Williams selected as finalist for player of year

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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Escambia County’s Sheldon Williams is a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A boys basketball player of the year award.

Williams averaged a double double (22.3 points, 12.2 rebounds) this season. The senior forward helped lead the Blue Devils to a state championship appearance, their first in program history.
Additionally, ECHS’s Connor McPherson was selected as an honorable mention on the 4A team.

The winners will be announced March 31 at the Renaissance in Montgomery.

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The full list of finalists by classification is below:


Class 7A girls

Aniya Hubbard, Hoover

Reniya Kelly, Hoover

Kelsey Thompson, Davidson


Class 6A girls

Masyn Marchbanks, Hartselle

Samiya Steele, Hazel Green

XaiOnna Whitfield, Oxford


Class 5A girls

Shaniah Nunn, Fairfield

Je’Nyiah Silas, Lee-Huntsville

Olivia Vandergriff, Guntersville


Class 4A girls

Chloe Siegel, Deshler

Emma Kate Tittle, Deshler

Chardai Watkins, Sumter Central


Class 3A girls

Ella Jane Connell, Prattville Christian

Jorda Crook, Ohatchee

Cali Smallwood, Susan Moore


Class 2A girls

Ace Austin, Spring Garden

Iamunique Bowie, St. Luke’s

Molly Heard, Pisgah


Class 1A girls

Erin Culp, Marion Co.

Amonei Cunningham, McIntosh

Timya Thurman, Linden


AISA girls

Lindsey Brown, Edgewood

Jasmyn Burts, Glenwood

Grace Davis, Clarke Prep



Class 7A boys

Jordan Frazier, James Clemens

Labaron Philon, Baker

Elijah Terry, Enterprise


Class 6A boys

Christopher Blount, Huffman

Barry Dunning Jr., McGill-Toolen

Corey Stephenson, Hueytown


Class 5A boys

Kerrington Kiel, Ramsay

Jacari Lane, Lee-Huntsville

Martavious Russell, Sipsey Valley


Class 4A boys

John Broom, Jacksonville

Antonio Kite, Anniston

Sheldon Williams, Escambia Co.


Class 3A boys

Ja’borri McGhee, Winfield

Cole Millican, Plainview

Alex Odam, Piedmont


Class 2A boys

Emmanuel Henderson, Geneva Co.

Anthony Johnson, Midfield

Logan Patterson, Section


Class 1A boys

Will Bonner, Belgreen

Brayden Kyle, Decatur Heritage

Reed Trapp, Covenant Christian


AISA boys

Austin Cross, Pike Liberal Arts

Walker McKee, Tuscaloosa Academy

Robert Rose, Autauga Academy