were several other players who put up numbers that were worthy
of consideration this season.
Cain of Patoka
springs to mind.
was a no-brainer first team ABV pick with 2,817-points and 869-rebounds
for his career.
scored 786-points (23.8 p.p.g.) as a senior as the team reached
its second consecutive sectional title game.
is a deja vu moment for ABV fans.
County's Seth Ramsey also
scored 786-points as a senior, leading the Hawks to a sectional
final appearance as the 5-foot-11 senior averaged 26.2 points
County finished 21-9 on the year.
senior Drew Gibson of St. Anthony
netted 720-points as a senior (20.6 p.p.g.) while hitting 56.1
percent from the field.
career numbers were not as high for Gibson but his senior season
Elmo-Brownstown senior Landon Feezel
might not be as familiar to most fans outside of the Effingham
area but his numbers stack up.
6-foot-5 forward and four-year player for his father, Coach Greg
Feezel, scored 1,647-points and grabbed 964-rebounds for the Eagles
in his prep run.
senior season ended on a sour note as he tore his ACL in the regional
opening game against Mulberry Grove.
suited up for the next game but couldn't make a go of it as his
team lost to eventual regional winner Altamont.
2A 6-foot-8 Mount Carmel senior forward
Justin Carpenter put up impressive numbers for his career
with 1,259-points and 670-rebounds.
this season Carpenter, who will play basketball next season at
D-I Southeast Missouri State University, averaged 13.7 points
and 8.3 rebounds.
that sort of size and ability on the floor at the same time, Mount
Carmel was able to make its state tournament run.
As with the previous year's, the ABV lists will be scrutinized.
But as always I stand by my selections.
Most importantly these awards are about the kids and the coaches
you, as a fan, have a comment that is disparaging to the ones
chosen then send it to me. Don't post it on some message board
and embarrass some young man. If you have a complaint send it
In other words, "Here's a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares."
Harry Truman said - "The Buck Stops Here."
probably make a case for several others to be on the list. But
I have decided to get away from this notion that pretty much every
team deserves someone here.
are listed in alphabetical order. I'm sure there will be one or
two of them with misspelled names or the wrong heights or class.
I can fix those later.