MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Mountain Brook High School junior Trendon Watford and Lee-Montgomery senior Zipporah Broughton received the Alabama Sportswriters Association’s top high school basketball awards Tuesday.
The 6-foot-9 Watford was named Mr. Basketball and 5-9 Broughton was selected Miss Basketball.
The awards are presented by ALFA Insurance and named by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. The AHSAA’s Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association also hosts the luncheon.
Watford and Broughton were announced at a luncheon banquet at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.
Broughton, a Rutgers signee, led the Generals to the Class 7A semifinals, the best the Generals have ever advanced in the playoffs. She averaged 23.6 points this season and finished with 2,419 career points. She scored 2,045 points in three years at Lee to rank second in school history.
Watford is a junior and helped Mountain Brook win the Class 7A championship for second year in a row. The Spartans also won their fourth state title in six years. He averaged 23.3 points on 63 percent shooting and averaged 12.3 rebounds.
Broughton and Watford were also named Class 7A Girls’ and Boys’ Players of the Year by the ASWA. Forty-eight players, three girls and three boys in each of the AHSAA’s seven classifications and the AISA, were recognized as finalists at the luncheon Wednesday.
ASWA Players of the Year in each class were:
2018 ASWA CLASS PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
7A: Zipporah Broughton, Lee-Montgomery; 6A: Caitlin Hose, Hazel Green; 5A: Maori Davenport, Charles Henderson; 4A: Karleigh Sledge, Deshler; 3A: Allie Craig Cruce, Lauderdale County; 2A: LaTascya Duff, Samson; 1A: River Baldwin, Pleasant Home; AISA: Shaquandria Holton, Glenwood.
7A: Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook; 6A: Kira Lewis, Hazel Green; 5A: Kobe Brown, Lee-Huntsville; 4A: Isaac Chatman, Cordova; 3A: Kam Woods, Midfield; 2A: Anquaevious Pollard, Lanett; 1A: Diante Wood, Sacred Heart Catholic; AISA: Lee Crawford, East Memorial.
2018 ASWA SUPER 5
(Top five players regardless of classification, based on points totaled in voting by the ASWA Prep Committee). First-place votes are in parentheses.
Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook – 77 (12); Diante Wood, Sacred Heart – 39 (1); Kira Lewis, Hazel Green – 28 (1); Jaykwon Walton, Carver-Montgomery – 16; Anquaevious Pollard, Lanett – 14.
Zipporah Broughton, Lee-Montgomery – 59 (8); Maori Davenport, Charles Henderson – 49 (3); Caitlin Hose, Hazel Green – 27; Claire Holt, Spain Park – 19 (1); LaTascya Duff, Samson – 17 (2).
ALL-TIME ASWA MISS BASKETBALL RECIPIENTS
2018: Zipporah Broughton, Lee-Montgomery
2017: Bianca Jackson, Brewbaker Tech
2016: Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis
2015: Shaquera Wade, Huntsville
2014: Shakayla Thomas, Sylacauga
2013: Marqu’es Webb, Hoover
2012: Jasmine Jones, Bob Jones
2011: Hayden Hamby, West Morgan
2010: Kaneisha Horn, Ramsay
2009: Jala Harris, Bob Jones
2008: Courtney Jones, Midfield
2007: Katherine Graham, Ramsay
2006: Shanavia Dowdell, Calera
2005: Whitney Boddie, Florence
2004: Starr Orr, Speake
2003: Sidney Spencer, Hoover
2002: Kate Mastin, Boaz
2001: Donyel Wheeler, Huffman
2000: Natasha Thomas, Lawrence County
1999: Tasheika Morris, Butler
1998: Gwen Jackson, Eufaula
1997: April Nance, Butler
1996: Nicole Carruth, Sulligent
1995: Heather Mayes, Fyffe
1994: Pam Duncan, Carrollton
1993: Leah Monteith, Cherokee County
1992: Yolanda Watkins, Decatur
1991: Tonya Tice, Hamilton
1990: Karen Killen, Mars Hill Bible
1989: Leslie Claybrook, Saint James
1988: Jeaniece Slater, Hartselle
ALL-TIME ASWA MR. BASKETBALL RECIPIENTS
2018: Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook
2017: John Petty, Mae Jemison-Huntsville
2016: John Petty, J.O. Johnson
2015: Dazon Ingram, Theodore
2014: William Lee, Dallas County
2013: De’Runnya Wilson, Wenonah
2012: Craig Sword, Carver-Montgomery
2011: Trevor Lacey, Butler
2010: Trevor Lacey, Butler
2009: Kerron Johnson, Madison Academy
2008: JaMychal Green, St. Jude Catholic
2007: Courtney Fortson, Jeff Davis
2006: Stanley Robinson, Huffman
2005: Richard Hendrix, Athens
2004: Ronald Steele, John Carroll Catholic
2003: Ronald Steele, John Carroll Catholic
2002: Kennedy Winston, Blount
2001: Chris White, Grissom
2000: Gerald Wallace, Childersburg
1999: Marvin Stone, Grissom
1998: Sam Haginas, UMS-Wright
1997: Anthony Williams, Loachapoka
1996: Isaac Spencer, Jeff Davis
1995: Brian Williams, Jeff Davis
1994: Rod Willie, Lee-Huntsville
1993: Howard Pride, Butler
1992: Darryl Wilson, South Lamar
1991: Victor Newman, Houston Academy
1990: Cedric Moore, Woodlawn
1989: Queintonia Higgins, Fairhope
1988: Terrence Lewis, Ramsay
1987: Bryant Lancaster, Valley
1986: Larry Rembert, Keith
1985: Vincent Robinson, Bridgeport
1984: Jeff Moore, Midfield
1983: Terry Coner, Phillips-Birmingham
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jeff Davis High School senior Jasmine Walker and J.O. Johnson junior John Petty were named the Miss Basketball and Mr. Basketball for 2016, respectively, Wednesday afternoon at the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s luncheon held at the Alabama Activities Center. The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association sponsors the annual luncheon.
Petty was named Mr. Basketball and Walker was named Miss Basketball by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. The ASWA’s prep basketball all-state committee made the selections.
Walker, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 19.6 points and 8.5 rebounds to lead the Vols to a second straight Class 7A championship. Her four-year career totals include 1,900 points, 908 rebounds and a 102-26 win-loss record. She's a three-time All-State player and a Florida State signee.
Petty, a 6-foot-6 guard, scored 18.9 points and grabbed seven rebounds per game, helping the Jaguars win their second state title in a row – the 2016 crown coming in J.O. Johnson's final year. The school is reopening next school year as Mae Jemison High. Petty is a three-time All-State player.
Both were also named to the state's Super 5 list a year ago. Petty is a two-time Class 5A player of the year.
Petty, who edged out 7A player of the year Austin Wiley of Spain Park, 84 points to 74 in the sportswriters’ polling, is just the third junior to win Mr. Basketball in the award’s 32-year history, joining John Carroll's Ronald Steele (2003) and Butler's Trevor Lacey (2010). Both Steele and Lacey were two-time Mr. Basketball recipients. Wiley is also a junior. Walker totaled 75 points to Class 6A player of the year Japonica James’ 50 points in the voting.
The ASWA has presented the Miss Basketball Award annually since 1988.
With Walker, Jeff Davis is the fifth school to have both a Mr. and Miss Basketball winner. Previously, Butler, Huffman, Midfield and Ramsay had at least one winner from each gender.
Mr. and Miss Basketball, the ASWA’s Super 5 players and each classification's player of the year were named Wednesday at a luncheon in downtown Montgomery at the Alabama Activity Center. Former Miss Basketball Tonya Tice Peoples, Oxford High School’s girls’ basketball coach, was the keynote speaker. Peoples, who recently stepped down as head coach, was the 1991 recipient.
They were presented by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association. The Alabama Sports Writers Association began naming a Mr. Basketball in 1985 and a Miss Basketball in 1988.
Three boys’ and three girls’ finalists in each of the seven AHSAA classifications and three finalists from the AISA were honored at the luncheon.
Individual AHSAA 2016 classification players of the year selected by the ASWA were:
BOYS: Austin Wiley, Spain Park (7A); Javien Williams, Woodlawn (6A); John Petty, J.O. Johnson (5A); Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (4A); Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (3A); Triston Chambers, Cold Springs (2A); Diante Wood, Sacred Heart Catholic (1A).
GIRLS: Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (7A); Japonica James, LeFlore (6A); Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (5A); Charity Brown, Sipsey Valley (4A); Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County (3A); Lacey Stafford, Geneva County (2A); Harriet Winchester, Keith (1A).
The ASWA also announced its Super 5 All-State selections, consisting of the five top vote getters in the Mr. and Miss Basketball voting.
The vote breakdown is listed below.
ASWA 2016 SUPER 5 All-State Tram
(Top players regardless of classification; first-place votes are in parenthesis))
Boys Tot Pts
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (12) 84
Austin Wiley, Spain Park (1) 74
Joshua Langford, Madison Academy 43
Javien Williams, Woodlawn 14
Alex Reese, Pelham 7
Girls Tot Pts
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (10) 75
Japonica James, LeFlore (3) 50
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah 40
Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County 14
Cierra Johnson, Blount 13
2016 ASWA PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Austin Wiley, Spain Park (Player of the Year)
Tevin Brown, Fairhope
Kalin Johnson, Gadsden City
Javien Williams, Woodlawn (Player of the Year)
Alex Reese, Pelham
Reginald Todd, Blount
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (Player of the Year)
Cortez Gibbs, B.T. Washington-Tuskegee
Rod Williams, Faith Academy
Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (Player of the Year)
Isaac Chatman, Cordova
Brandon Rutledge, Bibb County
Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (Player of the Year)
Chase Conley, Brindlee Mountain
Spencer Newman, Bayside Academy
Triston Chambers, Cold Springs (Player of the Year)
Anquavious Pollard, Lanett
JaTarvious Whitlow, LaFayette
Diante Wood, Sacred Heart (Player of the Year)
Jacquez Payton, Georgiana
John Pettway, Keith
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (Player of the Year)
Haley Troup, Gadsden City
Tykeria Williams, Lee-Montgomery
Japonica James, LeFlore (Player of the Year)
Cierra Johnson, Blount
Tyra Johnson, Austin
Rachael Childress, Lawrence County
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (Player of the Year)
Unique Thompson, Faith Academy
Charity Brown, Sipsey Valley (Player of the Year)
Ashley Scott, UMS-Wright
Karleigh Sledge, Deshler
Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County (Player of the Year)
Allie Craig Cruce, Lauderdale County
Presley Johnson, Pisgah
Lacy Stafford, Geneva County (Player of the Year)
Ataiya Bridges, Lanett
Kirstin Brown, Tanner
Harriet Winchester, Keith (Player of the Year)
River Baldwin, Pleasant Home
Tykeah Rogers, Spring Garden
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