Eight Observer-area high school basketball stars made the Associated Press all-state teams, which were announced Thursday.
There were 12 boys and 12 girls named to the team after a vote from 22 sportswriters from across the state were tabulated.
Making the boys team were Hough senior Luke Maye, East Lincoln junior Chazz Surratt, Ardrey Kell senior Steven Santa Ana, Lake Norman senior Hunter Seacat and Providence Day junior Grant Williams. Weddington’s Stephanie Watts and Myers Park’s DD Rogers and Aliyah Mazyck made the girls team. All three girls are seniors.
A little info on each area player:
LUKE MAYE, Hough, PF, Sr., 6-8 – Averaged 20.7 points, 15.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Scored 1,923 career points and had 1,369 career rebounds. Two-time conference player of the year. Three-time all-conference pick and four-time all-district pick. Two-time district player of the year. First-team Beach Ball Classic Selection. Will play in NC/SC All-Star Classic. Nominated for East/West All-Star Game, Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic and McDonald’s All-America game. Committed to UNC. AP all-state pick in 2013.
STEVEN SANTA ANA, Ardrey Kell, G, Sr., 6-3 – Two-time conference player of the year and three-time all-conference pick. Has more than 1,700 career points. Owns school record for career points, rebounds, steals and 3-pointers made. Owns 11 of school’s 27 records. Scored winning basket in regional final, then a record 44 points in state final with 33 in the second half (also a record). State finals MVP. Led team to 28-2 record with 27 straight wins. Team went 75-15 in his last three seasons. Signed with Elon.
ALIYAH MAZYCK, Myers Park, PG, Sr., 5-10 – Averaged 14.5 points and four assists while leading team to No. 4 ranking in USA Today and a repeat 4-A title. Ranked as the No. 18 national recruit by ESPN and the state’s top-ranked player. Two-time conference player of the year. Ranked No. 6 among senior point guards nationally. Signed with Southern California.
RYDEIAH “DD” ROGERS, Myers Park, F, 6-3, Sr. – Averaged 9.8 points and 10.8 rebounds for consecutive 4-A champions ranked No. 4 nationally by USA Today. Ranked No. 63 overall by ESPN nationally and No. 4 in the state. Two-time MVP of 4A state final. Daughter of former North Carolina high school star, Wake Forest all-American and NBA player Rodney Rogers. Ranked among ESPN’s top-100 list nationally. Signed to N.C. State. AP all-state pick last year.