USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Megan Assey, Spring Valley (Columbia)
A year after bowing out in the second round, Assey led the Vikings to a 28-2 finish and their third Class 5A state title in four years. It was the first title for the second-year coach, whose team won the final over Wade Hampton, 49-37.
Player of the Year
Danae McNeal, G, Swansea, 6-0, Jr.
McNeal averaged 24.2 points, 11 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.7 blocks and 3.1 steals per game. The state’s Class 3A Player of the Year, she led the Tigers (19-9) to the Class 3A state semifinals.
Skylar Blackstock, G/F, Wando (Mt. Pleasant), 5-10, Sr.
Blackstock averaged 23.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 3.9 assists per game in leading the Warriors to a 16-7 season.
Unique Drake, G, Westwood (Blythewood), 5-7, Jr.
Drake averaged 21.5 points, 4.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game as the Redhawks (23-4) reached the Class 4A state semifinals.
Alexis Tomlin, C, Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach), 6-0, Sr.
The state’s Class 5A Player of the Year, Tomlin averaged 20.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals a game in leading the Panthers (20-5) to the state quarterfinals.
Amari Young, F/C, North Augusta, 6-0, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, the Old Dominion signee averaged 16.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 3.4 assists per game in leading the Yellow Jackets (26-1) to their second straight Class 4A state title.
Lawren Cook, F, Christ Church (Greenville), 6-0, Sr.
Star Ergle, G, Saluda, 5-6, Sr.
Loyal McQueen, G, Wilson (Florence), 5-7, So.
Olivia Thompson, G, Lexington, 5-7, Jr.
Ashley Williamson, G, Spring Valley (Columbia), 5-7, Jr.