Local basketball players on prep All-State Team

Local basketball players on prep All-State Team

By Scott McInnerney
WNSP Reporter

MOBILE, AL – Eight high school basketball players from the Mobile area have been named to the All State boy’s basketball team.

In Class 7A, Alma Bryant’s Braxton Barnhizer and McGill Toolen’s Matthew McNeece made the All State second team. Baker High School’s Vincent Douglas made All State third team in Class 7A as well.

LeFlore’s De’Antoni Gordon made the Class 6A second team All State, and Faith Academy’s Logan Foutz made Class 5A’s second team All State.
In Class 4A, UMS-Wright’s Trey Bonham made the All State second team.
Mobile Christian’s Jeffrey Griffin made All State third team in Class 3A.
St. Luke’s Mark Wilcox Jr. made All State first team in Class 2A
Saraland High School’s J.J. Taylor is an honorable mention for Class 6A.

Additionally, the Coastal Alabama Regional All-Regional team for high school basketball has been announced on AL.com.
The Coastal Alabama Regional Player of the Year is St. Luke’s senior Mark Wilcox Jr. and the coach of the year is Alma Bryant’s Mark Barnhizer.

The Coastal Alabama Regional Teams are as follows:
First Team:
UMS-Wright sophomore Guard Trey Bonham (17.4 ppg, 5.7 rbpg, 4.0 apg)
LeFlore junior Forward De’Antoni Gordon (15.4 ppg, 8.3 rbpg)
Alma Bryant sophomore Guard Braxton Barnhizer (24.1 ppg, 4.2 rbpg, 2.5 apg)
McGill-Toolen junior Forward Matthew McNeece (14.5 ppg, 6.3 rbpg)
Baker junior Guard Vincent Douglas (16.3 ppg, 5.6 rbpg, 2.4 apg)

Second Team:
Daphne senior Guard Kendrick Buskey (12.1 ppg, 2.4 rbpg, 3.2 apg)
Mobile Christian senior Forward/Center Jeffrey Griffin (15.1 ppg, 10.1 rbpg, 2.0 apg)
Faith Academy senior Guard Logan Foutz (17.8 ppg, 6.8 rbpg, 2.0 apg)
Alma Bryant freshman Guard/Forward Brooks Barnhizer (19.3 ppg, 7.1 rbpg, 2.0 apg)
McGill-Toolen senior Guard Manny Patrick (15.1 ppg, 4.3 rbpg, 5.4 apg)

Third Team:
Escambia County junior Forward Lue Williams (16.5 ppg, 7.1 rbpg)
Murphy senior Forward Michael Jefferson (13.6 ppg, 7.9 rbpg, 3.1 apg)
Saraland junior Guard J.J. Taylor (15.2 ppg, 6.3 rbpg, 5.5 apg)
Spanish Fort sophomore Guard Kris Abrams-Draine (12 ppg, 4.1 rbpg)
Faith Academy senior Guard Dejonte Thomas (16.3 ppg, 3.4 rbpg, 3.7 apg)

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Stephen Root