2014 The Messenger Boys All-Area Basketball TeamPublished 10:31pm Monday, March 17, 2014
Player of the Year
Chandler Avant, Pike Liberal Arts
Avant averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game for the Patriots. He led Pike in nearly every statistical category, and often drew double and triple teams. He was also named team MVP in the AISA All-Star Game.
G – Ryshaun Hall, Pike County
G – Chandler Avant, Pike Liberal Arts
G – Quay Simmons, Goshen
F – Denzil Green, Goshen
F – Josh Noel, Charles Henderson
Jalente Smithe, Charles Henderson
Kamari Jackson, Pike County
Brian Adams, Pike Liberal Arts
Denagelo Orum, Goshen
Coach of the Year
Jonny Mitchell, Goshen
Goshen’s Jonny Mitchell led the under-sized Eagles to the 2A Area 2 runner-up. The Eagles finished second to eventual state champion Elba. Mitchell’s Eagles battled injuries throughout the season, and advanced to the Sub-Regionals. Mitchell also coached the Goshen girls team.