Prep Notebook: All-District 6 basketball team features Hicks, Outlaw
The N.C. Basketball Coaches Association has named its first, second and third 2013 boys’ and girls’ all-district basketball teams encompassing 12 total districts across the state.
The Herald-Sun readership area is in District 6 and is heavily represented.
Oxford Webb’s Isaiah Hicks (24 points, 15 rebounds, 8 blocked shots, 3 assists per game) is the District 6 player of the year and is joined on the first team by Tyrone Outlaw Jr. of Roxboro Person (24 ppg, 12 rpg, 4.5 apg), Ricky Council II of Northern (22.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.7 apg), Jared Hendryx of Jordan (16 ppg, 10 rpg, 1 apg) and Lamon Robinson of Eastern Alamance (21.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.3 apg) on the first team.
Council and Robinson are juniors, the rest are seniors.
Chapel Hill’s Anthony VanHook leads the second team and is joined by Northern’s Kentrell Barkley, East Chapel Hill’s Justen Best, Graham’s Kendall Patterson and Bunn’s DeShawn High.
The third team features Mitron Terry of Webb, Al Hughes Jr. of Riverside and McLean Phipps of Carrboro along with Kenneth Mims of McMichael and Le’Darius Brandon of Northern Vance.
Chapel Hill’s Tod Morgan is the District 6 coach of the year.
On the girls’ side, the area isn’t as well represented, with no players from PAC-6 regular-season champion Southern or PAC-6 Tournament champion Hillside on any of the three teams, despite Hillside forward Jordyn Smith having been named PAC-6 player of the year.
However, Bayley Coleman-Cox (19 ppg, 5 rpg, 5 apg) of Jordan and Diamond Tyson (23 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg) of Carrboro are on the first team, Jamella Smith of Chapel Hill, Salita Greene of Jordan and Keena Evans of Granville Central are on the second team and Catherine Romaine of Chapel Hill is on the third team.
HESTER SHINES FOR TIGERS — Former Granville Central multi-sport star Tevin Hester has been named ACC Indoor Track and Field Men’s Freshman of the Year.
Clemson’s Hester earned first-team All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA championship meet and is the first Tiger rookie on the men’s side to earn first-team All-America status in that event since Jacoby Ford in 2007. Hester earned a bronze medal in the 60-meters at the ACC Championships and was fourth in the 200-meter dash.
SCHULMAN STARS — Former Durham Academy star Julia Schulman scored her 161st career goal and became the all-time leading women’s lacrosse goal scorer in University of Puget Sound history today in a 20-14 loss to Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, Calif.
Schulman score five goals in the loss. She tied the school record with her second goal (158) and broke it with her third goal (159). Schulman had already set the school’s career scoring — goals plus assists — record.
RYAN, THWAI NAMED — Carrboro High’s Thar Thwai and Durham School of the Arts’ Owen Ryan have been named to play for the East team in the N.C. Coaches Association 2013 East-West All-Star Soccer Game July 23 at UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium.
Thwai, the Carolina 12 1-A/2-A Conference player of the year, lifted Carrboro into the state title game against Cuthbertson, but injured his ankle in the semifinals and played hurt in an eventual championship game loss. Ryan is also an all-C-12 pick.
HICKS, OUTLAW TO PLAY — North Carolina signee and state 3-A championship game MVP Isaiah Hicks of state champion Oxford Webb will be joined on the North Carolina roster of the N.C. Coaches Association team in Saturday’s 2013 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Game by Roxboro Person star Tyrone Outlaw Jr., the PAC-6 4-A co-player of the year.
Outlaw has signed to play at UNC Greensboro.
The Tar Heel squad will face a team of South Carolina senior all-stars at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Slam-dunk and 3-point shooting competitions will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the same venue.
SAWYER SIGNS LOI — Durham School of the Arts wrestler Joshua Sawyer has signed a national letter of intent with Davidson College ... Fellow Durham wrestler Rodney Shepard (Northern) will wrestle at N.C. State in the fall. Shepard and teammate Josh Brown each won state 4-A individual wrestling titles last month.
RIVERSIDE PROUD — Williams College junior center Mike Mayer, a product of Riverside High School, was named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy awarded to the most outstanding NCAA Division III men’s basketball player. Mayer didn’t win the award, but it’s an honor simply to be named a finalist.
A national selection committee of college coaches, former athletes, college administrators, and selected members of the media voted on the winner based on basketball ability, academic ability and community service.