2016 North-South Basketball Rosters
Brant Llewellyn (Adminstrative)
Central High - Phenix City
Nigel Card (Administrative)
Brant Llewellyn (Administrative)
Ladarius Carter (Administrative)
Henry Ruggs, III
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jeff Davis High School senior Jasmine Walker and J.O. Johnson junior John Petty were named the Miss Basketball and Mr. Basketball for 2016, respectively, Wednesday afternoon at the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s luncheon held at the Alabama Activities Center. The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association sponsors the annual luncheon.
Petty was named Mr. Basketball and Walker was named Miss Basketball by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. The ASWA’s prep basketball all-state committee made the selections.
Walker, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 19.6 points and 8.5 rebounds to lead the Vols to a second straight Class 7A championship. Her four-year career totals include 1,900 points, 908 rebounds and a 102-26 win-loss record. She's a three-time All-State player and a Florida State signee.
Petty, a 6-foot-6 guard, scored 18.9 points and grabbed seven rebounds per game, helping the Jaguars win their second state title in a row – the 2016 crown coming in J.O. Johnson's final year. The school is reopening next school year as Mae Jemison High. Petty is a three-time All-State player.
Both were also named to the state's Super 5 list a year ago. Petty is a two-time Class 5A player of the year.
Petty, who edged out 7A player of the year Austin Wiley of Spain Park, 84 points to 74 in the sportswriters’ polling, is just the third junior to win Mr. Basketball in the award’s 32-year history, joining John Carroll's Ronald Steele (2003) and Butler's Trevor Lacey (2010). Both Steele and Lacey were two-time Mr. Basketball recipients. Wiley is also a junior. Walker totaled 75 points to Class 6A player of the year Japonica James’ 50 points in the voting.
The ASWA has presented the Miss Basketball Award annually since 1988.
With Walker, Jeff Davis is the fifth school to have both a Mr. and Miss Basketball winner. Previously, Butler, Huffman, Midfield and Ramsay had at least one winner from each gender.
Mr. and Miss Basketball, the ASWA’s Super 5 players and each classification's player of the year were named Wednesday at a luncheon in downtown Montgomery at the Alabama Activity Center. Former Miss Basketball Tonya Tice Peoples, Oxford High School’s girls’ basketball coach, was the keynote speaker. Peoples, who recently stepped down as head coach, was the 1991 recipient.
They were presented by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association. The Alabama Sports Writers Association began naming a Mr. Basketball in 1985 and a Miss Basketball in 1988.
Three boys’ and three girls’ finalists in each of the seven AHSAA classifications and three finalists from the AISA were honored at the luncheon.
Individual AHSAA 2016 classification players of the year selected by the ASWA were:
BOYS: Austin Wiley, Spain Park (7A); Javien Williams, Woodlawn (6A); John Petty, J.O. Johnson (5A); Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (4A); Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (3A); Triston Chambers, Cold Springs (2A); Diante Wood, Sacred Heart Catholic (1A).
GIRLS: Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (7A); Japonica James, LeFlore (6A); Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (5A); Charity Brown, Sipsey Valley (4A); Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County (3A); Lacey Stafford, Geneva County (2A); Harriet Winchester, Keith (1A).
The ASWA also announced its Super 5 All-State selections, consisting of the five top vote getters in the Mr. and Miss Basketball voting.
The vote breakdown is listed below.
ASWA 2016 SUPER 5 All-State Tram
(Top players regardless of classification; first-place votes are in parenthesis))
Boys Tot Pts
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (12) 84
Austin Wiley, Spain Park (1) 74
Joshua Langford, Madison Academy 43
Javien Williams, Woodlawn 14
Alex Reese, Pelham 7
Girls Tot Pts
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (10) 75
Japonica James, LeFlore (3) 50
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah 40
Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County 14
Cierra Johnson, Blount 13
2016 ASWA PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Austin Wiley, Spain Park (Player of the Year)
Tevin Brown, Fairhope
Kalin Johnson, Gadsden City
Javien Williams, Woodlawn (Player of the Year)
Alex Reese, Pelham
Reginald Todd, Blount
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (Player of the Year)
Cortez Gibbs, B.T. Washington-Tuskegee
Rod Williams, Faith Academy
Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (Player of the Year)
Isaac Chatman, Cordova
Brandon Rutledge, Bibb County
Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (Player of the Year)
Chase Conley, Brindlee Mountain
Spencer Newman, Bayside Academy
Triston Chambers, Cold Springs (Player of the Year)
Anquavious Pollard, Lanett
JaTarvious Whitlow, LaFayette
Diante Wood, Sacred Heart (Player of the Year)
Jacquez Payton, Georgiana
John Pettway, Keith
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (Player of the Year)
Haley Troup, Gadsden City
Tykeria Williams, Lee-Montgomery
Japonica James, LeFlore (Player of the Year)
Cierra Johnson, Blount
Tyra Johnson, Austin
Rachael Childress, Lawrence County
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (Player of the Year)
Unique Thompson, Faith Academy
Charity Brown, Sipsey Valley (Player of the Year)
Ashley Scott, UMS-Wright
Karleigh Sledge, Deshler
Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County (Player of the Year)
Allie Craig Cruce, Lauderdale County
Presley Johnson, Pisgah
Lacy Stafford, Geneva County (Player of the Year)
Ataiya Bridges, Lanett
Kirstin Brown, Tanner
Harriet Winchester, Keith (Player of the Year)
River Baldwin, Pleasant Home
Tykeah Rogers, Spring Garden
Boys, Girls Games Set for Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum
CLINTON, MS – Alabama’s boys’ and girls’ all-star basketball teams reported Wednesday for Friday night’s 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games, set for A. E. Wood Coliseum, Mike Jones Court, on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.
The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) is hosting this year’s games in partnership with the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The games will return to Montgomery in 2017.
The Alabama squads and Mississippi High School All-Star Teams were scheduled to practice for the first time Wednesday afternoon. Both Alabama teams, which met at the AHSAA Office in Montgomery Wednesday morning and traveled by charter bus to Mississippi, were scheduled to practice at Germantown High School, then attend a banquet and press conference at the HealthPlex Performance Center in Madison, MS.
Thursday’s schedule has Alabama’s boys, coached by Huntsville coaches Andy Blackston of Class 3A state champion Madison Academy and Ronnie Stapler of Class 4A state champion Westminster Christian, practicing three times. The Alabama girls’ team, coached by Brant Llewellyn of 3A state champion Lauderdale County and Emanuel Bell of 5A state champion Wenonah, will also practice three times at Germantown. The sessions for both are scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and again from 3 to 5 p.m., at Germantown High School and from 7:30 to 8 p.m., at A.E. Wood Coliseum for the girls, and from 8 to 8:30 p.m., for the boys.
The two teams will be back at Germantown Friday morning for a 90-minute practice session beginning at 9 a.m. The Alabama squads will close out with a shoot-a-round at Mississippi College from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
The Alabama-Mississippi girls’ all-star game will tip off at 5 p.m., Friday, followed by the boys at 7. The games will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network and will be available via live-streaming by the FNUTL Network at www.fnutl.com.
The game features the top seniors from Mississippi and Alabama. Alabama leads the girls’ series 13-12 and the boys’ series by a 14-11 margin. Alabama won both games, winning the girls’ game 93-87 at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome, and the Alabama boys won 101-88.
This year’s contests is the fifth time in the 26-year series that Mississippi College has been the host and the seventh time the games have been played in Mississippi.
26th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA ALL-STAR
MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA BASKETBALL CLASSIC
MISSISSIPPI BOYS TEAM
NO. NAME POS HGT SCHOOL COLLEGE
2 JONATHAN FLOYD PG 5-9 HARRISON CENTRAL undecided
3 TAZE MOORE PG 6-5 SOUTHAVEN CAL. ST. BF
4 BRIETON SYKES G 6-3 CALHOUN CITY EAST MS. CC
10 JONAH SIMPSON PG 5-10 RIDGELAND undecided
11 QUA’DARIUS GREEN F 6-8 McCOMB undecided
12 STACEE ST. JULIAN PG 6-0 ST. MARTIN undecided
15 ANTONIO COWART, JR. PG 6-31/2 McCOMB undecided
23 TYSON CARTER G 6-4 STARKVILLE MISS. STATE
25 TREY SPENCER G 6-4 GRENADA undecided
30 DEMETRICE CLOPTON F 6-8 COLUMBUS JACKSON ST.
32 CARLOS THOMAS F 6-8 McCOMB undecided
33 DEVON BENSON F 6-7 LAUREL JONES JUNIOR COLLEGE
HEAD COACH: HILTON HARRELL, McCOMB
ASSISTANT COACH: CLAY NORTON, CLINTON
ADMINISTRATIVE COACH: ERNIE WATSON, HATTIESBURG
ATHLETIC TRAINER: FRED ROBINSON, MS Sports Medicine
ALABAMA BOYS TEAM
NO. NAME POS HGT SCHOOL COLLEGE
2 MICAH FULLER G 6-1 BESSEMER CITY undecided
3 TRISTON CHAMBERS G 6-3 COLD SPRINGS SAMFORD
5 TAVARIS GEIGER G 6-0 LANETT undecided
10 JAVIEN WILLIAMS G 6-4 WOODLAWN UAB
11 JOHN PETTWAY G 6-2 KEITH SO. ALABAMA
12 JACK KLINE F 6-5 MOUNTAIN BROOK UAH
13 TREY PETTY G 6-3 WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN undecided
14 REGINALD TODD F 6-6 BLOUNT N.MEXICO ST.
15 JUSTIN HOPKINS F 6-4 J. O. JOHNSON SAMFORD
23 KEVIN MORRIS F 6-8 DOTHAN SOUTH ALABAMA
34 SHAMARKUS KENNEDY C 6-7 NORTHRIDGE CHIPOLA CC
50 ALBERT LUKE F 6-6 RAMSAY MONTEVALLO
HEAD COACH: ANDY BLACKSTON, MADISON ACADEMY
ASSISTANT COACH: RONNIE STAPLER, WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
ADMINISTRATIVE COACH: JAMIE LEE, DECATUR CITY SCHOOLS
ADMINISTRATIVE COACH: DAVID GOOD, MOUNTAIN BROOK
ATHLETIC TRAINER: KELLY VINSON, ENCORE
MISSISSIPPI GIRLS TEAM
NO. NAME POS HGT SCHOOL COLLEGE
2 ERNESHA CHATMAN PG 5-6 NATCHEZ undecided
3 SHONTE’ HAILES PG 5-6 QUITMAN SO. MISS
4 SAVANNAH JONES G 6-0 ST. MARTIN SO. ALABAMA
7 STAR WALTON G 5-6 HOLLY SPRINGS undecided
10 TAMIA “TAZ” STINSON G 5-8 HATTIESBURG undecided
11 TORI MALLORY F 5-9 ITAWAMBA AHS undecided
12 NIQUE CHERRY F 6-0 HEIDELBERG undecided
20 TAE’LOUR RICHARDSON F 5-10 HORN LAKE E. KENTUCKY
22 BRITTANY ROSE G 5-11 LANIER undecided
23 AMESHYA WILLIAMS C 6-2 WEST HARRISON undecided
33 DIAMOND SMITH C 6-4 JEFFERSON COUNTY undecided
34 TWILA HILL C 6-2 CALLAWAY PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
HEAD COACH: JASON THOMPSON, H. W. BYERS
ASSISTANT COACH: SHERRI COOLEY, SOUTH JONES
ADMINISTRATIVE COACH: DONNY FULLER, GULFPORT
ATHLETIC TRAINER: STEVEN BUSH, MS Sports Medicine
ALABAMA GIRLS TEAM
NO. NAME POS HGT SCHOOL COLLEGE
3 IVY WALLEN G 5-7 LAUDERDALE CTY NO. ALABAMA
5 EMMA WALLEN G 5-7 LAUDERDALE CTY NO. ALABAMA
11 CIERRA JOHNSON G 5-10 BLOUNT ALABAMA
13 KATELYNN THOMAS C 6-0 SHADES VALLEY UAB
14 TYRA JOHNSON G 5-7 AUSTIN AUBURN
15 JAPONICA JAMES C 5-11 LEFLORE undecided
20 INDIA BLAKELY G 5-7 CHARLES HENDERSON MERCER
21 KATIE ALLEN G 5-10 ALBERTVILLE SAMFORD
31 KAITLYN RODGERS F 6-2 WENONAH OLE MISS
32 RACHAEL CHILDRESS G 5-10 LAWRENCE COUNTY UAB
33 JAILYN MADDOX G 5-10 HOOVER VCU
34 JASMINE WALKER C 6-4 JEFF DAVIS FLORIDA St.
HEAD COACH: BRANT LLEWELLYN, LAUDERDALE COUNTY
ASSISTANT COACH: EMANUEL BELL, WENONAH
ADMINISTRATIVE COACH: TAMMY WEST, COLD SPRINGS
ATHLETIC TRAINER: DESHENA THOMAS, ENCORE