In all, 39 players were recognized for their performances.
The most noticeable list was in Division III as five players made First Team. Peebles senior and Akron commit Blake Justice headlined the group as he was named Co-Player of the Year with Chesapeake senior Nathan Copley.
Also being named to first team honors were Wheelersburg senior Andy Stegman, Piketon senior Evan Legg, and the Portsmouth tandem of senior Andrew Bendolph and junior Wayne Evans. The five were among the 21 area players to be named to four of the Division III lists.
The Division IV list was not without its share of first team honors. Symmes Valley senior Luke Taylor, Green senior T.J. McCloud and South Webster senior Connor Scott were honored for their excellence on the court this season with First Team honors. The trio was three of 17 area players to be recognized in Division IV.
The lone Division II First Team entry was Waverly junior Jake Kretzer. Teammate Harrison Martin was named Second Team All-District for his senior year performance.
The area had seven representatives on the Second Team list in Divisions III and IV. The Division III list included Portsmouth junior Dion McKinley, Valley junior Blake Justice, Peebles senior Andy Countryman and Oak Hill senior Drew Cannon. In Division IV, South Webster senior Austin Loop, Notre Dame junior Tyler Noel and Clay senior Nathan Burchett were named Second Team.
Third Team honors were given to five athletes. Northwest senior Kenny Crabtree and Wheelersburg senior Webb Ballard were on the Division III list while Symmes Valley senior Josh Craft, Eastern senior Jordan Thornsberry and Green senior Pat Pierce were on Division IV.
Finally, 17 names were placed on Honorable Mention All-District. In Division III, the Piketon trio of Jamie Helton, Craigen Moore and Keenan Brush, the Peebles pair of Trent Arey and Jake Daniels, Portsmouth's Tre Underwood, Northwest's Jeremy Blankenship and Oak Hill's Jesse Slone were honored. In Division IV, the Notre Dame duo of Kevin Lewis and Brad Pierron, the Eastern combination of Dakota Hawks and Chad Lands, East's Justin Crager, Green's Tyler Hughes, New Boston's Levi Horsley and Symmes Valley's D.J. Miller were placed on the Honorable Mention list.
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2010-11 Associated Press Southeast All-District Basketball Teams
Kenneth Buckler, Logan
Jalen Ragland, Chillicothe, 6-6, Sr., 20.5; Jake Kretzer, Waverly, 6-6, Jr., 21.0; Austin Cunningham, Vincent Warren, 6-1, Sr., 19.1; Isaiah Carson, Wash. Court House Miami Trace, 6-2, Sr., 23.0; Anthony Crane, Thornville Sheridan, 6-2, Sr., 13.2; Levi Lawhead, McArthur Vinton County, 6-0, Sr., 12.2; Jake Thomas, Circleville Logan Elm, 6-0, Sr., 8.2
Player of the Year: Jalen Ragland, Chillicothe
Coach of the Year: Greg Booth, Thornville Sheridan
Malik London, Chillicothe, 6-8, Jr., 10.3; Brick Davis, Chillicothe Unioto, 6-3, Sr., 15.3; Harrison Martin, Waverly, 6-4, Sr., 16.0; Grant Venham, Vincent Warren, 6-3, Sr., 11.9; Nathan Elswick, Circleville Logan Elm, 6-5, Sr., 12.5; Kyle Slone, Wash Court House Washington, 6-2, Sr., 20.4; Aric Carroll, Hillsboro, 6-0, Sr., 12.0; Jacob Horsley, Thornville Sheridan, 6-4, Jr., 12.9
Ty Leach, Wash. Court House Miami Trace, 6-2, Sr., 15.0; Colt Chapman, Jackson, 6-4, Jr., 15.9; Ethan Moore, Gallipolis Gallia Academy, 6-1, Sr., 10.8; Dean Maffin, The Plains Athens, 5-10, Sr., 12.8; Zach Matracia, Greenfield McClain, 6-2, Sr., 13.8; Jacob Cozad, New Lexington, 6-1, Sr., 16.1; Adam Ward, McArthur Vinton County, 6-0, Sr., 12.4; Wes Riley, Marietta, 6-0, Sr., 13.0; John Klinebriel, Circleville, 6-5, Sr., 12.7; Conner Litt, Lancaster Fairfield Union, 6-8, Sr.,11.0
Tyler Manion, Chillicothe; Zach Johnson, Chillicothe; Christian Dunkle, Chillicothe Unioto; Cole Murray, Chillicothe Unioto; Jared Golden, Gallipolis Gallia Academy; Tyler Eastman, Gallipolis Gallia Academy; Seth Stonerock, Circleville Logan Elm; Derek Clark, Lancaster Fairfield Union; Tucker Hughes, Wash. Court House Miami Trace; Juliann Wyatt, Wash. Court House Washington; Justin Hilverding, Vincent Warren; Tim Grosel, Marietta; Jon Sewell, Marietta; C.J. Myers, Thornville Sheridan; Ryan Chesser, McArthur Vinton County; Eli Hogsett, Hillsboro
Nathan Copley, Chesapeake, 6-2, Sr., 14.5; Austin McMaster, Chesapeake, 6-5, Jr., 18.9; Travis Elliott, Ironton, 6-2, Sr., 10.0; Andrew Bendolph, Portsmouth, 5-11, Sr., 16.3; Andy Stegman, Wheelersburg, 6-6, Sr., 18.4; Blake Justice, Peebles, 6-2, Sr., 27.3; Evan Legg, Piketon, 6-2, Sr., 22.8; Wayne Evans, Portsmouth, 6-1, Jr., 13.8
Players of the Year: Nathan Copley, Chesapeake; Blake Justice, Peebles
Coach of the Year: Ryan Davis, Chesapeake
Zac Carter, Ironton, 5-7, So., 19.0; Colin Kennedy, Chesapeake, 6-6, Sr., 12.0; Andy Countryman, Peebles, 6-2, Sr., 16.3; Dion McKinley, Portsmouth, 6-5, Jr., 14.1; Drew Cannon, Oak Hill, 6-3, Sr., 13.2; Blake Barnes, South Point, 6-0, Sr., 20.3; Blake Yates, Lucasville Valley, 6-3, Jr., 19.0; Dylan Gragg, Chillicothe Huntington, 6-3, Jr., 17.0
Jack Hart, Albany Alexander, 6-8, Sr., 15.3; Trey Fletcher, Ironton, 6-4, So., 14.9; Daniel Kline, Nelsonville-York, 6-5, Jr., 15.1; Kenny Crabtree, McDermott Northwest, 6-1, Sr., 17.0; Chad Fisher, Proctorville Fairland, 5-11, Sr., 13.6; Nigel Courts, Wellston, 6-3, Jr., 15.0; Webb Ballard, Wheelersburg, 6-2, Sr., 10.5; Jordan Payne, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-0, Jr., 14.0; Michael Brown, Chillicothe Southeastern, 6-1, Jr., 18.1; Logan Markko, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 6-6, Sr., 16.5.; Cameron Bolin, Pomeroy Meigs, 6-3, Sr., 16.0
Evan Salyers, Proctorville Fairland; Kyle Winkler, South Point; Devin Monnier, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant; Andy Knipp, Ironton Rock Hill; Auston Hottinger, Frankfort Adena; Wes Beam, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Nick Kellough, Chillicothe Southeastern; Brice Vickers, Chillicothe Huntington; Garrett Tyree, Bainbridge Paint Valley; Caleb Stratton, Bainbridge Paint Valley; Jesse Smith, Pomeroy Meigs; Seth Wells, Pomeroy Meigs; Dominique Peck, Bidwell River Valley; Aaron Harrison, Bidwell River Valley; Austin Lewis, Bidwell River Valley; Michael Chapman, Albany Alexander; Ryan Rex, Stewart Federal Hocking; Brett Taylor, Minford; Jeremy Blankenship, McDermott Northwest; Tre Underwood, Portsmouth; Derek Robertson, Williamsport Westfall; Erik Waderker, Belpre; Trent Arey, Peebles; Jake Daniels, Peebles; Dylan Noll, Lynchburg-Clay; Austin Fawley, Lynchburg-Clay; Chase Lawson, Sardinia Eastern Brown; Jesse Slone, Oak Hill; Justus Ousley, Wellston; Jamie Helton, Piketon; Caleb Jago, Crooksville; Keenan Brush, Piketon; Craigen Moore, Piketon.
Devon Baum, Reedsville Eastern, 6-1, Sr., 12.9; Luke Taylor, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 6-0, Sr., 18.8; T.J. McCloud, Franklin Furnace Green, 6-3, Sr., 19.0; Noah Guthrie, Glouster Trimble, 6-7, Sr., 22.0; Chris Cox, Leesburg Fairfield, 6-5, Sr., 18.0; Travis Combs, Manchester, 6-1, Jr., 20.0; Tyler Hendrix, Reedsville Eastern, 5-10, Sr., 11.8; Connor Scott, South Webster, 6-3, Sr., 17.0; Blake Blevins, Manchester, 6-7, Sr., 18.2
Player of the Year: Travis Combs, Manchester
Coach of the Year: Howie Caldwell, Reedsville Eastern
Tanner Riley, Ironton St. Joseph, 5-11, Sr., 15.0; Austin Loop, South Webster, 6-4, Sr., 17.0; Cameron Rolark, Leesburg Fairfield, 5-10, Sr., 16.0; Tyler Noel, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-0, Jr., 14.5; Zach Manuel, Racine Southern, 6-2, Sr., 11.2; Joe Michael, Mowrystown Whiteoak, 6-2, Sr., 17.5; Levi Porter, Waterford, 6-2, Sr., 10.3; Cory Haner, Crown City South Gallia, 5-9, Jr., 12.6; Nathan Burchett, Portsmouth Clay, 6-2, Sr., 11.4
Josh Craft, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 6-3, Sr., 10.7; Jordan Thornsberry, Beaver Eastern, 5-11, Sr., 14.0; Andrew Roseberry, Racine Southern, 6-1, Jr., 9.6; T.J. Young, Ironton St. Joseph, 5-11, Sr., 14.0; Brayden Pratt, Reedsville Eastern, 5-9, Sr., 8.8; Pat Pierce, Franklin Furnace Green, 5-11, Sr., 12.0; Doc Seip, Mowrystown Whiteoak, 6-2, So., 11.3; Dalton Matney, Crown City South Gallia, 6-1, Jr., 11.1
Payton Blair, Ironton St. Joseph; D.J. Miller, Willow Wood Symmes Valley; Kyle Connery, Reedsville Eastern; Ethan Martin, Racine Southern; Ryan Taylor, Racine Southern; Danny Matney, Crown City South Gallia; Levi Ellis, Crown City South Gallia; Justin Crager, Sciotoville East; Tyler Hughes, Franklin Furnace Green; Levi Horsley, New Boston Glenwood; Brad Pierron, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Kevin Lewis, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Tyler Davis, Glouster Trimble; Chase Glenaman, Corning Miller, Aaron Miller; Waterford; Dakota Hawks, Beaver Eastern; Chad Lands, Beaver Eastern; Dalton West, Manchester