Prep Basketball: All-Rowan County boys team
By Mike London
All-ROWAN COUNTY FIRST TEAM
Jamarius Hairston, Carson, 6-4 Sr. — First team all-district. All-North Piedmont Conference. Christmas tournament MVP. Co-player of the year in Rowan County. Led Carson to the best season in school history (26-3) with 20.5 points per game. Eighth in county history and second in school history with 1,659 career points. Signed with Lander.
Caleb Mauldin, West, 6-8 Sr. — District Player of the Year. North Piedmont Conference Player of the Year. Scored 2,028 career points for third place in county history. Rowan’s leading scorer as a senior with 23.4 points per game and also averaged 12 rebounds per game.
Trell Baker, Salisbury, 5-9 Sr. — Averaged 14.8 points per game with a combination of layups and 3-pointers while leading Salisbury in assists. The county’s quickest player, he was the driving force in Salisbury’s spectacular 27-4 season. Surpassed 1,000 career points during the state playoffs. All-Central Carolina Conference.
Jailen Williams, Carson, 6-0 Sr. — The drive-and-dish playmaker for a high-powered Carson machine that averaged 74.1 points per game. Williams also scored 17.7 points per game and topped 1,000 career points. He made the season’s biggest shot — the decisive bucket in Carson’s win over Salisbury in the Christmas tournament title game. All-North Piedmont Conference.
Owen White, Carson, 6-3 Sr. — High-percentage 3-point shooter scored 14.7 points per game while providing lots of rebounds and post defense. Finished with 946 career points. All-North Piedmont Conference.
All-ROWAN COUNTY SECOND TEAM
Dayjuwon Cooke, North, 6-4 Jr. — Averaged a team-high 15.6 points and was a force on the offensive glass for a North team that went 18-9 in its return to the 1A ranks. All-Yadkin Valley Conference.
Brevin Goodlett, North, 6-4 Jr. — Scored 13.7 points per game and is headed for a 1,000-point career. With Cooke and Goodlett on the glass, North could be the county’s best team next season. All-Yadkin Valley Conference.
Bailey Graham, South, 6-2 Sr. — Excellent shooter averaged 13.5 points per game and rebounded well enough to post some double-doubles. All-Central Carolina Conference.
Elton Hooper, East, 6-7 Jr. — The Mustangs’ leading scorer with 10.6 points per game. He’s still getting better and could have a big senior season. All-North Piedmont Conference.
Tyrese Shaver, South, 6-5 Sr. — Scored 12.7 points per game as South Rowan jumped from one win in 2016-17 to seven in 2017-18. Had a 31-point outburst against Lexington.
Oshaun Robinson, Salisbury, 6-1 Sr. — Averaged 9.3 points for a balanced team. Made clutch shots, including a buzzer-beater that topped North Rowan. All-Central Carolina Conference.
Derrick Page, North, 6-2 Jr. — Rangy guard pushed the ball, played tough defense and scored 7.6 points per game. All-YVC.
Cole Perry, Carson, 6-2 Jr. — On a team with a surplus of offensive options, he still scored in double digits 13 times.
Bill Fisher, Salisbury, 6-5 Jr. — Solid post man averaged 10.4 points per game with a high of 25. All-CCC.
Bryson Sprinkle, East, 5-10 Sr. — Known mostly for golf, he was automatic on clutch free throws and scored 9.5 points per game.
Zay Kesler, Salisbury, 6-1 Soph. — An instant-offense guy off the bench, he delivered a huge playoff game vs. Hendersonville.
Gabe Hinceman, East, 6-4 Jr. — Long, versatile scorer averaged 10.0 points per game
Zach Powers, South, 6-7 Sr. — Scored 7.2 points per game, blocked shots and changed shots.
Cameron Gill, Salisbury, 5-11 Jr. — Gave the Hornets game-changing energy and defense off the bench.
Cameron Prugh, Carson, 5-10 Sr. — Shooter totaled more than 600 points in his career.
Josiah Dixon, West, 5-7 Sr. — Hustled his way to All-NPC honors.