King’s Fork’s Yasmine Brown named player of the year, Maurice Fofana coach of the year

Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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King’s Fork senior guard Yasmine Brown has been named the Class 4 player of the year and girls basketball coach Maurice Fofana the Class 4 coach of the year.

The 5-foot, 8-inch Brown, also a Class 4 first-team all-state selection, averaged 19.5 points, 4 rebounds and 6 steals per game as Fofana guided the Bulldogs to a 21-3 record and the Class 4 state championship with a 71-67 win over Millbrook at the Siegel Center in Richmond, the first state girls basketball championship in program history. 

Smithfield senior Jayla Hearp was also named first-team, all-state. 

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The Bulldogs also had two second-team, all-state selections in Niyah Gaston and Cyriah Griffin.

Eight players make up the first and second teams, regardless of position. Only players selected to all-region first-teams were eligible to be selected to the all-state team. 

Lakeland senior Ke’monye Canady was a first-team, all-state selection in Class 3 in helping lead the Cavaliers to the Class 3 state semifinals. Teammate Jaelyn Brown, a junior, was named second-team, all-state. 

The Class 4 boys basketball all-state team has yet to be named.