University of Miami-bound Rion Brown, a former Liberty County Panther basketball standout shooting guard, was chosen by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association as the Class AAA South Player of the Year.
Brown holds the record for a single-game high of 42 points and the single-season record of 660 points for his senior year as a Panther. Brown averaged 22.8 points per game. Also a hot shooter, he made 55 percent of his shots from the field and 38 percent from 3-point range.
Brown said he leaves for Miami at the end of the month.
The GACA chose Jershon Cobb of Columbia as the Class AAA North Player of the Year. Cobb led the Eagles to the state title and signed with Northwestern University. He averaged 23.2 points per game with a season high of 34. A threat to score from anywhere on the floor, Cobb shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range and 42.5 percent from the field. He also averaged 7.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists.