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1-on-1 with 2021 RJ Noord

Photo by: Colin Hubbard (@ColinHubbard22)

By: Jake Lieberman
(@jakelieberman2)

Robert “R.J.” Noord is a special player with a shining future ahead of him. The 6’3 almost 6’4 guard out of Decatur, Georgia balled out in his junior year at Heritage -Conyers High School. His stat line was stacked in several categories. He put up just over 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Defensively, he added 2.5 steals a night, solidifying the fact that Noord is a two-way player.

He currently holds offers from Elon, Xavier and Winthrop. He received his first offer from Elon, on August 2nd of 2019. Later on, he grabbed offers from the other two programs. Several more programs are getting in the mix for him, calling and face-timing him regularly — his phone is busy to say the least. 

Noord was on the phone with me recently, to chat about his recruiting experience thus far. 

Q: How are you staying sharp and focused during the coronavirus ordeal?

A: “I’m really staying focused on being ready mentally. Staying true to the same routines: breakfast first, then straight to home workouts. It’s really not the physical part, it’s the mental part.”

Staying mentally sharp and focused during this time is especially difficult. It’s so easy to get discouraged because everything has stopped and start to slack off, but Noord is not falling under that category. When play resumes, he is going to be as focused as anyone on and off the court. 

Q: What are you looking for in a college and in a program in general?


A: “Just someplace that feels like home. I’ve been speaking with guys who have already done the recruiting process and they said, go somewhere you feel wanted. You will be spending a couple of years there, so you should feel comfortable there, on and off the court.”

Q: Coming out of Georgia, would you prefer to stay home or go elsewhere?

A: “That’s a really good question because I have been recruited by schools out west, in the California area. For me personally, I really don’t even know because I’ve really only traveled for AAU tournaments. But at the end of the day, it’s just best fit and I don’t think it really matters.”

Q: You still have lots of time, but as of right now are there any schools that stand out?

A: “Well out of the schools that have shown interest, people in my bubble — Cincinnati, VCU, Dayton and Murray State — they fit my play style. Where I would come in and be an immediate impact.”

He is still weighing all options and his recruitment is wide open. But these four schools, stand out as of right now. They are already going after him, so expect these to be in the running when he narrows down his list and committees. 

Q: Is there any rapper/singer that hypes you up before any big games?

A: “Yeah definitely, Lil Baby. He’s the hottest guy out right now.”

Coaches, if you want to get Noord in his mood, blast some Lil Baby. I expect big things to come once that happens!

Q: If you could be teammates with one guy in the NBA, who would you want to be teammates with?

A: “I’d say, Lou Williams, because he is from this area. Where his mind is, he is putting up superstar numbers, while being a sixth-man. How he adjusts to the NBA, how he was teammates with Allen Iverson, I want to be like him.”

Q: Do you model your game after anyone?

A: “I think a lot of people that watch me play [would say] and I watch a lot of film on is Jrue Holiday. He is one of the best guards that people aren’t talking about in the NBA. His work ethic is crazy, like four times a day workout. I play both sides of the ball just like him. He is explosive, can shoot it, stuff like that.”

Well R.J., certainly does play both sides of the ball, looking at his stats. Noord also gets Immanuel Quickly upside, so the potential for him is certainly there. 

That wrapped it up with R.J. Noord, who doesn’t have a set idea for committing due to the virus. This kid is an extremely hard worker and always open to feedback, a coach’s dreams. Throw in his athleticism and he is going to be special. Be on the lookout, for sure. 

2021 Robbie Armbrester 1-on-1

Photo by: Ty Freeman (@TyPhotog)

By: Jake Lieberman
(@jakelieberman2)

2021 Robbie Armbrester out of Atlanta Georgia, is an underrated player nationally who should become well-known and breakout in college. The 6’5 SF is a three-level scorer, strong on defense, and is among one of the most athletic kids you will see. Just to name a few, but he has landed offers from Xavier, Texas A&M, Houston, and several other programs. More to follow down the road for him. 

Recently, I was lucky enough to talk to him about his recruiting experience thus far, and see where things line up for him. 

Q: How are you staying sharp and focused during the whole coronavirus ordeal?

A: “I’m keeping  myself conditioned and studying the game and watching film.”  

He had more to say, but these are the main points that he touched on. Both of these aspects by Armbrester are considerably important. Once the quarantining situation is done, most guys are going to hit the court out of shape and winded once practice and games are done. But not Robbie Armbrester.

Secondly, watching film is essential as well. During this time, most physical activities are shut down, so being able to do something virtually is very beneficial. Robbie is taking time out of his day, to break down how to improve in parts of his game, which could be stronger.

Q: What are you looking for in a college and in a program in general?’

A: “I want to go to a college that isn’t the Blue-Bloods, schools like Kentucky and stuff like that. I want to go to a school that wants me so badly that they can build around me. I want to be the main priority. I also want a coach that pushes me to my full potential every day, a coach that is going to believe in me, and go out and let me play my game. “

Well, the bottom line is that you won’t be seeing Robbie Armbrester in a Blue-Blood school, even though he has the potential to wear rep those schools. It goes to show that even though Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, are the most successful programs, not everyone wants to wind up there. 

Q:  Coming out of Georgia, would you prefer to stay near home or go elsewhere?

A: “It really doesn’t matter, I’m just trying to find a program that wants me and gives me playing time.”

So, now it is safe to say that Armbrester, could be headed to the west coast, east coast, or even stay put in Georgia. 

Q: Obviously, you are still only a junior, but out of the schools that have either shown interest or have offered are there any that stand out in particular?

A: “I like Georgia Tech, Xavier, and Texas A&M, no order. They all keep in contact a lot with me.” 

His recruitment is 100 percent still open, but these are the schools that are already making a big push for him. All of these schools, however, are the right size and high majors, so keep an eye out for these three down the road. 

Q: Do you model your game after anyone in particular?

A:Kawahi Leonard is a really good player all-around and I try to use his game and put it into mine.”

That summed it up with three-star Robbie Armbrester. He has a bright future ahead of him and is sure to make a substantial impact at his future landing spot. The question looms: What colors are we going to see him in?

2020 Girls Unsigned Seniors

Guards

Terren Ward – Wayne County – GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Kassidy Broussard – Stephenson – MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE
Sydney Thomas – North Cobb – KENTUCKY STATE
Kayla Sesberry – Douglass – LANDER
Ansley Allen – North Forsyth
Ja’mya Johnson – Valdosta
Zuriyah Davis – Lanier – EMMANUEL
Sambresha Everett – Woodland-Stockbridge
Lu Woolfolk – Jones County – PIEDMONT
Mikaylyn Glover – Clarke Central – GULF COAST STATE
Trinity Jones – Americus-Sumter – CLARK ATLANTA
Tionna Baker – Northwest Whitfield
Madison Evans – Beach – BREWTON-PARKER
Jordan Upchurch – Pace Academy
Lauren Swanson – North Hall – PIEDMONT
Laken Stiles – Rabun County – PIEDMONT
Jashanti Simmons – Putnam County – GEORGIA HIGHLANDS
Destinee Ellison – Washington County – EAST GEORGIA STATE
Amani Jones – Josey
Jashiyah Jones – Vidalia
Ja’Khyla Johnson – Southwest-Macon – ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
Marieme Diouf – Greenforest – COASTAL CAROLINA
Christina Walker – Paideia – WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Nadia Reese – Stratford Academy
Mary Elaine Mitchell – Stratford Academy
Mya Byrd – Turner County – COLUMBIA STATE
Keonya Mincey – Wheeler County – BREWTON-PARKER
Samerria Bryant – Wheeler County
Dasia Wyatt – Bowdon – ALBANY TECH
Jameisha Williams – Marion County – FORT VALLEY STATE
Tyler Brazle – Marist
Nyelle Lee – Grayson
Jadah Waite – Wheeler
Pistol Brinson – Central Christian – NOVA SOUTHEASTERN
Eva Knox – Marietta – CALDWELL TECH
Jada Brooks – Bradwell Institute
Nicky Jones – Tift County
Kimberly Lawson – Alexander
Aliyah Hindsman – Villa Rica – ALBANY TECH
Kyndal Coleman – Villa Rica
Dekyia Cofield – Villa Rica – SNEAD STATE
Nyah Houston – Central-Carrollton
Erin Hynekamp – Blessed Trinity
Antalazia Baker – Johnson-Savannah – RADFORD
Kennedy Stephens – Rutland
Maci Gillespie – North Hall
Tamia Benford – Morgan County – JOHNSON & WALES
Shakendra Grove – Hart County
Yolanie Johnson – Douglass – COLBY CC
Ryann Woodley – Westlake – WALTERS STATE
Shania Robinson – Grovetown

Wings

Milana Holmes – Pebblebrook – EAST GEORGIA STATE
Jameah Alston – Campbell
Jaleah Alston – Campbell
Olivia Smith – Riverwood – ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
Grace Hollifield – North Hall
Morgan Holt – Fannin County – NORTH GEORGIA
Whitney Anderson – Laney
Ava Irvin – GAC – SYRACUSE
Mina Loudermilk – Atlanta International
Riley Donahue – Marist – AUBURN
Ashley McKee – Douglass
Mikiah Parker – Grovetown

Forwards

Corriana Evans – SpaldingEASTERN KENTUCKY
Amber Gilbert – Troup County – EAST GEORGIA STATE
Rachel Akers – Ringgold
Alexis Brewster – Marietta
Makayla Murray – West Laurens
Alysee Dobbs – Eastside – GEORGIA HIGHLANDS
Mariyah Fletcher – Eagle’s Landing
PALM BEACH ATLANTIC
Amberly Brown – Rome – FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

Posts

Aaliyah Foxx-Rome – Alexander – LIMESTONE
Christabel Ezumah – Lanier – CAMPBELL
Marlie Townley – Dawson County – REINHARDT
Ikenya King – Douglass – GRAMBLING STATE
Avrie Grayer – Southwest-Macon – WALLACE STATE
Tolisha Walker – Locust Grove – NORTH GREENVILLE
Jasiah Washington – Mt. Paran
Taylor Gibbs – South Cobb
Ta’Ziaya Jones – Early County
Martina Stokes – Savannah
Wylie Sheridan – St. Pius X – OGLETHORPE
Tori Williams – Dade County
Taylor Doucet – Pace Academy
Lizzie Campbell – Lanier – NORTH GEORGIA

2020 Unsigned Seniors

Point Guards

Caleb Byrd – Newton – CHARLOTTE
Zawdie Jackson – Shiloh
Jarden Maze – Washington County – SOUTHERN UNION
Roman Son – Therrell – CORE4
Dee Topps – New Manchester
Keon Sedgwick – Paulding County – BREWTON PARKER
Sebastian Augustave – Buford – LANDER
Michael Whitmore – Woodward Academy – LEE
Collin Tarver – Howard
Cliff Baskerville – GAC – MILES
Derek Edwards – Johnson-Savannah
Omar Cooper – Walker
Nash Kelly – Wheeler
Rakim Thompson – Woodstock
Doriuntas Barnes – Savannah
Matt Smith – Osborne
CJ Hines – Archer – FAULKNER
Shawn Smith – Newton – GORDON STATE
Jordan Johnson – Johns Creek
Drew Clements – Christian Heritage
Jordan Ford – Cass
Mike Bell – Chapel Hill – JOHNSON & WALES
Will Apple – River Ridge – COVENANT COLLEGE
Rodney James – Veterans
Malachi Jackson – Chattooga
Justin Harris – Stephenson

Combo/Shooting Guards

Jermontae Hill – Tucker
Deandre Brown – Hiram
Rod Jones – Dougherty – ITAWAMBA
Anthony Hardy – Lithia Springs – USC-AIKEN
Micah Roebuck – Franklin County – EMMANUEL
Zarion Griffin – Statesboro – POLK STATE
Christian Williams – Peachtree Ridge – FLORIDA COASTAL PREP
Keundre Campbell – Webster County – SOUTH GEORGIA TECH
Jabiri Smith – Collins Hill
Caleb Golden – Shiloh – TARLETON STATE
Ricky Brown – Valdosta – VALDOSTA STATE
Chris Floyd – Treutlen
Devin Longstreet – Columbia
Jordan Jefferson – Osborne – TLAP Academy
Braxton Beaty – Lambert – NAVY
Evan Hurst – Milton – TSF
Raul Arias – Trinity Christian – MIDDLE GEORGIA PREP
Tyshun Briscoe – Lakeside-Evans
Chris Newell – Walker – IMG
Cole Bearden – Cambridge
Daeyon James – McDonough – TSF
Franklin Bailey – Chattahoochee – OGLETHORPE
Justin Blossomgame – Riverdale
Javyen Brown – Hiram
Will Garvey – Etowah
Trae Brown – Americus-Sumter
Johnny Kittles – Jefferson County – EAST GEORGIA STATE
Zion Wimby – Mill Creek
Caleb Duncan – South Paulding
Shomari Gaines – Macon County – ENTERPRISE STATE
Christian Lamar – Wilkinson County
Immanuel Hackett – Swainsboro
Jamarious Pledger – Douglass
Malik King – Stewart County
Johnathan Taylor – Laney
Nicolas Allen – Mundy’s Mill – COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS
Ju’Quan Williams – Chapel Hill – YORK
EJ Smith – Cambridge
Jaylen Leonard – Columbus

Wings/Forwards

Terrence Edwards – Tucker – JAMES MADISON
Jalen Deloach – Berkmar – TSF
Cam Bryant – Dutchtown – GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Emmanuel Jones – Glenn Hills
Chandler Baker – Walker – BELMONT ABBEY
Perry Robinson – Kennesaw Mountain – CENTRAL POINTE CHRISTIAN
Kent Garard – Camden County – ECKERD COLLEGE
AJ Hopkins – Whitefield Academy – TSF
John Whitehead – Glenn Hills
Ross Shepherd – Pope
Quon Dillard – Warner Robins – SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE
Qua King – Dublin
Ra’Sean Frederick – Therrell – CORE4
Trashawn Wilson – New Manchester – SHERIDAN COLLEGE
Franklin Champion – Lithonia – NORTH GEORGIA
Kevin Sesberry – Rockdale County
Josh Smith – Grayson
John Moliere – Creekside – YOUNG HARRIS
Justin Coleman – North Cobb
Nate Meshida – Hillgrove – JOHNSON & WALES
Demetrius Rives – Tri-Cities – KENNESAW STATE
Oliver Gerard – Alcovy
Chase McKey – Johns Creek
Mason Pierre – Mundy’s Mill – MIDDLE GEORGIA PREP
Nathan Henderson – Riverwood
Owen Parker – Jefferson
Daniel Parker – Jefferson
Jeffery Mobley – Columbus

Posts

Dylan Cardwell – McEachern – AUBURN
JT Thor – Norcross – AUBURN
Giancarlo Bastianoni-Sanchez – Trinity Christian – PRESBYTERIAN
Varun Danak – Brookwood – GORDON STATE
Sean Rutledge – East Paulding
Sola Adebisi – Cambridge
Burke Chebuhar – Walker – BOWDOIN
Lay Davis – McDonough – TSF
Jeqhuan Carter – McDonough
Ryan Johnson – Lanier – UVA-WISE
Mo Diallo – Southwest DeKalb
Timpia Ogoun – Maynard Jackson
Xavier Presley – Kell
Zack Vickers – Cherokee – REINHARDT
Lee Manuel – Osborne – TSF
David McDaniel – Chattahoochee
Jabari Burge – Model
Josh Butts – Langston Hughes – CARSON NEWMAN
Kedric Barrett – Lithia Springs
Trent Gordon – Duluth – GORDON STATE
Demariontay Hall – Washington
Cameron Fortson – Therrell
Amaree McGriff – Lanier County
Zyon Gaddis – Kennesaw Mountain
Dashaun Robinson – Sequoyah
Jimaal Crump – South Gwinnett – CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY STATE
Jaden Dunham – Brunswick
Seth Cushenberry – Druid Hills – ERSKINE
John Treanor – Marist

2019-20 GHSA Girls Basketball All-State Honors

All-Georgia

Sandy’s Spiel Miss Basketball: Kayla McPherson, Madison County, Jr.

FIRST TEAM
G – Kayla McPherson, Madison County, Jr.
G – Raven Johnson, Westlake, Jr.
G – Genesis Bryant, Lovejoy, Sr.
C – Jillian Hollingshead, Holy Innocents’, Jr.
C – Olivia Cochran, Carver-Columbus, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – De’Mauri Flournoy, Carrollton, Jr.
G – Savannah Samuel, St. Francis, Sr.
F – Zoesha Smith, Glynn Academy, Sr.
F – AC Carter, Wesleyan, Sr.
C – Sania Feagin, Forest Park, Jr.

Honorable Mention
G – Anaya Boyd, Lovejoy, Sr.
G – Crystal Henderson, Kell, Fr.
G – Kara Dunn, Mt. Paran, So.
G – Kaleigh Addie, GAC, So.
G – Sydney Bowles, Woodward Academy, So.
F – Keely Brown, Luella, Sr.
F – Keyarah Berry, Rockmart, Jr.
F – Jelissa Reese, Americus-Sumter, Sr.
F – Malia Fisher, Hebron Christian, Jr.
C – Makayla Timpson, Early County, Jr.
C – Lazaria Spearman, Dacula, So.

Class AAAAAAA

Coach of the Year: Hilda Hankerson, Westlake (30-2; Three-peat State Champs; Undefeated in Georgia; Margin of victory of 32 ppg in state playoffs)
Player of the Year: Raven Johnson, Westlake, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Taniya McGowan, Archer
Best Scorer: Bridget Utberg, Woodstock, So.
Best Shooter: Caelan Ellis, McEachern, So.
Best Rebounder: Sussy Ngulefac, Parkview, Jr.
Best Passer: Denim Deshields, McEachern, Jr.
Best Shot Blocker: Savannah Casey, Woodstock, Jr.
Most Underrated: Aisha Dabo, Forsyth Central, Jr.
Most Improved Team: Tift County 21-7 (Improved from 13-14; Sweet 16; Outright Region 1 Champs)
Most Improved: Aliyah Washington, North Paulding, So. (Improved from 6 ppg/5 rpg to 12 ppg/8 rpg)

FIRST TEAM
G – Raven Johnson, Westlake, Jr.
G – Azonya Austin, North Cobb, Sr.
G – Bridget Utberg, Woodstock, So.
G – Denim Deshields, McEachern, Jr.
C – Sacha Washington, Collins Hill, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Caroline Martin, North Forsyth, Sr.
G – Ashlyn Andrus, Cherokee, Sr.
G – Ta’Niya Latson, Westlake, So.
F – Lauren Walker, Marietta, Jr.
C – Sussy Ngulefac, Parkview, Jr.

Honorable Mention
G – Makala Torrence, Roswell, Jr.
G – Ansley Allen, North Forsyth, Sr.
G – Jameah Alston, Campbell, Sr.
G – Taniya McGowan, Archer, Fr.
G – Diana Collins, Brookwood, Fr.
G – Sydney Thomas, North Cobb, Sr.
G – Asjah Inniss, Collins Hill, Sr.
G – Janiah Ellis, Colquitt County, Sr.
F – Sydne Watts, Cherokee, Sr.
F – Aliyah Washington, North Paulding, So.
C – Kate Johnson, Cherokee, Jr.

Class AAAAAA

Coach of the Year: Steven Cole, Forest Park (27-6; State Champs)
Player of the Year: Genesis Bryant, Lovejoy, Sr.
Freshman of the Year: Anna Vereen, Sprayberry
Best Scorer: Zoesha Smith, Glynn Academy, Sr.
Best Shooter: Ja’mya Johnson, Valdosta, Sr.
Best Rebounder: Lazaria Spearman, Dacula, So.
Best Passer: Cheyenne Holloman, Pope, Jr.
Best Shot Blocker: Sania Feagin, Forest Park, Jr.
Most Underrated: Kassidy Broussard, Stephenson, Sr.
Most Improved Team: Cambridge 24-6 (Improved from 11-16; Sweet 16; 2 Seniors)
Most Improved: Kharyssa Richardson, New Manchester, So. (Improved from 4.2 ppg/3.1 rpg/0.4 spg/0.5 bpg to 12.9 ppg/7.3 rpg/1.5 spg/1.9 bpg)

FIRST TEAM
G – Genesis Bryant, Lovejoy, Sr.
G – Anaya Boyd, Lovejoy, Sr.
F – Zoesha Smith, Glynn Academy, Sr.
C – Lazaria Spearman, Dacula, So.
C – Sania Feagin, Forest Park, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Jodi Mullins, South Cobb, Sr.
G – Cheyenne Holloman, Pope, Jr.
G – Ta’Mia Stargell, Langston Hughes, So.
G – Ashlynn Green, ML King, Sr.
F – Flau’Jae Johnson, Sprayberry, So.

Honorable Mention
G – Ja’mya Johnson, Valdosta, Sr.
G – Zuriyah Davis, Lanier, Sr.
G – Kassidy Broussard, Stephenson, Sr.
G – Mataya Gayle, River Ridge, Fr.
F – Keona Curtis, Grovetown, So.
F – Sade Harrell, Heritage-Conyers, Jr.
C – Essence Cody, Valdosta, Fr.
C – Aaliyah Foxx-Rome, Alexander, Sr.
C – Christabel Ezumah, Lanier, Sr.
C – Anna Vereen, Sprayberry, Fr.
C – Khalela Hayes, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro, Sr.

Class AAAAA

Coach of the Year: Gene Durden, Buford (31-1; Four-peat State Champs; 70-0 in 5A; Outright Region 8 Champs; 2 Seniors; Beat undefeated Kell in championship)
Player of the Year: De’Mauri Flournoy, Carrollton, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Crystal Henderson, Kell
Best Scorer: De’Mauri Flournoy, Carrollton, Jr.
Best Shooter: Crystal Henderson, Kell, Fr.
Best Rebounder: ZiKeyah Carter, Harris County, Sr.
Best Passer: Ashyia Willis, Buford, Jr.
Best Shot Blocker: ZiKeyah Carter, Harris County, Sr.
Most Underrated:  Amaya Moss, Kell, So.
Most Improved Team: Kell 32-1 (Improved from 11-15; State Runner-Up; Outright Region 7 Champs; 3 Seniors; Started 3 freshmen & 1 sophomore)
Most Improved: Sambresha Everett, Woodland-Stockbridge, Sr. (Improved from 3.6 ppg/1.1 rpg/0.4 apg/0.7 spg to 10 ppg/3.0 rpg/1.9 apg/1.8 spg)

FIRST TEAM
G – De’Mauri Flournoy, Carrollton, Jr.
G – Crystal Henderson, Kell, Fr.
G – Tate Walters, Buford, Sr.
G – Terren Ward, Wayne County, Sr.
C – ZiKeyah Carter, Harris County, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Alice Anne Hudson, Starr’s Mill, Sr.
G – Jaleah Storr, Eagle’s Landing, Sr.
G – Lacy Robins, Statesboro, Sr.
F – Claire Davis, Cass, So.
C – Demeara Hinds, Lithia Springs, Sr.

Honorable Mention
G – Ashyia Willis, Buford, Jr.
G – Lu Woolfolk, Jones County, Sr.
G – Jada Morgan, Jones County, Fr.
G – Jayla Kimbrough, Southwest DeKalb, Sr.
G – Myori Pruitt, Arabia Mountain, Fr.
G – Mikaylyn Glover, Clarke Central, Sr.
F – Kanija Daniel, Carrollton, Fr.
F – Stacie Jones, Veterans, Sr.
F – Olivia Smith, Riverwood, Sr.
F – Janae Charles, Loganville, Jr.
C – Tolisha Walker, Locust Grove, Sr.

Class AAAA

Coach of the Year: Sherri Harris, Americus-Sumter (29-2; State Champs; Improved from 11-15)
Player of the Year: Kayla McPherson, Madison County, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Alexcia Murphy, Troup County
Best Scorer: Kayla McPherson, Madison County, Jr.
Best Shooter: McKenzie Brueckner, Northwest Whitfield, Jr.
Best Rebounder: Olivia Cochran, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
Best Passer: Kayla McPherson, Madison County, Jr.
Best Shot Blocker: Olivia Cochran, Carver-Columbus, Sr.
Most Underrated: Ambria Vicks, Cairo, Jr.
Most Improved Team: Americus-Sumter 29-2 (Improved from 11-15; State Champs)
Most Improved: Denver Bryant, Dougherty, Sr. (Improved from 8.2 ppg/5.2 rpg/2.4 apg/1.8 spg to 15.1 ppg/6.3 rpg/4.8 apg/4.6 spg)

FIRST TEAM
G – Kayla McPherson, Madison County, Jr.
G – Sydney Bowles, Woodward Academy, So.
F – Jelissa Reese, Americus-Sumter, Sr.
F – Keely Brown, Luella, Sr.
C – Olivia Cochran, Carver-Columbus, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Ansley Hall, North Oconee, Sr.
G – Jordyn Dorsey, Cross Creek, Jr.
F – Aniya Palmer, Troup County, So.
F – Corriana Evans, Spalding, Sr.
C – Ashlee Locke, Flowery Branch, Jr.

Honorable Mention
G – Trinity Jones, Americus-Sumter, Sr.
G – Tionna Baker, Northwest Whitfield, Sr.
G – Jania Hodges, Sandy Creek, Jr.
G – Paris Miller, Luella, So.
G – Kionna Gaines, Carver-Columbus, Jr.
G – Denver Bryant, Dougherty, Sr.
F – Sky Watters, McDonough, Jr.
F – Elly Callihan, Gilmer, So.
F – Amber Gilbert, Troup County, Sr.
C – Daija Powell, Sandy Creek, Sr.
C – Tyasia Freeman, Burke County, Sr.

Class AAA

Coach of the Year: Jessica Guarneri, GAC (20-12; State Champs; Region 7 regular season champs; Started 1-5; Nine player roster)
Player of the Year: Kaleigh Addie, GAC, So.
Freshman of the Year: Courtney Ogden, Westminster
Best Scorer: Kaleigh Addie, GAC, So.
Best Shooter: Jordan Upchurch, Pace Academy, Sr.
Best Rebounder: Taniya Alexander, Hart County, Jr.
Best Passer: Meara Kelly, Islands, Sr.
Best Shot Blocker: Catherine Forbes, Towers
Most Underrated: Allayia McAfee, Westside-Macon, Jr.
Most Improved Team: Westminster 20-8 (Improved from 6-20; Region 5 regular season champs; State playoff berth)
Most Improved: Gabbi Cartagena, Jackson, Jr. (Improved from 16.6 ppg/10.1 rpg/1.9 apg/2.1 spg/1.0 bpg to 26.7 ppg/13.2 rpg/2.4 apg/2.9 spg/1.2 bpg)

FIRST TEAM
G – Kaleigh Addie, GAC, So.
G – Kaila Rougier, Beach, Jr.
G – Jaida Burgess, Johnson-Savannah, Sr.
G – Courtney Ogden, Westminster, Fr.
F – Gabbi Cartagena, Jackson, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Livi Blackstock, Jefferson, Jr.
G – Madison Evans, Beach, Sr.
G – Isabel Davenport, Lumpkin County, Jr.
F – Amani Hamilton, Johnson-Savannah, So.
C – Taniya Alexander, Hart County, Jr.

Honorable Mention
G – Rickayla Johnson, Cedar Grove, So.
G – Jordan Upchurch, Pace Academy, Sr.
G – Christina Collins, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Fr.
G – Deshona Gaither, Jefferson, So.
G – Lauren Swanson, North Hall, Sr.
F – Grace Hollifield, North Hall, Sr.
F – K’lya Hankerson, Johnson-Savannah, So.
F – Morgan Holt, Fannin County, Sr.
F – Rachel Akers, Ringgold, Sr.
C – Maliyah Parks, Sonoraville, Sr.
C – Marlie Townley, Dawson County, Sr.

Class AA

Coach of the Year: Alana Allen, Douglass (26-5; Repeat State Champs; Outright Region 6 champs; Defeated five ranked opponents in state tournament)
Player of the Year: Makayla Timpson, Early County, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Makiya Parrish, Chattooga
Best Scorer: Keyarah Berry, Rockmart, Jr.
Best Shooter: Alation Eason, Bryan County, Sr.
Best Rebounder: Makayla Timpson, Early County, Jr.
Best Passer: Nekiyah Booker, Laney, Sr.
Best Shot Blocker: Makayla Timpson, Early County, Jr.
Most Underrated: Destinee Ellison, Washington County, Sr.
Most Improved Team: Vidalia 24-5 (Improved from 12-14; Elite 8; Outright Region 2 Champs)
Most Improved: Kayla Sesberry, Douglass, Sr. (Improved to 14 ppg/5 rpg/5 apg/4 spg)

FIRST TEAM
G – Olonna Rawls, Bryan County, Sr.
G – Miracle Parker, Washington County, Jr.
G – Jashanti Simmons, Putnam County, Sr.
F – Keyarah Berry, Rockmart, Jr.
C – Makayla Timpson, Early County, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Kayla Sesberry, Douglass, Sr.
G – Ashuntee Weems, Douglass, Jr.
F – Whitney Anderson, Laney, Sr.
C – Ava Hunter, Union County, So.
C – Ikenya King, Douglass, Sr.

Honorable Mention
G – Mercedes Coleman, Gordon Central, Jr.
G – Laken Stiles, Rabun County, Sr.
G – Asia Brown, Swainsboro, Sr.
G – Tamya Blasingame, Lamar County, So.
G – Amani Jones, Josey, Sr.
F – Stangious Alford, Southwest-Macon, Jr.
G – Jashiyah Jones, Vidalia, Sr.
G – Ja’Khyla Johnson, Southwest-Macon, Sr.
G – Jakia Little, Northeast-Macon, So.
G – A’Aliyah Clay, Hapeville Charter, Sr.
F – Avrie Grayer, Southwest-Macon, Sr.

Class A-Private

Coach of the Year: Nicole Dixon, Holy Innocents’ (26-5; Repeat State Champs; Outright Region 5 Champs; 1 senior in rotation)
Player of the Year: Jillian Hollingshead, Holy Innocents’, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Olivia Hutcherson, Holy Innocents’
Best Scorer: Savannah Samuel, St. Francis, Sr.
Best Shooter: Nicole Azar, Hebron Christian, Jr.
Best Rebounder: Jillian Hollingshead, Holy Innocents’, Jr.
Best Passer: Carly Fahey, Hebron Christian, Jr.
Best Shot Blocker: Jillian Hollingshead, Holy Innocents’, Jr.
Most Underrated: Mahkayla Premo, Calvary Day, So.
Most Improved Team: Hebron Christian 30-1 (Improved from 14-13; Final 4; Outright Region 8 Champs)
Most Improved: Nicole Azar, Hebron Christian, Jr. (Improved from 12.5 ppg/2.1 apg/2.1 spg to 20.6 ppg/4.2 apg/3.1 spg) 

FIRST TEAM
G – Savannah Samuel, St. Francis, Sr.
G – Kara Dunn, Mt. Paran, So.
F – AC Carter, Wesleyan, Sr.
F – Malia Fisher, Hebron Christian, Jr.
C – Jillian Hollingshead, Holy Innocents’, Jr.

SECOND TEAM
G – Weronika Hipp, ELCA, Sr.
G – Nicole Azar, Hebron Christian, Jr.
G – Anna Dénes, Trinity Christian, Jr.
G – Eliza Snyder, Lakeview Academy, Sr.
C – L’or Mputu, Greenforest, Jr.

Honorable Mention
G – Mia Moore, St. Francis, Jr.
G – Paige Lyons, Wesleyan, Jr.
G – Marieme Diouf, Greenforest, Sr.
G – Jalisa Dunlap, ELCA, Jr.
G – Jada Ryce, Galloway, Jr.
G – Caroline Dingler, Darlington, Sr.
G – Christina Walker, Paideia, Sr.
G – Nadia Reese, Stratford Academy, Sr.
F – Jada Farrell, Holy Innocents’, Sr.
F – Amirah Abdur-Rahim, St. Francis, Sr.
C – Alyssa Phillip, Wesleyan, Jr.

Class A-Public

Coach of the Year: Angelia Wright, Wheeler County (31-1; State Champs; Outright Region 3 Champs)
Player of the Year: Bernyla Sparks, Central-Talbotton, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: TyKhia Burgess, Turner County
Best Scorer: Prencis Harden, ECI, Jr.
Best Shooter: Sha’Nyah Bolden, Dooly County, So.
Best Rebounder: Layla Hood, Elite Scholars Academy, So.
Best Passer: Mya Byrd, Turner County, Sr.
Best Shot Blocker: Takia Davis, Calhoun County, Jr.
Most Underrated: Clentina Trammell, Quitman County, Sr.
Most Improved Team: Taylor County 13-15 (Improved from 0-23)
Most Improved: Makyla Bell, Montgomery County, So. (Improved from 8.1 ppg/3.7 rpg/1.2 apg/2.4 spg to 15.3 ppg/6.2 rpg/1.2 apg/2.9 spg)

FIRST TEAM
G – Zyhia Johnson, Clinch County, Jr.
G – Keonya Mincey, Wheeler County, Sr.
F – Bernyla Sparks, Central-Talbotton, Jr.
F – Prencis Harden, ECI, Jr.
C – Layla Hood, Elite Scholars Academy, So.

SECOND TEAM
G – Destiny McClendon, Lake Oconee Academy, Jr.
G – Samerria Bryant, Wheeler County, Sr.
F – Angel McRae, Clinch County, Jr.
F – Jabrica Leslie, Greenville, Jr.
C – Takia Davis, Calhoun County, Jr.

Honorable Mention
G – Dasia Wyatt, Bowdon, Sr.
G – Mya Byrd, Turner County, Sr.
G – Anyla Bell, Mitchell County, Jr.
G – Talaya Robinson, Claxton, Sr.
G – Jameisha Williams, Marion County, Sr.
G – Jordan Kierbow, Mt. Zion-Carrollton, So.
F – Lela Wright, Wheeler County, Sr.
F – Deandria Stephens, GMC, Jr.
F – Shabrica Leslie, Greenville, Jr.
F – Shakemia Marshall, Central-Talbotton, Sr.
C – Tynasja Sirmans, Lanier County, Jr.

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