P.O. Boys Basketball All-Stars
CASEY HOOVER, Greencastle, jr. PG: Hoover was a consistent scoring threat for Blue Devils, who advanced to the District 3 playoffs ... Hoover averaged 16.5 points per game, to go along with an average of six rebounds, five assists and three steals ... "Overall, I would just say Casey was definitely our leader on the court," G-A coach Gary Martin said. "He did a fantastic job of running all our sets and getting us into our offense. It was a couple kids' first time on varsity, and he made them feel comfortable." ... He was also Mr. Clutch from the free-throw line, going 88 percent from the stripe ... Hoover was also named a Mid Penn Conference first-team all-star.
JONAH STAINS, Shalom Christian, jr., G/F: Consistently the second-leading scorer in the area, Stains led the Flames to the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference Championship ... He was just shy of averaging a double-double, finishing with nine rebounds per game ... "The biggest compliment I can give him is he really was willing to put aside some of his personal stats to do what was best for the team," Shalom coach Danley Shank said. "He's obviously a very skilled offensive player, but he knew the importance of getting everyone on the team involved. Him really buying into that helped us to get where we were." ... Named the Co-MVP of the MDCC, Stains scored his 1,000th career point this season.
WADE MILLS, Shippensburg, sr., F: Arguably the top forward in the Mid Penn Colonial Division, Mills was just short of averaging a double-double for the second season in a row ... He finished with an average of 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game ... He was a Colonial Division First-Team selection ... "No question about it, he was one of the best players on both ends of the floor," Ship coach Ray Staver said. "Defensively, he did a lot for us, and his rebounding was an important part of his success. Our guys relied on him pretty heavily to perform each night. He's going to be missed, that's for sure." ... Mills shot 61 percent from the field, and contributed 45 assists, 35 steals and 46 blocked shots.
JAKE BOEHME, McConnellsburg, sr., G: "If I could take Jake's heart and put it in every single player, I wouldn't have to do much as a coach," Spartan coach Dane Pollock said. "That competitiveness and giving it every single thing you've got, he would do it every single night. He was our most consistent player all year, and there were very few games where he didn't score double digits." ... Boehme was the Spartans' leading scorer with 12.0 points per game; he also finished with a staggering 96 assists and 58 steals ... He drained 45 total 3-pointers and shot 42.5 percent from beyond the arc ... Boehme served as a co-captain and was an Inter-County Conference honorable mention.
COLE CHRISTIAN, Chambersburg, jr., G: Christian led the Trojans in almost every statistical category ... Leading the team in scoring with 15.3 points per game, Christian was also first in 3-pointers (59), rebounds (104), deflections (31), steals (30) and blocks (16) ... He was also second on the team with 43 assists and was named a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division first-team all-star ... "He had such great range that it really forced defenses to extend, and he used his length extremely well," Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said. "This year, he expanded his game, and I'm looking forward to what he's able to do between this year and next. He'll be even more versatile and will be hopefully a more explosive athlete."
MIKELL MCGEE, Fannett-Metal, jr., G: All season long, McGee led the area in scoring ... Despite being just a junior, it was only seven games into the season when he scored his 1,000th career point ... McGee finished with an average of 24.1 points per game to go along with 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.1 assists per game ... He shot 73 percent from the free-throw line ... "He's definitely our go-to offensive guy," Tigers coach Greg Best said. "I also thought this year he got a lot more people involved and got more passes in. Each year, he sees the floor better, and if you give him space, he's going to knock them down." ... He was also a member of the ICC First-Team.
RYAN HEGE, James Buchanan, sr., F: Hege was the only player in the area to average a double-double, finishing with an average of 12.0 points and 12.3 rebounds per game ... He earned a total of 15 double-doubles, and added 34 assists and 30 blocks ... "Ryan grew up a lot this year from a team perspective," JB coach Larry Strawoet said. "His individual accolades weren't as important as the team accolades, and that was evident in our last game certainly. He bought into what we were trying to do as a program. Ryan is a very caring person, and he cared about what happened to our team and our program." ... Hege was a Mid Penn Colonial Division first-team selection.
BYSHAWN MINCIE, Chambersburg, jr., G: Mincie had a breakout season for the Trojans this year, finishing as their second-leading scorer with 11.1 points per game ... "I felt like we needed to have a second type of scorer, and ByShawn stepping up and contributing in the scoring department was really huge for us," Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said. "He got much better as the year went on, and he became very efficient. It didn't take a tremendous amount of shots to get his points. He was very steady throughout the year, and late in the season, he had some big buckets for us." ... Mincie finished with 71 defensive rebounds and 18 steals and was the Trojans' best free-throw shooter at 72 percent.
TRENT RIDER, Southern Fulton, sr., G/F: Known as a big 3-point threat a season ago, Rider expanded his game this season and helped the Indians to a District 5-A title ... He averaged 15.8 points per game and was just 11 points away from 1,000 for his career ... He also contributed 120 rebounds, 31 assists, 29 steals and 20 blocks ... "I think first and foremost, he provided a lot of leadership," SF coach Kent Hendershot said. "He was one of our most experienced players, and from day one, he really took ownership of that. Game-wise, there were a lot of games where he stepped up and provided that leadership which made a difference. He had some very nice games." ... Rider was also on the ICC first team.
CAMERON KECK, Waynesboro, jr., G: A Mid Penn Colonial Division first-team selection, Keck was the top player for the Indians this season ... He scored an average of 13.8 points per game and also contributed 80 rebounds, 26 assists and 26 steals ... "Obviously, he was our go-to guy offensively, and everybody knew it," Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman said. "I think the good thing about Cameron is he continued to get better throughout the year, and that's not easy to do when you're a marked man. He's got a little alpha male about him, which is what we needed. I was very proud of his season and his continued development."
CADE WHITFIELD, Chambersburg, jr., F
CAMERON ROSEMAN, Shalom Christian, so., G
CHASE NOVAK, McConnellsburg, jr., G
GAGE PIPER, James Buchanan, sr., G
TEAGAN STAVER, Shippensburg, sr., F
BRANDON STUHLER, Greencastle-Antrim, so., G
IAN CHEATLE, McConnellsburg, sr., F
BRYAN GEMBE, Greencastle-Antrim, so., G
AARON SCHEPIS, Forbes Road, sr., G
LUCAS WINGERT, Fannett-Metal, so., F
Chambersburg: John Shupp (sr., F), Jacob Brouse (so., G); Shippensburg: Carter Van Scyoc (so., G); James Buchanan: Toby Sowers (sr., G); Waynesboro: Kyle Hoffman (sr., G); Fannett-Metal: Layton Hoffman (sr., G); McConnellsburg: Landon Richards (sr., G), Quintin Miller (sr., G); Forbes Road: Matt Brown (jr., F); Cumberland Valley Christian: Jesus Pena (so., G); Mercersburg Academy: Elliot Hicks (sr., G), Carlos Austin (jr., G)