All-Area Independent Boys Teams

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brian Wilson, Curtis Baptist


COACH OF THE YEAR: John Spurlock, Curtis Baptist



Pos. Player School Ht. Class

G Brian Wilson Curtis Baptist 6-0 Sr.

Scored 20.5 points per game for the state champions

G Nick Fortenberry Augusta Christian 5-9 Jr.

Led team in points, assists, steals and 3-pointers

G Austen Stokes Westminster 6-0 Jr.

Scored 12 points per game for a state semifinalist

F Michael Downing Augusta Prep 6-2 Jr.

Recorded 14 points on average and was All-State

F Josh Adams Briarwood 6-5 Sr.

Team MVP; averaged 17.1 points and 9.2 rebounds a game



Pos. Player School Ht. Class

G Ashton Roper Augusta Christian 6-0 Sr.

The Lions’ most complete player

G Micah Ryals Curtis Baptist 5-10 Jr.

Made more than 50 3-pointers this season

G Austin Roper Augusta Christian 6-0 Sr.

Could guard positions 1-4 when needed

F Alex Haythorn Thomas Jefferson 6-2 Sr.

Had eight double-doubles this season

C Drew Sladky Westminster 6-4 Sr.

The All-Region pick blocked 45 shots


HONORABLE MENTION: Augusta Christian: Soph. F Jacob Greenway; Augusta Prep: Sr. G Ben Guthrie, Sr. F Caleb Lifsey; Briarwood: Sr. G Taylor Coxwell; Curtis Baptist: Jr. F Justin Wilson, Jr. F McKai Ray; Thomas Jefferson: Sr. G Michael Bridges, Sr. F Seth Evans; Westminster: Sr. G A.J. Lewis.



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