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3 Hornets named to All-Conference basketball team

by Michael Hanich | March 14, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Photo By: Michael Hanich Harmony Grove guard Landon Garrett shoots the ball over defenders in the game against Lakeside.

The Harmony Grove Hornets basketball program is trusting the process on and off the court in the first year with Eddie Potts as head coach.

The Hornets finished with an overall record of 8-18 (2-12 in conference play), the same as their previous records since the 2019/2020 season.

Three players found themselves at the top of the conference with their stellar play: junior guard Landon Garrett, junior guard Caleb Johnson and sophomore guard Za'Kyus Smith were all named to the 3A-8 All-Conference team.

Garrett was an explosive and fast offensive playmaker for the Hornets this season. He averaged 14.2 points per game with an effective field goal percentage of 44.5% and a two-point shooting percentage of 46.1%. Garrett was a smart offensive player who took efficient shots throughout the court by either driving to the basket or shooting from mid-range. He averaged 9.9 points per game in the paint. Garrett also averaged 2.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 2.4 steals per game.

Johnson was the Hornets' court general, as he would set up efficient shots for his teammates. He was also a tenacious driver to the basket as he averaged 10.5 points per game. Many of his baskets came from second-chance buckets off offensive rebounds. Johnson also averaged 5.2 rebounds, a team-high of 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Smith was one of the most dynamic playmakers in the conference and in the south Arkansas region this season. He averaged a team-high 15.5 points per game as he found ways to score throughout the court. He averaged a field goal percentage of 43.8%, a two-point shooting percentage of 52.6%, a three-point shooting percentage of 31.7% and a free-throw shooting percentage of 72.4%. He was a tenacious rebounder as he averaged a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game. He also averaged two assists and 1.9 steals per game.

These players will look to continue improving as the team builds experience through the offseason.

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