Wednesday, April 3, 2013

N.C. Associated Press All-State Basketball Teams announced

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Oxford Webb's Isaiah Hicks and Charlotte Providence Day's Jatarie White headline the 2012-13 Associated Press all-state prep basketball teams for North Carolina.

Hicks, a North Carolina signee, was a unanimous pick on all 22 votes from sports writers across the state to lead the 12-player men's team in results released Wednesday.

White, considered one of the nation's top juniors, earned 20 votes to lead the 12-player women's squad.

Hicks, a 6-foot-9 senior, averaged about 24 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks to help Webb win the Class 3-A championship and make the AP all-state team for the second straight year.
In the 3-A final, Hicks had 34 points, a finals-record 30 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the overtime win.

The McDonald's All-American is a five-star prospect and the No. 20 recruit nationally, according to

White, a 6-3 junior, averaged about 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Providence Day to a fourth straight 3-A independent-schools championship. White is ranked as the No. 12 recruit in her class by ESPN.

Hicks and White were the Gatorade players of the year for North Carolina.

There were nine returnees to the AP all-state teams, led by three-time selections Kennedy Meeks of West Charlotte – also a UNC signee and McDonald's All-American – on the men's side and Jamie Cherry of West Craven on the women's team.

West Craven senior forward Josh Cuthbertson and Person County senior swingman Tyrone Outlaw Jr., made the AP men's team for a second straight year.

Rounding out the men's team are: Waxhaw Cuthbertson's Shelton Mitchell, Cornelius Hough's Luke Maye, Eastern Alamance's Lamont Robinson, East Burke's Clay Byrd, Southwest Guilford's Terrell Leach, Clayton's Gary Clark, Shelby's Gabe DeVoe and Kinston's Denzel Keyes.

On the women's side, Salisbury junior forward Brielle Blaire, Rocky Mount senior guard J'Kyra Brown, Catawba Bandys junior guard Madi Story and Greensboro Page junior guard Paris Kea also made the AP team for the second straight year.

Rounding out the women's team are: Asheville Carolina Day's Haley Laughter, Weddington's Stephanie Watts, Gastonia Forestview's Bre Armstrong, East Surry's Keri Fulp, Lejeune's Chatori Major and West Rowan's Shay Steele.

The AP prep basketball coaches of the year for North Carolina will be released Thursday. The players of the year will be released Friday.

Associated Press All-State Boys Basketball Team
Isaiah Hicks, Oxford Webb, 6-9, Sr., F:
McDonald’s All-American and UNC recruit averaged 24 ppg, 15 rpg, 8 bpg and shot 62 percent.
Kennedy Meeks, West Charlotte, 6-10, Sr., F: McDonald’s All-American and UNC recruit is three-time all-state pick; averaged 19 ppg, 16 rpg, three assists and three blocks.
Tyrone Outlaw Jr., Person County, 6-7, Sr., F: Averaged 24 ppg, 12 rpg and 4.5 apg. Two-time conference player of the year and UNC-Greensboro recruit.
Shelton Mitchell, Cuthbertson, 6-3, Jr., G: Top 25 national recruit has committed to Wake Forest; averaged 20.4 ppg, 4.2 apg and led his team to a second straight N.C. 2A state finals appearance.
Luke Maye, Hough, 6-7, So., F: Averaged 19 ppg, 14 rpg and two assists; had 26 double-doubles and led team to first N.C. 4A Western regional berth.
Lamont Robinson, Eastern Alamance, 5-7, Jr., G: Averaged 22 ppg, 5.3 apg; Burlington Times area player of the year led team to 25 wins.
Josh Cuthbertson, West Craven, 6-5, Sr., F: Averaged 27 ppg, 10 rpg and led team to 25-5 record and regional semifinals berth.
Clay Byrd, East Burke, 6-1, Sr., G: UNC-Greensboro recruit averaged 26.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals. Scored 2,274 career points.
Terrell Leach, Southwest Guilford, 6-0, Sr., G: Averaged 30 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.5 spg, 2.5 apg. Scored at least 30 in 15 games and 35 in six. Winston-Salem State recruit.
Gary Clark, Clayton, 6-8, Jr., F: Avg. 24 ppg, 14 pg, 4 bpg for team that lost only three games.
Gabe DeVoe, Shelby, 6-3, Jr., F: Averaged 20.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.5 apg and 1.8 steals. Led team to 48-11 reord the past two seasons. Has 4.2 GPA.
Denzel Keyes, Kinston, 6-5, Sr., F: Led team to back-to-back N.C. 2A state titles. Led team in scoring at 18 ppg and nine rebounds.

Associated Press All-State Girls Basketball Team
Jatarie White, Providence Day, 6-3, Jr., F:
Averaged 19 ppg, 10 rpg and 3.5 blocks; Gatorade N.C. player of year led her team to NCISAA 3A state title.
Brielle Blaire, Salisbury, 6-3, Jr., F: Averaged 24.1 ppg, 14.5 rpg, 3.5blocks. Has more than 1,500 career points and scored nearly half her team’s points this season.
Jamie Cherry, West Craven, 5-6, Jr., G: UNC recruit averaged 25.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.1 spg and 2.4 apg. Led team to 26-6 record and state semifinal appearance.
J’Kyra Brown, Rocky Mount, 5-10, Sr., G: Averaged 25.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.5 spg. Finished as school’s all-time leading scorer despite missing entire freshan year with knee inury; ECU recruit.
Madi Story, Bandys, 5-10, Jr., G: Two-time all-state pick averaged 18 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.6 apg and 3.7 spg. Led her team to 27-3 record and fourth straight N.C. Western Regional berth.
Paris Kea, Greensboro Page, 5-10, Jr., G: Averaged 14.2 ppg, 7.4 apg and led team to 28-2 record and N.C. 4A championship game berth.
Haley Laughter, Asheville Carolina Day, 6-0, Sr., G/F: Four-time private school all-state pick is signed to Fla. Gulf Coast; averaged 21.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg
Stephanie Watts, Weddington, 5-10, So., G: Averaged 22.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 5.5 spg, 3.4 apg, 2.4 blocks. Shot 51 percent. Major Division I recruit.
Bre Armstrong, Forestview, 5-8, Sr., F: Averaged 18.4 ppg, 15.9 rpg, 5.2 spg, 4.2 apg. Big South 3A conference player of the year.
Keri Fulp, East Surry, 6-3, Sr., C: Averaged 16 ppg, 12 rpg and 3 bpg. Shot better than 50 percent and finished career with more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Signed to Wake Forest.
Chatori Major, Lejeune, 5-9, Sr., G: UNC-Asheville signee averaged 24.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, three apg and three spg. Led team to 26-1 record and 1A state semifinal appearance.
Shay Steele, West Rowan, 6-2, Sr., F: Averaged 20.9 ppg, 12 rpg and five blocks. Rowan County player of the year is signed to Morehead State.


Anonymous said...

No Trojans? I guess there is not a premium placed on 30-0 and 4A State Champions. I am sure a few Olympic players could have had better individual stats and lost. Message to you writers Watch the games and don't just look at stats!

Anonymous said...

No, there is a premium on players not transferring! Writers can't keep up with all of them changing schools...just look at the players on your "Trojan" team that transferred.

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