BA’s Garland named Mr. Basketball


BA’s Garland named Mr. Basketball

Brentwood Academy sophomore guard Darius Garland was selected as the Division II-AA Mr. Basketball Award winner Tuesday.

Brentwood Academy sophomore guard Darius Garland was named Mr. Basketball for Division II-AA Tuesday.

Garland led the Eagles (29-3) to their second straight state title this past Saturday.

He averaged 18 points, 4.5 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.1 rebounds per game during the regular season.

A statewide committee of sportswriters selected the winners based on performance during the 2015-2016 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head basketball coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.

Ba Lady Eagles guard Sydni Harvey was a Miss Basketball finalist, and Franklin Road Academy guard Kenny Cooper was a Mr. Basketball finalist in Division II-A.

Sam McGaw is sports editor of Home Page Media Group. Email him at sam@brentwoodhomepage.com and follow him on Twitter @SamMcGawSports.

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