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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Douglas County junior Amari Robinson has been chosen the Region 5-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the region coaches.

Douglas County forward Amari Robinson was chosen the Region 5-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the region coaches.

The junior was the top scorer and rebounder on the Tigers team, which has clinched a berth into next week’s state playoffs after securing the top spot in this week’s region playoffs.

Robinson averaged 24.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game to help the Tigers finish 19-6 overall and 15-1 in the region.

Also named to the first team from the county is Alexander senior Alliee Pattillo and New Manchester senior Ja’Lisya Glover. Rounding out the first team is senior Kayla Frey of South Paulding and junior Tori Hill of Mays.

Pattillo averaged 10.5 points to lead the Cougars and also had a team-high 45 3-pointers made. Glover was second on the team with a 9.4 scoring average and led the team with 60 assist and 73 steals.

MaryKate Eubanks of Alexander was named to the second team along with Makaila Cnage of New Manchester and Michaela Cope of Douglas County.

Douglas County sophomore Desirae Jackson, New Manchester junior Kyndall Golden and Alexander senior Kiara Watson were named to the all-region third team.

On the boys side, McDonald’s All-American nominee Landers Nolley was named the player of the year.

Making the first team from the county were Douglas County backcourt mates Rickey Clark and Malik Battle.

Clark, a senior, has signed with Div. II Lincoln Memorial and averaged 13 points per game. Battle, a junior, averaged a team-leading 15.5 points to help lead the Tigers to a runner-up finish to Langston Hughes in the region standings.

Making the second team from the county was Alexander center Brady Spence. The 6-foot-7 junior averaged 9.9 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars, who finished third in the region.

Also named to the second team was Chris Lunsford of Alexander, who averaged a team-leading 12.7 points and had 58 assists.

Douglas County seniors Cam Copeland and Rodney Lewis and Sidni White of Alexander were named to the third team. Copeland averaged 12.5 points while Lewis averaged eights points and 3.4 assists. White contributed 10 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

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