The DeKalb County Basketball All-Star Games, to be played Thursday, April 4, at Tucker, have secured virtually every top senior in the school system. That should make for two pretty good games given that five DeKalb public teams played in the state finals this season.
The rosters include boys players Tahj Shamsid-Deen of Columbia (Class AAAA player of the year, Auburn signee) and Davonte Fitzgerald of Tucker (Region 6-AAAAA player of the year, Texas A&M signee) and girls players Miah Spencer of Columbia (AAAA player of the year, N.C. State signee) and Kaliyah Mitchell of Stephenson (former AAAA player of the year, Penn signee).
The coaches will be Johnny Toombs of Towers and Angela Nash of Druid Hills (girls) and Steve Clark of McNair and Jerome Lee of Druid Hills (boys).
Here are the rosters. All-state players are noted in bold.
Lee’s boys – Bakari Copeland, Arabia Mountain, Philip Reeves, Arabia Mountain; Deionte Menessee, Cross Keys; Clarence Williams, Druid Hills; Deshon Burgess, Druid Hills; Jacob King, Druid Hills; Earl Bryant, Miller Grove; Kyre Hamer, Miller Grove; Shaylin Singleton, M.L. King; Christian Hayes, Redan; Steven Clark, Stephenson; Jahmari Etienne, Stone Mountain; Davonte Fitzgerald, Tucker; Jabria Craig, Tucker; Tyler Burch, Tucker.
Clark’s boys – Jerome Acie, Cedar Grove; Jade McClendon, Chamblee; Breland Storne, Clarkston; Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Columbia; Tuesday Ambersley, Columbia; Kyle Wallace, Columbia; Jordan Anderson, Columbia; Chris Lawrence, Dunwoody; Kelvin Brown, Dunwoody; Malik Kemp, Lakeside; Sheldon Baker, Lithonia; Carlos Covinton, Lithonia; Devante Grimes, McNair; Derico Rowser, McNair; Emanuel Walker, Southwest DeKalb; Malcom Battle, Southwest DeKalb; Travone Wray, Towers.
Nash’s girls – Aaliyah Miller, Clarkston; Alexis Patrick, Clarkston; Tayumicah Thomas, Clarkston; Miah Spencer, Columbia; Shaundericka Mann, Columbia; Nicolette Wise, Dunwoody; Katie Hunt, Miller Grove; Klarissa Weaver, Miller Grove; Tashi Thompson, Miller Grove; Anjefiok Udofia, Miller Grove; Shaquanda Durden, Miller Grove; Danielle Clark, Stone Mountain; Aniya Hamilton, Tucker; Taylor Booker, Tucker.
Toombs’ girls – Brianna Missouri, Arabia Mountain; Erica Lablanc, Arabia Mountain; Nicole Hill, Cedar Grove; Raghe Brown, Lithonia; Latravia Lee, M.L. King; Drenesisha Griffin, Redan; Fatia Sams, Redan; Miaya crowder, Southwest DeKalb; Deja Clay, Southwest DeKalb; Areiel Walker, Southwest DeKalb; Kaliyah Mitchell, Stephenson; Shakira Johnson, Stephenson.