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Elijah Tucker is Cherokee Tribune’s Player of the Year. Tucker finished his career with 1,525 points and claimed the Region 5AAAAAAA Player of the Year this season.

Player of the Year: Elijah Tucker (Cherokee, senior) — 21.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game; 86 dunks in 26 games; Led team in steals and blocks; Finished career with 1,525 points; Region 5AAAAAAA Player of the Year.

Coach of the Year: Roger Kvam (Cherokee) — Led team to a 20-7 record and a 68-51 playoff win over Peachtree Ridge; Placed second in region.

First Team

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Taihland Owens — (Cherokee, senior)

Taihland Owens — (Cherokee, senior) — 17.3 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game; shot 39.5% from 3-point territory, 88.1 free throw percentage; scored 1,814 career points; all-time leading scorer in school and county history; first team All-Region.

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Brandon Rechsteiner — (Etowah, sophomore)

Brandon Rechsteiner — (Etowah, sophomore) — 15 points per game, 7 assists per game, 2 steals per game; first team All-Region.

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Jared Russo — (River Ridge, junior)

Jared Russo — (River Ridge, junior) — 14 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game; shot 59% from two-point range and 38% from three-point range; second team All-Region.

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Dylan Wolle — (Sequoyah, junior)

Dylan Wolle — (Sequoyah, junior) — 19.4 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, 2 assists per game; shot 40% from three-point range and 80% from the free throw line; first team All-Region.

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Jayden Cox-Young (Creekview, senior)

Jayden Cox-Young — (Creekview, senior) — 15 points per game; tallied 155 rebounds, 117 assists, 27 steals; scored his 1,000th point this year; first team All-Region.

Second Team

Brock Rechsteiner — (Etowah, senior)

Mason Etter — (Etowah, sophomore)

Landon Stubblefield — (Woodstock, junior)

Jackson Head — (River Ridge, sophomore)

Kyle Keener — (Sequoyah, junior)

Honorable Mention

Ethan Pickett — (Cherokee, senior)

Leo Mesumbe — (Woodstock, senior)

Editorial note: Teams were compiled based on coaches voting.

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Ethan is a reporter covering the cities of Holly Springs & Canton. He also covers city governments and lifestyle. He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University.

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