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By Alec Etheredge

With a Historic Season in Review, several players were honored for helping their teams compose school history when the 2020-2021 All-State Basketball Team was released on Sunday March 28th.

Noah Young and Will Shaver from Oak Mountain, Cam Crawford from Spain Park, Laci Gogan from Pelham and Ellen Fleming from Chelsea were recognized on this year’s all-state team.

In addition to these five players, the basketball head coach of the Oak Mountain boys, Chris Love, named Class 7A Trainer of the Year after leading the Eagles to their first state championship in school history and a second straight trip to the Final Four.

Young was the one only of the five players who formed the first team in his respective classification after securing a place in Class 7A.

He was the leader of the Eagles that year as the only senior in the Sta rt statement. Young averaged 12.3 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game that season, and always made a big shot when it was needed.

His presence was key to making Oak Mountain not only returned to the Final Four that season, but also won the first state championship in school history.

Young was supported by teammate Will Shaver on the 7A All-State Team as a member of the second team.

Shaver was one of the best rebounders in the county that year at 7.7 points per game, while averaging 14.3 points and 1.2 assists per game.

Shaver struggled most of the time Season with an ankle injury, but was able to prevail and help his team win this year’s championship. The junior also had 50 blocks and 20 steals while influencing every shot around the edge of opposing teams.

These two, Love and others, appeared during a high and low season for the Eagles that included multiple injuries and teamed up to win a championship.

Crawford also did his bit for the Spain Park Jaguars by helping them reach the Final Four again this season.

The senior averaged 15.7 Points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game and was the ultimate leader. He had big games on the track to help the Jaguars get back to the Elite Eight for the second straight year before getting the redemption and beating a ticket to the Final Four with a 1-point win over Huntsville. Crawford has also added 52 steals this season. Several of his teammates and coaches admitted what he meant to the team and what he did to lay the groundwork for further development.

Among the girls, Chelsea’s Fleming and Pelham’s Gogan were also recognized for being their teams made history this season, making Class 6A the third team.

Fleming was the leader of the Hornets, who made their first Final Four in school history this season.

She wasn’t just one of the county’s best defenders this season but led Chelsea with 10.7 points per game but added 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. She was the team’s MVP as a senior and finished her time at Chelsea with three appearances in the Sweet 16 and one in the Final Four.

Gogan was the best player in the county that year after helping Pelham reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history .

She led the county with 19.1 points per game by a large margin, while averaging 3.1 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per game.

In addition, Gogan has a total of 54 steals and 1,035 career points with the Panthers in the second year.

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor In a year when many coaches and players were asked … 2020-2021 … read more


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