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Super Six Basketball capsules

SUPER SIX BOYS

Name: Logan Adams

School: South Gwinnett

Class: Junior

Height: 6-foot-5

Age: 16

Nickname: Lo or LoLo

Place of birth: Grayson

College choice: UNC-Wilmington

Favorite subject in school: Language arts

Best basketball movie: "Coach Carter"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "HYFR" by Drake

Toughest high school gym to play in: Dacula

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: Teammate Qiydar Davis

Any superstitions: Have to wear two pairs of socks

Most points ever scored in a game: 37

Funniest teammate: Ashanti Day-Downey

Role model: My dad Russell Adams

Info file: Athletic and versatile, the early UNC-Wilmington commit averaged team highs of 15.2 points and 10.7 rebounds as a sophomore, when he also earned all-region honors.

Coach Scott Bracco's take: "Logan is a great kid and a hard worker. He enjoys coming in the gym and working on his game. Logan has put the time in to become a more rounded basketball player."


Name: Chris Bolden

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Senior

Height: 6-foot-3

Age: 18

Nickname: Golden Bolden

Place of birth: Tifton

College choice: Georgia Tech

Favorite subject in school: MathBest basketball movie: "Love and Basketball"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Right Above It" and "Nightmares of the Bottom" by Lil' Wayne

Celebrity I most look like: Raja Bell

Toughest high school gym to play in: Peachtree Ridge

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: Shiloh's Robert CarterAny superstitions: Say the Lord's Prayer before every game

Most points ever scored in a game: 47

Funniest teammate: Ryan Copeland

Role model: Dad

Info file: Excellent outside shooter will give a boost to his third high school team (Brookwood as a freshman, the past two seasons at Norcross). Hit the game-winning free throws for the Class AAAAA champion Blue Devils and averaged a team-best 15 points per game.

Coach Zach Smith's take: "Chris is a tremendous asset to North Gwinnett High School. He has immersed himself in the athletic culture at North on the football field, and we are excited about having him on the court. Most importantly, Chris is a mature young man who performs well in classroom and is committed to academic success."


Name: Yonel Brown

School: Berkmar

Class: Senior

Height: 5-foot-9

Age: 17

Nickname: YB

Place of birth: Alabama

College choice: Kennesaw State

Favorite subject in school: Math

Best basketball movie: "He Got Game"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Real or Fake" by Tyga

Celebrity I most look like: Jr. from "My Wife and Kids"

Toughest high school gym to play in: McEachern

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: South Gwinnett's Logan Adams

Any superstitions: None

Most points ever scored in a game: 34

Funniest teammate: Brandon Thompson

Role model: My older brother, Darrell Brown Jr.

Info file: Quick guard earned 8-AAAAA player of the year honors as a junior, when he averaged a team-best 16.4 points and 3.1 assists.

Coach Greg Phillips' take: "Yonel is one of the most grounded, hard-working young men I've ever had the privilege to coach. All of the accolades he has received are a direct result of his hard work in the classroom, in the weight room and on the court. Kennesaw State is lucky to get such a great person, although I'm not quite ready for him to leave just yet."


Name: Robert Carter

School: Shiloh

Class: SeniorHeight: 6-foot-9

Age: 17

Place of birth: Thomasville, Ga.

College choice: Georgia TechFavorite subject in school: Math

Best basketball movie: "More than a Game"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Headlines" by Drake

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: North Gwinnett's Chris Bolden or Shiloh's Jordan Gaither

Most points ever scored in a game: 40

Funniest teammate: Trayvon Reed

Role models: Mom and Dad

Info file: Transfer from Thomasville, one of the nation's consensus top recruits, instantly turned Shiloh into a team to be reckoned with. A powerful force inside who averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds as a junior.

Coach Kim Rivers' take: "Robert is a special talent who has shown the character and leadership our program has been lacking the past three years. Robert's skill level is different from any post player I have had the opportunity to coach in my career. Robert's footwork may be the best in the country at his position. One of Robert's biggest assets that I think people will be surprised with is the versatility he has at 6-foot-9 and 250. He can play inside, outside and handle the basketball. I am extremely excited about coaching Robert this season, and appreciate the opportunity to help prepare him for Georgia Tech basketball next season."


Name: Qiydar Davis

School: South Gwinnett

Class: Senior

Height: 6-foot-4

Age: 17

Nickname: Big Daddy

Place of birth: New York

College choices: Jacksonville State, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Tennessee Tech

Favorite subject in school: Language arts

Best basketball movie: "Love and Basketball"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Show Me Something" by J. Cole

Celebrity I most look like: Soulja Boy

Toughest high school gym to play in: Wheeler

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: Shiloh's Robert Carter

Any superstitions: None

Most points ever scored in a game: 38

Funniest teammate: Deen Biggins

Role model: My dad

Info file: Paired with Logan Adams to make a formidable scoring duo last season, when he averaged a team-high 17.6 points and 9.9 rebounds for a team that just missed the state tourney.

Coach Scott Bracco's take: "Qiydar is one of the most athletic players in the area. He has worked hard in the offseason to improve his perimeter skills. Qiydar has set high expectations for his senior year."


Name: T.J. Shipes

School: Buford

Class: Senior

Height: 6-8

Age: 18

Nickname: T-Shipes

Place of birth: Downers Grove, Ill.

College choice: Georgia State

Favorite subject in school: Math

Best basketball movie: "Space Jam"Song that gets me ready for a game: "We out cheer" Lil Boosie and J. Cole

Celebrity I most look like: Kobe Bryant

Toughest high school gym to play in: Avondale and The Forum at GAC

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: A.J. Davis

Most points ever scored in a game: 42

Funniest teammate: Alton Grose

Role model: My mom and dad

Info file: Georgia State recruit helped the Wolves to a state runner-up finish as a junior. He led the team in both scoring (14.6) and rebounding (8.6).

Coach Allen Whitehart's take: "T.J. is a great basketball player, but more importantly he is a fine young man. T.J. is a fierce competitor who works hard every day to improve in every aspect of the game. I really think T.J.'s best basketball is ahead of him, which is scary when you consider how good he is right now. I am excited to see how his hard work and dedication pay off for him this basketball season."


SUPER SIX GIRLS

Name: Lexie Brown

School: North Gwinnett

Class: Junior

Height: 5-foot-9

Age: 17

Nickname: Lex

Place of birth: Boston, Mass.

College choice: Maryland

Favorite subject in school: Math

Best basketball movie: "Love and Basketball"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Headlines" by Drake

Celebrity I most look like: My dad (former NBA guard Dee Brown)

Toughest high school gym to play in: Roswell

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is:

Norcross' Diamond DeShields

Any superstitions: I have to do a dance right before we run out for the warm-ups

Most points ever scored in a game: 32

Funniest teammate: Keniesha WilbornRole models: My parents

Info file: High-scoring guard was second in Gwinnett last season with an 18.6-point average, but also led the county in assists (5.8). Engineered two upsets of eventual state champion Norcross last season.

Coach Bryan Sellers' take: "Lexie is a once in a lifetime player that I have the pleasure of coaching. She is a hard worker with high expectations of herself, her teammates and the coaching staff. As great of a basketball player as she is, she is an even better kid. Off the court, she is humble and down to earth. On the court, she is a tenacious competitor. Her greatest accomplishment so far, to me, is in the classroom where she takes mostly honors and AP classes and has a 4.0 GPA."


Name: Andraya Carter

School: Buford

Class: Senior

Height: 5-foot-9

Age: 18

Nicknames: Draya or Dray

Place of birth: DeKalb County

College choice: Tennessee

Favorite subject in school: Weight training

Best basketball movie: "Love and Basketball"

Song that gets me ready for a game: Anything by Drake

Toughest high school gym to play in: GAC's Long Forum

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: Teammate Kaela Davis

Any superstitions: Lucky blue racquetball

Most points ever scored in a game: Don't know

Funniest teammate: Manager Oksauna Bennett

Role model: Tamika Catchings

Info file: Entering her fourth year as a starter, Carter is known for her steady play and ability as a defensive stopper. Out until later in the season after knee surgery, she averaged 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a junior for the Class AA state champions.

Coach Gene Durden's take: "Draya has been called a total package player for all of her career here at Buford and she proves it every time she steps on the court. She has great athleticism to go along with great basketball skills and when you mix in great attitude and work ethic, you have the basketball player everyone wants on their team. We are just lucky to have her on ours."


Name: Kaela Davis

School: Buford

Class: Junior

Height: 6-2

Age: 16

Nickname: KD

Place of birth: Indianapolis

College choice: Tennessee

Favorite subject in school: AP Psychology with Coach (Christian) HunnicuttBest basketball movie: "Heart of the Game"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Celebrity I most look like: Gabrielle Union

Toughest high school gym to play in: GAC's Long Forum because of depth perception

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: Kristina Nelson

Any superstitions: Icing before games

Most points ever scored in a game: 41

Funniest teammate: Treasure Wright

Role model: God sisters and my parents

Info file: After helping Norcross to the Class AAAAA state title as a freshman, Davis won the AA crown as a sophomore at Buford. Versatile scorer averaged 18.2 points (third in Gwinnett) and 5.5 rebounds last season.

Coach Gene Durden's take: "KD is a player who has the ability to answer any challenge that comes up on the court. She can score in bunches in a variety of ways, distribute the ball to teammates with great passes and vision, and shut down the opponent's best player because of her defensive ability and athleticism. Her versatility gives our program a player that can play any position from point guard to post and make matchups for opponents a nightmare."


Name: Diamond DeShields

School: Norcross

Class: Junior

Height: 6-foot-1

Age: 16

Nicknames: D, D-hop, D-Baby, Deuce Deuce

Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Fla.

College choices: UConn, Duke, Tennessee, Maryland, North Carolina,

Florida, Notre Dame

Favorite subject in school: Anatomy

Best basketball movie: "Love and Basketball"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Who Gon Stop Me" by Jay-Z and Kanye West

Celebrity I most look like: Diamond DeShields. I like to do my own thing.

Toughest high school gym to play in: North Gwinnett

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: North Gwinnett's Lexie Brown

Any superstitions: Always have to wear my hair the same in every game, but

nothing major

Most points ever scored in a game: 38

Funniest teammate: Patrice Butler

Role model: My Mother

Info file: The reigning Daily Post player of the year led Gwinnett in scoring (20.9) and averaged 5.1 rebounds for the Class AAAAA state champions. Has led the Blue Devils to state titles in both of her high school seasons.

Coach Angie Hembree's take: "Diamond is considered by many to be the best player in the country in her age group. I consider her to be one of the best in the country at any age group. She does not rest on her sheer athleticism but works very hard to continue to improve to be a complete player. Diamond at just 16 years of age and only a junior in high school has two gold medals with the USA team where she played with girls two to three years her senior and two state championships. But for me as a coach, her demeanor and leadership on and off the court are the things I am most proud of. She makes everyone on the floor better through her work ethic and positive leadership. She shows how much her teammates matter to her. Diamond is a joy to watch and a joy to coach."


Name: Kristina Nelson

School: Buford

Class: Junior

Height: 6-foot-3

Age: 16Nickname: Koko

Place of birth: Alexandria, Va.

College choices: Undecided

Favorite subject in school: English

Best basketball movie: "Love and Basketball"

Song that gets me ready for a game: Anything by Lil' Wayne or Drake

Toughest high school gym to play in: North GwinnettAside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is: Teammate Kaela Davis

Any superstitions: None

Most points ever scored in a game: 28 in region championship game as a freshman

Funniest teammate: Kallie Case

Role model: Tina Charles

Info file: A force at GAC the past two seasons, Nelson took her talents to Buford in the offseason. She averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds as a sophomore.

Coach Gene Durden's take: "KoKo is a tremendous post player who can dominate a game from both the block area to the high post because of her great hands and soft shooting touch. We are learning more and more about Kristina Nelson every day. We knew she was a great basketball player from having to play against her and being a matchup nightmare, but now we know what a great young lady she is and what a great personality she has. I never see her without a smile on her face."


Name: Holli Wilkins

School:Wesleyan

Class:Senior

Height:5-foot-11

Age:18

Place of birth:Chattanooga, Tenn.

College choice:Furman

Favorite subject in school:Contemporary Culture

Best basketball movie:"Space Jam"

Song that gets me ready for a game: "Monster" by Skillet

Celebrity I most look like:Candace Parker

Toughest high school gym to play in: GAC's Long Forum

Aside from yourself, the best current Gwinnett basketball player is:Norcross' Diamond DeShields

Any superstitions:Nope

Most points ever scored in a game: 38

Funniest teammate:Jordan Frazier

Role model:Jesus

Info file: The daughter of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins, the three-sport star (she also is a standout in softball and track) has played on three straight state championship teams. She averaged 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds last season and also led the Wolves in scoring as a sophomore.

Coach Jan Azar's take: "I knew from the first day that I saw Holli play basketball in lower school that she would be special and she certainly proved me right. She has made a name for herself at Wesleyan in so many ways. As a four-year varsity player, Holli soaked everything up as a freshman with only a little playing time and then jumped right in as our leading scorer as a sophomore. Holli will surpass the 1,000 career point and 500 career rebound mark before she graduates. All of her accomplishments are great but what is most important about Holli is that she is not defined by basketball. When Holli leaves Wesleyan she will not only be remembered as an amazing three-sport athlete, but more importantly as a leader, an amazing student, a great friend and a role model for our younger students. Holli is the complete package and is the type of person that I use as a role model for my own children."

Comments

twinp2 2 years, 9 months ago

You forgot about CENTRAL GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL!!

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Gary 2 years, 9 months ago

The credentials, academic and basketball, of Lexie Brown is one me of another great North Gwinnett High School student-athlete, Katie Williamson, who went on to play for North Georgia and is now a medical doctor. Good luck to you, Lexie, and the rest of the Lady Bulldogs and their male counterparts, the North Gwinnett Bulldogs!

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