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Bringing together the best of the county

Clockwise from left, Pinellas County All-County Players of the Year: Sebastien Thuriere, Senior, Seminole; Alicia Nalley, Junior, East Lake; Kyle Grueninger, Countryside; Alex Dinielli, East Lake; Sasha Chaplin, St. Pete Catholic, Senior; Mike Morrison, Lakewood, Senior 
STORY SUMMARY:   Studio shoot for all-county players of the year for Pinellas County. Six kids total. We need a group shot and individual pics please. 
LARA CERRI | Times


Clockwise from left, Pinellas County All-County Players of the Year: Sebastien Thuriere, Senior, Seminole; Alicia Nalley, Junior, East Lake; Kyle Grueninger, Countryside; Alex Dinielli, East Lake; Sasha Chaplin, St. Pete Catholic, Senior; Mike Morrison, Lakewood, Senior STORY SUMMARY: Studio shoot for all-county players of the year for Pinellas County. Six kids total. We need a group shot and individual pics please. LARA CERRI | Times

Girls basketball

Sasha Chaplin,

St. Petersburg Catholic

Chaplin used her 6-foot-3 height, mobility and determination to average 16 points, nine rebounds and five blocks per game. Her presence under the basket was big as she led the Barons to the region semifinals, where they to lost to eventual state finalist Fort Myers Dunbar.

Year/position: Sr., forward

Most impressive accomplishment: Chaplin, a transfer from Admiral Farragut, flourished in her three seasons at St. Petersburg Catholic, setting school records for most rebounds in a game and scoring more than 1,000 points in her career.

Did you know? Chaplin has come close to dunking the ball, hitting the rim on a few occasions.

Future plans: In November, Chaplin signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Indiana University.

First Team

GKate CarlSr. Keswick Christian

The SPC transfer averaged nearly 18 points per game.

GLatavia DempseySo. Boca Ciega

Deadly from the outside, she was key in the playoff run.

GKeona DixonSr. Clearwater

The Tornadoes' go-to girl averaged 16.6 points a game.

FKerah NelsonSr. Lakewood

A scoring machine, Nelson was one of only two players in the county to average more than 20 point a game.

GTamara Taylor Fr. Boca Ciega

Twice hit eight 3-pointers in a game this season.

Second Team

GJerica CooleySo. SP Catholic

FJ'Beria DavisJr. Clearwater

GTory StephensJr. Boca Ciega

GEgypt ThomasSr. Largo

GCara TrudellSr. Dunedin

Honorable Mention

Admiral Farragut: Taylor Irwin; Boca Ciega: Missy Schmidt, Kim Williams; Calvary Chr.: Sami Mauder; Clearwater: Artajah Collins, Veronica Ryan; Countryside: Julie Merritt; Dixie Hollins: Tori Robison; Dunedin: Jalisa Stone, Jenae Swann, Kellie VanPatten; Gibbs: Fahran Franklin, Kamika Idom, Larkira Jones; Indian Rocks Chr.: Meredith Monti, Courtney St. Louis; Keswick Chr.: Laura Grace Hodupp, Chelsea Wozniak; Lakeside Chr.: Lauren Dugan; Lakewood: Latesha Johnson, Kayla Roberts, Brishana Thomas; Largo: Courtney Bell, LaShae Bynum, Moriah Monoloff; Northeast: Alphondie Exilhomme; Northside Chr.: Mo Jackson, Kayla Walton; Osceola: Hannah Demarest; Palm Harbor U.: Semeerah Jones, Alysha Lane, Madison McNary; Pinellas Park: Ki'Ana Hadley; Seminole: M. Avena; Shorecrest: Jasmine Cohen, Sandy Lowry; St. Petersburg: Jazmyne Green, Sharlese Hughes, LaToya Davis; St. Petersburg Catholic: Holly Janicki; Tarpon Springs: Allison Corbett, Nicole Crafton.

Coach of the Year

Will White, Boca Ciega

White helped a young team mature, leading the Pirates to conference and district titles and their first berth in the state semifinal since 1999.

Boys basketball

Mike Morrison, Lakewood

At 6-foot-9, Morrison was the dominant force the Spartans needed around the basket. He averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks per game. Those numbers were a big reason why Lakewood advanced to the state final.

Year/position: Sr., forward

Most impressive accomplishment: In the state semifinals, Morrison had one of his best games, scoring 13 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and blocking five shots to help the Spartans beat Brandon.

Did you know: Morrison's older brothers, Marcus and Sean, also were all-county players of the year.

Future plans: Morrison signed his letter of intent last November to play for George Mason.

First Team

GCam CardenSr. Pinellas Park

Floor leader became the school's all-time leading scorer.

GLuke LoucksSr. Clearwater

He was the Tornadoes' most consistent player this season.

GTracy ParksSr. SP Catholic

A long-range specialist, Parks helped the Barons reach the region semifinals.

GReggie ReedSr. Lakewood

He led with his decision-making and tenacity on defense.

FJake TroyliSr. Pinellas Park

The county's most versatile big man stepped up in the biggest games.

Second Team

GDevonta DavisSr. Dixie Hollins

FChristian Bibi NdangoSr. Calvary Christian

FAdam PeggSr. Clearwater

GChris PerezJr. Oldsmar Christian

GEric SegertJr. CC Catholic

Honorable Mention

Admiral Farragut: Josh Burch, Hayden Buttner; Boca Ciega: Orhian Johnson, Laquarrio King; Calvary Chr.: Emmanuel Delgado, Marcos Quinonnes; Canterbury: Brandon Hamilton, John Lancaster; Clearwater: John Burke, Regan O'Rourke, Okaro White; Countryside: Corey Moody, Tucker Pollard; Dixie Hollins: Micah Lacy; Dunedin: Juahar El Amin, Ian Murray; East Lake: Kendall O'Neill, Matt Moore; Gibbs: Xavier Frazier, Larry Murphy, Ke-Owen Walker; Indian Rocks Chr.: Isaac McMillen; Keswick Chr.: Lars Larson; Lakewood: Shamon Cox, Irez Gray, James Pope; Largo: Aldor Kola, Ben Patrick; Northeast: Antwan Carson; Northside Chr.: Ben Kaylor, Drew Phillips; Oldsmar Christian: Jordan Fair; Osceola: Sebastian Wolf; Palm Harbor U: Chaz Green, Sam Purdy, Tyler Stephenson; Pinellas Park: Cory Carden, Jesse Woods; Seminole: Justin Ford, Nathan Pedro; Shorecrest: Jack Schroeder; St. Petersburg: Antwan Carter, Gabriel Moton; St. Petersburg Catholic: Julien Dudley, Casey Bobelis; Tarpon Springs: Ray Hartsfield.

Coach of the Year

Dan Wright, Lakewood

Despite losing three starters from last season, Wright guided the Spartans to their second straight state championship game.

Bringing together the best of the county 03/09/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:33am]

    

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