Addison Hoard wins ‘Last Finalist’ vote to join Player of the Year Finalists

We had 7 Finalists chosen by BLITZ for Girls Basketball Player of the Year. We put up a select group of nominees who didn’t make our cut for the Fan Vote for a ‘Last Finalist’ to join that 7. After 29,911 total votes, Addison Hoard (Banks County) claimed the Last Finalist spot by taking 13,812 of the votes. The finalist pool is now set for Basketball Player of the Year. The girls up for the award are: Kyia Barrett (Habersham), Kamryn Grier (Banks), Addison Hoard (Banks), Lucy Hood (Rabun), Averie Jones (Lumpkin), Denika Lightbourne (Tallulah Falls), Mary Mullinax (Lumpkin), and Naomi Roberts (White).

WHAT’S NEXT? BLITZ has an internal voting panel (not public vote) that will cast a digital ballot by ranking the finalists 1-8. This voting produces a point total (Heisman-style voting) to determine the Player of the Year.


Kyia Barrett – Habersham Central JR G #23

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STATS: 15.0 PTS, 6.9 REB, 4.2 AST, 2.2 STL, Region 8-AAAAAA POY

Kamryn Grier – Banks County SR C #44

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STATS: 14.0 PTS, 10.0 REB, 2.0 STL, 2.0 BLK, 65% FT, 1K+ Career Pts & Reb; Region 8-AA POY; All-State Class 2A

Addison Hoard – Banks County JR G #5

STATS: 11.0 PTS, 4.0 AST, 4.0 REB, 4.0 STL, 70% FT, 8-AA All-Region

Lucy Hood – Rabun County JR G #11

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STATS: 17.0 PTS, 5.6 AST, 3.5 STL, 81.5% FT, 38.5% 3PT, Region 8-A DI All-Region

Averie Jones – Lumpkin County JR G #4

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STATS: 16.9 PTS, 4.1 REB, 3.2 AST, 2.7 STL, 74 3PT, 37% 3PT, 48% FG, 78% FT, Region 7-AAA All-Region; All-State 3A

Denika Lightbourne – Tallulah Falls SR G #23

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STATS: 26.0 PTS, 11.0 REB, 4.0 AST, 3.6 STL, Region 8-A DI POY, (Career: 1,569 PTS, 652 REB, 317 AST, 58 BLK, 307 STL)

Mary Mullinax – Lumpkin County SR G/F #11

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STATS: 17.7 PTS, 7.6 REB, 3.7 AST, 2.9 STL, 0.3 BLK, 49 3PT, 34% 3PT, 51% FG, 76% FT, 7-AAA Player of the Year, All-State Class 3A

Naomi Roberts – White County SR PF #15

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STATS: 13.0 PTS, 4.0 REB, 2.3 STL, 2.0 AST, 44% FG, 26% 3PT, 71% FT, 7-AAA All-Region, All-Tournament Team Hilton Head Holiday Classic


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