Prolific scorers and a group of talented juniors highlight The Champion Newspaper’s boys and girls 2011 all-county basketball teams. Three of the seniors on the list already have signed college basketball scholarships, including girls player of the year Jasmine Camp of Chamblee. The senior guard will attend Stanford University next season.
Boys player of the year Tony Parker of Miller Grove highlights a solid junior class. Of the 20 players chosen, nine are juniors.
Here is a look at The Champion’s top 10 boys and girls basketball players for 2010-11.
G Jasmine Camp, Chamblee, 5-8, Sr. (GIRLS)
The Stanford University signee became a more complete guard this season while leading the Bulldogs to the team’s first undefeated regular season in school history. Camp averaged 10.8 points per game, averaged 46 percent shooting from the field and was fifth in the county with 81 assists. She had a season-high 23 points against Miller Grove.
C Tony Parker, Miller Grove, 6-8 Jr. (BOYS)
Parker is a dominating presence who developed into one of the top post players in the state. He led the county by averaging 15.5 rebounds per game had had at least 20 rebounds in six games. He scored an average of 17.5 points per game, was second in the county with 125 blocks and shot 58 percent from the field.
THE CHAMPION 2011 ALL-COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAMS
F Queen Alford, Decatur, 5-8, Sr.
Alford is effective either driving to the basket or shooting from the perimeter. She leaves Decatur as one of its most prolific scorers in school history. Alford had a season-high of 48 points, and had at least 20 points in 17 games. She scored 30 or more five times.
C Aneesah Daniels, Redan, 6-0, Sr.
The University of Alabama signee averaged 14.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Daniels showed great strength close to the basket and made 54 percent of her field goal attempts. She surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career this season.
G Zuri Frost, Columbia, 5-3, Jr.
A starter for the second season in a row, Frost proved to be one of the best all-around point guards in the county. She averaged 10.6 points per game on a team that shared the basketball, led the county with 121 assists and was second in DeKalb with 130 steals.
G Olivia Gibbs, Southwest DeKalb, 5-10, Jr.
The junior became one of the floor leaders after the graduation of eight Panther seniors a year ago. Gibbs led the Panthers in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game and scored 27 points or more in a game twice.
G Katrice Harris, McNair, 5-6, Sr.
Harris led the county in scoring at 18 points per game and was among the top shooters in the area. She was second in field goals attempted with 257 and second in accuracy, making 57 percent.
C Jen Heider, Marist, 6-3, Sr.
One of the most prolific scorers in Marist history, Heider ended her career with more than 1,500 points. She averaged 19.3 points and eight rebounds this season and has signed a basketball scholarship with Bucknell University.
F Terri Jacobs, Cedar Grove, 5-9 Jr.
Jacobs was a force on defense, leading the county in rebounding (14.5 per game) and blocks (76 on the season). She also proved to be a solid scorer, with a good short jumper, and averaged 12.6 points per game.
G Lucy Mason, Chamblee, 5-6, Jr.
Mason was one of many weapons on a very athletic team. She averaged 16.5 points per game to lead the Bulldogs in scoring and was among the best shooting guards in the state, making 56 percent of her shots.
G Kierra Paige, Redan, 5-7 Sr.
Paige is among the best long-range shooters in metro Atlanta. She averaged 15.4 points per game and led the county in 3-point shooting (61 of 137 for 45 percent). Paige reached the 1,000-point milestone for her career in January.
F Henry Brooks, Miller Grove, 6-8, Sr.
Parker’s frontcourt mate, Brooks has signed a basketball scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania. Solid on both ends of the floor, Brooks scored a season-high 21 points against Tucker and averaged six rebounds per game.
C William Goodwin, Southwest DeKalb, 6-8, Jr.
Goodwin is garnering interest from schools across the country and already has several offers, including Georgia and UCLA. He has surpassed 1,000 points in his career and averaged 18 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
G Trumon Jefferson, Decatur, 6-1, Sr.
Jefferson was the engine that got the Bulldogs offense going this season. He averaged nearly 20 points per game and showed great versatility on the floor as he could score from the perimeter and drive to the basket.
G Algie Key, Columbia, 6-4, Sr.
A transfer from Lakeside, Key was instrumental in helping the Eagles win their second straight Class AAA state title. He averaged 5.8 assists per game and had the ability to score when needed, twice reaching 20 points in a game.
F Brandon Morris, Miller Grove, 6-7, Jr.
Morris averaged 7.7 rebounds per game and showed a knack for big plays on offense and defense in clutch situations. He has scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia and Auburn.
G Keenan Palmore, Paideia, 6-2, Jr.
Palmore is always a threat in transition and can hold his own close to the basket. Palmore scored at least 30 points in a game three times and had numerous double-doubles while leading the Pythons to the Class A state playoffs.
G Jordan Price, Southwest DeKalb, 6-5, Sr.
The solid shooter already has offers from Georgia and Georgia Tech. Price led the Panthers in scoring at 19.1 points per game and shot 53 percent while taking 328 shots, the second-most in the county.
G Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Columbia, 5-8, So.
A solid floor general, Shamsid-Deen led the county in assists (289) and three-point shooting (28 of 47 for 60 percent). He also was second in the county in steals (98) and led the Eagles in scoring, averaging 12.9 points a game.
G Jonathan Tinch, Stephenson, 6-2, Sr.
Tinch was second in the county this season averaging 20.1 points a game and had a season-high 41 points against Campbell. He scored at least 30 points four times and reached double digits in both points and rebounds in four games.