BOYS FIRST TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: TRAVIS YENOR, AMBROSE
Why he is Player of the Year: The 6-7 senior forward led the Archers to their first state title. He racked up 21.1 points per game while shooting 64 percent from the field and added 6.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.4 blocks a game.
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Coach’s comment: “Travis is also one of the best knockdown shooters in the state, making 49 percent of his 3-point attempts this season,” Ambrose coach Ken Hosier said.
What others are saying: “Travis is quite possibly the best player I have ever seen at this level,” Horseshoe Bend coach Tivon Miller said.
What’s next: Yenor has signed with The Master’s College, a California NAIA program.
JAKE BRUNER, PRAIRIE
The 2015 1A Division I player of the year, Bruner is selected to the first team for the third straight year. The 6-5 senior wing and Prairie’s valedictorian averaged 19.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.1 blocks per game.
EMMIT TAYLOR III, LAPWAI
The 6-4 sophomore wing stepped into the lineup due to an injury to a starting senior and never left, providing the Wildcats a boost on their way to the state championship game. Taylor averaged 19.7 points and 2.3 assists a game.
EASTON BOECK, AMBROSE
Boeck provided a secondary threat for Ambrose, keeping teams from selling out against Yenor. The 6-4 senior forward averaged 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 1.4 blocks, and racked up 19 points and 11 rebounds in the state finals.
SAVION HENRY, LAPWAI
Opponents used to know where to find the 6-5 senior forward — on the block. But Henry added an outside shot to his game, making him a versatile threat who averaged 17.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.9 blocks for the state runner-up Wildcats.
12.4 ppg, 3.1 ast, 1.8 stl
16.4 ppg, 10.3 reb, 5.7 ast
17.8 ppg, 4.5 reb, 2.5 ast
15.4 ppg, 8.9 reb, 3.9 blk
11.4 ppg, 12.3 reb, 3.8 ast