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BLITZ Boys Basketball Player of the Year Nominees

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The 2017-18 season continues for a handful of our local teams, but it’s never too early to bring you the Boys Basketball Player of the Year nominee pool.

NOTE: Coaches nominated their top player(s), and for those who didn’t provide anything, we have nominated some as well. If there is a glaring absence of someone you feel is a top performer on their team, please email us at and we’re more than happy to look into adding that player.

VOTING: Voting for these players is NOT public. The BLITZ Voting Panel, consisting of nearly 20 sports media gurus, former coaches/players, GHSA officials and more will vote on our POY Finalists that will come from this pool.

Pierson Allison – Union Co Panthers

Pierson Allison FORREST
Photo by Todd Forrest

SO Guard #5
11.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, 2.4 SPG, 39% FG, 32% 3PT, 71% FT
Breakout guard that has a chance to be even more special in the next two years

Darius Bonds – Banks Co Leopards

Darius Bonds 2018
SR Guard #2
9.2 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 7.7 APG, 2.3 SPG, 1 BPG, 43% FG, 35% 3PT, 64% FT, 6 Double-Doubles
Dazzles in ability to handle the point and make precision passes, but can also score on the drive and don’t leave him open at the top of the key

Carl Cleveland – Banks Co Leopards

Carl Cleveland 2 2017
Photo by Crump Photo
SO Guard/Forward #30
20.6 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1 SPG, 9 total Blocks, 45% FG, 39% 3PT, 70% FT, 8 Double-Doubles
One of the best in the area; can take over a game at any point, and dominate either in the paint or from outside; probably the toughest player to guard in Northeast Georgia

Crawford Colwell – Union Co Panthers

Crawford Colwell 2018 FORREST
Photo by Todd Forrest

SR Forward #24
8.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.4 BPG, 42% FG, 20% 3PT, 61% FT
1,000 point scorer, suffered late season injury (ACL) but played out the season anyway

Jamecus Cox – Commerce Tigers

Jamecus Cox 2018

SR Guard #2
13.7 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 SPG

Jeremiah Crumley – Dawson Co Tigers

Jeremiah Crumley 2018 ESCOE
Photo by Bobby Escoe
SR Guard #10
15.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.4 APG, 2 SPG
1,000 point scorer; Very hard to guard

Zach Davenport – Towns Co Indians

SR Forward #20
1,000 point scorer; Good post presence and team leader; all-time leading Towns Co scorer (over 1,500 pts)

Tevan Dixon – Rabun Co Wildcats

Tevan Dixon 2 2016 SMITH
Photo by Katie Smith
SR Guard #11
14.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 4 APG, 2.2 SPG, 37% FG, 27% 3PT, 71% FT
1,000 point scorer; can get to the cylinder quickly; missed most of junior season to injury

Sawyer Drake – Union Co Panthers

Sawyer Drake 2018 FORREST
Photo by Todd Forrest

SO Forward #14
13.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.4 APG, 2.9 SPG, 0.8 BPG, 51% FG, 66% FT
Big-time presence in the paint who nearly averages a double-double on the regular

Clay Dockery – White Co Warriors

Clay Dockery 11 2018 GRAFX
Photo by Michael Grafx
SR Guard #10
12.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 90% FT
7-AAAA All Region
Automatic at the charity stripe; ice veins

Austin Harris – White Co Warriors

Austin Harris 2 2018 GRAFX
Photo by Michael Grafx
JR Guard #5
14.1 PPG, 3.5 APG, 2.1 SPG
7-AAAA All Region
Continues to improve each game seemingly…look out for senior year

Gabe Martin – Banks Co Leopards

Gabe Martin 2017 ESCOE
Photo by Bobby Escoe
SR Guard #24
11 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.1 SPG, 46% FG, 43% 3PT, 77% FT, 2 Double-Doubles
Unreal from outside; 3-point sniper; saw him hit 14 straight 3’s in pre-game once…deadly!

Tahj Moss – Tallulah Falls Indians

Tahj Moss 2018
Photo by TFS Athletics
SR Guard #1
17.3 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.7 SPG, 51.8% FG
6’4 wing player who can score and get the rebounds

Ty Nails – Stephens Co Indians

Ty Nails 2018 3 DB
Photo by David Byargeon
JR Guard #3
17 PPG, 8 RPG
6’5 Guard that will go over 1,000 points next year baring any injury. Great defender and scorer!

Dylan Orr – Banks Co Leopards

Dylan Orr 2 2017
SR Forward #40
16.2 PPG, 11.9 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.4 SPG, 4.8 BPG
21 Double-Doubles, 3 Triple-Doubles
Most dunks we’ve ever seen by any one player; guaranteed to lift off at least twice per game, usually more; not many defenses can handle him, and the blocks….insane!

Cullen Reed – Dawson Co Tigers

Cullen Reed 2017
Photo by Amy French/Dawson News
SR Forward #1
16.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3 APG
1,000 point scorer; Go-to; can take over a game at any point; led team in steals, deflections & blocks as well; all-around player

De’Undra Singleton – Stephens Co Indians

De'Undra Singleton 2018
Photo by David Byargeon

SR Post #35
19 PPG, 12 RPG, 3 BPG
Over 1,400 points for his career and will be the all-time leading scorer at Stephens

Matthew Weidner – Tallulah Falls Indians

Matthew Weidner 2018
Photo by TFS Athletics

SO Post #32

16.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 53% FG
6’3 post player with real scoring ability and led team in charges taken


Dontarius (DonDon) Bailey – Habersham Central JR Forward #34
Patrick Baggett – Union County SR #10 

Jim Barnett – Habersham Central SR Guard #5
Candler Colwell – Union County SR #21
Logan Cowart – Towns County SR #22
Jalen Dorsey – Commerce JR Forward #30
Bailey Fisher – Rabun County SR Guard #12
Grayson Lane – Rabun County SR Forward #20
Cameron Lovell – Rabun County JR #14
Montavis Thornton – Stephens County SR Guard #23

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