League Champion Marshall Takes 4 of 5 Top Honors on 14-4A All-District Boys Basketball Squad
District champion Marshall claimed all but one of the superlative honors on the 14-4A all-district boys basketball team, as voted by the league's coaches.
Marshall junior Chris Brown was named Player of the Year, while senior Garren Jernigan received Offensive Player of the Year honors. Sophomore Jayton McKnight was named Newcomer of the Year.
Bobby Carson, who led the Mavericks to a 25-9 record and Class 4A Region II first-round playoff appearance, was named Coach of the Year after helping Marshall win the 14-4A crown.
The only other superlative -- Defensive Player of the Year -- went to Mount Pleasant senior Montravious James.
Hallsville and Texas each had three players named to the all-district first team, followed by Mount Pleasant and Pine Tree with two apiece.
- Player of the Year -- Chris Brown, Jr., Marshall
- Offensive Player of the Year -- Garren Jernigan, Sr., Marshall
- Defensive Player of the Year -- Montravious James, Sr., Mount Pleasant
- Newcomer of the Year -- Jayton McKnight, Soph., Marshall
- Coach of the Year -- Bobby Carson, Marshall
- Caleb Chumley, Jr., Pine Tree
- Robert Hines, Jr., Pine Tree
- Nolan Faires, Sr., Hallsville
- Cody Blankenship, Sr., Hallsville
- Ronnie Gideon, Sr., Hallsville
- Jamal Ray, Jr., Texas High
- Success Blevins, Jr., Texas High
- Darion Kidd, Jr., Texas High
- Diotre Hill, Sr., Mount Pleasant
- Andrew Flanagan, Jr., Mount Pleasant
- Tamatius Maxfield, Jr., Marshall
- Isaiah Lacey, Jr., Sulphur Springs
- Victor Hawkins, Sr., Pine Tree
- Trever Barker, Sr., Pine Tree
- Blake Adams, Jr., Pine Tree
- Mason Hays, Soph., Pine Tree
- Thaddeus Fagan, Sr., Hallsville
- Chris Hart, Sr., Texas High
- Kevin Paxton, Sr., Texas High
- Jonathan Johnson, Sr., Mount Pleasant
- Rodney Todd, Sr., Mount Pleasant
- D’Aundra Fields Jr. Mt. Pleasant
- Tiandre Jackson-Young, Fr., Marshall
- Andra Smith, Sr., Sulphur Springs