Here are some of the top players in Class A girls basketball.
Abby Grant, St. Francis. One of the best long-distance shooters in the state, the 5-10 senior guard is averaging 12 points a game for the Knights and has led a talented trio of sophomores – G Taja Cummings, G Maya Dodson and C Kasiyahna Kushkituah – to an 8-0 start this season.
Abigail Lewis, Calvary Day. Already averaging 25 points per game for the Cavaliers, the 6-0 senior forward is on her way to being named to the all-Class A team for the second consecutive year.
Nicole Martin, Southwest Atlanta Christian. The 5-10 senior guard is already averaging 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists for the defending Class A private school champs, who are off to a 7-1 start.
Shakyna Payne, Southwest Atlanta Christian. The 6-4 senior forward/center is averaging 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Warriors, and teams with Martin to give SACA the most formidable inside-outside combo in Class A.
Mekeeshia Tenney, Greenville. The 5-8 senior guard is averaging 19 points per game thus far for the Patriots.
Kobi Thornton, Randolph-Clay. Just a junior, the 6-2 forward is averaging more than 20 points per game for the defending public school champions, off to a 4-2 start this season.
Others to watch: Tierra Ford, Greenville; Taja Cummings, St. Francis; Maya Dodson, St. Francis; Kasiyahna Kushkituah, St. Francis; Brianna Williams, Emanuel County Institute; Tazha Williams, Emanuel County Institute
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