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4A All-Idaho boys basketball team loaded with talent. See who made the cut.

2019 All-Idaho Basketball Players of the Year

Revealing the boys and girls All-Idaho Basketball Players of the Year in all six classifications. The top honors are selected by a vote of the state's coaches hosted by the Idaho Statesman.
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Revealing the boys and girls All-Idaho Basketball Players of the Year in all six classifications. The top honors are selected by a vote of the state's coaches hosted by the Idaho Statesman.

BOYS FIRST TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: AMORO LADO, VALLIVUE

Why he is player of the year: Picked fourth in a SIC preseason coaches’ poll, the 6-foot-3 senior point guard carried Vallivue to the state semifinals by dominating both ends of the floor. He scored a 4A-leading 23.8 points per game and added 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 block.

Coach’s comment: “He impacted the game on both ends of the floor more than any player I saw in the state this year,” Vallivue coach Ryan Lundgren said.

What others are saying: “Night in and night out, he was a force attacking the rim. He took it to another level with his ability to make 3-point shots,” Middleton coach Andrew Harrington said.

What’s next: Lado has committed to Chipola College, a national junior college powerhouse in Florida.

[Related: Full all-state boys and girls basketball teams in every classification]

MITCHELL BRIZEE, TWIN FALLS

The 6-8 senior forward gave the Bruins a dominating presence in the middle. His mix of size and athleticism made him impossible to stop one-on-one. He finished the year averaging 16.0 points and 6.8 rebounds.

KALVIN BOWEN, IDAHO FALLS

The unquestioned leader for the state champs handled the ball, got everyone involved and could take over a game when needed. The 6-foot point guard averaged 13.5 points and 3.8 assists and set a 4A record with 28 made free throws in the finals.

GABE QUINNETT, MOSCOW

The 6-4 senior guard led the Bears back to state by leading the team in points (21.3), assists (3.8) and steals (2.4) per game. He also shot 42 percent from the 3-point line, snatched 5.9 rebounds per game and prided himself on his tough defense.

TY HYDE, PRESTON

Every opponent had to start their game plan with the 6-6 junior center, who drew double teams nearly every night. Despite the attention, his smooth shot and nose for the ball allowed him to average 16.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

COACH OF THE YEAR: HOWARD HART, IDAHO FALLS

He led the underdog, and unranked, Tigers to their first state title since 1988.

SECOND TEAM

Player

School

Height

Year

Position

Stats

Deshun Harwell

Century

6-0

Senior

Point guard

13.5 ppg, 3.1 reb, 3.0 ast

Max Rogers

Century

6-7

Senior

Forward

14.6 ppg, 7.7 reb, 2.5 blk

Jake Poulton

Columbia

6-0

Senior

Point guard

18.0 ppg, 4.7 ast, 3.8 reb

Paul Wilson

Idaho Falls

6-10

Senior

Center

10.7 ppg, 6.4 reb, 2.7 blk

Tyler Robinett

Middleton

6-7

Junior

Forward

15.9 ppg, 7.8 reb

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