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3A All-Idaho boys basketball team | 2019

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: DAWSON CUMMINS, KIMBERLY

Why he is player of the year: The 6-3 junior guard used his length and athleticism to either shoot over the defense or blow past it. He averaged 15.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals.

Coach’s comment: “Teams did everything they could to try to slow Dawson down, and he was still the best player on the floor against everyone we played. Defenders could play a perfect defensive possession and he would still score on them,” Kimberly coach Daren Garey said.

What others are saying: “Cummins was the most difficult player to match up with one-on-one in the (state) tournament,” the Fruitland coaching staff said.

What’s next: Cummins will try to lead the Bulldogs back to state to improve upon their third-place trophy.

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

DRAKE STAMPFLI, FRUITLAND

His coaches said he was at his best on the defensive end. But the 6-4 senior could also score in a variety of ways, allowing him to become the Snake River Valley Player of the Year after averaging 11.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks.

HADLEY MILLER, SUGAR-SALEM

The stats don’t jump off the page for the 5-11 junior point guard (7.0 points, 2.2 assists, 1.4 steals). But the Diggers’ floor general won a state championship with his intangibles, his defense and his leadership.

COLE EIGUREN, FRUITLAND

A first-team All-Idaho safety, the 6-foot senior guard earned a spot on the all-state team in a second sport. The Grizzlies’ top defender excelled at getting into the paint and to the free-throw line, averaging 10.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.

JAKE O’NEIL, FRUITLAND

The season looked lost for the 6-3 senior forward when he broke his leg in October. He beat all timetables to return for the last 14 games and average 8.6 points and 5.2 rebounds to earn a spot on the first team for the second year in a row.

COACH OF THE YEAR: SHAWN FREEMAN, SUGAR-SALEM

The Diggers upset heavily-favored Fruitland for their second title in three years under Freeman.

SECOND TEAM

Player

School

Height

Year

Position

Stats

Gerohm Rihari

Sugar-Salem

6-1

Senior

Guard

8.6 ppg, 3.0 reb, 2.1 stl

Seth Bateman

Bonners Ferry

6-2

Senior

Guard

17.8 ppg, 6.1 reb, 2.0 ast

Jared Nielsen

Parma

6-1

Senior

Guard

14.5 ppg, 2.1 ast

Jacob McNabb

Marsh Valley

5-11

Senior

Forward

12.9 ppg, 4.5 reb

Braydon Jensen

Parma

6-2

Senior

Wing

13.5 ppg, 5.2 reb

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