USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Mississippi Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Trent Adair, Ingomar Attendance Center (New Albany)
Adair guided the Lady Falcons to the Class 2A state championship, culminating with a stunning 41-40 win at the state final in which they overcame a double-digit halftime deficit. In just five seasons as Ingomar’s head coach, he has increased the team’s win total each year, from just 10 wins in 2011-12 to its 34-5 mark this past season.
Player of the Year
Myah Taylor, G, Olive Branch, 5-7, Jr.
The state’s two-time reigning Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Taylor led the Conquistadors to a 27-3 record and the second round of the Class 6A state tournament. This past season, she averaged 26.1 points, 6.9 assists and 5.8 steals per game and has verbally committed to play at Mississippi State in the fall of 2017.
Shonte Hailes, G, Quitman, 5-6, Sr.
Hailes averaged 21.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game to help guide Quitman to the Class 4A state title.
Twila Hill, F, Callaway (Jackson), 6-2, Sr.
Hill helped the Lady Chargers to the Class 6A state final, averaging 16 rebounds and 15.9 points per contest.
Savannah Jones, G, St. Martin (Ocean Springs), 6-0, Sr.
With 23.6 points, 10 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game to go along with a state-leading 90 3-pointers, Jones led St. Martin to a berth in the Class 6A semifinals.
Ameshya Williams, C, West Harrison (Gulfport), 6-2, Sr.
Williams averaged better than a double-double per game this past season, producing 24.6 points and 14.2 rebounds to help lead the Lady Hurricanes to a Class 5A championship game appearance.
Kelsey Jones, C, Starkville, 6-3, Jr.
Keyara Jones, G, Heidelberg, 5-5, Jr.
Alyric Scott, G, Richton, 5-9, Jr.
Tamia Stinson, G, Hattiesburg, 5-6, Sr.
Zakyia Weathersby, F, Collins, 6-2, Jr.