Conway, Sumter share top All-Region 6-5A accolades

Conway High’s Jimmy Nichols was voted Region 6-5A Player of the Year and coach Mike Hopkins was named Coach of the Year, but the Tigers had to share those honors with their Sumter counterparts.

Nichols and Isaiah Moore are co-Players of the Year, and Hopkins and Shawn Jones are co-Coaches of the Year after the Gamecocks edged the Tigers for the region title. Conway’s Darren Grainger also made the 10-man team.

Socastee finished third but landed three players on the all-region squad – Andrew Gardner, Kendrell Generette and Jay Williams. Carolina Forest finished fifth and were represented by T-Jay Brunson on the team.

The full all-region roster is listed below.

All-REGION 6-5A BOYS BASKETBALL

Co-Players of the Year: Jimmy Nichols (Conway) and Isaiah Moore (Sumter)
Co-Coach of Year: Shawn Jones (Sumter), Mike Hopkins (Conway)
Jalen Johnson (Sumter)
CJ Felder (Sumter)
Tyrees Smalls (Sumter)
Darren Grainger (Conway)
Jay Williams (Socastee)
Kendrell Jennerette (Socastee)
Andrew Gardner (Socastee)
Nick Stewart (West Florence)
Justice Jackson (South Florence)
T-Jay Brunson (Carolina Forest)

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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