Welcome to the 2021 All Area Basketball Team, presented by Mainstreet Daily News and The Prep Zone. We convened a panel of local sports writers and coaches to select the best of the best from the 2020-21 high school basketball season, taken from within Mainstreet's nine-county coverage area in North Central Florida.

The team is broken into four squads: small school (1A-3A) girls and boys and big school (4A-7A) girls and boys. It includes 44 players and two coaches, each of whom is receiving a commemorative plaque in recognition of their outstanding season. We've also recognized another 14 players as honorable mentions. Each of our stories is listed below, followed by the full roster with photos. Congratulations to each of these student athletes and coaches on a job well done!

Boys Basketball Small School Team One | 2021

Boys Basketball Small School Team Two | 2021

Boys Basketball Big School Team One | 2021

Boys Basketball Big School Team Two | 2021

Boys Basketball Coaches | 2021

Honorable Mentions

Small School

Austin Arban - Bell | Forward/Center
Xavier Guyton - Bronson | Guard
Richard Smith - Hawthorne | Guard
Steven Nelson - Newberry | Guard
Keith McGuire - Williston | Guard

Big School

Gage Stevens - Keystone Heights | Guard
Matthew McKinney - Oak Hall | Guard
Adrian Bloodworth - PK Yonge | Guard
Palmer Pressley - PK Yonge | Forward


Greg Bowie - Hawthorne
Herman "Pop" Williams - Eastside

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