By: Tim Chambers
Trying to pick The Tomahawk’s second annual All Johnson/Carter County basketball team wasn’t that difficult until it came to selecting our Player of the Year.
Elizabethton’s Kayla Marosites packed a big-time resume, but not to be overlooked was the one created by Happy Valley’s Kalee Johnson.
Marosites averaged 22 points per game and 9.5 rebounds. She also collected 2.9 steals and 2.1 assists.
Johnson recorded 23 points per game, 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.6 assists. She also averaged 1.6 blocked shots per game.
Elizabethton finished 33-1 with their only blemish coming in the first round of the state tournament to Martin Westview.
Happy Valley racked up 24 wins, the most wins in quite some time and Johnson was the primary reason.
Both worthy of the honor,so each will share Co-Player of the Year in 2016.
Marosites is a two-time Miss Basketball selection and has signed with ETSU. Johnson has cast her lot with UVA-Wise to play basketball and softball.
Nine more players make up the 11-man squad.
Kelci Marosites, Emily Schubert and Emily Kiser give the “Elite 11” a Cyclone flavor.
Marosites averaged more than 15 points per game and will join her sister at ETSU after signing her scholarship papers with them.
Kiser provided 16 points per game and was Elizabethton’s second leading scorer. She’s drawn interest from several schools including UVA Wise and Milligan.
Schubert rang up 10 points per game and seven rebounds. Tennessee has shown some interest in the 6’4 center among some other Division 1 schools.
Joining them will be Hampton’s Alexus Grubbs and Shyanne Tuelle.
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