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Prep Basketball: Boys All-County Capsules

2014-15 All-County Boys Basketball

First team

Jalen Sanders, North Rowan, Jr. guard — The Rowan County Player of the Year led the county with 17.8 points per game and was held below double digits only once in a consistent season. Already a 1,000-point scorer. Runner-up for CCC Player of the Year.

Deshawn Troutman, Salisbury, Jr., guard — He led Salisbury with 16.3 points per game and topped 20 points seven times. All-CCC.

Celexus Long, West Rowan, Sr., guard — The cancellation of the SPC tournament was a bad break for Long, who concluded his fine career with 990 points. The Sam Moir Christmas Classic MVP, Long scored 20 or more five times and averaged 14.0 points per game. All-SPC.

Lavon Hill, South Rowan, Sr., forward — Hill led the Raiders with 15.4 points per game and had outbursts of 33 and 30 points in SPC play. Hill scored 20 or more points nine times. All-SPC.

Josh Handy, North Rowan, Jr., forward  —  Handy missed two games with an ankle injury and four with a broken wrist, but in the 20 games he played, he averaged 14.1 points and was in double figures 17 times. Handy topped 20 points four times. All-CCC.

Second team

Joseph Scott, North Rowan, So., guard — Scott is only 6-foot-1 but did almost all of his damage on layups and stickbacks. Scott averaged 13.0 points per game for the season and 18.3 per game in North Rowan’s four playoff games.

Jonathan Rucker, Carson, Sr., guard —  Rucker contributed 10.1 points per game, along with limitless energy. His season included two 23-point outings.

Tay Davis, East Rowan, So., guard — Davis averaged 10.2 points per game to lead the Mustangs and scored in double figures 15 times. All-SPC.

D.J. Alexander, Salisbury, Jr., forward — Alexander put up 21 double-figure outings and averaged 13.6 points per game. All-CCC.

Greg Joseph, West Rowan, Sr., forward — Joseph improved as much from his junior season to his senior season as just about anyone in county history Joseph averaged 3.9 points as a junior but he perfected a turnaround jumper and was consistently in double figures as a senior. All-SPC.

Honorable mention (All-conference or nominated by coach for all-county)

Wes Fazia, Salisbury, Jr.; Bravon Goodlett, East Rowan, Jr.; Marquez McCain, Carson, Sr.; Kortez Weeks, West Rowan, So.



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