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FIRST TEAM


Stefan Cox, Sacred Heart


6-3, sr., guard


Cox was the leading scorer for the Class 2 state champion Gremlins. He was one of the best 3-point shooters in the area, developed a mid-range jumper and became a force on defense. In only three years at Sacred Heart, he eclipsed the 1,000 career point total. This season, he averaged 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists.


Chase Lyles


6-1, jr., guard


Lyles was the glue that held the Gremlins together. Whenever his team needed him, he was there. He helped out with his outside shooting, his ability to find the open man and his desire to create a turnover. He averaged 13.2 points, 3.9 assists and three rebounds.


Tanner Oelrichs, Cole Camp


6-5, sr., forward


Oelrichs remained the top big man in the Kaysinger Conference, averaging 19.9 points and 10.1 rebounds. However, he didn’t repeat as the All-Area Player of the Year, partially because his team only won 11 games a year after winning 23.


Jacob Schowengerdt, Sweet Springs


6-3, sr., guard


Schowengerdt had another big season despite dealing with a foot injury much of the season. He showed improvement in scoring (25.5 points), rebounding (8.1) and assists (3.8). He helped the Greyhounds go from 18 wins in 2012-13 to 21-7 this season.


Randall Sherman, Warsaw


6-1, jr., guard


Sherman reached both the 1,000 and 1,500 career-point marks in only his junior season. He averaged 26.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals for a Warsaw team that went 15-12.


SECOND TEAM


Dane Apsher


6-1, sr., forward


Apsher was the Tigers’ go-to player. He carried his team on his shoulders at times and was a big reason why the Tigers went from five wins in 2012-13 to 18 this season. He averaged 25 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.


Cortlen Austin, Northwest


6-1, sr., forward


Austin was the 7-17 Mustangs’ do-it-all performer. He played all over the court, contributing with ball handling, posting up inside, scoring from the perimeter and inside, and defense. He averaged 20.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.4 steals.


David Barton, Knob Noster


6-7, sr., center


Barton was one of the top defensive big men in the area. He used his 6-7 frame and his long arms to his advantage, blocking and altering shots from inside the paint. He averaged a double-double on offense: 12.3 points and 11.9 rebounds. He also averaged 2.8 blocks for the 22-3 Panthers.


Dylan Cooper, Tipton


6-0, jr., guard


Cooper took charge of a team that lost the majority of its players from the previous season. He led his team in scoring and provided leadership. He averaged 18 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.3 steals for a team that won its own tournament and the one at New Franklin.


Jimmy Villalobos


6-2, jr., guard


Villalobos put together solid numbers during the season, but his postseason play stood out. He would regularly take over inside and produced a lot of points by finishing his own offensive rebounds. During the regular season, he averaged 12.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists.


THIRD TEAM


Jacob Bergman, Smith-Cotton


6-6, jr., forward


Bergman gave the Tigers an inside presence this season, and he produced a number of outstanding performances along the way. He averaged a double-double with 11.7 points, 10 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. After playing for Applewood Christian, Bergman proved that he could hold his own in Class 5 basketball.


Axton Harding, Green Ridge


6-0, sr., guard


Harding was the Tigers’ best all-around player, averaging 22.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.7 steals. He led the Tigers in all four categories. Green Ridge went 13-11 this season and gave the state-champion Gremlins one of their closest games of the season.


Seth Johnson, La Monte


5-10, sr., guard


While the Vikings only won six games, Johnson continued to put points on the board. He has been one of the most prolific scorers the past two seasons. He averaged 22.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals.


Brett Marsh, Knob Noster


6-3, sr., guard


Marsh was a perfect complement for Barton. Marsh, the Panthers’ leading scorer, scored 20 or more points seven times, including 27 in a win over Concordia in early January. Marsh averaged team highs with 15.7 points and 2.1 assists. He also averaged 5.6 rebounds for the Panthers.


Keyaire Marshall, Sacred Heart


6-1, jr., guard


Marshall was known more for his defense, often guarding the other team’s top player. He held Iberia all-stater Darian Dickey to 12 points in the championship game two days after Dickey had 30 in the semifinals. He had a flair for the dramatic, making key shots throughout the season and postseason. On offense, he averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 assists


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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