South Mississippi didn't disappoint again in 2016, turning out some of the most talented girls basketball players in the state.
The 2016 version of the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Girls Basketball Team is again loaded with gifted prospects who have a chance to continue their playing careers well beyond high school.
Guards like Christa Reed and Jazzmun Holmes have been the center of attention the last four years with those two players combining to win the Sun Herald Player of the Year honors during that stretch.
In 2016, West Harrison 6-foot-3 senior forward Ameshya Williams is the Sun Herald Player of the Year and part of a strong group of forwards that leads this year's squad.
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St. Martin senior forward/guard Savannah Jones, Gulfport forward Aarmanii McDaniel, Moss Point forward LaMiracle Sims, St. Martin's 6-foot-4 sophomore center Daphane White and Bay High senior forward Simone Jackson and Harrison Central forward Adyn Strickland join Williams in that group.
In the backcourt, Pascagoula junior Jailin Cherry and Bay High junior Jamaya Galloway are members of the All-South Mississippi Team for the second consecutive season. They are joined by first time honorees like St. Martin senior Deona Morgan, Ocean Springs senior D.J. Blackston, D'Iberville junior Casey Ferguson and St. Patrick junior Morgan McCrea.
There were no state championships on the Coast this season, but it wasn't due to a lack of overall talent.
Jones signed with South Alabama and Williams inked with Mississippi State as the long Division I signees on this year's All-South Mississippi.
Several of the underclassmen, including Cherry and White, have plenty of Division I interest coming their way.