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BLITZ Girls 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 Girls Basketball Player of the Year nominee pool, consisting of 18 players and a handful of honorable mentions as well.

NOTE: Coaches nominated their top player(s), and for those who didn’t provide anything, we have nominated some as well (without stats). 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.

Halle Black – Habersham Lady Raiders

Photo by Daniel Purcell

SR Guard #10
Solid guard who makes others around her better

Jaycie Bowen – Banks Co Lady Leopards

Jaycie Bowen 2018

JR Power Forward #33
13 PPG, 8 RPG, 2 APG, 2 BPG, 2 SPG, 70% FT, 45% FG
Can carry her team when need be by scoring, or just do the little things if that’s all they need

Dasha Cannon – White Co Lady Warriors

Dasha Cannon 2 2018 GRAFX
Photo by Michael Grafx

FR Point Guard #44
13.4 PPG, 5 RPG, 4 APG, 2.5 SPG
Scored over 300 pts this year and a leader on and off the court as just a freshman

Naomi Crumley – White Co Lady Warriors

Naomi Crumley 2018 TURNER
Photo by Mark Turner

SO Guard #14

Bailey Daniel – Union Co Lady Panthers

Bailey Daniel 2018 FORREST
Photo by Todd Forrest

SR Guard #4
13 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.8 APG, 3 SPG, 35% FG, 32% 3PT, 68% FT
1,000 point scorer who plays both ends of the floor very well; solid defender

Isabelle Davenport – Lumpkin Co Lady Indians

Isabelle Davenport 2018
Photo by Lumpkin Co Athletics

FR Guard #10
10.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.1 APG, 2.0 SPG
Up-and-coming young freshman!

Andelin Hill – Union Co Lady Panthers

Andelin Hill 2018 FORREST
Photo by Todd Forrest

SO Forward #14
8.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 1 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.6 BPG, 35% FG, 20% 3PT, 61% FT
Still learning, but a near double-double every time out; can hit the occasional 3-pointer, too

Kait McCarter – Union Co Lady Panthers

Kait McCarter 2018 FORREST
Photo by Todd Forrest

SO Center #30
12 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 0.7 APG, 0.9 SPG, 1.2 BPG, 59% FG, 61% FT, 8 Double-Doubles
Another Lady Panther with double-double capabilities and blocks a lot of shots

McKenzie McDuffie – Habersham Lady Raiders

McKenzie McDuffie 2018 BLITZ

SR Guard/Forward #23
13 PPG, 7 RPG, 1 APG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG, 40% FG, 68% FT
Hard to keep off the boards and defend in the paint

McKenzie Pulley – Lumpkin Co Lady Indians

McKenzie Pulley 2018
Photo by Lumpkin Co Athletics

JR Forward #22
14.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.2 APG, 34.1% 3PT
Big-time scoring threat, can hit the outside shot and not afraid of contact

Bryanna Sanders – Commerce Lady Tigers

Bryanna Sanders 2018
Photo by Commerce Athletics

FR Guard #3
10.1 PPG, 29% FG, 25% 3PT, 58% FT
One of the leading scorers in 8-A this year. She works hard all the time in and out of practice.

Allison Smith – Banks Co Lady Leopards

Allison Smith 2018 BLITZ

SR Small Forward #25
15 PPG, 5 RPG, 3 APG, 1 BPG, 3 SPG, 77% FT, 33% FG
1,000 point scorer (missed almost an entire year to an ACL injury). Highest scorer on a very balanced team of scorers.

Kaylee Sticker – Dawson Co Lady Tigers

Kaylee Sticker 2 2017 EJ PHOTO
Photo by EJ Photo

JR Forward #21
17.6 PPG, 6 RPG, 40% FG, Game-High 33 pts
1,000 point scorer; dominant inside game

Laken Stiles – Rabun Co Lady Wildcats

Laken Stiles 2017 TY FREEMAN
Photo by Ty Freeman

SO Guard #15
10.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.2 APG, 3.5 SPG, 41% FG
Gifted player ready to take off in the next two years

Georgia Stockton – Rabun Co Lady Wildcats

Georgia Stockton 2017 TY FREEMAN
Photo by Ty Freeman

JR Guard #20
21 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2 APG, 2.4 SPG, 40% FG, 42% 3PT, 81% FT
1,000 point scorer; 8-AA player of the year; coach on the floor; Presbyterian commit

Maddie Thomas – Banks Co Lady Leopards
Maddie Thomas 2018 BLITZ

JR Shooting Guard #4
12 PPG, 3 RPG, 2 APG, 67% FT, 47% FG
Great court vision; clutch shooter

Tykia Thompson – Stephens Co Lady Indians

Tykia Thompson 2018
Photo by David Byargeon

SR Forward #24
13 PPG, 6 RPG, 2 SPG
Dynamic player who gets it done on both ends of the floor

Amber Williams – Banks County Lady Leopards

JR Forward #34
9 PPG, 8 RPG, 2 APG, 2 BPG
A do-it-all player who has triple-double capability. Don’t forget about #34 when you’re playing Banks County…they’re so hard to stop because of players like Williams.

Nyah Williams – Tallulah Falls Lady Indians

Nyah Williams TFS
Photo by TFS Athletics

JR Guard #24
19.5 PPG, 5 RPG, 2 SPG, 30% 3PT, 43% FG, 62% FT
TFS All-Time Career Scoring Leader (1,313), School Record for Pts in a GAME (36), School Record for most points in a season (488 this year)


Abi Chatham – Dawson County SR Guard #20
Kailyn Gilstrap – Banks County JR Guard #13
Brooke Henricks – Rabun County JR Guard #10
(missed much of season with injury)
Madison McClure – Towns County SR Guard #4
Lauren Shedd – Banks County SR G #15
Heather Vaughn – Habersham Central SO Guard #4
Calli Watson – Dawson County SR Guard #23
Anaiah Wilson – Stephens County SR Guard #14



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