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      Mr. Basketball title returns to Tift County after 17 year absence

      The Kansas Jayhawk commit is averaging 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Blue Devils this season. / Andrew Schnitker


      Pile another accomplishment on to Tift County basketball player Brannen Greene's superior resume. It's only fitting the state's best team should have the state's best player.

      Announced on Thursday morning, the Atlanta Tip Off Club has named Greene as Mr. Georgia Basketball.

      The Kansas Jayhawk commit is averaging 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Blue Devils this season. Greene will be recognized at the Naismith Awards Banquet in Atlanta on March 19.

      Greene is the first South Georgia player to be named Mr. Basketball since Glynn Academy's Kwame Brown in 2001 while Tift County's Pablo Machado received the award in 1996.

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