Thursday, March 8, 2012
Junior Chibuogwu of Shorecrest has been named boys’ basketball player of the year in the Western Conference 3A division.
Joining senior forward Chibuogwu on the six-member Wesco-3A first team were Shorewood junior center Josh Hawkinson, two players from division champion Mountlake Terrace and one player each from Oak Harbor and Glacier Peak.
Semir Kadiric and Ben Andrews of Shorewood were part of the six-member second team along with Keith Shattuck of Shorecrest, two players from Mountlake Terrace and one from Meadowdale. Gage Carroll of Shorewood, and Ryan Canfield and Trevor McCoy of Shorecrest got honorable mention.
Mountlake Terrace won the division championship with a 15-1 record, Shorecrest and Shorewood tied for second with 13-3 records. Shorecrest (17-8 overall) eliminated Shorewood (17-6) in the Northwest District tournament, but Shorecrest lost to Glacier Peak, 53-52 for the District’s No. 2 berth in State play.
Chibuogwu was the Wesco 3A's third leading scorer with 447 points in 25 games for an average of 17.9 points per game.
In the 2A/1A Cascade Conference, James McCutchen of 1A King's won a place on the all-conference first team, with teammate Christian Taylor on the second team.
All-league boys’ basketball teams
(From our news partner, The Seattle Times)
Teams are selected by players or coaches
Player of Year — Emmanuel Chibuogwu, Shorecrest
F Emmanuel Chibuogwu, Sr., Shorecrest; G Mike Washington Jr., Sr., Oak Harbor; P Zach Pederson, Jr., Glacier Peak; P Josh Hawkinson, Jr., Shorewood; P Ryan Shannon, Sr., Mountlake Terrace; G Marquis Armstead, Jr., Mountlake Terrace.
F Semir Kadiric, Sr., Shorewood; G Blake Fernandez, Jr., Mountlake Terrace; G Torin Dooley, Sr., Meadowdale; P Coby Russell, Sr., Mountlake Terrace; F Keith Shattuck, Sr., Shorecrest; G Ben Andrews, Jr., Shorewood.
Shorewood — Gage Carroll.
Shorecrest — Ryan Canfield, Trevor McCoy.
Glacier Peak — Jacob Davelaar. Everett — Jace Chacon, Gabe Woods, Reece Hoiby. Lynnwood — Jordan Norde. Marysville Getchell — Nathen Grimm. Meadowdale — Spencer Linton. Oak Harbor — Kevawn Brooks.
MVP — Zach Taylor, Cedarcrest
Co-coaches of year — Mark Prince, Cedarcrest, and Nate Trichler, Sultan
Zach Taylor, Jr., Cedarcrest; Zach Comfort, Sr., South Whidbey; Dan Haider, Sr., Archbishop Murphy; Shawn Madigan, Sr., Granite Falls; James McCutchen, Sr., King's; Brock VandenEkart, Jr., Sultan.
Zach Gordon, Sr., Archbishop Murphy; Trey Hitchcock, Sr., Granite Falls; Justin Houser, Sr., Cedarcrest; Duston Santon, Sr., Lakewood; Christian Taylor, Sr., King's.
Wesco 3A Scoring Leaders
Player Team Games Points P/G Zach Pederson Glacier Peak 25 549 22.0 Michael Washington Jr. Oak Harbor 23 427 18.6 Emmanuel Chibuogwu, Jr. Shorecrest 25 447 17.9 Josh Hawkinson Shorewood 21 357 17.0 Semir Kadiric Shorewood 23 300 13.0 Torin Dooley Meadowdale 19 247 13.0 Marquis Armstead Mountlake Terrace 26 316 12.2 Blake Fernandez Mountlake Terrace 26 313 12.0 Jacob Davelaar Glacier Peak 25 262 10.5 Ryan Shannon Mountlake Terrace 25 254 10.2 Keith Shattuck Shorecrest 24 243 10.1 Jace Chacon Everett 20 202 10.1 Shorewood 23 224 9.7 Ben Andrews Shorewood 23 221 9.6 Nathan Grimm Marysville Getchell 18 172 9.6 Drew Washington Oak Harbor 21 193 9.2 Joe Ghebrehiwot Shorecrest 11 101 9.2