All-metro basketball teams

ALL-METRO TEAMS

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CITY/SOUTH FULTON
Player of the year: Alexis Carter, SW Atlanta Christian

Coach of the year: Borato Broughton, Hughes

Honorable mention: Ekua Awotwi, Atlanta International; Franceska Brown, Westlake; Kierra Johnson-Graham, South Atlanta; Alexandria Williams, Woodward Academy; Mariah Wilson, North Atlanta.

COBB
Player of the year: Mackenzie Engram, Hillgrove

Coach of the year: Matt Williams, North Cobb

Honorable mention: Kyrie Chandler, North Cobb; Zutorya Cook, Osborne; Nikira Goings, Osborne; Elise Spann, Allatoona; Whitney Young, Pebblebrook.

DEKALB
Player of the year:
Miah Spencer, Columbia

Coach of the year: Kathy Walton, Southwest DeKalb


Honorable mention: Danielle Clark, Stone Mountain; Katie Hunt, Miller Grove; Naima Jackson, Tucker; Candace Rhodes, Chamblee; Tashi Thompson, Miller Grove.

GWINNETT
Player of the year:
Diamond DeShields, Norcross

Coach of the year: Angie Hembree, Norcross


Honorable mention: Mackenzie Darrah, Buford; Alexandra Frazier, Central Gwinnett; Courtney Gardner, Brookwood; Marissa Mandeldove, Parkview; Brittany Stevens, Wesleyan.

NORTH FULTON
Player of the year:
Kylee Smith, Alpharetta

Coach of the year: Aisha Kennedy, St. Francis


Honorable mention: Hannahkohl Almire, Riverwood; McKenzie Bolden, Holy Innocents’; Paige Elliott, Centennial; Nigia Greene, St. Francis; Emily Raymer, Mount Pisgah.

SOUTHSIDE
Player of the year:
Gabby Seiler, McIntosh

Coach of the year: Steven Cole, Forest Park


Honorable mention: Rhein Beamon, Morrow; Kaelyn Dugger, Whitewater; Moneshia Dyer, Mundy’s Mill; Keyondra Jenkins, Fayette County; Safiya Martin, Sandy Creek.

BOYS

CITY/SOUTH FULTON
Player of the year:
Anthony Bagtas, Westlake

Coach of the year: Michael Reddick, South Atlanta


Honorable mention: Costa Anderson, South Atlanta; Derrick Byrd, South Atlanta; Lundy Luqman, Mays; Chris Sanders-McCollum, Creekside; Tyris Walker, Grady.

COBB
Player of the year:
Lee Moore, North Cobb

Coach of the year:
Ed Morris, Hillgrove


Honorable mention: Grant Bryant, Kell; Ty Hudson, Pebblebrook; Daniel Fowler, Allatoona; Austin Smoak, Wheeler; Hunter Ware, North Cobb Christian.

DEKALB
Player of the year:
Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Columbia

Coach of the year: David Jones, Greenforest Christian


Honorable mention: DeShon Burgess, Druid Hills; Ugo Celestine, Greenforest Christian; Kair Crouch, Columbia; Muhammad Hamilton, W.D. Mohammed; David Onuorah, Marist; Montez Sweat, Stephenson.

GWINNETT
Player of the year:
Brandon Goodwin, Norcross

Coach of the year: Jesse McMillan, Norcross


Honorable mention: Andre Chatfield, Norcross; Lorenzo Carter, Norcross; Trayvon Reed, Shiloh; Amir Warnock, Peachtree Ridge; Jaylen Williams, Dacula.

NORTH FULTON
Player of the year:
Sean Brennan, Roswell

Coach of the year: Cabral Huff, St. Francis


Honorable mention: Malik Avery, Johns Creek; Walter Cole, North Springs; Patrick Lamar, Blessed Trinity; Devin Peterson, Mount Pisgah; Roger Rickman, Fellowship Christian.

SOUTHSIDE
Player of the year:
Eric Wortham, Eagle’s Landing

Coach of the year: Maurice Triche, Mount Zion-Jonesboro

Honorable mention: TeMarcus Blanton, Luella; Immanuel Griggs, Newnan; Trevin Joseph, Eagle’s Landing; Jordan Lyons, McIntosh; Chukwudubem “Doobie” Okeke, Jonesboro.

Selected by Chip Saye (girls) and Todd Holcomb (boys), GHSFD

11 comments Add your comment

Stan

March 22nd, 2013
11:36 am

I see two of my players made honorable mention Malik Avery, Johns Creek should have been W.D. Mohammed and Muhammad Hamilton of W.D. Mohammed

HOOPDIJOUR

March 22nd, 2013
1:24 pm

@Prep Zone That is just P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!!! What is it about selecting the obvious Coach of the Year in Dekalb, Coach S. White regardless of the number of times! MG went into the GHSA Record book and they get minimal coverage on their historic moment by AJC and now no recognition for their coach? Is there something wrong? MG won 30 games and is in the top 25 of every National Poll (USA Today (#24), ESPN (#15), MaxPreps (#22), PrepNation (#24) and on top of that went “Wire To Wire” as the #1 AAAAA team in the state according to your own poll and you mean to tell me that these other coaches (No Disrespect) are more deserving? Really??? If Coach White is not the Coach of the Year then what is it that his team didn’t do to warrant him that honor? This is obviously a fraud or possibly even on the lines of racist!

HOOPDIJOUR

March 22nd, 2013
1:26 pm

@Prep Zone That is just P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!!! What is it about selecting the obvious Coach of the Year in Dekalb County (Coach S. White) regardless of the number of times! MG went into the GHSA Record book and they get minimal coverage on their historic moment by AJC and now no recognition for their coach? Is there something wrong? MG won 30 games and is in the top 25 of every National Poll (USA Today (#24), ESPN (#15), MaxPreps (#22), PrepNation (#24) and on top of that went “Wire To Wire” as the #1 AAAAA team in the state according to your own poll and you mean to tell me that these other coaches (No Disrespect) are more deserving? Really??? If Coach White is not the Coach of the Year then what is it that his team didn’t do to warrant him that honor? This is obviously a fraud or possibly even on the lines of racist!

GFY

March 22nd, 2013
2:37 pm

Of course it is racist!!!! How will life be complete unless the AJC names White (no pun intended) the Coach of the Year.

2013

March 22nd, 2013
2:52 pm

All things considered, and as bad as i hate to admit it but Sharman White should have been the coach of the year in Dekalb. I personally don’t like his coaching style, but it works for his teams. I am not sure anyone thought that Miller Grove would be back in the Championship at the beginning of the year. Also didn’t the Coach of the year win the Class A private school title, and he was chosen over a coach that won the Atlanta Tip Off club Coach of the year and won the AAAAA State championship WOW…

Hank Stewart

March 22nd, 2013
7:49 pm

Congrats go out to Diamond DeShields, Norcross, we are so proud of you and looking forward to great things from you in the future…

he year swatguy

March 22nd, 2013
8:42 pm

How really to argue against David Jones as coach of the year? His team won the state championship and it was his Sixth Overall. Coach Jones is a coach of the year in the 70’s 80’s and 2013 deservingly. Sharman is a great coach and I’ve seen him from Bunche Middle to Carver and Miller Grove but DJ won a state 40 years ago, 4 more between and still, I say, STILL is at the top of his coaching. Coach Jones. And as for you race baiters, Jones got more soul than most of you guys.

swatguy

March 22nd, 2013
8:43 pm

How really to argue against David Jones as coach of the year? His team won the state championship and it was his Sixth Overall. Coach Jones is a coach of the year in the 70’s 80’s and 2013 deservingly. Sharman is a great coach and I’ve seen him from Bunche Middle to Carver and Miller Grove but DJ won a state 40 years ago, 4 more between and still, I say, STILL is at the top of his coaching. Coach Jones. And as for you race baiters, Jones got more soul than most of you guys.

S. Thomas Coleman

March 22nd, 2013
10:33 pm

@swatguy: Not to say that coach Jones is not deserving, because he is, but this is NOT a lifetime achievement award. It’s the coach of the year. This year, as in 2013. The titles he won back in the day are irrelevant in terms of this award.

S. Thomas Coleman

@ S. Thomas Coleman

March 23rd, 2013
11:08 am

AHH! Y’all missed out on Douglas County. There were some baller out there this year:
Alexander, New Manchester(which is really SOFOCO) just name a couple.

Rob M

March 23rd, 2013
5:15 pm

Racist. So tired of the whining. Loser…..