Six Gwinnett high school basketball players earned state player of the year honors, highlighting the local selections to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s All-State Basketball Team.
Four Gwinnett girls players were named state players of the year — Collins Hill’s Sacha Washington (Class AAAAAAA North), Dacula’s Lazaria Spearman (AAAAAA North), Buford’s Tate Walters (AAAAA North) and Wesleyan’s Avyonce Carter (A North). Two local boys also were selected as players of the year, Grayson’s Deivon Smith in AAAAAAA North and Lanier’s Sion James in AAAAAA North.
In addition to the players of the year, a total of 17 Gwinnett standouts were named to the AAAAAAA North All-State list.
The girls’ selections were Collins Hill’s Kamryn Collins, Eden Sample and Asjah Inniss, Brookwood’s Diana Collins and Selma Kulo, Grayson’s Victoria Dames and Malia Grace, Parkview’s Sussy Ngulefac and Norcross’ Yamani Paul.
The AAAAAAA North boys team included Norcross’ Quincy Ademokoya and J.T. Thor, Grayson’s Caleb Murphy, Shiloh’s Caleb Golden, Discovery’s London Riley, Berkmar’s Jalen Deloach, Collins Hill’s Jabiri Smith and North Gwinnett’s Jared Ivey.
In AAAAAA North, Lanier had three all-state selections in addition to James — Andrew McConnell in boys and Zuriyah Davis and Christabel Ezumah in girls.
Buford’s Ashyia Willis joined Walters on the all-state list in AAAAA North, while the Wolves’ boys team was represented by Sebastian Augustave and Caleb Williams. Kaleigh Addie of the state champion Greater Atlanta Christian girls was on the AAA North list, as was the Spartan boys’ Cliff Baskerville.
The A North all-state selections Hebron Christian’s Malia Fisher and Nicole Azar on the girls list, as well as Wesleyan’s Paige Lyons. Providence Christian’s Elijah Williams earned a spot on the boys side.