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All-Area Basketball Teams
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Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Gainesville's D'Marcus Simonds

Girls Basketball Player of the Year: West Hall's Anna McKendree

All-Area Basketball
Boys
First team

D’Marcus Simonds, Sr., Gainesville: 25 ppg, 6 rpg, 6 apg, led team to Region 8-AAAAA title and second-round playoff appearance. Georgia State signee.

Zez Steeple, Sr., Banks County: 23 ppg, 4 apg, Region 7-AAA Player of Year, led team to 24-5 record and second-round playoff appearance. Erskine College signee.

Tylor Brown, Sr., East Hall: 19.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.1 spg, 2-time All Region 7-AAA selection

Carson Heinen, Sr., North Hall: 19 ppg, 6 rpg, 4 apg, Region 8-AAAA co-Player of the Year, Lanierland All-Tournament Team

Zac Orr, Sr., Banks County 13 ppg, 13 rpg, First Team Region 7-AAA, scored 1,000th career point and grabbed 1,000th career rebound, led team to 24-5 record and second-round playoff appearance. Erskine College signee.

Second team

Whit Mauney, Sr., White County: Region 8-AAAA co-Player of the Year, 24.5 ppg, 1,381 career points
Esteban Ulloa, Sr., West Hall: 22 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 4 apg, 2 spg
Davis Short, Sr., Riverside Military Academy: 17 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg, First Team All Region 8-AA, lead team to state playoffs for first time in eight years
Jack Howard, Sr., Lumpkin County: 18 ppg, 8 rpg, 5 apg
Evan Easton, Jr., North Hall: 13 ppg, 9 rpg, First Team All Region 8-AAAA

Honorable mention

Dwayne Wilson, Johnson
Andrew Sims, Johnson
Ahmad Harrison, Johnson
Brad Hurst, White County
John Ward, White County
KJ Buffen, Gainesville
Bailey Minor, Gainesville
Messiah Dorsey, Gainesville
Tae Turner, Gainesville
Michael White, Gainesville
John Mills, Flowery Branch
Brannon Clark, Flowery Branch
Triston Cooper, East Hall
Markese Jackson, East Hall
Andy Lara, East Hall
Tre Gober, Lakeview Academy
Drew Cottrell, Lakeview Academy
Carter Reeves, Lakeview Academy
Josh Randolph, Lakeview Academy
Daniel Fadool, Lakeview Academy
Evan Pitts, Lakeview Academy
Cullen Reed, Dawson County
Gabe Bryant, Dawson County
Brandon Zarate, Lumpkin County

Girls
First team

Anna McKendree, So., West Hall: 678 total points (school record), 22.6 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game, 2.6 steals per game, scored 89 3-pointers (school record), six games scoring 30 or more points, led team to Region 7-AAA title and state quarterfinals

Karlie Bearden, Sr., Dawson County: 15.3 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, 3 steals per game, 3 assists per game, 71 percent FT percentage, Lenoir-Rhyne signee, Region 7-AAA Player of the Year, AJC AAA All-State honorable mentioned, helped team to 100 wins in four years

Ashlyn Ellison, Sr., East Hall: 14.2 ppg, 44 percent from floor, 3.2 apg, 2.9 spg

Hanna Grogan, Jr., Lakeview Academy: 24 ppg, Region 8-A Player of the Year, 8 rpg, 3 apg, 2 spg, 48 percent from floor, 34 percent from 3-pt range

Taylor Hawks, Sr., Gainesville: 13 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2 spg, 1 apg, All-Region Team for 8-AAAAA, AJC AAAAA honorable mention, All-Lanierland team

Second team

Taniyah Worth, So., Flowery Branch: 12.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.1 spg, helped lead team to Class AAAAA quarterfinals
Carly Winters, So., East Hall: 16 ppg, 45 percent FG percentage, 40 percent from behind 3-pt line
Tory Ozment, So., Buford: 10.6 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg, Region 8-AAAA Player of the Year
Macy Passmore, Jr., West Hall: 13.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3 apg, 2.3 spg, led team to Region 7-AAA title and state quarterfinals
Julianne Sutton, Jr., Flowery Branch: 10.1 ppg, 9.1 rpg, helped lead team to Class AAAAA quarterfinals

Honorable mention

Maddie Hetzel, Flowery Branch
Kierra Knight, Flowery Branch
Breanna Locke, Flowery Branch
Jenny Edwards, East Hall
Kylah Mize, East Hall
Shikiya Brown, Gainesville
Breana Fair, Gainesville
Kayla Kelly, Gainesville
Christen Copeland, Lakeview Academy
Haley Burgess, Dawson County
Kaylee Sticker, Dawson County
Jaylyn Lack, Banks County
Mallory Parson, Banks County
Gabby Kennedy, Banks County
Lindsey Caudell, Chestatee
Sadie Cleveland, North Hall
Taylor Anne Kelley, North Hall

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