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Kevin Cameron
Kevin Cameron First Team

School: Tyner

Grade: 12, Forward, The versatile scorer and tough defender helped the Rams reach a state sectional, averaging 18.3 points, 4.1 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game for the season.

Jr Clay
Jr Clay First Team

School: McCallie

Grade: 11, Guard, He helped lead the Blue Tornado to the Division II-AA state title game, averaging 15 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Cole Copeland
Cole Copeland First Team

School: Bradley Central

Grade: 12, Wing, The UTC football signee averaged 20.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists and was voted District 5-AAA player of the year.

Chapin Rierson
Chapin Rierson First Team

School: Calhoun

Grade: 12, Forward, The Region 6-AAA player of the year averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists while leading Calhoun to the state semifinals.

Luke Shiflett
Luke Shiflett First Team

School: Northwest Whitfield

Grade: 11, Forward, Also a first-team all-star in football, the Region 6-AAAA player of the year averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

K.K. Curry
K.K. Curry Second Team

School: Cleveland

Grade: 11, Forward,

Nasir Love-Porter
Nasir Love-Porter Second Team

School: Dalton

Grade: 11, Guard,

Caden Mills
Caden Mills Second Team

School: Van Buren County

Grade: 11, Wing,

Jay Shropshire
Jay Shropshire Second Team

School: Chattooga

Grade: 12, Guard,

Jessie Walker
Jessie Walker Second Team

School: Brainerd

Grade: 11, Post,

Justin Dozier
Justin Dozier Third Team

School: East Hamilton

Grade: 11, Guard,

Kentrell Evans
Kentrell Evans Third Team

School: Brainerd

Grade: 12, Guard,

Zy Moore
Zy Moore Third Team

School: Meigs Co

Grade: 12, Guard,

Tyler Phillips
Tyler Phillips Third Team

School: Coahulla Creek

Grade: 12, Forward,

Ryan Rhodes
Ryan Rhodes Third Team

School: Chattanooga Christian

Grade: 12, Forward,

Vince Layson
Vince Layson , Coach

School: Calhoun

Coach, The 2016-17 season was supposed to be a transition year for Calhoun, with three new starters and several rotation spots manned by young personnel. However, the Yellow Jackets won 25 games, went undefeated in Georgia?s Region 6-AAA and earned a spot in the state semifinals. The success capped a four-year run in which Layson?s teams went 98-13 and also had a state runner-up finish, a quarterfinals appearance and a second-round appearance. ?This senior group is one of the most successful in school history, and this team accomplished so much when not much was expected of them,? said Layson, who relied heavily on seniors Chapin Rierson and Malik Lawrence. ?We had great senior leadership from those guys, who have been playing four years.? The Jackets? season turned around following a three-game losing streak in early January to powerful nonregion teams. The next loss occurred two months later at the state semifinals in Savannah.