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Seven local players named to All-State hoops teams

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 2/14/18

Seven local basketball players - three boys and four girls - have been selected to their respective South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams.

Sumter High School has two players on the 5A boys team -- senior Isiah Moore and …

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Seven local basketball players - three boys and four girls - have been selected to their respective South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams.

Sumter High School has two players on the 5A boys team -- senior Isiah Moore and junior Calvin Felder. Lakewood's Grant Singleton is the other local boys player, chosen to the 4A team.

Among the girls, Crestwood's Jah'Che Whitfield was selected to the 4A squad, Manning's Mahogany Green to the 3A team, Lee Central's Robionne Myers to the 2A team and East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper to the 1A squad.

Each was one of 15 players from throughout the state chosen to each of the 10 All-State squads.

Jimmy Nichols of Conway, which is a region foe of Sumter's, was selected as the 5A Boys Player of the Year. The other boys Players of the Year are Alex Caldwell of Wilson in 4A, Jermaine Patterson of Bluffton in 3A, Juwan Gary of Gray Collegiate in 2A and Darius Taylor of Hemingway in 1A.

Alexis Tomlin of Carolina Forest, which defeated Sumter twice to win the Region VI title, is the 5A Girls Player of the Year. The top 4A player is Amari Young of North Augusta, the 3A winner is Danae McNeal of Swansea, Star Ergle of Saluda and Malaysia Gates of Batesburg-Leesville share the 2A honors and the 1A winner is Tamara Jackson of Green Sea-Floyds.