BLITZ Boys Basketball Player of the Year Nominees

With the 2021-22 season now in the books, we reached out to local coaches for their nominations for Player of the Year. Here is that group, the cream of the crop. All told, we have an incredible list of 34 great basketball players. Next up, we’ll narrow down to our finalist pool, then let the public vote on one additional nominee to join that finalist group.

NOTE: Stephens County declined to nominate any players upon multiple requests

Mason Adams (Banks JR PG #5)

STATS: 8.5 PTS, 3.7 AST, 3.6 REB, 8-AA Honorable Mention

Devonte Allen (Tallulah Falls JR G/F #23)

STATS: 10.9 PTS, 8.5 REB, 2.3 AST, 1.7 STL, 1.0 BLK, 8-A Private 1st Team All-Region

Kadin Bailey (Jefferson SR C #45)

STATS: 11.0 PTS, 6.0 REB, 2.0 BLK, 8-AAAA Honorable Mention

Collin Crowder (Towns SR G #10)

STATS: 24.6 pTS, 6.5 REB, 2.0 AST, 2.14 STL, 688 Pts, 59% eFG, 1,000-pt scorer, 8-A Public 1st Team All-Region, Battle of the States Tournament MVP

Malachi Dooley (Habersham SR G #3)

STATS: 15.0 PTS, 4.5 REB, 3.1 AST, 0.9 STL, 1,000-pt scorer, 8-AAAAAA 1st Team All-Region

Jude Ellis (Union FR G #13)

STATS: 11.0 PTS, 3.0 REB, 8-AA Honorable Mention

Cal Faulkner (Lumpkin FR G #1)

STATS: 12.2 PTS (15.0 in region), 5.1 REB, 4.0 AST, 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region Team, North GA All-Star Classic selection

JT Fulkrod (Jefferson SR G #15)

STATS: 16.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 3.0 AST, 8-AAAA Player of the Year

Brannon Gaines (Habersham SO G #12)

STATS: 4.7 PTS, 3.2 REB, 1.3 AST, 1.1 STL, 8-AAAAAA Honorable Mention

Dalen Gales (Jefferson SR G #5)

STATS: 16.0 PTS, 7.0 REB, 3.0 AST, 8-AAAA 1st Team All-Region

Osmar Garcia (Habersham JR F #50)

STATS: 17.9 PTS, 8.7 REB, 3.5 AST, 1.1 STL, 8-AAAAAA 1st Team All-Region

Anfernee Hanna (Tallulah Falls JR G #4)

STATS: 17.0 PTS, 8.7 REB, 1.1 AST, 1.3 STL, 62% FG, 70% FT, 8-A Private 1st Team All-Region

Jones Harris (Lumpkin SR G #11)

STATS: 17.1 PTS, 5.0 REB, 1,000-pt scorer; 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region, Kelly King Classic All-Tournament Team, North GA All-Star Classic selection

Trey Harvey (Dawson SO G #10)

STATS: 14.3 PTS, 4.7 REB, 2.7 AST, 33 total steals, 20 total blocks, 7-AAA Honorable Mention

Riley Holliman (Jefferson SR PG #2)

STATS: 7.0 PTS, 5.0 AST, 2.0 STL, 8-AAAA Honorable Mention

Gus Hood (Rabun SR G #10)

STATS: 14.2 PTS, 4.2 REB, 5.5 AST, 2.5 STL, 50% FG, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Lake Hughes (Union SR G #2)

STATS: 11.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Dakota Ivey (Banks SR G #11)

STATS: 10.6 PTS, 4.3 REB, 1.8 AST, 38% 3PT, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Caleb John (Union SR G/F #3)

STATS: 7.0 PTS, 5.0 REB, 3.0 AST, 8-AA Honorable Mention

Landon Kight (Union SR F #11)

STATS: 14.0 PTS, 10.0 REB, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Bradley Lewis (Banks SR G #3)

STATS: 14.5 PTS, 5.5 REB, 1.9 AST, 52% FG, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Cayden Lord (Commerce JR SG #11)

STATS: 12.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 3.0 AST, 85 3PT, 36% 3PT

Mekhi Mawdesley (Habersham SR G #33)

STATS: 16.7 PTS, 4.8 REB, 0.8 AST, 0.8 STL, 1,000-pt scorer, 8-AAAAAA 1st Team All-Region

Connor McKay (Rabun SR G/F #12)

STATS: 26.0 PTS, 10.3 REB, 5.5 AST, 2.0 STL, 2.0 BLK, 65% FG, 1,000-pt scorer, 8-AA Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State

Jackson Morris (Commerce JR PG #4)

STATS: 18.0 PTS, 5.0 REB, 5.0 AST, 48% FG

Luke Mulberry (Dawson SR F #13)

STATS: 7.8 PTS, 8.6 REB, 34 total steals, 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region

Silas Mulligan (White SR G #3)

STATS: 16.8 PTS, 4.8 REB, 1.6 AST, 1.0 STL, 51.5% 2PT, 32.2% 3PT, 73.3% FT, 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region, 1,000-pt scorer

Kyle Oakes (Towns SR G #5)

STATS: 9.5 PTS, 5.2 AST, 2.25 STL, 8-A Public 2nd Team All-Region, Battle of the States All-Tournament Team

Gavin Page (Tallulah Falls SR G #15)

STATS: 9.9 PTS, 2.7 REB, 1.8 AST, 1.4 STL, 39 3PT, 37% 3PT, 80% FT, 8-A Private 2nd Team All-Region

Lane Perry (Dawson SR F #14)

STATS: 8.3 PTS, 6.8 REB, 16 total blocks, 7-AAA Honorable Mention

Bryce Pittman (Habersham JR F #1)

STATS: 12.8 PTS, 5.7 REB, 2.0 AST, 1.6 STL, 8-AAAAAA 2nd Team All-Region

Caden Reed (Dawson SO G #2)

STATS: 11.2 PTS, 2.8 REB, 2.3 AST, 7-AAA Honorable Mention

Jadon Yeh (White JR G #4)

STATS: 20.5 PTS, 6.4 REB, 3.6 AST, 2.0 STL, 54% 2PT, 43.8% 3PT, 82.4% FT, Region 7-AAA Player of the Year, 1,000-pt scorer

Hunter Youngblood (Banks FR G #24)

STATS: 9.8 PTS, 3.2 REB, 38% 3PT, 8-AA Honorable Mention

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