All one has to do is look at how similar their production is.
Hardy, the 2011-12 Class 1A Player of the Year, averaged 22.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.2 assists per game for the Tigers (19-8) this season. Moore, who helped lead Collinsville (27-4) to the Northeast Regional Tournament for the third straight year, posted 18.9 points, 6.6 boards, 4.1 steals and 2.1 assists on average per outing.
The duo’s successful style of play isn’t the only thing they have in common. Both Hardy and Moore now share Class 1A First Team All-State Basketball selections by the Alabama Sportswriters Association. The All-State teams were released on Sunday.
Hardy and Moore are just two of nine area players to receive All-State recognition.
Cedar Bluff had two other players joining Hardy on the Class 1A All-State Teams in girls senior forward Audrey Hargitt and boys senior guard Terrence Scales.
Hargitt was a Second-Team Class 1A selection. She averaged 16 points, seven rebounds, 2.5 steals and an assist during the Lady Tigers’ (17-16) first-ever state tournament appearance.
Scales, who averaged 15 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 steals, received an honorable mention.
Collinsville also had a pair of honorable mention players in boys senior forward Davey Posey and girls senior guard Christy Cox.
Posey posted 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals per outing. Cox contributed 19.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.3 blocks for the Lady Panthers (21-6) this season.
Cherokee County senior forward Tori Davis and Piedmont senior center BreAnna Thompson received Second Team recognition on the Class 4A and Class 3A All-State Teams respectively.
Davis averaged 17.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.3 assists for the Lady Warriors (25-7), who made the Class 4A Northeast Regional final this season.
Thompson tallied 19 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 steals and an assist for the Lady Bulldogs (26-7), who made the Northeast Regional tournament for the first time since 2008 this season.
The Sand Rock Wildcats had an honorable mention in junior guard Dylan Mackey. Mackey averaged 13.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, two steals and a blocked shot for the Wildcats (11-16) this season.
The complete ASWA All-State Teams can be found on The Herald’s website, www.cherokeeherald.com.