Some of the top athletes in Class AAA basketball, girls and boys

Background for posters night basketball stadium in the spotlightKhavon Moore, from top-ranked Westside-Macon (8-3, 4-1), has become one of the most sought-after juniors in the nation. Moore is listed as the No. 8 recruit nationally and the top recruit in Georgia for the class of 2018.

The 6-foot-8 junior is shooting 43 percent from the floor and has averaged 20.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

Moore, who is undecided about where he wants to play college ball, has received offers from Georgia Tech, Georgia, FSU and Auburn.

“Right now, I don’t have any top schools,” Moore told 24/7Sports.com. “I’m just going around, looking, seeing and taking everything in.”

While Moore is considered one of the top recruits in Class AAA, there are other top boys and girls in the classification who are turning heads:

Boys

— Davion Mitchell of defending champion and third-ranked Liberty County has committed to play for coach Bruce Pearl at Auburn. He has averaged 24 points a game after recovering from a broken bone is his foot early in the season. The 6-2 195-pound senior point guard also averages 6.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Mitchell, who is the No. 4 recruit in the state, received offers from Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Clemson before choosing Auburn.

— Wendell Carter Jr. of Pace Academy, a 6-10, 256-pound power forward, received offers from nearly every college in the nation before committing to Duke in November. Last season, Carter led the Knights to a 65-43 Class AA championship victory against Manchester.

Girls

— Judasia Hills of top-ranked Beach, a senior guard, has paced the Lady Bulldogs (11-1, 4-1) by averaging 12.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game. Hills has scored 17 points three times this season, against Woodville-Thompkins, Liberty County and Groves.

— Robyn Benton of Greater Atlanta Christian (10-4, 4-0) is a 5-foot-8 junior who is averaging 15.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. She considered Georgia and Clemson before making the decision to play at Auburn.

— Alexis Pierce of Johnson-Savannah is averaging 17.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 58 percent from the floor. The 5-foot-9 senior has signed with Jacksonville University.

— Olivia Owens of Johnson-Savannah is averaging 15.2 points, 6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. The 5-foot-8 senior has signed with Iona College (NY). Her best offensive performance was a 24-point effort Dec. 2 against Windsor Forest


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