USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Thomas Ryan, Dorman (Roebuck)
Ryan led the Cavaliers to a 25-4 record and their second straight Class 5A state title. Dorman won its final 10 games, finishing the year with a 44-33 victory over Irmo in the state final.
Player of the Year
Zion Williamson, F, Spartanburg Day, 6-8/255, Sr.
Williamson wins the state’s Player of the Year honor for the second time after averaging 36.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. A Duke signee, McDonald’s All-American and national ALL-USA First Team member, Williamson led the Griffins to the SCISA Class 2A state title.
Juwan Gary, F, Gray Collegiate (Columbia), 6-6/200, Jr.
The Class 2A Player of the Year, Gary averaged 20.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals in leading the War Eagles (25-4) to a state title.
Jimmy Nichols, F, Conway, 6-8/205, Sr.
A Providence signee, the state’s Class 5A Player of the Year averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers (21-4) reached the Class 5A quarterfinals.
Alex Caldwell, G, Wilson (Florence), 6-0/170, Sr.
The state’s Class 4A Player of the Year and a Southeast Missouri St. commit, Caldwell averaged 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the Tigers (20-4) reached the Class 4A state final.
Aaron Nesmith, G, Porter-Gaud (Charleston), 6-5/190, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, the Vanderbilt-bound Nesmith averaged 21 points, 4.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game, leading the Cyclones to their third straight SCISA Class 3A state title.
Robert Braswell, F, Blythewood, 6-9/190, Sr.
Calvin Felder, F, Sumter, 6-7/185, Jr.
Josiah James, G, Porter-Gaud (Charleston), 6-6/195, Jr.
Jermaine Patterson, G, Bluffton, 5-11/175, Sr.
Malcolm Wilson, C, Ridge View (Columbia), 6-10/205, Jr.