Local cagers make all-state


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

A pair of local high school basketball platers recently received statewide recognition.
Glencoe senior Jaxon Sizemore was named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A girls second team, while Hokes Bluff senior Jordan Presley was selected to the ASWA Class 3A boys honorable mention team.
A senior guard, Sizemore (pictured above) averaged 17.5 points an 7.1 rebounds while helping the 2-22-23 Lady Yellow Jackets go 19-11 and reach the state Sweet 16 for the first time since 2018. She shot 71 percent from the free throw line and came up with 92 steals.
Also a senior guard, Presley finished the season with an average of 18.5 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 81 percent from the foul line. He helped the Eagles go 21-7 and make it to the subregional playoffs.
Both players will compete at the next level, Sizemore at Gadsden State and Presley at Belhaven.

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