Sr. Kenny Foster – Smoky Hill – Basketball Colorado and 5A Player of the Year. No one dominated games the way he did with skill, strength and athleticism.
Jr. Kobe Sanders – Chaparral – Player of the Year in the Continental League. The junior lead guard directed the Wolverines to the 5A title game averaging 16 points and 3 assists a game.
Sr. Joel Scott – Lewis-Palmer * 4A Player of the Year – Scott was the most imposing player on the best team in the state. His physicality going to the basket and aggressiveness on the boards couldn’t be matched.
Sr. Dayne Prim – Grandview – Not many people wanted to go toe to toe with Prim in the lane and most would have rather not been guarded by him. He was one of the best finishers in the lane through contact and was a key component in getting the Wolves back to the Great 8.
Sr. Jaedon Bowles – Manual *3A Player of the Year – Bowles led Manual to it’s 12th overall state title and first since the 1991-92 season. Bowles also led the state in scoring with 27.7 ppg. He put on a show over three days at the 3A state tournament putting up games of 31, 28, and had a 26 point 12 rebound performance in the state championship game. He scored which ever way he wanted and defended well too.
Jr. Luke O’Brien – Columbine – The CU commitment led the Rebels to another Jeffco 5A title and was the focus of every team he faced. O’Brien known as a shooter saw double teams and continuously and still scored over 21 ppg. He also was not deterred from rebounding or effecting the game in other ways when his outside shot wasn’t falling.
Jr. Javonte Johnson – Cheyenne Mountain – Johnson put up some incredible numbers to start the season. He finished his junior year with 12 double-doubles and almost averaged a double-double for the season. His shooting skill, athleticism, and nose for the ball made Johnson a match up problem for most of 4A.
Sr. Austin Holt – ThunderRidge – ThunderRidge’s success this season and their trip back to the Final 4 can be directly attributed to Holt’s play. When he wasn’t available the Grizzlies looked like a completely different team. He was truly a jack of all trades but more than a glue guy. Not many played with his effort and focus. His ability to handle the ball, bang for boards, complete the tough and 1 play made him invaluable to ThunderRidge.
Sr. Quincey Jewett – Rangeview – Jewett recorded 19 double-doubles and pulled down 22 points in the 5A semi-final game. The Raiders only true big man faced some of the best front lines in the state and didn’t disappoint. He made big time plays down the stretch for the Raiders to earn the 5A title.
Sr. Brady Renck – Longmont – The Trojans were a true team with each member playing a vital role. Renck was in charge of keeping Longmont rolling through the season and the playoffs setting up others to make the big play. He had to dictate tempo and make sure that Beck Page and Calvin Seamons got good looks around the basket and open three’s. Renck’s poise and confidence in the Final Four was next level and he helped Longmont take LP to the brink.