Basketball Colorado All 4A Team – 2018
Some might be taller, faster, and some might have college scholarships already but none had a more dominating year than Luke Johnson. The 5’11 guard from Longmont can handle the ball, see the floor, make shots, defend and most importantly he wins. After Longmont lost by two in overtime in the second game of the season he led the Trojans on a 20 game win streak. Johnson though was all about the team, whatever it took to win, including being unselfish and allowing his teammates to flourish alongside him. When the playoffs started he took his game to another level. No one put together the playoff run that he did raising his play and the level of his teammates. His scoring increased as did his assists and he was very good on the defensive end. He dominated the state championship game for the Trojans hitting big shot after big shot. A true POY performance.
Basketball Colorado All 4A Team
Sr. Marcell Barbee – Pueblo South
Barbee played at a different level than a lot players this season. His aggressiveness and ability to finsih above the rim made him a player to watch.
Sr. Charles Dinegar – D’Evelyn
Dinegar averaged a double double in one of the toughest 4A leagues.
Sr. Trent Dykema – Silver Creek
Dykema had super senior season leading Silver Creek to the Sweet 16. Dykema was tough to defend with his skill and motor.
Sr. Luke Johnson – Longmont
Johnson had a fantastic regular season leading the Trojans to a great records and another league title. However no one else played better than Johnson did through the playoffs and to the state title.
Sr. Brendan LaRose- Falcon
LaRose led 4A in double doubles this season and was a huge factor in one of Falcon’s best seasons.
Sr. Noah Martinez – Falcon
Led 4A in assists again not many saw the floor better than him.
Sr. Tre Pierre – Widefield
Pierre was the leader of the Galdiators. His skill and toughness in and out of the lane took Widefield deep into the playoffs.
Jr. Matthew Ragsdale – Lewis-Palmer
Ragsdale opened eyes during his junior season. He is one of the states best shooters and can finish at the rim. Many teams learned to not leave him open he was a game changer.
Jr. Joel Scott – Lewis-Palmer
Scott came into his own this season. He was an excellent defender and no one could keep him from finishing around the rim.
Sr. Nieyeme Smeyer-Williams – Pueblo West
Smeyer-Williams has “it”. Skilled, fast, and is a competitor on both ends of the floor. He led the Cyclones to the final four and one play away from the finals.
Sr. Adam Thistlewood – Golden
Thistlewood led the Demons through a tumultuous season off the court to another 4A Jeffco championship.
Sr. Justin Wiersema – Thompson Valley
Wiersema did it all for TV this season. A good defender with the athletic ability to get his own shot and provided a bunch of highlight moments.