All-Area boys high school basketball teams

Samari Curtis (Xenia), Amari Davis (Trotwood-Madison), Jacob Gudorf (Brookville) and Ethan Conley (Franklin Monroe) are the Cox Media Group Ohio All-Area boys high school basketball players of the year.

The All-Area coaches of the year are Brook Cupps (Centerville), Rocky Rockhold (Trotwood-Madison), Felix Turner (Stivers) and Brad Newsome (Legacy Christian).

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Curtis, a 6-foot-4 senior, was a slam dunk as the Division I player of the year. Also named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball, he led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring (34.4) for the third straight year. He signed with the University of Cincinnati.

Davis, a 6-4 senior lefty, averaged 30.1 points and is the D-II player of the year. A rare four-year Rams starter, he led Trotwood to its third straight state final four appearance and its first state championship. He signed with Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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Gudorf, a 6-3 senior guard, set single-season and career Brookville scoring and assists records as the D-III player of the year. The Blue Devils (21-4) won the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title. He has not signed.

Conley, a 6-4 senior, is the D-IV player of the year. He scored a boys area high 54 points against Houston last December and averaged 27.3 points. He signed with Ashland.

Cupps is the D-I coach of the year. Centerville (22-6) tied with Springfield for the GWOC National East title. The Elks had an 18-game win streak snapped by eventual two-time state champ Cincinnati Moeller in a regional final.

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Rockhold is the D-II coach of the year after riding Davis and a high-end supporting cast to the Rams’ state title. It was the second straight D-II state title appearance for Trotwood (28-2) and third consecutive state final four.

Turner is the D-III coach of the year. Stivers (20-5) tied Thurgood Marshall for the Dayton City League title. The Tigers hadn’t done that since 1954. Stivers also advanced to a regional semifinal.

Newsome is the D-IV coach of the year. Legacy Christian (20-4) won an outright Metro Buckeye Conference title after an 0-2 start.

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The CMG Ohio girls All-Area basketball teams previously were announced.

Here’s who we think are most deserving for the 2019 All-Area boys basketball teams. Selections were based on coaches’ nominations and chosen by Cox Media Group Ohio.

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DIVISION I

FIRST TEAM

Samari Curtis, Xenia, 6-foot-4, senior, 34.4 points per game

Andre Gordon, Sidney, 6-2, sr., 22.6

Ryan Hall, Fairmont, 6-4, sr., 18.0

Michael Kreill, Butler, 6-1, sr., 15.3

Ra’Heim Moss, Springfield, 6-4, sr., 18.0

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Samari Curtis, Xenia

COACH OF THE YEAR: Brook Cupps, Centerville

SECOND TEAM

Kellan Bochenek, Fairmont, 6-4, sr. 16.7

Ronnie Hampton, Wayne, 5-10, sr., 16.0

Shaunn Monroe, Fairborn, 6-0, sr., 24.6

Kendall Moore, Belmont, 5-11, sr., 22.9

Mo Njie, Centerville, 6-9, jr., 8.7

THIRD TEAM

Duncan Hall, Miamisburg, 6-6, sr., 12.0

Ryan Marchal, Centerville, 5-9, sr., 9.6

Rashad McKee, Wayne, 6-2, sr., 13.0

Braedon Norman, Butler, 6-1, sr., 11.8

David Sanford, Springfield, 6-1, sr., 13.7

HONORABLE MENTION: Michael Berner, Garett Powell, Springboro; Matt Cogan, Simon Jefferson, Carroll; Will Emrick, Zack Minton, Savon O'Neal, Franklin; Chris Herbort, Beavercreek; Josiah Hudgins, Ratez Roberts, Sidney; Bryant Johnson, Butler; Tallice Landers, Wayne; Danny Lewis, Northmont; Easton Lewis, Tecumseh; Matt Pearce, Centerville; Caillou Monroe, Troy; Joe Nickel, Fairborn; Shawn Phillips, Belmont; Qurri Tucker, Piqua; Damiene Boles Jr., Stebbins.

DIVISION II

FIRST TEAM

Carl Blanton, Trotwood-Madison, 6-3, jr., 18.5

Amari Davis, Trotwood-Madison, 6-4, sr., 30.1

Milton Gage, Chaminade Julienne, 5-11, sr., 17.9

Twon Hines, Northridge, 6-1, sr., 21.5

C.J. Napier, Fenwick, 6-5, sr., 19.3

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Amari Davis, Trotwood-Madison

COACH OF THE YEAR: Rocky Rockhold, Trotwood-Madison

SECOND TEAM

Jack Clement, Bellefontaine, 6-0, sr., 20.4

Tyler Eberhart, Kenton Ridge, 6-7, jr., 20.3

Anthony McComb, Thurgood Marshall, 6-2, so., 17.0

Darren Rubin, Oakwood, 6-0, jr., 22.2

Brady Uhl, Alter, 6-1, jr., 18.3

THIRD TEAM

Charles Drewery, Northridge, 6-3, sr., 14,2

Brady King, Graham, 6-0, so., 16.1

Nolan Mader, Tippecanoe, 6-3, jr., 18.2

Malachi Mathews, Trotwood-Madison, 6-2, sr., 12.2

Jack Nauseef, Chaminade Julienne, 5-11, sr., 11.3

HONORABLE MENTION: Chase Adams, Brevan King, Graham; A.J. Braun, Fenwick; Ryan Brown Jr., Austin Jones, West Carrollton; Mekhi Elmore, Thurgood Marshall; Isaiah Fonseca, Reid Taylor, Urbana; Zach Frederick, Ben Knostman, Tippecanoe; Evan Noffke, Northwestern; Noah Walker, Greenville; Cam Coomer, Wilmington.

DIVISION III

FIRST TEAM

Willie Bowman, Twin Valley South, 6-3, sr., 19.6

Marcus Bruns, Coldwater, 6-2, sr., 17.7

Griffin Doseck, Anna, 6-5, sr., 15.0

Trevon Ellis, Stivers, 6-3, jr., 13.0

Jacob Gudorf, Brookville, 6-3, sr., 15.2

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jacob Gudorf, Brookville

COACH OF THE YEAR: Felix Turner, Stivers

SECOND TEAM

Bart Bixler, Anna, 5-11, jr., 16.0

Cole Frilling, Coldwater, 6-5, sr., 14.9

Kendal James, Bethel, 5-11, sr., 20.2

Allen Lattimore, Stivers, 6-0, so., 14.0

Michael Stammen, Versailles, 5-10, jr., 15.4

THIRD TEAM

Jayden Bassler, Twin Valley South, 6-2, sr., 13.6

Anthony Carmichael, Waynesville, 6-3, sr., 11.0

Carter Gray, Arcanum, 6-4, jr., 15.6

Cameron Harrison, National Trail, 6-0, so., 18.0

Riley Huelskamp, Anna, 5-10, jr., 12.2

HONORABLE MENTION: Evan Hiestand, Versailles; Evan Atchley, Arcanum; Nick Burden, Holden Nease, West Liberty-Salem; Nolan Burney, Carlisle; Zach Woodall, National Trail; Clay Jacobs, Austin Parker, Nate Reichert, Indian Lake; Ethan Rimkus, Bethel; Bryce Singleton, Preble Shawnee; Wade Turner, Brookville; Anton Webb, Dayton Christian.

DIVISION IV

FIRST TEAM

Nate Bruns, Marion Local, 6-6, sr., 19.5

Ethan Conley, Franklin Monroe, 6-4, sr., 27.3

Adonis Davis, Emmanuel Christian, 6-4, sr., 15.0

Sabien Doolittle, Catholic Central, 6-4, sr., 15.0

Erik Uszynski, Legacy Christian, 6-4, sr., 16.1

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ethan Conley, Franklin Monroe

COACH OF THE YEAR: Brad Newsome, Legacy Christian

SECOND TEAM

Charlie Bertemes, Southeastern, 6-2, sr., 17.6

Nick Brandewie, Fort Loramie, 5-10, jr., 8.0

Trey Dunn, Catholic Central, 5-10, sr., 10.0

Caden Niekamp, St. Henry, 6-7, sr., 13.0

Jarod Schulze, Minster, 6-9, sr., 14.5

THIRD TEAM

Andrew Clark, Yellow Springs, 5-11, sr., 17.5

Colby Cross, Cedarville, 5-10, jr., 17.0

Payton Jutte, Fort Recovery, 6-2, sr., 18.9

Roman Newsome, Legacy Christian, 5-10, so., 11.2

Fred Shropshire, Emmanuel Christian, 6-2, jr., 14.0

HONORABLE MENTION: Hunter Buckingham, Hunter Muir, Ansonia; Mason Dapore, Daniel Kearns, Jordan York, Russia; Mykah Eichie, Catholic Central; CJ Faulkner, East Dayton Christian; Luke Frantz, Lehman Catholic; Keano Hammerstrom, Mike Sharavjamts, Legacy Christian; DJ Howell, Mississinawa Valley; Connor Jones, Bradford; Trent Koning, Cedarville; Alec Martin, Miami Valley; Spencer Heuker, Zane Paul, Botkins; Ashton Piper, Fairlawn; Eli Rosengarten, Fort Loramie; Mike Ketner, Minster; Zach Niekamp, Jay Knapke, St. Henry; Caleb Kinney, Parkway; Nolan Bornhorst, New Bremen; Trent Platfoot, Aidan Reichert, Jackson Center.

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