Franklin’s Jared Kinzer puts up a shot during a game against visiting Monroe on Jan. 26. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

2017-18 Journal-News All-Area Boys Basketball Team

COACH OF THE YEAR

David Lane, Ross

» Season: The 2008 Ross graduate led the Rams to a 15-8 record and a second-place finish in the Southwest Ohio Conference in his first year as a head coach. It’s the first winning record for Ross since 2012-13. Honor: Southwest Ohio Conference Coach of the Year. Job: Underwriter I at Cincinnati Financial Corporation.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jarrett Cox, Lakota East, 6-2, senior, guard

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I All-Ohio honorable mention, All-Southwest District second team; Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 1,018. College: Fairmont State.

FIRST TEAM

Landen Angel, Ross, 6-3, senior, guard

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Southwest Ohio Conference Player of the Year. Career points: 1,029. College: Undecided.

Justin Flor, Carlisle, 6-7, senior, forward

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division Player of the Year. Career points: 1,060. College: Undecided.

D’Marco Howard, Hamilton, 6-2, junior, guard

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I All-Southwest District third team; Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 666.

Jared Kinzer, Franklin, 6-2, senior, guard

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division I All-Southwest District honorable mention; Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division Co-Player of the Year. Career points: 671. College: Undecided.

C.J. Napier, Fenwick, 6-4, junior, forward

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II All-Southwest District honorable mention; Greater Catholic League Coed North Division first team. Career points: 696.

Grant Whisman, Madison, 6-7, sophomore, guard

» Honors: Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division III All-Ohio honorable mention, All-Southwest District second team; Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team. Career points: 761.

Carlisle’s Justin Flor (22) and Franklin’s Braden Hall go up on the tipoff at a Jan. 2 game at Franklin’s Darrell Hedric Gym. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

SECOND TEAM

Jarod Hamlin, Middletown Christian, 6-6, senior, forward; Harrison Hookfin, Lebanon, 6-6, senior, forward; Evan James, Talawanda, 6-3, senior, guard; Levi McMonigle, Madison, 6-6, junior, forward; Jaylen Robinson, Hamilton, 6-0, junior, guard; E.J. Williams, Middletown, 6-11, senior, center

THIRD TEAM

Tristan Backas, Monroe, 6-4, senior, forward; David Luers, Fenwick, 6-0, senior, guard; Jake Moore, Carlisle, 5-10, senior, guard; Jakob Tipton, Badin, 6-6, senior, forward/center; Devin Turner, Fairfield, 6-3, junior, forward; Bash Wieland, Lakota East, 6-4, junior, guard

FOURTH TEAM

Trent Allen, Edgewood, 6-1, senior, guard; Jawunn Bailey, Middletown, 6-6, senior, forward; Ty Hornsby, Talawanda, 6-5, senior, forward; Payton Knott, Franklin, 5-8, senior, guard; Johnny Nimmo, Cincinnati Christian, 6-0, senior, guard; Jordan Robinette, New Miami, 5-8, freshman, guard

HONORABLE MENTION

Caleb Davis, Fenwick, 5-11, junior, guard; Garrett Gabbard, Edgewood, 6-2, senior, guard; Sam Mathews, Badin, 5-10, senior, guard; Ethan McCarty, Edgewood, 6-3, senior, forward; Dre Shores, Middletown Christian, 6-5, senior, guard; Dylan Zimmerman, Ross, 5-10, junior, guard

Madison’s Grant Whisman (32) awaits a pass from teammate Tristan Sipple as Preble Shawnee’s Joey Bates (23) defends Feb. 9 at Shawnee. RICK CASSANO/STAFF
Fenwick’s C.J. Napier puts up a shot over Dunbar’s DaShaun Huffman (22) on March 7 during a Division II sectional final at the University of Dayton Arena. MARC PENDLETON/STAFF
Lakota East’s Jarrett Cox is guarded by Princeton’s Aaron Ward during a Division I district final at the University of Dayton Arena on March 10. RICK CASSANO/STAFF
Ross coach David Lane talks in a timeout huddle during a Feb. 3 game against Badin at Mulcahey Gym in Hamilton. RICK CASSANO/STAFF
Hamilton’s D’Marco Howard (25) and Middletown’s Shandon Morris jump for a rebound in the final varsity game at Middletown’s Wade E. Miller Gym on Dec. 8, 2017, in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Landen Angel from Ross grabs a rebound over Clinton-Massie’s Daulton Wolfe during a Division II sectional game Feb. 23 at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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