Four locals win prestigious Flourish Scholarship

Four senior basketball players from Gwinnett County earned prestigious Naismith Awards Flourish Scholarships at the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Naismith Awards Banquet on Tuesday night.

Providence Christian's Aubrey Gold was one of five girls scholarship winners, while three of the five boys scholarship recipients were from Gwinnett -- Archer's Randall Smith, Brookwood's Chris Powell and Buford's Brad Mapes.

The $1,000 scholarship is given to student-athletes who show strong leadership, community engagement skills and the ability to flourish on the court, in the classroom and in life.