Timmonsville's Sade Eli and Carvers Bay's DaShaun Aiken were named 2012-2013 South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Class A Players of the Year.
Eli led the Lady Whirlwinds to a Class A Championship last season. The Timmonsville junior guard is averaging more than 20 points a game this year, and led her squad to another region title.
Aiken is the all-time leading scorer at Carvers Bay High. He is averaging 17 points a game for the Bears, despite playing most of the season with a pulled groin. Carvers Bay went undefeated in Region 7 Class A.
The SCBCA All-State Team was released on Wednesday. 23 players from the WPDE NewsChannel 15 viewing area were picked on the All-State team by an eight region panel.
In Boys Class 4A, Conway's Reggie Bonner was the only area player selected to the All-State Team.
In Boys Class 3A, Hartsville's Jaylen Shaw, JaQuan Grissett of North Myrtle Beach, Darlington's J.J. Richardson, and Nolin Butler of Myrtle Beach were All-State picks.
In Boys Class 2A, Marion's Kevin Rowell and Lake City's Keith Burgess were named All-State.
In Boys Class A, in addition to Player of the Year DaShaun Aiken, Johnsonville's Cordea Wilson, Lamar's Akeem Peoples, Hemingway's Dominic Scott and Hannah-Pamplico's Devonte Ellis garnered All-State honors.
In Girls Class 4A, Marissa Runyon of Carolina Forest was the only area player chosen All-State.
In Girls Class 3A, Taylor Allman and India Farmer of North Myrtle Beach and Tanisha Brown of Myrtle Beach made All-State.
In Girls Class 2A, Lake City's Shaunice Fulmore and Jasmine McClam and Niesha Godfrey of Mullins were chosen to the All-State team.
In Girls Class A, in addition to Eli, Latta's Tianna Deberry, Lamar's Heylan Anderson, and Johnsonville's Crystal Williams made All-State.
To see the entire South Carolina All-State Team, click on this link: http://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/basketball/SCBCA/2012-13_SCBCA_All-State4.pdf