A season like that typically garners some postseason awards, and the Purple Hurricanes took home plenty of those Monday night at Berry College during the Northwest Georgia Tip-off Basketball Banquet.
The Cartersville boys basketball team was selected as the co-team of the year along with Calhoun. It is Cartersville’s second consecutive year winning the award. Head coach Mike Tobin also took home his third consecutive co-coach of the year award while Corey Tobin and Ryan Davis were selected as the co-players of the year.
It is Davis’ second consecutive co-player of the year award from the Northwest Georgia Tip-off Club. A.J. Mosby took home the plaque for player of the month of December as well.
Also receiving recognition was coach J.J. Chatmon as the middle school coach of the year and Edgar Moore as the manager of the year.
It also is the second year in a row that two Bartow County players shared the player of the year award. Last year it was Davis and Excel’s Rudy Winters.
High school boys players of the year from local schools included: Tyler Washington, Adairsville; Jordan Morning, Cass; Darius Thrower, Excel; and Carrod Watson, Woodland.
High school girls players of the year from local schools included: Stephanie Kuhrt, Adairsville; Kaelyn Irby, Cartersville; Rejiyah Burley, Cass; Andrea Taylor, Excel; and Katie Harris, Woodland.
Mike Tobin, who picked up his 400th career victory this season, was pleased to see his team get the recognition.
“Anybody who knows anything about sports knows the key to your success is your feeder program,” Tobin said of Chatmon. “You’re talking about someone who is a fired-up coach, knowing we got these kids coming up from the lower levels.”
Tobin was also pleased to see Corey Tobin and Davis share the player of the year award. Corey Tobin averaged 19 points, 4.4 rebounds and four assists per game this season. Davis averaged 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and seven assists.
“They have never done it where two players of the year were from the same school, but they were like, “How could you pick one and not the other?’ Tobin said. “Because it’s almost like Corey spaced the floor for Ryan to drive and Ryan drove and hit Corey for open 3s.”