Mickel & Dees selected to 4A State Tourney Team
by Carey Meitzler
Wayne Mickel Chris Dees
The Picayune Maroon Tide's Wayne Mickel and Chris Dees were selected for the Class 4A Boys State Tournament team
that was announced on Friday immediately after the 4A Championship game won by Lanier 74-69 over New Hope.
Mickel, a 5-9 senior guard, and Dees, a 6-3 junior forward, were a big part of Picayune's drive to the state semi finals before
losing to eventual champion Lanier. Picayune posted a sparkling 30-6 record and captured the Region 8-4A regular season
title, the Region 8-4A tournament championship, and the South State Championship.
The entire team selected includes:
Picayune: Wayne Mickel, Chris Dees
St Stanislaus: Pedro Maciel
Oxford: Keith Searcy, Cedrick Hillard
Laurel: Kerry Carter
New Hope: Ray Knight, Dale Hughes, Rashanti Harris
Lanier: Benjamin George, Lamar Williams, R.L. Horton