All-Area basketball team
Published 6:55 am Friday, March 9, 2012
Milsap highlights area’s best
Player of the Year
Forward – Goshen (SR)
Milsap was the key component that helped Goshen improve from a three-win team a year ago to a 13-win team this season. Milsap averaged 21 points per game and is verbally committed to West Alabama.
Guard – Pike County (SR)
Meadows was a leader for the Bulldogs in his senior season. When a big shot was needed, Meadows was the one to take it. Meadows averaged 13.6 points per game.
Forward – Charles Henderson (JR)
Mitchell was the Trojans go to guy this season. The junior led Charles Henderson with 14.6 points per game. He was also a force under the glass averaging 7.1 rebounds per game.
Guard – Pike Liberal Arts (SO)
Avant proved to be a solid ball handler and scorer for the Patriots. As a sophomore, he scored a season-high of 29 points in January and followed that with a 26-point performance a week later.
Guard – Charles Henderson (JR)
Jackson was a balanced player for the Trojans this season averaging 9.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per contest. Jackson could handle himself inside agaisnt bigger guys and knock down a clutch shot when needed.
Coach of the Year
Doug Branson – Pike County High School
Branson helped turn around a struggling basketball program. The Bulldogs came on strong late in the season and won their first game of the area tournament.
Guard – Goshen (SO)
Orum had a nice season averaging 13 points and four rebounds per game.
Guard – Pike Liberal Arts (SR)
Pinkard moved to guard from forward due to his versatility as he turned in several double-doubles.
Forward – CHHS (SR)
Shockley could change the pace of a game in a hurry. He snagged six rebounds per contest for the Trojans.