Ajose, Young earn all-metro honors
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
March 01, 2013 01:19 AM | 1146 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Solomon Ajose became the third Sequoyah player to earn all-metro honors from the Atlanta Tipoff Club, garnering a place 
on the third team.
<Br>Staff file photo by Todd Hull
Solomon Ajose became the third Sequoyah player to earn all-metro honors from the Atlanta Tipoff Club, garnering a place on the third team.
Staff file photo by Todd Hull
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A pair of Cherokee County basketball players were recently recognized by the Atlanta Tipoff Club as two of the best in the metro-Atlanta area.

Both coming off impressive senior seasons, Sequoyah’s Solomon Ajose and Woodstock’s Clara Young were given all-metro honors. The teams were selected by area high school coaches.

Ajose was named to the third team after helping Sequoyah to a 21-8 record. He averaged nearly 21 points, five rebounds and four assists per game.

Sequoyah coach Jeremy Adams said it was a tremendous honor for Ajose. Only two other Sequoyah basketball players have been recognized by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

“It was one of the most elite organizations in the entire nation,” Adams said. “To be honored by them has only happened two other times in our school history.”

Young, who helped Woodstock to a 21-8 record, was an honorable mention. The Samford signee averaged 16 points, five assists and three steals per game, and she shot greater than 80 percent from the free-throw line.

Young was the first player in Woodstock history to receive the all-metro honor.

“It is a personal goal that she wanted to accomplish in her high school career,” Lady Wolverines coach Julie Crowe said. “It speaks highly to her dedication to the team and her work ethic.”

Tift County’s Brannen Greene was named Mr. Georgia Basketball, while Norcross’ Diamond DeShields is Miss Georgia Basketball.
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