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Posted: April 10, 2014 6:51 p.m.

Francis earns all-state honors

Anthony Banks/

Eastside High School guard Treyvon Francis garned second team all-state honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after leading the Eagles to a 23-4 overall record in 2013-14.

Capping off one of the Eastside Eagles boys basketball team’s finest seasons in school history, Eastside senior guard Treyvon Francis was named an all-state basketball selection last month by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Francis earned Class AAAA second team all-state accolades, joining nine others on the publication’s first and second team lists.

Alexander’s Hassani Gravett was named the classification’s Player of the Year, while Jonesboro coach Dan Maehlman earned Coach of the Year honors.

Eastside coach Gregory Freeman said at the beginning of the season that Francis was one of the top players in the state and his senior guard didn’t do much during the season to persuade him otherwise.

"Treyvon Francis' rise as a player coincided with the rise of Eastside High School boys basketball,” Freeman said. “His unparalleled work ethic, coupled with self-discipline, was symbolic of what this program has become."

Francis helped the Eagles to a 23-4 overall record and a 10-0 mark in Region 8-AAAA. The Eagles reached the finals of the Region 8-AAAA postseason tournament, falling to Johnson in the title game.

Francis average 19.2 points per game this past season, while dishing out 6.3 assists per game. The Eagles’ guard also pulled in 5.4 rebounds a contest.

Francis wrapped his Region 8-AAAA season as the league’s Player of the Year.

Francis and the Eagles earned the region’s No. 2 seed before falling in the opening round of the state tournament.

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