USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the ALL-USA Georgia Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2018-19 season.
NATIONAL: ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team
COACH OF THE YEAR
Mike Thompson, McEachern (Powder Springs)
The ALL-USA National Coach of the Year, Thompson guided McEachern to the program’s first state title. The Indians went 32-0 while also claiming championships at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions and the City of Palms Classic.
Player of the Year
Sharife Cooper, G, McEachern (Powder Springs), 6-1/160, Jr.
Named ALL-USA National Player of the Year, as well as the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, the five-star recruit averaged 28.6 points and 8.7 assists a game.
Brandon Boston, G, Norcross, 6-6/175, Jr.
A five-star recruit with offers from Alabama, Duke, Florida, Auburn and Kentucky, Boston scored 18.4 points a game.
Anthony Edwards, G, Holy Spirit Prep (Atlanta), 6-4/205, Sr.
The Georgia signee was named to the USA TODAY ALL-USA first team after averaging 29 points and nine rebounds per game.
Walker Kessler, C, Woodward Academy (College Park), 7-0/235, Jr.
Chosen for the Class 4A all-state first team, Kessler averaged a double-double with 21 points and 11.9 rebounds a game.
Isaac Okoro, F, McEachern (Powder Springs), 6-5/200, Sr.
Okoro, who signed with Auburn, was the Class 7A South Player of the Year after recording 19.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Deivon Smith, G, Grayson (Loganville), 6-0/160, Jr.
Jamir Chaplin, G, Meadowcreek (Norcross), 6-4/180, Sr.
Jayce Moore, G, Coffee (Douglas), 6-2/170, Sr.
Kyle Sturdivant, G, Norcross, 6-3/190, Sr.
Marcus Watson, G/F, Buford, 6-6/205