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Norcross' DeShields named Miss Georgia Basketball

Norcross basketball star Diamond DeShields added another honor Monday afternoon.

The senior was announced as Miss Georgia Basketball by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, a high reward for a player who already has led her high school team to two state championships. The 6-foot-2 North Carolina signee has won the past two Daily Post player of the year awards.

North Gwinnett senior Lexie Brown also earned a top individual award as the Atlanta Metro Girls Player of the Year. The point guard, a Maryland recruit, led her team to the state semifinals last season and averages 18.4 points, 6.4 assists and 5.1 steals so far this season.

Tift County's Brannen Greene, a Kansas signee, was voted Mr. Georgia Basketball and Columbia's Tahj Shamsid-Deen, an Auburn signee, was the Metro Atlanta Boys Player of the Year.

Three other Gwinnett girls were selected to the All-Metro Atlanta first team — Wesleyan's Katie Frerking, North's Peyton Whitted and Kristina Nelson of Buford.

Norcross' Brandon Goodwin was on the All-Metro Atlanta first team for boys.

Shayla Cooper of Norcross, Nate Mason of Shiloh and Kyle Doyle of Buford were second-team all-metro selections, while the third-team list featured Greater Atlanta Christian's Brianna Cummings and Isaiah Wilkins, as well as Archer's Randall Smith and Collins Hill's Devin Mitchell.

The following players also received honorable mention acclaim: Wesleyan's Brittany Stevens, Buford's McKenzie Darrah, Brookwood's Rebecca Walker, Duluth's Katie Powell, Parkview's Marissa Mandeldove, Norcross' Andre Chatfield and Buford's A.J. Davis.