BOYS FIRST TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: GARRETT ASTLE, DIETRICH
Why he is Player of the Year: The 5-8 junior guard goes pedal to the metal for 32 minutes. He averaged 16.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.4 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field to lead the Blue Devils to their first state title since 1966.
Coach’s comment: “He’s an excellent ball handler in either hand and the fastest player off the dribble I've ever seen at the high school level,” Dietrich coach Wayne Dill said.
What others are saying: “(He’s the) toughest player and usually the hardest worker on the floor,” Camas County coach Jamon Frostenson said.
What’s next: Astle returns for his senior season looking for the program’s third title.
JAKE SMITH, DIETRICH
A knockdown 3-point shooter, the 5-10 junior guard shot 41 percent behind the arc on his way to 17.3 points per game. The Blue Devils’ leading scorer also racked up 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 78 percent from the free-throw line.
RYAN ROSENGRANT, COUNCIL
The 6-foot senior guard led the Lumberjacks to their first state finals appearance since 2004, averaging 12.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.2 assists. Council coach David Howe called him a leader with a knack for scoring big buckets.
JOE PARKE, CAREY
The Panthers leaned on their 6-5 senior center, and he carried them to the state tournament. He averaged 21.0 points and 10.4 rebounds. He also took advantage of double teams for 3.2 assists a game and added 3.4 steals.
WYATT HARDIN, KENDRICK
The 6-6 junior post dominated the paint, averaging 21.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and topping 30 points six times. He also brought the ball up the floor when the Tigers needed him to and led the team in 3-point shooting at 33 percent.
13.5 ppg, 6.6 reb
13.2 ppg, 4.8 reb
18.5 ppg, 16.9 reb, 2.5 blk
11.2 ppg, 6.2 reb, 3.2 stl
19.7 ppg, 3.3 stl