By Seth Coleman
Eight Atlanta Public Schools student athletes were named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s 2016 All-State Basketball Teams, the AJC announced on Friday.
Leading the way is Benjamin E. Mays junior Kamiyah Street, who helped propel the Lady Raiders to the quarterfinals of the Georgia High Schools Association (GHSA) Class AAAAA State Basketball Tournament, and a final overall record of 22-8. Street also has been named the Class AAAAA, Region 6 Player of the Year and a Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) All-Star, and made the Naismith Award’s honorable mention list as well.
Other APS student athletes making the AJC All-State Teams are (* indicates players who also were named GACA All-Stars):
*Avi Toomer, Henry W. Grady, Senior (Class AAAA First Team)
Devontae Dean, South Atlanta, Senior (Class AAA Honorable Mention)
JaQuavius Hayes, Maynard H. Jackson, Junior (Class AAA Honorable Mention)
Kennya Simms, Mays, Senior (Class AAAAA Honorable Mention)
*Keimeshia Walker, Jackson, Senior (Class AAA First Team)
Takiria Lindley, South Atlanta, Senior (Class AAA Second Team)
Erica Gibbons, Jackson, Senior (Class AAA Honorable Mention)