NMB’s Grissett nets Region 7-3A Player of the Year honor

If there was such a statistic for key baskets, free throws and plays in the final minutes of close games, North Myrtle Beach’s Jaquan Grissett would be the area leader.

As it turns out, there is such a title – Region 7-3A Player of the Year. The North Myrtle Beach senior guard wrapped up the honor for his clutch performances in leading the Chiefs to the region championship.

Grissett averaged 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals per game for the Chiefs, but those numbers don ‘t tell the full story. Grissett shot 40 percent from 3-point range and better than 90 percent from the foul line, many of them coming in the waning moments of critical games that led to the championship.

Grissett, who scored 27 and 25 against Socastee and 26 and 32 against St. James for critical region wins, is joined on the all-region first team by Myrtle Beach’s Nolin Butler (15 ppg), St. James’ Caleb Duggan (20.2 ppg), Wilson’s Patrell Rogers (21 ppg) and Georgetown’s Charlie McGirt (11 ppg).

The second team includes North Myrtle Beach twins Josh and Matt Lindsey, Myrtle Beach’s Mason Lewis and Solomon Cooper and St. James’ Nehemiah Stafford. The third team features Myrtle Beach’s Tyrone Cooper, Georgetown’s Anthony Blair and Dea’quan Gibson and Wilson’s Taveon Haile and Jeff Gandy.

Socastee sophomore Dylan Thompson was named the region newcomer of the year and North Myrtle Beach coach Frank Moorhead earned coach of the year honors.

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