DCSD all-county basketball selections announced

Officials from DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced selections for the 2022 DCSD Basketball All-County Boys’ and Girls’ teams.

Druid Hills High School (25-5, Region 6-4A Champions) was named the Boys’ Team of the Year and Columbia High School (21-7, Region 6-2A Champions) won Girls’ Team of the Year.

Player of the Year honors were awarded to Druid Hills High School’s Keshawn Evans (boys) and Cedar Grove High School’s Rickayla Johnson (girls).

Keshawn Evans (21) led Druid Hills with 15.8 points per game, 12.7 rebounds per game, 1.9 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, and 1.1 assists per game. Photo by Jay Phillips
Rickayla Johnson (1) led DCSD is scoring with 21.5 points per game, and added 2.5 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game to her averages. Photo by Mark Brock

Evans, a senior forward, averaged 15.8 points per game, 12.7 rebounds per game, 1.9 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, and 1.1 steals per game. Johnson led DCSD is scoring with 21.5 points per game, and added 2.5 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game to her averages.

Druid Hills added coach of the year to its haul, as Antoine Stroud won the boys’ honor after leading Druid Hills to its best record since 1971 (25-5) and its first Elite Eight since 2007. Druid Hills also won the Region 6-4A Championship.

Southwest DeKalb High School’s Kathy Richey-Walton was named the Girls’ Coach of the Year for 2022. Walton’s Southwest DeKalb team won Region 5-5A and won 20 games for a fourth consecutive season after replacing five seniors that accounted for approximately 87 percent of the team’s scoring in 2021.

Columbia’s girls’ team was named the DCSD Girls Team of the Year. Photo by Jay Phillips

All-district first and second team selections included players from nine boys’ teams and nine girls’ teams. According to a news release from district officials, the all-district selections are:

First Team (girls)

Player                                   Class                            School           

Kelli Finkley                       SR                                 Stephenson

Tamia Boone                     SR                                 Stone Mountain        

Gabby Litvak                      SR                                 Dunwoody

Kaitlyn Robinson             SR                                 Druid Hills     

Jayla Cook                           SR                                 Redan            

 

Second Team (girls)

Alexandria Jackson         SR                                 SWD

Adia Bouldin                      JR                                  Lakeside       

Myori Pruitt                       JR                                  Arabia Mountain       

Malaya Jones                    SO                                Arabia Mountain       

Nia Anderson                    SO                                Columbia      

 

First Team (boys)

Player                                   Class                          School             

Mason Lockhart               SR                               Columbia        

Christian Kenerly             SR                               Redan              

Jordan Sanders                 SR                               SW DeKalb     

Raylon Barrion                  SR                               Tucker             

Chase Champion              SR                               Lithonia           

 

Second Team (boys)

Jahmil Barber                    SR                               Miller Grove 

Josiah Lawson                   SO                              Tucker             

Malachi Jackson               JR                                McNair            

Abdul Hagi                          SO                              Clarkston        

Malik Hinton                     SO                            Stone Mountain         

 

Honorable Mentions (girls)

Arabia Mountain

Sierra Burns (JR)

Cedar Grove

Mariah Williams (SR), Shaniya Porter (SR)

Chamblee

Kristina Perez (SR), Alana Azeta (SO)

Clarkston

Na’Chyra Vinson (SR), Jamiya Jenkins (SO)

Columbia

Tekirah Jones (JR), Keamaura Robinson (SO)

Cross Keys

Shirley Laniez (SR), Kadie Martinez (SR)

Druid Hills

Kyia Craft (SR), Anissa Brailsford (SO)

Dunwoody

Jordan Strozier (SR)

Lithonia

Janiya Smith (SR), Asia Freeman (JR)

M.L. King

Angel Towers (SR), Nazia Smith (SO)

McNair

Pashyn Westbrook (SR)

Miller Grove

Trinity Coleman (SR), Lindsey Miles (SO)

Redan

Kennedy Daniels (JR), Carmen Cooper (SR)

SW DeKalb

Janiya McCoy (FR), Camille Files (FR)

Stephenson

Taj Hunter (SO), Zoey McMickens (SR)

Stone Mountain

Kyra McCrary (SR), Evangeline Niyongushima (SR)

Towers

Cheria Frazier (SR)

Tucker

Kanya Hairston (SO), Jacinta Hollins (JR)

 

Honorable Mention (boys)

Arabia Mountain

Omari Taylor (SR), Lance Leonard (SR)

Cedar Grove

EJ Green (JR), Quinton Hall (SR)

Chamblee

Thomas Danso (SR), Douglas Liggions (SR)

Clarkston

Kennedy Bass (SR)

Columbia

Daquavious Harrison (SR), Jamari Piercy (SR)

Cross Keys

Isidro Hernandez (SR)

Druid Hills

Karon Strickland (SR), Harry Gewirtz (SR)

Dunwoody

Ryan Smith (JR), Loic Keutha (JR)

Lakeside

AJ Wheeler (JR), Sebastian Reed (JR)

Lithonia

Caleb Tayler (JR), Kendrick Merritt (SR)

M.L. King

Kaleb Brown (JR)

Miller Grove

David Brooks Jr (SR), Mekhi Mathis (SR)

Redan

Afolabi Caulker (SR, Jayden Davis (SR)

SW DeKalb

Kourtney Forrest (SR), Xzaviah Taylor (JR)

Stephenson

Stephen Lewis (SR), Nasir Hargrave (SR)

Stone Mountain

Kobe Johnson (SR)

Towers

Tiyler Johnson (SR)

Tucker

Christopher Yeates (SR)

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