Five new names on Score 44

Sonny Kennedy

The Score 44 is a fluid list that aims to honor the best forty-four seniors in Georgia high school basketball on a week-to-week basis. These players are some of the most highly-recruited players in the state as well as some of the best players that may not get to play at the next level. The list will weigh high school performances but also look project how they will do at the next level. Unlike the football list, however, the basketball list is divided into boys and girls. Each week we will honor 22 boys and 22 girls, all seniors.

Four new names appear on the boys list as GAC’s Collin Swinton, Miller Grove’s Earl Bryant, Faith Baptist’s J.J. Frazier and Buford’s Isaiah Williams all made this week’s list. Swinton and Bryant have been steady all season long while Frazier and Williams turned in huge performances as their play as stepped up over recent weeks. Frazier, who is headed to UGA, busted out at the Centennial Hoops In Overdrive Shootout, going for 22 points in a win over Legacy Charter and 18 more in a win over Quality Education. Williams put on a show without A.J. Davis in Buford’s win over East Hall. Williams scored 27 points to help the Wolves rally for a win. Swinton has helped GAC to an 11-3 start with wins over Alcovy, Whitefield Academy, Morgan County and Southwest DeKalb. As for the girls list, Mackenzie Darrah of Buford is an addition as the 6-foot-4 standout has really stepped out of the shadow of Kaela Davis to make an impact.



Brannen Greene, Tift County, SF

Randall Smith, Archer, PG

Tim Quarterman, Johnson-Savannah, SF

Jarquez Smith, Jones County, SF

Quinton Stephens, Marist, SF

Desmond Ringer, Eagle’s Landing, C

Collin Swinton GAC, PG

A.J. Davis, Buford, SF

Brandon Goodwin, Norcross, G

J.J. Frazier, Faith Baptist PG

Jabari McGhee, Monroe, PF

Earl Bryant, Miller Grove SG

Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Columbia, PG

Brandon Watkins, Grady C/PF

Darius Joell, Collins Hill, G

Jordan Neff, North Cobb, PF

Delano Spencer, GAC, G

Isaiah Williams, Buford, PG

Devante Fitzgerald, Tucker, SF

C.J. Foster, Berkmar, CG

Terrance O’Donohue, Norcross, PF

Kyre’ Hamer, Miller Grove, SG



Kaela Davis, Buford, G

Diamond DeShields, Norcross, W

Lindsey Reed, Woodland, PG

Lexie Brown, North Gwinnett, PG

Sydney Umeri, Lovett, F

Shayla Cooper, Norcross, F

Katie Frerking, Wesleyan, F

Mackenzie Darrah, Buford, F

Nigia Greene, St. Francis G

Peyton Whitted, North Gwinnett, F

Kylee Smith, Alpharetta, G

Kaliyah Mitchell, Stephenson, P

Breanna Richardson, Rockdale County, W

Kimberly Dawkins, Jonesboro, C

Briana Benson, Jonesboro, PG

Meagan Tucker, Alcovy, PG

Gabrielle Bevillard, Oconee County, F

Dominique Clune, Dutchtown, G

Shannon Cranshaw, GAC, G

Brittany Stevens, Wesleyan, PG

Ashley Williams, Alcovy, F

Jordan Dillard, Decatur, W

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One Response to “Five new names on Score 44”

  1. Ed Jones
    January 10, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    There is a kid at Westlake High by the name of Andre’ Elam, 6’6/F Class of 2013. Over the weekend in the Peach State Holiday Classic his number was as follow:

    GM 1- 20 pts/13/4 blks/3 stls and 4 highlight dunks against Morrow.
    GM 2- 21 pts/12/3 blks/4 stls and 2 highlight dunks against SW Dekalb.
    GM 3- 27 pts/13/2 blks/5 stls and 5 highlight dunks against Stephenson.

    He followed that up on Tuesday against Douglas County with:

    32 pts/13 rbs/2 blks/5 stls and 5 highlight dunks

    He should definitely be on your list of 44.

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