Four Jackson County basketball players have been named to the annual Sand Mountain Super Teams.
Pisgah seniors Kaylee Vaught and Annie Hughes and freshman Molly Heard were named to the Sand Mountain Girls Super 7 Team while North Sand Mountain senior Hunter Vest was selected to the Sand Mountain Boys Super 5 Team.
The Sand Mountain Super Teams consist of players from the nine schools that play in the annual Sand Mountain Tournament each December.
Hughes is a three-time Sand Mountain Super Team selection. The Class 3A Player of the Year finalist, three-time all-state player and two-time state tournament MVP, averaged 21.3 points, seven rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.4 steals as the Eagles went 34-1 this past season.
It was Vaught’s second Sand Mountain Super Team selection. She averaged 7.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 blocked shots 1.0 steals this season.
Heard averaged 12.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.4 blocked shots. It’s her first Sand Mountain Super Team selection.
The Sand Mountain Super 7 featured six players from teams that that played in their respectivel classification’s state finals — Pisgah won the Class 3A title while Fyffe was the 2A runner-up. Alexia Barber, Madison Myers and Anabelle Taylor represented Fyffe while Ider’s Savannah Seals was also selected.
Joining Vest on the Sand Mountain Boys Super 5 team by Koby Tinker and Caden Millican of Class 3A boys state champion Plainview, Fyffe’s Parker Godwin and Sylvania’s Jared Higgins.
Vest averaged 17.2 points, 6.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds for NSM this past season, helping the Bison got 20-8 and advance to the Class 2A Northeast Regional.