CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mason County had three boys basketball players selected to the 2012 all-state teams in Class A and Class AA, as voted on by West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Point Pleasant landed two underclassmen on the Class AA squad after finishing 16-10 overall while making a second consecutive trip to the state tournament, while Wahama landed the area’s lone senior in Class A after completing an 11-12 overall campaign.
White Falcon senior Isaac Lee was named to the second team in Class A after averaging 19.7 points this past winter, helping the four-year starter complete his career with 1,321 points.
Junior Dillon McCarty and sophomore Wade Martin both received all-state honors in Class AA after helping guide the Big Blacks back to consecutive sectional and regionals crowns for the first time in school history.
McCarty was named to the second team after averaging 16.9 points, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals for PPHS, while Martin was an honorable mention selection after posting nightly numbers of 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals. Both Point players also shot over 80 percent from the free throw line this winter.
Jordan Simpson of Man was named the Class A captain for the first team, while Chase Connor of Shady Spring took that same honor in Class AA.
2012 W.Va. all-state boys basketball teams
First Team: Jordan Simpson, Man (Captain); Clay Rokisky, Madonna; Derek Renner, St. Marys; Cody Triplett, Trinity; Josh Pierson, St. Joseph; Jordan Burdette, Midland Trail; Casey Kessler, Midland Trail; Daniel Collie, Parkersburg Catholic.
Ssecond Team: K.D. Arnett, St. Marys (Captain); Isaac Lee, Wahama; Nick George, Charleston Catholic; Chris Gray, Meadow Bridge; Levi Jordan, Buffalo; Tyler Snyder, Tucker County; Anthony Ghiardi, Trinity; Adam Snyder, Moorefield.
Third Team: Nick Battista, Madonna (Captain); D.T. Meeker, Bishop Donahue; Michael Badgley, Williamstown; Haston Gerencir, Charleston Catholic; Dillon Kelly, Pocahontas County; Jonathan Stokes, W.Va. School for the Deaf; Seth Hainer, Man; Zach Chisler, Clay-Battelle.
Honorable Mention: Corey Aichele, Doddridge County; Nick Alvaro, Notre Dame; Alex Armentrout, Harman; Anthony Aviles, Gilmer County; Kennedy Cain, Paden City; Cal Cistaro, Notre Dame; Andrew Cosper, St. Marys; Austin Cunningham, Gilmer County; Sidney Crist, Midland Trail; David Delawder, Paw Paw; Casey Deskins, Midland Trail; Case Edgar, Williamstown; Drazen Frankovitch, Madonna; David Godwin, Charleston Catholic; Justin Goff, Notre Dame; Nathaniel Goldstein, Tucker County; Ryan Hughes, Cameron; Jerid Jento, Trinity; Logan Kirby, South Harrison; Brandon Mathis, Fayetteville; Michael Mayes, St. Joseph; Spencer McPherson, Richwood; Jamie Miller, East Hardy; Tyler Mongold, East Hardy; Keith Mullen, Greater Beckley Christian; J.T. Nemeth, Wirt County; Ian Nichols, Tucker County; Braxton Nolte, Wheeling Central; Brandon Pritt, Tygarts Valley; Aalex Redden, Meadow Bridge; Jarrett Roush, Clay-Battelle; Jed Sheets, Pocahontas County; Corey Simmons, Pendleton County; Tyler Tabit, Fayetteville; Clay Ueltschy, Valley Wetzel; Mark Walker, Cameron; Brett Wright, Parkersburg Catholic; Garrett Yurisko, Bishop Donahue.
First Team: Chase Connor, Shady Spring (Captain); Jacob Copley, Tolsia; Mason Pack, Tug Valley; Mark Winters, Magnolia; Marcus Schofield, Wyoming East; Anthony Eades, Bluefield; Mikey Newsome, Tug Valley; Brett Morris, Webster County.
Second Team: Lykel Collier, Bluefield, So. (Captain); Rondale Watson, Oak Hill; Mackenzie Martin, Chapmanville; Luke Campbell, Wyoming East; Zach Martin, Ravenswood; Dillon McCarty, Point Pleasant; Matt Dolan, Scott; Levi Cook, Liberty-Raleigh.
Third Team: Austin Brewer, Tug Valley (Captain); Jordan Lacy, Braxton County; Austin Brewer, Tolsia; Corey Bowles, WestSide; Trent Stowers, Sissonville; Charlton Gandee, Herbert Hoover; K.J. Manns, Bluefield; Clinton Parsons, Poca.
Honorable Mention: Jake Adkins, Liberty Raleigh; Willie Bowman, Ritchie County; Jacob Buckland, Shady Spring; Austin Canada, Wyoming East; D.J. Burgess, Ritchie County; Mike Drizake, Weir; Ryan Gump, Lincoln; Zach Hatfield, James Monroe; Paige Haught, Ritchie County; Jeff Hissam, Oak Glen; Easton Hutton, Braxton County; Jalen Jones, Oak Hill; Jayson Keller, Magnolia; Levin Lambert, Westside; Jeremy Lawrence, Ravneswood; Nick Lee, Mingo Central; Zach Marsh, Wayne; Josh Martin, Greenbrier East; Wade Martin, Point Pleasant; Harley Mills, Weir; Travis Morris, Clay County; Quentin Mouser, Philip Barbour; Dylan Newsome, Westside; Shaun Pack, Independence; Ben Pannell, Ravenswood; Stephen Rogalski, Magnolia; Codi Rohrbaugh, Petersburg; Dylan Romine, Tyler Consolidated; Chris Runner, Grafton; Taylor Smith, Wyoming East; Morgan Stacey, Tolsia; Cameron Stires, Liberty Harrison; Caleb Wilkinson, Sissonville; Zach Wise, Berkeley Springs; Michael Yost, Bluefield.