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Herald Super 6 team

Photo by Nate McCullough

Photo by Nate McCullough

Boys

Jabari McGhee -- Monroe

Height: 6-foot-6.

Year: Junior.

Position: Forward.

Why he’s here: McGhee is a slick-as-can-be ball handler and shooter for the Tornadoes, who may have their best team in years this season. They were led by McGhee in scoring, averaging 17 points a game, while pulling down 10 rebounds a game.

Rantavious Gilbert -- Monroe

Height: 6-foot-7.

Year: Senior.

Position: Forward/Center.

Why he’s here: Gilbert’s a two-time Super 6er who led Monroe on defense, averaging five blocked shots a game. He also averaged a double-double for the season, scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds a night. He is getting looks from several big schools.

Dequan Green -- Westover

Height: 6-foot-4.

Year: Senior.

Position: Guard/Forward.

Why he’s here: Son of Westover great and ex-Cincinnati Bearcats star and NBA player Dontiono Wingfield, Green averaged 13 points and four rebounds a game as a junior, but is expected to score much more as Westover’s main offensive threat this season.

Tim Pierce -- Albany High

Height: 6-foot-2.

Year: Senior.

Position: Guard.

Why he’s here: Pierce, along with teammate Larry Sanford, led the Indians to the Sweet 16 last year, averaging 16 points and six rebounds a game as a junior. He opened this season with a 28-point night against Dougherty.

Shaquille Nunnally -- Randolph-Clay

Height: 6-foot-5.

Year: Senior.

Position: Forward.

Why he’s here: Nunnaly is a big reason why the one-time state power Red Devils are on their way back up. He averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals last season for the state playoff Red Devils, and is already averaging 21.5 points in two games so far this year.

Dekoven Ware -- Terrell County

Height: 6-foot.

Year: Senior.

Position: Point guard.

Why he’s here: Ware was the tallest player on the floor last year for the small, speedy Greenwave, who reached the Class A title game before losing. But Ware was a big reason why they got there, averaging 15 points, 12 rebounds, 5 steals and 5 assists.


Girls

Ieshia Young -- Westover

Height: 5-foot-6.

Year: Senior.

Position: Guard.

Why she’s here: A two-time Super 6er, Young averaged 10 points a game, and was the team’s top defensive player as a junior, helped lead Lady Pats to 24-4 record as a sophomore. She’s been in double figures on all four of the games so far this year for the Lady Pats, who are off to a 4-0 start.

Sheniqua Young -- Monroe

Height: 5-foot-6.

Year: Senior.

Position: Forward.

Why she’s here: Gives Monroe an outside scoring threat and can torch opponents from 3-point range. Young is two-time Super 6er, averaging 22 points a game, while also making more than 100 3-pointers as a junior.

DyTiesha Dunson -- Westover

Height: 5-foot-8.

Year: Senior.

Position: Guard.

Why she’s here: A two-time Super 6er, Dunson led Westover in every offensive category as a junior, averaging 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals a game. She’s been in double figures on all four of the games so far this year for the Lady Pats, who are off to a 4-0 start.

Chasity Mullins -- Albany High

Height: 5-foot-8.

Year: Senior.

Position: Guard.

Why she’s here: Mullins sat out most of her junior season with an ACL injury, but averaged 18 points and led the team in rebounds with nine per game as a sophomore and is expected to be the key piece as the Squaws make a run at the Region 1-AA title and the state playoffs.

Tashaunessy Reece -- Pelham

Height: 5-foot-6.

Year: Senior.

Position: Guard.

Why she’s here: Was part of Pelham’s three-headed monster last season with reigning Herald Player of the Year D’Ambria Thomas, who has graduated and Octavia Kierce, who is back. Reece averaged 17 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds a game for the region champion Lady Hornets.

Daquenna Moore -- Lee County

Height: 6-foot.

Year: Senior.

Position: Center/Forward.

Why she’s here: Arguably the best inside player in Southwest Georgia, she averaged 19 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks a game last season for the Lady Trojans, and opened this year with a 20-point night against Ware County.

Comments

pamela255 2 years, 4 months ago

It's so funny how you can pick and choose the "Super Six" and leave out the best player in Albany. That's when you know it's about politics and not how good the athlete is. Why would you not choose the most athletic, aggressive player around this area? "Larry Sanford" and choose a player whose living off his father legacy from Westover? I thought it was based off the players abilities that they have displayed, but looks like it's based off politics and favortism.

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options1 2 years, 4 months ago

I agree with you that Larry Sanford should have been in over the kid from Westover. I immediately thought the same thing, that he was picked solely based on who is father is and what school he attends. Now I have to disagree with the "best" player in Albany comment, however. Tim Pierce is certainly the best player in Albany, but Mr. Sanford is a close second with Jabari McGhee.

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mom2003 2 years, 4 months ago

politics? How about how can you pick the so called super six when there were still teams that hadn't played yet. That just goes to show you the six were already picked, nobody looked at all the teams and players involved someone just decided who they thought they were gonna talk about all season so they could say, a Herald Super Sixer, or maybe some coaches had alittle to do with it. Way to go Albany Herald thanks for giving all the kids a chance. Your sixers are Bull!

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mom2003 2 years, 4 months ago

Politics? How about how can you pick the super six when all the teams havn't played yet. You decided on who are the best in the area according on their playing this season, so how can you pick if we still have teams that haven't played? Yep, it's politics and favortism, the six were picked for other reasons, there are alot better area players than some they chose.Way to go Herald for giving all our athletes a fair chance, your super six are Bull!

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