Shamsid-Deen, Spencer highlight loaded DeKalb basketball all-star games

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 boysBakari 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.

10 comments Add your comment


March 27th, 2013
11:03 am

Congratulations to all the student athletes selected to play in this game. For some, this will be their last chance to play competitive basketball. Others will have the opportunity to play at the next level. I’m confident that all will do well in life, regardless of the path they choose.


March 27th, 2013
4:15 pm


March 27th, 2013
9:05 pm

Did every senior get picked?


March 27th, 2013
9:08 pm

Lol I know but I wouldn’t choose a certain player, because of lack of discipline he showed all year.

THS Titan Alumni

March 28th, 2013
6:01 pm

I thought this was seniors allstar game. Jabria Craig, Tucker is a junior. It seems so one sided though.


April 1st, 2013
1:52 pm

There are a lot of players on these rosters. How long are the games going to be?


April 1st, 2013
10:01 pm

BasketballTopFan supports the Dekalb County Basketball All-Star game !!!

Dekalb County has some of the best high school basketball players in the state and they have the championships to prove it.

BasketballTopFan loves high school basketball.


April 2nd, 2013
5:11 pm

No every senior did not get picked and Jabari Craig reclassified to move up a grade so he is an senior also they are missing some great players that I can count especially Stephenson who is Steven Clark what happened to the boy Trae Gresham the left hander he a nice stroke and carried them most of the season especially since they had two guards transfer. Also some teams get 3 or 4 players included which is not fair.

SHS Supporter

April 2nd, 2013
5:17 pm

I was at SHS blue and white game and seen two boys that wasn’t playing this year one was about 6′3 and moved to Florida my source told me and the other was around 6′0 and transferred to Tucker and was ineligible to play and they both were seniors. They could have went deep in the playoffs with those two they didn’t have enough good guard play. Those two could have definitely been on this list.


April 2nd, 2013
5:29 pm

Why is Miller Grove starting five players on one team they should be broken up. They will dominate the game.