Newton's Caleb Byrd shoots a jump shot against McDonough Tuesday night

Newton's Caleb Byrd was named to the All-Citizen first team. 

Player of the Year: James White, Heritage, Jr. 

Heritage's James White averaged an area-best 24.1 points and grabbed 5.2 rebounds to pair with 1.8 assists per game in his first year playing varsity basketball. He finished the season with 724 total points. 

Coach of the Year: Charlemagne Gibbons, Newton 

Newton's Charlemagne Gibbons helped lead the Rams to an Elite 8 appearance in Class AAAAAAA in his first year at the helm. 

Freshman of the Year: Qua Brown, Newton

Newton's Qua Brown averaged 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists during his freshman season. 

Most Improved Player: Dylan Driver, Alcovy, Sr. 

After playing the majority of his junior season on the junior varsity squad, Alcovy's Dylan Driver burst onto the scene this past season and averaged 13 points, 8.9 rebounds and two steals per game. 


⬥ Myles Rice, Eastside, Jr.

Averaged 22.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists

⬥ Caleb Byrd, Newton, Sr.

Averaged 22 points, 2.3 assists

⬥ RJ Noord, Heritage, Jr.

Averaged 20.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists

⬥ Kevin Sesberry, Rockdale, Sr.

Averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists 

⬥ Oliver Gerard, Alcovy, Sr.

Averaged 13.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.4 steals


Shawn Smith, Newton, Sr.

Jeremiah Venson, Salem, Sr.

TJ Clark, Newton, Soph.

Courtney McBride, Heritage, Jr.

Chauncey Wiggins, Eastside, Soph.


Jheim McDonald, Rockdale, Sr.

Xavier Eutsey, Salem, Sr.

Tahron Taylor, Salem, Sr.

Trevon Howze, Alcovy, Jr.

Elijah Jefferson, Rockdale, Jr.



⬥  Jalen Germany, YACS, Soph. 

 Averaged 29.8 points, 1.7 assists, 685 points

 ⬥ Jamaal Roland, Covington Academy, Sr. 

 Averaged 19.6 points, 7.5 rebounds

⬥ Taj Odhiambo, YACS, Jr. 

Averaged 19.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 2 assists

⬥ Jahvonte Rawlings, YACS, Jr. 

Averaged 14.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.9 steals

⬥ Shamari Samuels, Peachtree Academy, Jr. 

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Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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