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Local players named to all-state team

Photo by Jason Mussell / Eagle’s Landing guard Trevin Joseph, who helped lead the Golden Eagles to the Class AAAA championship, was named to the Georgia Sportwriter Association’s honorable mention all-state team.

Photo by Jason Mussell / Eagle’s Landing guard Trevin Joseph, who helped lead the Golden Eagles to the Class AAAA championship, was named to the Georgia Sportwriter Association’s honorable mention all-state team.

Eagle’s Landing dominated the competition in Class AAAA this past season in securing the program’s first boy’s basketball state championship.

In turn, four of the team starters were named to the Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State team, which was released on Tuesday morning. Golden Eagles coach Clay Crump was named the Class AAAA Coach of the Year.

In all, 14 players from the Southern Crescent and one coach was recognized by the statewide media for their accomplishments this past season.

This is the third honor this season for Crump, who was named the Region 4-AAAA Coach of the Year and last month the Atlanta Tipoff Club named him the metro area top coach.

Eagle’s Landing guards Eric Wortham and Isaiah Dennis were named to the all-state first team. Wortham, who has signed with Middle Tennessee State, averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists. He was named the region player of the year for the second straight season.

Dennis, known for his electrifying dunks, averaged 16 points and four assists per game. He recently committed to Georgia State University.

Eagle’s Landing center Desmond Ringer, a South Carolina signee, and Trevin Joseph were named to the honorable mention team.

Named to the second team in Class AAAA was Dutchtown guard Donovahn Jones, a Minnesota football signee. Jones helped the Bulldogs to their second straight state playoff berth while averaging 20 points, six rebounds and four assists per game.

Stafan Bradley of North Clayton and Patrick Petty of Jonesboro were also named to the honorable mention team.

In Class AAAAA, J.R. Holder of Mount Zion was named to the second team. The 6-foot-7 Jacksonville signee averaged 25 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Bulldogs went from a four-win team last season to the subregion champions this season. He was named region Player of the Year and was added to the Atlanta Tipoff Club all-metro team.

On the girls’ side, Forest Park junior Kayla Potts was named second team all-state. After rejoining the team in January following a year off while recovering from knee surgery, she helped lead the Lady Panthers to the Class AAAAA semifinals.

Teammate Tiffany Wilson was named honorable mention in Class AAAAA.

In Class AAAA, Lindsey Reed of Woodland and Jonesboro’s Briana Benson were named to the second team. Reed averaged 15.1 points in helping the Lady Wolfpack to their best record in school history.

Benson, a Jacksonville State signee, averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds as the Lady Cardinals won back-to-back region titles and reached the semifinals for the second straight season.

Dominique Clune of Dutchtown was named to the honorable mention team.

Candler Gregory of Strong Rock Christian was named to the honorable mention team in Class A after averaging a team-high 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals. She finished her career with 1,197 points as the team went 18-9 on the season. She signed with Belhaven in Mississippi.