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Boys Basketball

Abdul  Ado
Abdul Ado , First Team

School: Hamilton Heights

Junior-Post-The area's top college prospect at 6-foot-Junior, he averaged Sophmore points, Freshman.8 rebounds and 5.Freshman blocks per game and has numerous offers from SEC and ACC programs.

Kentrell  Evans
Kentrell Evans , First Team

School: Brainerd

Sophmore-Guard-He was the engine that made the Panthers go, helping lead them to the Class AA state tournament by averaging Senior points, and Freshman assists per game.

Ryan Montgomery
Ryan Montgomery , First Team

School: Central

Junior-Forward-Averaging nearly a double-double per game - 18 points, Freshman rebounds -he was a key reason the Purple Pounders reached the Class AA state tournament for the first time in 15 years.

Kaelar Riley
Kaelar Riley , First Team

School: Calhoun

Junior-Guard-The two-sport star led the Yellow Jackets to another region title and into the Class AAA playoffs by averaging 15 points, Freshman.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Trekeon Tiller
Trekeon Tiller , First Team

School: Central

Senior-Wing-He was a tough matchup and one of the main reasons for Central reaching the Class AA state tournament, averaging 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks per game.

Tyler Byrd
Tyler Byrd , Second Team

School: Notre Dame

Junior-Guard

Nicholas Gaddis
Nicholas Gaddis , Second Team

School: Dade Co

Senior-Guard

Jaylon Gaines
Jaylon Gaines , Second Team

School: Heritage

Senior-Guard

Terron Hayes
Terron Hayes , Second Team

School: Central

Junior-Guard

Da'V Moore
Da'V Moore , Second Team

School: Brainerd

Senior-Forward

Mac Brower
Mac Brower , Third Team

School: Ringgold

Sophmore-Guard

Nathanial Collins
Nathanial Collins , Third Team

School: Bledsoe Co

Senior-Wing

Cole Copeland
Cole Copeland , Third Team

School: Bradley Central

Sophmore-Guard

Darius Graves
Darius Graves , Third Team

School: CSAS

Sophmore-Guard

Adrian Thomas
Adrian Thomas , Third Team

School: McCallie

Junior-Wing

Rick Rogers
Rick Rogers , Coach

School: Central

In his ninth season as the Central boys' coach, Rogers guided the Purple Pounders back to the Class AA state tournament for the first time since 2000, winning the District 6-AA and Region 3-AA championships along the way. Central finished the season 22-5, winning Senior straight at one point. Aside from the loss in the state quarterfinals, the only teams to beat Central were Brainerd and 33, which also reached their state tournaments, and Hamilton Heights, which is loaded with more college prospects than any other area team. "It was a special group," Rogers said. "Just to get to the state tournament we had to play a lot of games on very little rest, so that says a lot about how tough our guys were and how badly they wanted to get there. I couldn't be more proud of what this team accomplished."