Originally created 04/14/02

Independent all-area players



Player of the Year: Lee Jones, Augusta Christian

Coach of the Year: Andrew Bryan, Augusta Christian

First team

Player/[filtered word]/Ht/Yr./School/Comment

Lee Jones/G/6-3/Sr/Augusta Christian/Evidenced by his 18.8 points per game, he can shoot from the perimeter and slash to the basket

Derek Curry/G/6-1/Sr/Westminster/Totaled 1,751 points for his career and put in 17.3 a game this season

Bennett Ford/G/6-0/Sr/Westminster/One of Region 4-AAA's best offensive players; helped lead team to 20 wins

Jordan Belcher/G/6-1/Jr/Augusta Christian/Could be the top shooting guard in GISA next season; put in 18.5 points and 6 assists

Ryan Blanks/F/6-4/Sr/Wardlaw/Averaged 13 rebounds and 16 points a game to lead team to best record in 32-year history of school

Second team

Jordan Rhoades, Curtis Baptist

Brandon Norman, Briarwood

John Brantley, Brentwood

Jarrod Hutchings, Brentwood

Rocky Yelton, Edmund Burke

Honorable Mentions: Augusta Christian:Scott Bodden; Briarwood:Bob Wills, Josh Gardner, Justin Callaway; Curtis Baptist:Clay Owens, Alex Roberson, Matthew Todd; Wardlaw:Tyler Lyons

The following schools did not submit nomination forms: Augusta Prep, Thomas Jefferson

Independent

Girls

Player of the Year: Laine Bradshaw, Briarwood

Coach of the Year: Edwin Cook, Brentwood

First team

Player/[filtered word]/Ht/Yr./School/Comment

Laine Bradshaw/G/5-7/Sr/Briarwood/A team leader for a squad that made the state finals; averaged 18.7 points and 5.8 assists

Meggie Bruce/G/5-6/Sr/Curtis Baptist/Averaged 20.3 points per game; the only senior on a scrappy team

Kena Veal/G/5-6/Sr/Brentwood/Led team to a 126-11 record in five-year career; Brentwood's all-time scorer with 1,710 points

Ellen Wells/F/5-9/Sr/John Hancock/One of the most complete players in GISA, she led surprising team to a 21-10 record Jessica Nickel/G/5-6/Fr/Curtis Baptist/Set a school record with 9 3-pointers in a game; already has scored 700 career points

Second team

Megan Chandler, Edmund Burke

Anne Wills, Briarwood

Amy Jones, Brentwood

Hannah Batrous, Briarwood

Megan Cole, Brentwood

Honorable Mentions: Aiken Christian:Lauren Maxwell; Briarwood: Ashley Jackson;Curtis Baptist: Jessica Bass, Kelly Strickland; Thomas Jefferson:Jaclyn Perdue, Katie Dale

The following schools did not submit nomination forms: Augusta Prep, Thomas Jefferson, Westminster