High School Sports

Meet the 2019 Star-Telegram boys basketball all-area team with player and coach of the year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CJ Smith, Sr., Timberview

Voted 5A state title game MVP, District 5-5A MVP and 5A all-state after leading the Wolves to their second title in three years. Averaged 17 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Smith scored 24 points in both wins at the state tournament.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Isaiah Crawford, Sr., North Crowley

Voted District 4-6A MVP and 6A all-region after averaging 18.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for the 4-6A champs.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tre Jones, Sr., Kennedale

UTA signee was voted District 9-4A MVP and 4A all-state after averaging 17 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2.6 steals per game. Jones averaged 8 defensive boards a game and shot 67 percent from the floor.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Duane Gregory, Timberview

Led the Wolves to a second title in three years with a 38-2 record. Wolves started the year with a school-record 19-0 start and then finished the season with 19-straight wins. Wolves outscored two state opponents 156-119.

FIRST TEAM

Avery Anderson, Sr., Northwest: Oklahoma State signee was voted District 8-5A MVP and 5A all-state after averaging 22.7 points per game. He holds the program record in career points with 2,767.

Cortland Blake, Sr., Brewer: Voted District 7-5A first-team and 5A all-state after averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds per game while shooting 53 percent from the field and making over 60 3-pointers.

Andre Nunley, Sr., Trinity: Voted District 3-6A MVP, 6A all-region and all-state after averaging 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 steals per game for the 3-6A champs.

Trazarien White, Sr., Timberview: Air Force signee was voted first-team all-district, 5A all-state and 5A state all-tourney after averaging 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 steals per game. White shot 61 percent from the floor.

Evan McCarthy, Sr., Grace Prep: Vote district MVP and TAPPS 4A all-state after helping the Lions to the state title. Averaged 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.6 steals per game while shooting over 40 percent on 3-pointers.

SECOND TEAM

Brandon Haddock, Sr., Carroll: Utah commit was voted District 5-6A Co-Offensive MVP and 6A all-region after averaging 22 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals per game. Made 88 3-pointers.

Tre Hester, Sr., Birdville: Voted District 7-5A Offensive MVP and 5A all-region after averaging 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals per game. Recorded 9 double-doubles and made a school-record 115 free throws.

Trey Tennyson, Sr., Legacy: Voted District 5-5A Offensive MVP and 5A all-region after averaging 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals per game. Scored at least 30 points in six games and made 89 3-pointers.

Tahlik Chavez, Sr., Lake Ridge: Voted District 7-6A Offensive MVP and 6A all-region after averaging 18.1 points per game and knocking down a Dallas-Fort Worth area leading and school-record 124 3-pointers.

DeCorian Clark, Sr., Wyatt: Voted District 6-5A Co-MVP and 5A all-region after averaging 19.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the 6-5A champs.

THIRD TEAM

Rodrigo Soares, Sr., Timberview

Anthony Hunter, Sr., Burleson Centennial

Sammie Freeman, Sr., Northwest

Luis Hernandez, Sr., Castleberry

Baylor Hebb, Jr., Coll. Heritage

Honorable Mention

Sam Martin, Burleson

Aaron Lelek, Brewer

Isaiah Wyatt, North Crowley

Myles McCrary, Grace Prep

Deng Alier, LD Bell

Jeremiah Keys, Dunbar

Ronnie Sanders, Crowley

Jayden Williams, Nolan Catholic

Anthony Watkins, South Hills

Graham Stiefel, Coll. Covenant

Zach Novitske, Byron Nelson

Scott Thomas, Brock

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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