All-region basketball: Jonesboro pair sweeps player-of-year awards in 4-AAAAAA

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MJ Walker is the No. 22-rated senior prospect in the country, according to 247Sports.

MJ Walker is the No. 22-rated senior prospect in the country, according to 247Sports. See highlights below from a 41-point game earlier this season.

M.J. Walker (boys) and Saadia Munford (girls) are the basketball players of the year in Regon 4-AAAAAA, as chosen by the region’s coaches.

Walker is a McDonald’s All-American and the leading scorer in Clayton County history. He has not made his college choice.

Munford guard, has signed to play with Elon University.

BOYS

Player of the Year: M.J. Walker, Jonesboro

1st Team

– MJ Walker, Jonesboro

– Byrce Latimer, Stephenson

– Trevon Flowers, Tucker

– Avery Wilson, Forest Park

– William Black, Drew

2nd Team

– Jamari Smith, Jonesboro

– Julian Larkin, Stephenson

– TreJohn Taylor, Mount Zion-Jonesboro

– Tyre Keith, Mundy’s Mill

– Adorian Nicholson, M.L. King

Honorable Mentions: Jaylon Terrell, Jonesboro; Jamari Mosley, Jonesboro; Jevon Tatum, Tucker; Joshua Cammon, Tucker; Jahseel Herbert, Forest Park; Mike Malolo, Mundy’s Mill; Emory Johnsnon, M.L. KING; Atreyu Smith, M.L. King; Treyvon Butler, Lovejoy

GIRLS

Player of the Year: Saadia Munford, Jonesboro

1st Team

– Saadia Munford, Jonesboro

– Gensis Bryant, Lovejoy

– Bria Bass, Tucker

– Naomi Holloway, Stephenson

– Azhana Maxwell, M.L. King

2nd Team

– Jermese Davis, Tucker

– Morgan Collins, Tucker

– Alana Denson, Forest Park

– Alexus Celestin, Mundy’s Mill

– Raiana Johnson, Mundy’s Mill

Honorable Mentions: Amber Thornton, Lovejoy; Symone Williams, Lovejoy; Nikki Culbreath, Stephenson; Jasani Buchanan, Stephenson; Maiya Fraizer, Jonesboro; Sarah Matthews, Forest Park; Jasmine Jacob, Forest Park; Avanna Preston, Mundy’s Mill; Kimberly Redding, M.L. King; Tamera Tilley, Mount Zion-Jonesboro; Khalela Hayes, Mount Zion-Jonesboro; Raven Mitchell, Mount Zion-Jonesboro


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