NFSR Athlete of the Week: Feb. 21-27

Each week, North Fulton Sports Report honors and highlights a student athlete who performed at an elite level within their sport.

This week, NFSR highlights a group of players from the Centennial boys basketball team: K.J. Spooney, Kyle Duncan, Logan Turner and Mansir Williamson.

The four starters led Centennial to wins over South Cobb and Winder-Barrow last week in the first two rounds of the 6A state tournament, putting the Knights in the Elite Eight for the time in 13 years.

The two-game totals for each player were as follows:

Turner (Sr.) – 32 pts, 6 reb, 5 asst

Williamson (So.) – 29 pts, 12 reb, 5 asst

Duncan (Sr.) – 28 pts, 22 reb, 5 asst

Spooney (Sr.) – 27 pts, 2 reb, 4 asst

Centennial is a well-balanced team, and Spooney, Duncan, Turner and Williamson are a key reason why. Each player is capable of taking over the game on any given night. All four average double-point totals per game, or at least very close.

Not to be forgotten are the Knights’ big men, senior Julian Nixon and junior Wade Kahl, who often split minutes at the center position. The two have held it down in the paint for Centennial all season, providing the strong interior presence necessary for any successful basketball team.

Centennial (23-4) will travel to the Augusta area Wednesday to take on Evans (21-2) in the Class 6A Elite Eight. A win would earn the Knights a spot in the Final Four and keep their historic season alive for at least a few more days.

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