Robert E. Lee senior Jarrod Coleman and junior Taylor Tankersley earned first team honors with senior Evan Tomlinson receiving second-team consideration on the recently announced All-District 11-5A boys basketball team.
Tankersley led the Red Raiders in scoring (15 points per game) and rebounding (6.8) while Coleman is averaged 11 points, four assists and 2.4 steals per game. Tomlinson hit a team-high 34 three-pointers.
District champion DeSoto led the way with three superlatives, but not MVP, which went to Mesquite’s Eric Reed. DeSoto’s Matthew Jones was Offensive Player of the Year, with teammate Jabril Durham and Mesquite’s Vincent Hobbs shared Defensive Player of the Year honors. DeSoto’s Terry Maston was Newcomer of the Year.
All-District 11-5A Boys Basketball Team
MVP — Eric Reed, Mesquite
Offensive Player of the Year — Matthew Jones, DeSoto
Co-Defensive Players of the Year — Vincent Hobbs, Mesquite Horn; Jabril Durham, DeSoto
Newcomer of the Year — Terry Maston, DeSoto
First Team — Benquan Petty, DeSoto; Franklyne Okeke, DeSoto; Mike King, Mesquite Horn; Bryon Miller, Mesquite Horn, Alex Cooper, Mesquite; Tyler Richardson, Mesquite; Jaquan Jackson, Longview; Jarrod Coleman, Robert E. Lee; Taylor Tankersley, Robert E. Lee; Darik Walker, North Mesquite.
Second Team — Mike Davis, DeSoto; Avery Lomax, DeSoto; Rashard Higgins, Mesquite; Davion Keys, Mesquite; Anthony Sharp, Mesquite Horn; James Curley, Mesquite Horn; K.T. Snoddy, Longview; Romeo Noel, Longview; Evan Tomlinson, Robert E. Lee; Mike Williams, North Mesquite.
Academic All-District (Lee players) — Tucker Boyd; Luke Derfus; Justin DeSalvo; Austin Fleet; Caleb Johnston; Clint Prewitt; Taylor Tankersley; Brandon Tucker, Jr.