With as many as five of its six teams ranked among Class 4A’s Top 25, two of which ended up finishing their seasons back in the Region I-4A Tournament at Lubbock, District 2-4A boys basketball often will be remembered by many as one of the top districts in the Lone Star State.
But, Coach Gregg Moreland’s hoopsters more than held their ground against that tough competition. They proved just that by being one of 2-4A’s four playoff teams.
They proved that once again with their strong representation on the all-District 2-4A Boys Basketball Team.
“Again, a lot of it goes back to just our kids’ heart, intensity and desire and we were able to accomplish a lot of good things with these guys again this year,” Moreland said. “We’re just thankful to the good Lord for all His mercy and grace, for giving us the kind of kids who were always more than willing to give us all that they had for us to have the special season that we did again with them.”
For the second year in a row, Golden Tor senior Jaleel Edwards is 2-4A’s Offensive MVP.
Three other Tor hoopsters earned first-team all-district in seniors Dre Smiley and TyQuail Maxwell and junior Buddy Williams.
Golden Tor seniors KeShawn Hunter and Nathan Cunningham both made honorable mention all-district.
District 2-4A champion Seminole, which fell just short of finishing its season at the state hoop tournament in San Antonio, took top billing on that 2-4A Dream Team.
Seminole’s 6-foot-8 junior Reese Moore is 2-4A’s MVP. Indian junior Cade Bernard is 2-4A’s Newcomer of the Year. Seminole’s David Williams is that league’s Coach of the Year after guiding a relatively young ball club to the 2-4A hoop crown.
A couple of other Seminole juniors to make all-district are Carter Laramore and Carter Johnson.
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