Chesnee Freeman wins Last Finalist vote for POY consideration

After narrowing down our 28 girls Player of the Year Nominees to 7 finalists, Chesnee Freeman then won the LAST FINALIST Fan Vote with 16,203 votes, edging Towns County’s Sarah Shook (11,329). A total of 35,700 votes were logged. That brings our finalist pool to 8. The finalists are: Natalia Bolden (Jefferson), Gracie Deetz (Rabun), Chesnee Freeman (White), Kamryn Grier (Banks), Ava Hunter (Union), Averie Jones (Lumpkin), Denika Lightbourne (Tallulah Falls), and Mary Mullinax (Lumpkin). Now, the POY finalists will be voted on internally by the BLITZ Voting Panel to determine the BLITZ Player of the Year.

Natalia Bolden (Jefferson SR G #5)

STATS: 18.2 PTS, 7.8 REB, 4.5 AST, 8-AAAA Player of the Year

Gracie Deetz (Rabun SR W #23)

STATS: 14.7 PTS, 6.8 REB, 73.3% FT, 46.7% FG, 33.1% 3FG, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Chesnee Freeman (White SR G #22)

STATS: 8.8 PTS, 2.0 REB, 1.7 AST, 2.0 STL, 38.3% FG, 27.4% 3PT, 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region

Kamryn Grier (Banks JR PF #44)

STATS: 16.0 PTS, 12.0 REB, 2.0 STL, 1.0 BLK, 60% FT, 8-AA 1st Team All-Region

Ava Hunter (Union SR PF #45)

STATS: 20.4 PTS, 10.2 REB, 8-AA Player of the Year, 1,629 career pts (school record), 700 career rebounds

Averie Jones (Lumpkin SO G #4)

STATS: 18.1 PTS, 2.6 REB, 3.1 AST, 2.5 STL, 36% 3PT, 1,036 Career Pts, 184 Career Ast, 154 Career Stl, 156 Career 3PT, 7-AAA 1st Team All-Region

Denika Lightbourne (Tallulah Falls JR G #23)

STATS: 17.1 PTS, 8.0 REB, 3.4 AST, 3.4 STL, 0.8 BLK, 52% FG, 8-A Private 1st Team All-Region

Mary Mullinax (Lumpkin JR SF #11)

STATS: 17.6 PTS, 8.2 REB, 4.4 AST, 3.6 STL, 35% 3PT, 884 Career Pts, 454 Career Reb, 219 Career Ast, 187 Career Stl, 87 Career 3PT, Region 7-AAA Player of the Year

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