While Guyer fell short of its goal of advancing to the state tournament for the first time, the Wildcats advanced to Class 6A Region I final for the second straight year after dominating the District 5-6A competition throughout the regular season.
After claiming a second consecutive undefeated district title, Guyer again controlled the all-district list, with seniors De’Vion Harmon and Jalen Wilson taking home co-MVP honors. Junior JaKobe Coles was the offensive player of the year, and junior Ty McGhie was a first-team all-district selection.
Five other Denton-area players earned superlative honors at the all-district level, including Argyle’s Max Valentino, who was the District 8-4A offensive MVP. Argyle sophomore Nate Atwood was the newcomer of the year in a district that featured state semifinalist Decatur.
In District 8-5A, Braswell’s Cam Smith was the newcomer of the year after leading the Bengals to the playoffs for the first time in program history.
Aubrey’s Hayden Smith was the offensive MVP in District 11-4A, and Austin Carter took home newcomer of the year honors for the Chaparrals.
Here are the full boys basketball all-district lists for area teams:
Co-MVP: De’Vion Harmon, Guyer
Co-MVP: Jalen Wilson, Guyer
Co-Offensive Player of the Year: JaKobe Coles, Guyer
Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Brandon Haddock, Southlake Carroll
Defensive Player of the Year: Zach Novitske, Trophy Club Nelson
Newcomer of the Year: Jesse Iweze, Nelson
Tyler Mcghie, Guyer; Lattrell Jossell, Keller Central; Jonathan Zapinski, Carroll; Preston Hannah, Keller; Jordyn Vicente, Keller Timber Creek; Nico Matheus, Nelson; Jason Makayabo, Nelson; Austin Garner, Nelson.
Michael Mouser, Timber Creek; Cole Roberts, Keller; Dylan Hatton, Carroll; Blake Smith, Carroll; Kylil Anderson, Central; Devon’Dre Mayfield, Haslet Eaton; Brandon Lewis, Keller Fossil Ridge; Nick Erves, Fossil Ridge.
MVP: Avery Anderson, Justin Northwest
Offensive MVP: RJ Hampton, Little Elm
Defensive MVP: Brandon Crossley, Little Elm
Newcomer of the Year: Cam Smith, Braswell
Coach of the Year: Travis Edwards, Northwest
Tashawn Banks, Ryan; Garren Davis, The Colony; Luis Rodriguez, The Colony; Bryce Okpoh, The Colony; MJ Leslie, Braswell; Sammie Freeman, Northwest; Julien Smith, Northwest.
Josh King-Walker, Ryan; Yash Mattu, Lake Dallas; Keith Miller, The Colony; Mark Kunz, Braswell; Lezeric Bailey, Braswell; Jaylen Peterson, Northwest.
MVP: Karson Stastny, Celina
Offensive MVP: Hayden Smith, Aubrey
Defensive MVP: Ezra Monroe, Melissa
Newcomer of the Year: Austin Carter, Aubrey
Sixth Man of the Year: Noah Ross, Celina
Coaching Staff of the Year: Celina
Bryson Brown, Celina; Garrison Williams, Celina; Tre Lawson, Gainesville; Ricky Morning, Melissa; Matt Holloway, Melissa.
Micah Cotton, Anna; Jayden Hollis, Aubrey; Kobe Ollison, Celina; Draylon Franklin, Gainesville; Kenneth Castleberry, Melissa; Hank Lemons, Sanger.
MVP: Wilson Hicks, Decatur
Offensive MVP: Max Valentino, Argyle
Defensive MVP: Ethan Southard, Decatur
Newcomer of the Year: Nate Atwood, Argyle
Sixth Man of the Year: Carson Tibbles, Decatur
Coaching Staff of the Year: Decatur
Izek Chavana, Decatur; Grayson Harris, Decatur; Gaige Rieger, Decatur; Brandon White, Argyle; Hunter Lavelle, Argyle; Jackson Maupin, Argyle; James Wann, Springtown; Carter Marquis, Krum.
Cole Lee, Krum; Camden Chesney, Springtown; Riley Comiskey, Springtown; Drew Carstens, Bridgeport; Isaiah Smith, Bridgeport; Jacob Dye, Argyle; Eli Randall, Argyle; Layton Harris, Decatur; Triston Read, Decatur; Noah Young, Decatur.
MVP: Cade Acker, Whitesboro
Offensive Player of the Year: Kai Barr, Pottsboro
Defensive Player of the Year: Jaxon Recer, Pottsboro
Sixth Man of the Year: Joey Gullet, Whitesboro
Newcomer of the Year: Andrew Fletcher, Whitesboro
Coaching Staff of the Year: Whitesboro
Tryston Gaines, Whitesoro; Montana Morgan, Whitesboro; Caleb Andrews, Callisburg; Kyle Watson, Gunter; Zander Turner, Gunter; Mason Sheppard, Pilot Point; Jacob Pitts, Pilot Point; Jase Hutcherson, Ponder; Oscar Martinez, Ponder; Daniel Arnold, Pottsboro; Cameron Curry, Pottsboro; Scout Sanders, Whitesboro.
Jake McCorkle, Whitesboro; Kobe Hunter, Gunter; Clay Lemons, Gunter; Aydon Cox, Pilot Point; Javin Bruce, Pilot Point; Hayden Simmons, Ponder; Cameron Clark, Ponder; Blake Dyer, Pottsboro; Angel Ortega, Sadler S&S Consolidated.