Basketball: All-State high school players named

With basketball season complete, now comes the post-season honors and it should come as no surprise that 13 players were honored for having All-State seasons.

Leading the pack was a quartet from North Little Rock, the back-to-back Class 6A boys state champs.

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Nick Smith Jr. and Kel’el Ware, already McDonald’s All-Americans, the most prestigious honor in high school basketball, were also named All-State. Joining them were Corey Washington, a senior forward, who is still working through where to play next season, and junior guard Ty Frederick.

North Little Rock also claimed the 6A girls state title and named Al–State were Destinee Duckworth and Amauri Williams.

In Class 5A, Maumelle guards Carl Daughtery Jr. and Colby Garland, were both named All-State. Daughtery has signed with the University of Central Arkansas, while Garland, like Washington, is still mulling his choices for next season.

Central Arkansas Christian has a total of four players named All-State.

On the boys side are Andrew Haughaboo and Steven Massey, while for the Lady Mustangs it was junior Riley Bryant, and senior guard Ava Knoedl, who has signed with Mississippi College.

The lagniappe of the dozen was guard Caleb Ross of Class 2A Maumelle Charter.

The complete list of All-State players named by the Arkansas Activities Association can be found by clicking here.

The All-State tournament teams were also announced and as previously reported Smith and Williams were both the Most Valuable Players.

Ware and Washington were both named to the 6A boys All-State tournament team as was North Little Rock’s April Edwards, a senior guard.

In 5A, Maumelle’s Kaleb Thurman was named All-State tournament, and in 3A boys it was CAC’s Tyler Williams. Bryant was named to the 3A girls All-Tournament team for the Lady Mustangs.

And in 2A, Ross, of Maumelle Charter, was named All-State tournament.

The complete list of players honored can be found by clicking here.

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