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February 13, 2013

Eight area hoops players named to All-State teams

Eight high-school seniors from the Grand Strand were named to this season's South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams, including Carvers Bay guard Da'Shaun Aiken, who was honored as the Class A Player of the Year.

Aiken led the Bears to the Region VII-A title and then a win in the first round of the state playoffs Tuesday night.

Joining Aiken on the boys side were Conway guard Reggie Bonner, North Myrtle Beach's Jaquan Grissett and Myrtle Beach guard Nolin Butler.

On the girls side, North Myrtle Beach placed two players - India Farmer and Taylor Allman - on the Class AAA All-State squad. Myrtle Beach senior and UNC-Charlotte signee Tanisha Brown was also selected to the Class AAA squad.

Carolina Forest senior Marisa Runyon continued her streak of impressive individual performance by being named to the Class AAAA team. Runyon, an Alabama signee for softball, was All-State in that sport last spring.

AREA ALL-STATE SELECTIONS

Class AAAA

Boys:

Reggie Bonner, Sr., Conway – 15.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.3 apg; Region VI-AAAA Player of the Year

Girls:

Marisa Runyon, Sr., Carolina Forest – 12.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg; Region VI-AAAA Player of the Year

Class AAA

Boys:

Jaquan Grissett, Sr., North Myrtle Beach – Region VII-AAA Player of the Year

Nolin Butler, Sr., Myrtle Beach – 13.4 ppg, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 1.8 assists

Girls:

Taylor Allman, Sr., North Myrtle Beach – 18.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.4 apg; Region VII-AAA Player of the Year

India Farmer, Sr., North Myrtle Beach – 15.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.4 apg

Tanisha Brown, Sr., Myrtle Beach – Twelve double-doubles; two triple doubles

Class A

Boys:

Da’Shaun Aiken, Sr., Carvers Bay – Class A Boys Player of the Year; 17.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg

A full list of All-State teams can be found here.

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Ian Guerin has been covering sports in Myrtle Beach since 2005 and in South Carolina since 2004. In that time, he has served as a reporter on the college and high school beats at multiple publications. You can reach him directly via [email protected]


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