Basketball

Millbrook girls, Hicks lead N&O all-Metro basketball team

tstevens@newsobserver.comMarch 30, 2013 

Three players from Millbrook’s state 4A girls’ basketball championship team and 3A boys’ state finals MVP Isaiah Hicks of Oxford Webb lead The News & Observer’s 2013 All-Metro basketball team.

The three Millbrook seniors, Ryan Flowers, Mykia Jones and Alex Tomlinson, helped the Wildcats to an undefeated season, three consecutive state title games and back-to-back N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships.

Hicks, a North Carolina signee, was the MVP in the boys 3A championship game after scoring 34 points, grabbing a state finals record 30 rebounds and blocking seven shots in a 73-70 overtime win against Statesville.

All-Metro Basketball

Boys

Gary Clark, Clayton, 6-foot-7, Jr.: Averaged 24.8 points and 14.4 rebounds per game and helped the Comets to a 28-3 season.

Ricky Council, Northern Durham, 6-4, Jr.: Averaged 22.8 points and 4.7 assists for the Knights.

T.J. Evans, Apex, 6-0, Jr.: Averaged 18.3 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Cougars and was named the Tri-Nine 4A player of the year for the second time.

Anthony Gaskins, Clayton, 5-11, Sr.: St. Augustine’s College signee averaged 18.8 points per game and had more than 1,500 points in his career.

Devonte’ Graham, 6-0, Broughton, Sr.: Appalachian State signee averaged 15.7 points and 5.4 assists per game on a 26-6 club that played for the state 4A title.

James Hemphill, Broughton, 6-6, Sr.: U.S. Naval Academy signee helped the Caps to the NCHSAA 4A championship game.

Isaiah Hicks, Oxford Webb, 6-8, Sr.: Averaged 24 points and 15 rebounds for the NCHSAA 3A champions

Josh Newkirk, Word of God, 6-2, Sr.: Pitt recruit helped lead the Rams to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1A championship.

Ty Outlaw, Jr., Roxboro Person, 6-6, Sr.: UNC-Greensboro signee averaged 24 points and 12 rebounds

DeMarcus Sanford, Garner, 6-0, Sr.: Scored 16.5 points per game on a club that reached the second round of the playoffs.

Girls

Whitney Bunn, Bunn, 5-7, Sr.: Furman signee averaged 14 points and 6 assists

Ryan Flowers, Millbrook, 6-0, Sr.: UNC Wilmington signee led Wildcats to the NCHSAA 4A championship by averaging 12.5 points and 10.8 rebounds.

Kaila Ealey, Broughton, 5-6, Soph.: Helped lead the Caps to the state 4A semifinals by averaging 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Mykia Jones, Millbrook, 5-8, Sr.: Wake Forest signee scored 12.2 points and dished 5.2 assists in leading Millbrook to a 31-0 record and its second straight 4A state championship.

Kiara Leslie, Holly Springs, 5-11, Jr.: Averaged a double-double with 20.3 points and 11.9 rebounds while winning District 5 player of the year honors

Kaleisha Moore, Southeast Raleigh, 5-8, Sr.: Helped Bulldogs reach the state 4A semifinals and post a 29-1 record by averaging 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Mickayla Sanders, Cary Academy, 6-0, Sr.: Liberty signee led area scorers with 24.1 points per game

Jamella Smith, Chapel Hill, 5-8, Jr.: Averaged 11.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists on a 30-2 club that played for the state 3A championship.

Alex Tomlinson, Millbrook, 5-9, Sr.: Wingate signee led Millbrook with 7.7 assists and added 7 points per game

Ashley Williams, Green Hope, 5-8, Sr.: Four-year starter averaged 6.2 assists and 21.6 points for the Falcons.

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