Name: Avyonce Carter

School: Wesleyan

Class: Senior

Height: 5-11

Nickname: A.C.

Place of birth: St. Petersburg, Fla.

College choice: Georgia Tech

Twitter handle: @AC_Carter

Favorite pro basketball player: LeBron James

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite gym to play in: Yancey

Number of states I’ve played basketball in: 10

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Walk Em Like A Dog” by Saucy Santana

Dream job: Sociologist or lawyer

Best-looking celebrity: Jason Momoa

Noteworthy: The Georgia Tech recruit has been dominant for the Wolves since her freshman season, earning multiple all-county and all-state honors along the way. She averaged 17.9 points (tied for best in Gwinnett), 9.1 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.6 assists as a junior.

Coach Carolyn Whitney’s take: “A.C. is an extremely talented basketball player. Her greatest asset is how hard she works. As talented as she is, A.C. is always working to improve and striving to reach her enormous potential. She’s one of the most explosive players I’ve ever seen, and in no way is she one-dimensional. She can take just about anyone to the basket, can pull up for a 3-point shot or even stop full speed for a mid-range jumper. A.C. is extremely creative with how she scores. She certainly has a very bright future with continuing her basketball and educational career at Georgia Tech on a full basketball scholarship. She has received countless individual awards and much recognition, but what is most impressive about her, is her commitment to team over self and her genuine desire for the team to be successful.”

Name: Kamryn Collins

School: Collins Hill

Class: Senior

Height: 5-9

Nickname: Kam Bam

Place of birth: Lawrenceville

College choices: UNC-Greensboro, Hofstra

Twitter handle: @kamicollins31

Favorite pro basketball player: Candace Parker

Favorite sports team: Georgia Bulldogs

Favorite gym to play in: Collins Hill

Number of states I’ve played basketball in: 9

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Self Control” by NBA Youngboy

Dream job: Criminal analyst

Best-looking celebrity: Jason Momoa

Noteworthy: Collins has developed the reputation as one of the top scorers in a difficult region after averaging 14.6 points — in addition to 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals — at her previous school, Mountain View. She will provide the same skills in the same region, but at a new school, Collins Hill.

Coach Brian Harmon’s take: “Kamryn is on of the funnest personalities to be around off the court. She laughs a lot and creates a great environment for teammates socially. Kamryn is also a great student that is serious about her academics. That all changes when she competes. Kamryn is such a competitor on the floor that her drive and tenacity is unmatched. She has a real killer instinct and plays hard on both ends of the floor. As a coach, you can’t ask for more than that.”

Name: Malia Fisher

School: Hebron Christian

Class: Junior

Height: 6-2

Nickname: MJ or Fisher

Place of birth: Nashville, Tenn.

College choice: Undecided

Twitter handle: @fisher4224

Favorite pro basketball player: Derek Fisher

Favorite sports team: UGA football

Number of states I’ve played basketball in: 13

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Leaked” by Lil Tjay

Dream job: Best-selling author of young adult fiction books

Best-looking celebrity: Trey Songz

Noteworthy: Fresh off helping Hebron to the state volleyball title, Fisher joins a new basketball team for 2019-20. She starred at North Gwinnett the previous two years, averaging a county-best 17.9 points last season.

Coach Jan Azar’s take: “Malia is a special athlete who can play many different positions. I am looking forward to getting her out on the court this season. She will be a player we look to as a leader on and off the court. Malia has the potential to be a top player in the state this year and a chance to help lead Hebron to a special season. I love that Malia has been an integral part of our volleyball program at Hebron and I look for her to bring that winner’s mentality into basketball season.”

Name: Lazaria Spearman

School: Dacula

Class: Sophomore

Height: 6-3

Nickname: Zee

Place of birth: Chicago

College choices: Miami (Fla.), South Carolina, Louisville

Twitter handle: @SpearmanLazaria

Favorite pro basketball player: Maya Moore

Favorite sports team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite gym to play in: Winder-Barrow High School

Number of states I’ve played basketball in: 7 states, 2 countries

Song that gets me ready for a game: “F.N.” by Lil Tjay

Dream job: Athletic trainer

Best-looking celebrity: Zendaya

Noteworthy: College recruiters have made Spearman a priority for her abilities on both ends of the floor, including a versatile, inside-outside game on offense. She averaged 15.1 points and an eye-catching 13.7 rebounds as a freshman.

Coach Jason Adams’ take: “Zee came in right away with a veteran team and made us instantly better on the floor. With a soft spoken and unassuming personality, Zee lets her game do her talking for her with her energy on both ends of the court. What makes her special is her rebounding and body control through contact as well as a well-rounded ability offensively to score in the paint and beyond the 3-point arc is what has made her such a highly recruited prospect amongst the top schools in the nation.”

Name: Tate Walters

School: Buford

Class: Senior

Height: 5-9

Nickname: Tatertot

Place of birth: Georgia

College choice: Furman

Twitter handle: @tate_walters3

Favorite pro basketball player: Kawhi Leonard

Favorite sports team: Clemson

Favorite gym to play in: Buford Arena

Number of states I’ve played basketball in: 11

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Armed and Dangerous”

Dream job: Cartoon character voice

Best-looking celebrity: Theo James

Noteworthy: Walters led the Wolves to the state championship as a junior with her all-around play, and hopes to repeat that this season. She averaged 12.9 points, 3 assists and 3.1 steals as a junior.

Coach Gene Durden’s take: “I have had the blessing of coaching many great players over my career, but I don’t think I have ever coached a player that has gotten as much out of their potential as Tate Walters. Tate is a great player, but she also has the unique ability to make other players around her better. She also has the ability to play any role that is needed for her team to have success. She is such an unselfish player that puts her team ahead of any individual goals. I think Tate would be special on any team you put her on, but I am thankful she plays in our program.”

Name: Sacha Washington

School: Collins Hill

Class: Junior

Height: 6-1

Nickname: Sach

Place of birth: Georgia

College choices: Purdue, Auburn, Miami, Florida, Old Dominion

Twitter handle: @Sachaw33

Favorite pro basketball player: Kevin Durant

Favorite sports team: Saints

Favorite gym to play in: Collins Hill

Number of states I’ve played basketball in: 10

Song that gets me ready for a game: “Nonstop” by Drake

Dream job: Engineer

Best-looking celebrity: Jared Leto

Noteworthy: Washington had two huge seasons at Parkview, then transferred in the offseason to Collins Hill. The highly regarded prospect is a force on the interior who averaged 15 points and a Gwinnett-best 15.1 rebounds as a sophomore.

Coach Brian Harmon’s take: “I love Sacha’s will to compete and her desire to be her best both on and off the court. She has the same drive in the classroom as she does on the court, and that’s not always the case. She also has a big, fun-loving personality to go with it. It’s great for team enthusiasm.”

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