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League Champ Chapel Hill Claims Four Top Honors on 16-3A All-District Boys Basketball Squad

Tyler All Saints’ Aston Francis defends Chapel Hill’s Julius Hill during Chapel Hill’s 75-66 win Dec. 29 at the Wagstaff Holiday Classic at Tyler Junior College. Hill has been named 16-3A Offensive Player of the Year. (Christopher Vinn,
Chapel Hill's Michael Harris
Chapel Hill’s Michael Harris. (Christopher Vinn,

District champion Chapel Hill took home four of the top five awards on the 16-3A all-district boys basketball team, as voted by the district’s coaches.

Chapel Hill 6-foot-6 senior post Michael Harris was named Most Valuable Player. Classmate Julius Hill, a guard, received Offensive Player of the Year honors, while junior guard D.D. Mumphrey was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Chapel Hill’s Robert Sampson, who led the Bulldogs to a 22-10 record, 16-3A championship, and Class 3A Region II second-round playoff appearance, garnered Coach of the Year accolades.

Kilgore sophomore guard Xaviar Gaona was named Newcomer of the Year after helping Kilgore to a 16-15 record and 3A Region II quarterfinal appearance.

Spring Hill had three first-team all-district selections, followed by Bullard, Kilgore, and Gladewater with two apiece.


  • MVP — Michael Harris, Sr., Chapel Hill
  • Offensive Player of the Year — Julius Hill, Sr., Chapel Hill
  • Defensive Player of the Year — D.D. Mumphrey, Jr., Chapel Hill
  • Newcomer of the Year — Xaviar Gaona, Soph., Kilgore
  • Coach of the Year — Robert Sampson, Chapel Hill


First Team

  • Clay Lattier, Spring Hill
  • Ben Brundrett, Spring Hill
  • Matt Williams, Spring Hill
  • Corbin Howard, Bullard
  • Scott Lowrie, Bullard
  • D.J. Sammons, Chapel Hill
  • Trey Conrod, Kilgore
  • Hector Peralez, Kilgore
  • Pat Finch, Gilmer
  • Jalen Wells, Gladewater
  • Treyvon Gordon, Gladewater
  • Tre’ Hollins, Henderson


Second Team

  • Kendon Womack, Spring Hill
  • Jordan Phelan, Spring Hill
  • Adam Lattier, Spring Hill
  • Chandler Clark, Bullard
  • Hunter Landrum, Bullard
  • Keith Minor, Chapel Hill
  • Keilon Moore, Chapel Hill
  • Kavondre Wallace, Chapel Hill
  • Kevrin Justice, Kilgore
  • Alvin Davis, Kilgore
  • Clery Delmas, Kilgore
  • Nick Smith, Gilmer
  • Jamal Barnes, Gilmer
  • Zane Boles, Henderson

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