Lumpkin’s Averie Jones wins Fan Vote for Last Finalist Spot for POY

We left it up to a Fan Vote to pick the 8th and last finalist for Girls Basketball Player of the Year. After 57,619 total votes came in, Lumpkin County freshman Averie Jones tabbed 25,878 to win the last finalist spot. She joins teammate and reigning BLITZ Player of the Year Isabel Davenport, as well as Maddie Anglin (Dawson), Livi Blackstock (Jefferson), Gracie Deetz (Rabun), Vanessa Floyd (Towns), Maddie Futch (White), and Ranajah Verdell (Stephens).

NEXT: Our internal panel will now vote between these 8 finalists for BLITZ Player of the Year. The voting is done internally only and is a Heisman-style point system.

FINALISTS

Maddie Anglin – Dawson County SR G #5

Photo by Sole Photography

STATS: 17.6 PPG (439 Pts) | 4.6 RPG | 2.2 APG | 1.5 SPG | 1.5 DEFPG | 55% FG | 34% 3PT | 74% FT | 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region | 1,000 Career Points

Livi Blackstock – Jefferson SR G #3

Photo by BLITZ

STATS: 16.6 PPG | 6.4 RPG | 4.1 APG | 3.2 SPG | 1,400 Career Points

Isabel Davenport – Lumpkin County SR G #2

Photo by Jake Cantrell

STATS: 13.9 PPG | 4.9 APG | 4.1 RPG | 2.8 STL | 0.8 BLK | 41% FG | 38% 3PT | 76% FG | 60 Deflections

Gracie Deetz – Rabun County JR F #23

Photo by BLITZ

STATS: 11.8 PPG | 5.4 RPG | 2.1 BPG | 36% FG | 75% FT | 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Vanessa Floyd – Towns County SR G #15

Photo by TC Basketball

STATS: 15.2 PPG | 6 RPG | 2.6 APG | 1.5 SPG | 1,100 Career Points

Maddie Futch – White County SR F/C #11

Photo by BLITZ

STATS: 14.7 PPG (324 pts) | 8.3 RPG (183 reb) | 1.5 SPG | 1 APG | 56.9% FG | 78.2% FT | 33.3% 3PT

Averie Jones – Lumpkin County FR G #4

Photo by Jake Cantrell

STATS: 15.9 PPG | 3.5 RPG | 3.0 APG | 2.6 SPG | 0.3 BPG | 46% FG | 34% 3PT | 76% FT | 72 Deflections

Ranajah Verdell – Stephens County SR F #25

Photo by BLITZ

STATS: 13 PPG | 10 RPG | 2 BPG | Region 8-AAA Co-Player of the Year

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