of the year: Kylee Smith, Alpharetta

Coach of the year: Angela Anderson-Hurt, Alpharetta

First team

F, Alexis Alexander, Alpharetta, 6-2, Sr.

G, Nigia Greene, St. Francis, 5-9, Jr.

F, Keyona Hayes, St. Francis, 6-2, Sr.

G, Andreona Keys, Roswell, 5-10, So.

G, Kylee Smith, Alpharetta, 5-11, Jr.

Second team

G, McKenzie Bolden, Holy Innocents’, 5-3, Jr.

F, Grace Farnsworth, Milton, 5-11, Sr.

G, Cassidy Gaillard, Chattahoochee, 5-11, Jr.

C, Jennifer Nwokocha, Riverwood, 5-11, Sr.

F, Meredith Tarver, Northview, 5-10, Jr.

Honorable mention: Lauren Brown, Alpharetta; Erin Brundage, Milton; Allie Buchalski, Johns Creek; Reshaundra Owens, Holy Innocents’; Emily Raymer, Mount Pisgah

DEKALB

Player of the year: Lucy Mason, Chamblee

Coach of the year: Chantay Frost, Columbia

First team

G, Queen Alford, Decatur, 5-9, Sr.

G, Danielle Clark, Stone Mountain, 5-8, Jr.

G, Zuri Frost, Columbia, 5-4, Sr.

G, Lucy Mason, Chamblee, 5-5, Sr.

F, Breana McDonald, Chamblee, 6-0, Sr.

Second team

F, Eryka Davenport, Tucker, 6-1, So.

F, Kaliyah Mitchell, Stephenson, 6-1, Jr.

G, Miah Spencer, Columbia, 5-6, Jr.

G, Tashi Thompson, Miller Grove, 5-7, Jr.

F, Tenisha Wallace, M.L. King, 5-9, Sr.

Honorable mention: Asia Durr, St. Pius; Erica Fontaine, Marist; Tabitha Fudge, Miller Grove; Nicole Martin, Southwest DeKalb; Chara Reeves, Stone Mountain;

CITY/SOUTH FULTON

Player of the year: Tatianna Jackson, Lovett

Coach of the year: Liz Kennedy, Lovett

First team

G, Morgan Batey, Pace Academy, 5-11, Sr.

C, Mariah Dean, Mays, 6-3, Sr.

F, Tatianna Jackson, Lovett, 5-9, Sr.

F, Shavontae Naylor, SW Atlanta Christian, 5-8, Sr.

G, Aisha Turner-Johnson, Westlake, 5-7, Sr.

Second team

C, Caron Brown, Westlake, 6-3, Sr.

G, Tiana Grissom, Woodward Academy, 5-6, Jr.

F, Sydney Umeri, Lovett, 6-1, Jr.

G, Brandi Wilkey, SW Atlanta Christian, 5-5, Sr.

G, Haley Zwecker, Pace Academy, 5-7, Sr.

Honorable mention: Courtney Carter, North Atlanta; Alexis Davenport, Hughes; Amy Griffin, SW Atlanta Christian; Christen Johnson, Lovett; Shavonica Sinkfield, South Atlanta

SOUTHSIDE

Player of the year: Ashlee Cole, Forest Park

Coach of the year: Michael House, Jonesboro

First team

G, Ashlee Cole, Forest Park, 5-8, Sr.

G, Britney Guy, Luella, 5-4, Sr.

G, Brianna McQueen, Mundy’s Mill, 5-6, Sr.

G, Precious Person, Drew, 6-2, Sr.

G, Gabby Seiler, McIntosh, 5-4, Jr.

Second team

G, Briana Benson, Jonesboro, 5-10, Jr.

C, Kimberly Dawkins, Jonesboro, 6-1, Jr.

F, Kiera Henderson, Drew, 5-11, Sr.

G, Keyondra Jenkins, Fayette County, 5-5, Jr.

C, Safiya Martin, Sandy Creek, 6-3, Jr.

Honorable mention: Amber Griffin, Luella; Deborah Hoe, Stockbridge; Navilla Paul, Lovejoy; Aneesa Watson, Fayette County; Zanna Zackery, East Coweta

23 comments Add your comment

goforit

March 23rd, 2012
6:06 pm

Good job for Gwinnett–both boys and girls…

DekalbFB1

March 23rd, 2012
6:33 pm

Congratulations to the MLK honorees: COTY – Johnson, 2nd team -King, HM – Guthrie and also Girl 2nd team – Wallace! People only think that we are only a football track HS!

columbia track star

March 24th, 2012
12:25 am

You have the girls coach of the year wrong for dekalb. Coach frost coach for columbia not miller grove.

DekalbProduct

March 24th, 2012
6:05 pm

Were you guys trying to be friendly with getting as many schools represented because the PG at Stephenson(Derrick Harper), both big kids from MLK(D’Aries Tate and Johnnie Garvin), Chris Horton from Columbia who broke a backboard this season, and The PG from SWD(Kendarious?), are all way better than any kid from Chamblee, Cedar Grove, Druid Hills, Marist, and Towers!

Guthrie from MLk led his team in pts, asts, 3pt%(led the county) and free throw % and they went to the Elite 8 and his is honorable mention?

Derrick Harper led the county in scoring and made it to the second round in the state and he is not even mentioned.

I’m just saying.

Eagle1

March 25th, 2012
7:00 pm

Im with DekalbProduct… Chris Horton of Columbia should atleast be honorable mention. This kids game has grown tremdously since arriving in 9th grade. 3 State Championship and a Basketball scholarship to Austin Peay.

Mr. Wolverine

March 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

Renee Breedlove wins her first state championship and is not Coach of The Year? I know Coach Frost from Columbia had a great season, but MG beat a ton of ranked opponents en route to its first state championship.
Four Guards and One Forward for First Team All-DeKalb Girls?

I would put DeKalb’s starting five against any other Metro Area in the nation.

BTW, Quentin Stephens from Marist can play.

Eagle Fan

March 26th, 2012
10:11 am

How is Dauson Womack from North Cobb Christian not listed anywhere? And what about Coach Matta?

IMJSmomma

March 26th, 2012
2:30 pm

Should Capps and Spencer be switched for 1st team Gwinnett? Was this a typo?

Wendy's!

March 26th, 2012
2:47 pm

I’m confused why should Breedlove be coach of the year again? Columbia’s coach has won 2 rings in 4 years not to mention her team dominated a much better WACO for state this year.. Miller Groove didn’t impress much ..Thats a no brainer for Dekalb Co..

Mr. Wolverine

March 26th, 2012
9:22 pm

@Wendy’s.. Not to discredit Columbia’s accomplishment.. Lets be realistic here.
3A ball over 4A Ball is a no brainer? Doubt it! You speak as if you have no brains. Surviving the Region-6 guantlet, winning the Region Championship, then dominating the Class AAAA playoffs is very impressive.
It was evident Columbia was going to beat WACO, not even competion. But could your boys and girls team survive in AAAA..
MG girls
Marist girls
Chamblee girls
SWD girls
Redan girls
Tucker girls
Went 2-2 in one of the toughest Holiday Tournaments in the nation. Better record against better competition (MG<Columbia)
Outside of St. Pius?? Who did Columbia play again?

@ Mr. Wolverine

March 26th, 2012
11:22 pm

Please take off your MG blinders and realize something on the planet exists other than MG. hey guess what, remember it took Columbia boys to move out of 4A before you guys took form. Columbia boys dominated 4A before they went on to dominate 3A (the state moved them). All those teams you named in your region including yourselves couldn’t touch Columbia with a flag pole when they were in 4A. Even as a 3A school Columbia is better than yall. Everyone knows it. Including your coach who tucked his tail and hid from the eagles this year….hats off on a great season but remember yall will always be like the little brother to the best team in Dekalb! remember all your close games with SWD….we beat them by 40 and by 20. And u say 4A is hands down better than 3A.

hssport

March 27th, 2012
12:49 am

I realize that b-ball award teams are biased towards offense. But the mg girls won with superb defense and fantastic rebounding. It is hard to understand how the best Def player (Fudge), The best shot blocker (Weaver) and the best Def Guard ( Hunt ) dont get more recognition. Thompson truly deserves her recognition because she plays an opportunistic offensive game that opponents never really figured out. If MG scores 50 the beat any opponent including the 5A champ.

The last three games MG boys played against Columbia (2 pre season games) they won. T Parker desrved a national showcase……..So no room on the schedule.

c

@hs sport

March 27th, 2012
11:04 pm

Columbia played the same national schedule the year they last played miller grove and seemed to find room to play on the schedule. Any old excuse will do huh. We know the truth. And yeah you guys won preseason games. But I guarantee if u were at the regular season game miller grove fan or not you know deep down inside the end of that game is as questionable to this day as they come…but who leads the series! And again I say catch up with what we have done before you go calling yourselves the best program in dekalb…

brandon jenkins

March 28th, 2012
8:50 am

THESE FOLKS HAVE NO DAMN CLU WHAT GOES ON ! MY KIDS ON THE LIST AND I STILL FEEL THIS WAY! EVAN NOLTE PLAYER OF THE YEAR( WTF!!)? STR8 politics dont read too much into these awards please

hssport

March 28th, 2012
12:31 pm

Columbia has a great basketball history. And in the early days of MG Columbia was the team to beat. But MG during the Parker years turned their attention to Tucker\Milton\Nike Games and SWD turned their attention to MG……..Columbia despite being worthy kind of fell by the wayside in terms of being a “despised” rival. ( I mean despised in a good way by the way ).

DecaturFinest

March 28th, 2012
11:59 pm

Columbia has been the best basketball program the last 7 years 5 state titles 6 championship games and 7 final 4s. Those are the facts show me a better resume. Columbia would have beat MG this year if the coach wasn’t scared and can yall MG supporter please stop talking about those scrimmage games. Thats like the Falcons bragging about beating the Giants in the preseason it don’t COUNT.

levalegac

March 29th, 2012
2:16 pm

Donovahn Jones was left off both teams in the South after being Player of the Year Runner Up to Eric Wortham in Henry County. Made 1st Team All-Region 3AAAA and 1st Team All Southern Crescent but not even Honorable Mention here. Wow…

hssport

March 29th, 2012
2:25 pm

I would not argue against your assertion about Columbia. But , unfairly, going down to 3A hurts your case. If you look over the last 5 years MG has been the ascendant and in the end dominant team. Those scrimage games were hard fought affairs and MG won the real game last year but it was so close that you could not draw any real conclusion about who was best……. Since they are in different classes any game they play is an exhibition.

Mr. Wolverine

March 31st, 2012
2:05 pm

Columbia fans, answer these questions.
Do you really believe you would have won consecutive state titles if you (elected) stay(ed) in Class AAAA?
Do you really believe that MG avoided playing you guys this season, despite playing against five teams ranked in the Top 10 Nationally?

Before I start. Yes, I am a Miller Grove supporter, because I have been around the Miller Grove cluster since its inception in 2006. However, I know DeKalb basketball and football very well. I know after many, many years of competing, Columbia finally emerged to an elite status in the 2000’s. While it was a good program, Columbia would be mentioned in the back end of the conversation of best in the count; second fiddle to the likes of Cedar Grove, Dunwoody, Redan, Lithonia, etc.)

You guys keep saying that your program is better than MG. For starters, you guys left Class AAAA willingly to compete in a less competitive Class AAA. In addition, you could have elected to play up, but since Mg and Region-6 is so dominant, Columbia decided to take the easy road of Class AAA. Exibition games are played like regular season games, so don’t discredit the wins, although it will never be a blemish on your record. The last game that was played, MG defeated Columbia.
I agree with hssport, playing in 3A weakens your argument. Also, your national scheduel does not compare to Miller Grove’s schedule.

@decatur’s finest… MG’s resume is far greater than Columbia’s.. Look Below for the Resume

In seven years of competiton
*Six Playoff Apperances
*Five Consecuitve Final Four
*Three Region Championships
*Four Consecutive State Titles (Third Team to do it.. First in a higher classification)
*Jordan Brand Classic All-Star and McDonald’s All-American
*Defeated Several Nationally Ranked Programs
*Finished in the Nationall Rankings three of the last four years
*Finished No. 3 Overall in the National Rankins in 2011 (32-1 record)

DecaturFinest

April 2nd, 2012
12:45 pm

@Mr. Wolverine MG national schedule was better this year I will give you that but previous years MG schedule don’t compare. Beside MG won 1 game out of 9 against national competition. That is HORRIBLE representation of Ga. basketball if you ask me. Columbia I has never performed so poorly and please stop with the Columbia chose to play in a lower class as if coach McCrary chose to play in a lower class. Yes I do think MG was afraid to play Columbia just my opinion. This was the weakest team of the four championships and another thing name all the great teams in 4A. SWD, Columbia beat them. Tucker, Columbia beat them and if MG would have played Columbia they would beat MG also.

MG’s resume greater? Really by what standards.

In the same seven years
*Six Playoff Apperances, CHS has 7
*Five Consecuitve Final Four, CHS has 7
*Three Region Championships, CHS has 6
*Four Consecutive State Titles, CHS has 5 State Titles (3 consecutive)
*Four state Title games, CHS has 6 State Title games
So where are MG greater than Columbia? Cause I don’t see it and neither would an avg. 3rd grader.

Are you kidding me with the (Redan, Lithonia, Dunwoody, & Cedar Grove) They were a blip on the radar. They a couple of good years. Columbia has been a factor since the early 90’s. Go check the records. MG has a very good program and has done it in a short period of time but it’s easier to do that in basketball.

In basketball classification really don’t matter because if you have 2 very good players on your team example South Gwinnett you can win a championship and be back to nothing when they leave.

hssport

April 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

Less Filling / Tastes Great. I dobut if a conclusive argument can be made for either MG or Columbia as having the best BB program in comparison to each other. MG gets more press because it Plays in 4A and has taken on 5A power Milton successfully. It has a marketable/personable coach. It has had 5 D1 potential starters and 1clear projected NBA player on its rosters. It has had one spectacular NFL / Oympic class athelete moonlighting as a basketball player on its roster. MG plays in the best Gym ( sorry Tucker ) in Dekalb vs the Stage/Gym setup at most Dekalb High Schools. Also MG has had a true rival in SWD for two years. None of that necessarily makes MG a better program….but it made MG far more interesting to follow.

hssport

April 3rd, 2012
10:42 am

Doubt is the correct spelling for the comment above.Typos…….

DeKalbistheGreatest

April 10th, 2012
11:06 am

Congrats to Mr. Wolverine & DecaturFinest for making very impressive cases for each of your schools. But leave it to me settle this albeit a week later.lol First of all I would like to agree with (hssport) with his statement: MG far more interesting to follow. Second, Mr.Wolverine please stop bragging on playing a national schedule. It’s not impressive if you record in those games are 1-8! What MG has accomplished in such a short time is remarkable, you can’t get much better than 4-4! But I’m going with Columbia. I picked CHS because although MG averages a State title every other year of existence, which is extremely impressive on its on, Coach McCrary has been successful for 20 + years w/o scandal. And if you’d only compare the last 7 years, both teams accomplishments are comparable. So CHS wins because they’re older!!lol Now that I’ve said that. The real question is whether any other all-metro is better than Dekalb’s?NOT!!!!!!!!!!