Wilkins, Martin head up Gwinnett contingent on GSWA All-State hoops team

Isaiah Wilkins

Isaiah Wilkins

Isaiah Wilkins will have to try to make a little more room in his already crowded trophy case.

The Greater Atlanta Chrisitian forward has been named the Class AA Boys Player of the Year and a member of the classification’s first-team All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers Association.

The 6-foot-7 Virginia-bound senior joined Spartans coach Eddie Martin, who was named the Class AA Boys Coach of the Year, in heading up Gwinnett County’s representation on the full All-State team released by the GSWA today.

It’s the latest honor for Wilkins, who averaged 18.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.5 blocked shots, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals to help the Spartans to the Class AA state championship.

In the past month, he has also been named the Boys Player of the Year for Gwinnett County by the Daily Post, metro Atlanta by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and the state of Georgia by Gatorade.

The GSWA award also makes it multiple honors for Martin, who was also the Class A-AAA Boys Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club after guiding the Spartans (32-0) to the first undefeated team by a boys team in county history, as well as their fourth state title in the last five seasons.

Also earning his classification’s superlative honor by the GSWA was Buford’s Rakim Lubin, who was named the Class AAA Boys Player of the Year.

The 6-foot-8 Connecticut signee averaged 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in helping the Wolves (28-6) to a state runner-up finish.

Buford teammate D’Marcus Simonds was also named to the first-team in Class AAA, one of three other Gwinnett players to earn a spot on their respective first teams.

The other two were girls players, with Daily Post Girls Player of the Year Brianna Cummings, who was named to the GSWA’s Class AA first team, while Buford’s Camille Anderson was named to the AAA first-team.

In all, 25 players from Gwinnett schools were included among the first- or second-teams or honorable mentions on the GSWA team.