2014 The Messenger Boys All-Area Basketball Team

Published 10:31 pm Monday, March 17, 2014

Pike Liberal Arts School's Chandler Avant (2) shoots a layup during a high school basketball game against Lakeside School in Troy, Ala., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo/Thomas Graning)

2014 The Messenger All-Area Player of the Year: Pike Liberal Arts School’s Chandler Avant. (Photo/Thomas Graning)

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.

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All-Area Team

 G – Ryshaun Hall, Pike County

G – Chandler Avant, Pike Liberal Arts

G – Quay Simmons, Goshen

F – Denzil Green, Goshen

F – Josh Noel, Charles Henderson


Honorable Mention

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.