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Asheboro's Jerquarius Stanback was the Boys Player of the Year in Randolph County.    Eric Aberathy/Randolph Hub

All-Randolph County Basketball Teams

ASHEBORO — Basketball fans in Randolph County were treated to some incredible performances this past basketball season. Each and every night, players in both the girls and boys divisions provided highlight-reel plays on both ends of the floor.


That’s why selecting the 2023-24 The Hub All-Randolph County Basketball Teams made for some very difficult decisions. 


Each of the 16 coaches in Randolph County were asked to nominate players and it is from that list that the 10-member all-county teams were selected.


Choosing the players of the year was tough. There were multiple players on each side that could have won that award. 


For the girls, the POY is Randleman High School’s Audra Petty. Petty led the Tigers to an unbeaten Piedmont Athletic Conference season, a tournament championship, a second-round state playoff appearance and a 20-7 overall record after seeing her team lose plenty of talent due to graduation.


The boys player of the year was a close battle with Asheboro High School’s Jerquarius Stanback getting the nod. He was so dominant on both ends of the floor and he’ll take his talents to Div. I Appalachian State in the fall.


There were a number of quality candidates for the Coach of the Year Awards as well. In the end, RHS’ Steve Rightmeyer was chosen the girls coach of the year and AHS’ Brian Nance the boys coach of the year. 


Not many people expected the Tigers to accomplish what they did due to the loss of their top three scorers from a year ago as well as sustaining an injury to Gracie Beane. But the Tigers regrouped after a slow start to have another stellar campaign.


The AHS boys captured the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament championship after beating Central Davidson in the finals, avenging the only MPC losses suffered all season. AHS was 11-1 against other teams in Randolph County and finished 23-4 overall.



AUDRA PETTY (RANDLEMAN) — Petty knew she had to step up her game and she certainly did that in every aspect. She averaged 17.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals. She recorded seven games of 20 or more points and recorded 38 3-point field goals, shooting 42 percent from long distance. Named the PAC Player of the Year, she was named first team all-district by the NCBCA and was an all-league performer all four years.

CHENLEIGH ROBINSON (RANDLEMAN) — The junior finished with a 10.3 scoring average with 2.8 assists and 3.8 steals, which is impressive enough. But her real value was how she handled and distributed the ball as well as her hawking defense. 

CARESSA KING (SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH) — Incredibly quick while dribbling the basketball, King was a scoring threat from inside, outside or mid-range. She was a solid defender, spearheading a defense that allowed only 34 points per game. She averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 steals. She was a finalist for player of the year.

JORDIN GEORGE (SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH) — Her potential is endless. Athletic with a keen basketball IQ, she provided the Cougars with plenty of contributions in many different areas. Her work from the baselines were key as she was named the most valuable player of the Sportstone Christmas Tournament. She averaged 13.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

SION MURRAIN (ASHEBORO) — A four-year varsity performer, the Blue Comets were simply a better team when she was on the floor — way better. She averaged 13.2 points and 10.2 rebounds, a double-double per game. She is tall, athletic and can move around the basket. 

KYNNEDI ROUTH (WHEATMORE) — Whenever the Warriors needed something positive to happen, Routh usually found herself with the ball. She averaged 13.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game. A lockdown defender, she was a key performer on that side of the court as well. 

NEVAEH STAPLES (UWHARRIE CHARTER) — She led the team by averaging 11.7 points per game, 6.3 points per contest and 1.3 blocks. She was dynamite down low, shooting 51 percent from the floor and her defense continued to improve as the season progressed. 

KENLY WHITAKER (EASTERN RANDOLPH) — A student-athlete filled with drive, grit and commitment, she scored in double figures in every game this season, even though opposing teams knew she had to be stopped. She averaged 12.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals.

BROOKE INGRAM (PROVIDENCE GROVE) — The Patriots won 15 games and Ingram was usually at the center point. The senior guard/wing was second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.1 points per game, but led the team in rebounds (4.5) and assists (2.6). She was also a solid defender.

JADA NIXON (PROVIDENCE GROVE) — The junior guard was deadly from the outside as she quickly brought the Patriots back into a contest or helped pull away for a win. She led the team by averaging 12.1 points per game and she added 2.1 steals and 1.7 assists.


JERQUARIUS STANBACK (ASHEBORO) — One of the most electrifying players in a long time, he provided the Blue Comets with stellar play on both ends. He averaged 24.6 points per game, 11.3 rebounds and an impressive 4.6 blocks per contest. He caused opposing teams to rethink their offense and for the second straight year was named the MPC Player of the Year.

CAMDEN WALKER (ASHEBORO) — The senior sharp-shooter gave the Blue Comets an incredible outside presence who could just as effectively drive inside. He averaged 16.3 points per game as well as shooting 42 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line.

TYSHAUN GOLDSTON (RANDLEMAN) — Another explosive scorer, he averaged 18 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 2.2 steals for the Tigers. An incredible athlete with incredible leaping ability, he shined brightly on both ends of the floor.

GREG PRICE (RANDLEMAN) — He was called the heart and soul of the team by head coach Daniel Mitchell. While usually being matched up against the opposing team’s top perimeter player, he still averaged 12 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals a game.

DOMINIC PAYNE (TRINITY) — The PAC Player of the Year and the NCBCA’s District Player of the Year, Payne had an incredible season to cap off an incredible career. He became the school’s second leading scorer with 2,282 points despite a freshman season cut short by COVID. He averaged 29.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals per contest his senior season and scored a school-record single-game high of 53 points against Southern Guilford. He was a 2024 McDonald’s All-American nominee, one of only 12 in North Carolina.

BRANDON CAMPBELL (TRINITY) — A three-time all-league performer, he finished a stellar career by averaging 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He took up space in the middle and had the ability to take over games down low.

TIMMY BROWER (EASTERN RANDOLPH) — Brower and Nicah Taylor were basically the same on the court, high-performing student-athletes with incredible athletic skills. A long-range shooter who could light up a scoreboard, Brower averaged 20.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals. He possesses an incredible pull-up jumper from anywhere near the paint.

NICAH TAYLOR (EASTERN RANDOLPH) — When he was hot, there wasn’t a player in the county who could stop him offensively. With an array of moves around the basket and the ability to fire up long-distance shots, he was a handful for opponents every game, averaging 20.3 points. 

MARCUS ROBERTSON (SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH) — A solid scorer from all three levels, he averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists for the Cougars. He shot 53 percent from the field, 77 percent from the free-throw line and 40 percent from 3-point territory. He was an exciting finisher around the basket, especially in traffic.

BRAEDEN LAMB (UWHARRIE CHARTER) — He averaged better than 15 points per game for the Eagles and was a solid presence inside. He was strong around the basket and had a positive impact on both ends of the floor.




Kimry Comer (AHS), Gracie Beane (RHS), Bella Bynum (RHS), Brianna Hill (WHS), Mya Hooker (THS), Chloe Painter (UCA), Ziera Watson (ER), Maddie Strider (SWR), Gracie Hodgin (SWR), Kenzie Martin (SWR) and Mailey Way (PG).


Elijah Woodle (AHS), Connor Cassidy (RHS), Jirah Price (RHS), Parker Kines (WHS), Jacob Hodges (THS), Nathan Ellis (SWR), Julian Brooks (ER), Brady Collins (PG), James Ellis (PG), Aaron Smith (UCA) and Jaydon Denamur (UCA).