ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL
Matt Crider, Owen J. Roberts
Senior. ... Repeat All-Area first team selection. ... First team PAC-10 pick. ... 6-foot-3 swingman averaged an area-best 23.4 points per game for Wildcats. ... Also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. ... Finished career with 1,288 career points, second in school history and 31st on the all-time area chart. ... Opened season with a 29-point effort in 71-51 win over Brandywine Heights, and topped the 30-point mark on three different occasions, including a season-best 33-point performance in 56-54 loss to Perkiomen Valley.
James Fives, Hill School
Senior. ... All-MAPL first team selection. ... 6-foot-6 forward averaged 12.3 points and also had team-highs in rebounds per game (7.0) and 3-pointers (34). ... Including his first three years at Scranton Prep, had a combined 1,025 career points. ... Scored a season-high 19 points three times, and contributed 18 points in 58-49 victory over Blair in the MAPL championship.
Bryant Quill, Pottstown
Junior. ... PAC-10 first team selection. ... 6-foot-5 forward averaged a team-high 17.6 points for Trojans. ... Had a career-high 39 points in 86-48 victory over Upper Perkiomen and scored 34 points in a 108-104 overtime loss to Spring-Ford. ... Also averaged seven rebounds, two blocks and three steals per game.
Nick Stanek, Spring-Ford
Senior. ... PAC-10 first team selection. ... All-Area Player of the Year. ... 6-foot-4 forward did just about everything for Pioneer Athletic Conference champion Rams, averaging a team-high 18.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. ... Scored at least 17 points on 15 different occasions, highlighted by career-high 31-point effort against Central Bucks West in District 1-AAAA seventh-place game. ... Went 141-for-190 (75 percent) from the foul line.
Purnell Wilson, Perkiomen Valley
Senior. ... Repeat All-Area first team selection. ... PAC-10 first team pick. ... 5-11 point guard averaged a team-high 18.0 points for Vikings. ... Tenacious penetrator got to the line 152 times (making 118 of them for 77.6 percent shooting). ... Scored 23 or more points seven different times, capped by career-best 34-point effort in his last game, a 79-77 loss to Wissahickon.
Paulius Zalys, Perkiomen School
Junior. ... 6-foot-7 forward was a driving force in Panthers' run to the Tri-County League championship, averaging a team-high 15.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists. ... Shot 58.7 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the foul line. ... Had three efforts of 25 points or more, including a 30-point performance in a loss to Pennington School.
Bryce Allen, Hill School, Soph.
James Bleming, Pope John Paul II, Sr.
Rich Duvivier, Pottstown, Jr.
Zach Jenkins, Methacton, Sr.
Drew Kakareka, Spring-Ford, Sr.
Kenny Worthington, Daniel Boone, Sr.
Boyertown: Tyler Bauman, Ryan Corcoran
Daniel Boone: Dan Downs
Hill School: Matt Foltz
Methacton: Joe Ruhl, Justin Ardman
Owen J. Roberts: Sam Murphy
Perkiomen School: Ja'ren Hampton, Chandler Junk.
Perkiomen Valley: Mekhi Clemons, Tyler Krause
Phoenixville: DeAndre Gadsden, Eric Wallace
Pope John Paul II; Mikey Cianciulli, Tim Tadros
Pottstown: Denzel Harvey
Pottsgrove: Mike Fowler
Spring-Ford: Gary Hopkins
Upper Perkiomen: Isiah Stokes
West-Mont Christian: Devon Jackson
COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris Talley, Spring-Ford
In this first year, Talley directed his alma mater to its first Pioneer Athletic Conference championship in a decade and its first PIAA Tournament appearance on the way to a school-record 24-5 campaign. The Rams enjoyed their best start in program history by going 9-0 and went 13-0 in league play before topping Methacton 56-48 in the PAC-10 final.
— Compiled by DARRYL GRUMLING