Junior Chibuogwu of Shorecrest named Wesco 3A boys’ basketball player of the year

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

WESCO 3A
Player of Year — Emmanuel Chibuogwu, Shorecrest

FIRST TEAM
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.

SECOND TEAM
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.

HONORABLE MENTION
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.

CASCADE CONFERENCE
MVP — Zach Taylor, Cedarcrest

Co-coaches of year — Mark Prince, Cedarcrest, and Nate Trichler, Sultan

FIRST TEAM
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.

SECOND TEAM
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


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