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All-region basketball: Minor, Hawks, Gosnell named top players in 8-AAAAAA

Junior forward Bailey Minor, who led the Gainesville boys basketball team to first-place finishes in the regular season and the region tournament, has been chosen by the region's coaches as the player of the year in 8-AAAAAA.

The top honor on the girls' side was shared by Gainesville's Taylor Hawks and Habersham Central's Lainey Gosnell, who were named co-players of the year.

Hawks has signed with Jacksonville State, and Gosnell is an Appalachian State signee.


Player of the Year: Bailey Minor, Gainesville

Coach of the Year: Benji Wood, Gainesville

All-region team

Ethan Morris, Apalachee

Omer Ahmed, Apalachee

Derek Miller, Apalachee

Arusha Hunter, Dacula

Mekhail Bethea, Dacula

Justin Goodson, Dacula

Jarred Rosser, Gainesville

Xavier Bledson, Gainesville

KJ Buffen, Gainesville

Adrian Martin, Lanier

Terence Butler, Winder-Barrow


Co-Players of the Year: Taylor Hawks, Gainesville, and Lainey Gosnell, Habersham Central

Coach of the Year: Brandon Thomas, Winder-Barrow

All-region team

Nakie Hooks, Apalachee

Shania Thomas, Apalachee

Kandy Brown, Dacula

Tijia Blackwell, Gainesville

Kalen Surles, Lanier

Jamyah Montissol, Lanier

Mekala Fuller, Lanier

Oliva Nelson-Ododa, Winder-Barrow

Latrice Perkins, Winder-Barrow

Chellia Watson, Winder-Barrow


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