Coach of the Year: Jeremiah Faber, Ridgeland-Hardeeville
Notable: Not only did the Jaguars’ icon eclipse the 500-win plateau, he added one more region title and led RHHS within a buzzer-beater of the Lower State final. And they did it basically with five guards and no post presence.
Tre’Von Anderson, G, Ridgeland-Hardeeville, senior
Statistics: 22.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists
Notable: Also an All-State selection, Anderson was the primary catalyst in a run that took the Jaguars to the Class 3A Lower State semifinals. Beat out Patterson in voting for Region 8-3A Player of the Year.
Receiving multiple votes: Rashamel Butler and Kamrin Waddy, Ridgeland-Hardeeville.
The 2017 All-Area teams were selected by vote of area coaches and coordinated by Hilton Head Island girls’ coach Sean Rochester. Twenty-one of the 24 coaches participated; the Beaufort Academy and Thomas Heyward boys’ coaches and Whale Branch girls’ coach did not return ballots.