Main Street Preps has named its 2020-21 All-Midstate boys basketball team.
See below for superlative honors and the first, second, third and fourth teams, along with honorable mention selections:
Player of the Year: Brandon Miller, Cane Ridge
Resume: 23.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.6 blocks, 2.3 steals, 47% 3-pt
Miller only needed 16 games to show why 247Sports considers him the top player in the state and the No. 12 prospect in the country. The 6-foot-7 swingman didn’t get to play until Feb. 2, but over the following six weeks, he led Cane Ridge to a 15-1 record and a runner-up finish in Class AAA. Miller can shoot, rebound, pass, dunk and play defense – a rare complete skill set for a high school junior.
Coach of the Year: Adam Sonn, Goodpasture
Resume: 28-1 record, Division II-A state title
Under Sonn’s guidance, Goodpasture went from good to great this season. The Cougars finally advanced past the DII-A state quarterfinals, which had tripped them up the last three seasons, and beat ECS and CPA in the final four to capture the program’s first-ever state title. Goodpasture won 24 consecutive games after dropping its only loss of the season to Memphis University School on Dec. 12.
Team of the Year: Montgomery Bell Academy
Resume: 16-3 record, Division II-AA state title
Few people saw MBA play until the Big Red qualified for the DII-AA final four. The team didn’t begin its season until Dec. 12, fans were not allowed at home games and COVID-19 further trimmed its regular-season schedule. But MBA made the most of its chance on the big stage, downing Knoxville Catholic and then Brentwood Academy for its first title since 2010.
Forward: Braeden Moore, CPA, Jr.
Stats: 18.5 points, 8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 37% 3-pt
Guard: Trent McNair, Brentwood Academy, Jr.
Stats: 20.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 steals
Guard: Jaylen Pegues, Hillsboro, Sr.
Stats: 28 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals
Guard: Matthew Schneider, Siegel, Sr.
Stats: 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 54% FG
Guard: Grant Slatten, White County, Sr.
Stats: 36.7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2.4 steals
Guard: Grant Strong, Clay County, Jr.
Stats: 31.5 points, 9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.3 steals, 36% 3-pt
Forward: Malik Dia, Ensworth, Jr.
Stats: 15.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
Forward: Jackson Francis, MBA, Jr.
Stats: 16.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals
Guard: Reed Kemp, Franklin, Sr.
Stats: 22.5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 39% 3-pt
Guard: PJay Smith, Goodpasture, Sr.
Stats: 17 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.4 steals, 42% 3-pt
Forward: C.J. Taylor, Warren County, Sr.
Stats: 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 1.5 assists
Guard: J.J. Wheat, Clarksville, Jr.
Stats: 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists
Guard: Evan Eursher, Webb School, Jr.
Stats: 20.1 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.8 steals
Guard: Ametri Moss, Northwest, Sr.
Stats: 25.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.9 steals
Guard: Kristian Shaw, Beech, Jr.
Stats: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.2 steals
Guard: Isaiah West, Goodpasture, So.
Stats: 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2.9 assists, 38% 3-pt
Guard: John Windley, Brentwood, Sr.
Stats: 18.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 40% 3-pt
Guard: Braden Zapp, CPA, Sr.
Stats: 17.1 points, 4.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 51% 3-pt
Forward: Riggs Abner, Green Hill, Sr.
Stats: 16 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.6 steals
Guard: Zach Amonett, Pickett County, Jr.
Stats: 22.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists
Guard: Gus Davenport, Cannon County, Jr.
Stats: 23 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists
Guard: Marcel Reed, MBA, So.
Stats: 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals
Guard: Matthews Sells, Livingston Academy, Sr.
Stats: 23 points
Guard: Zion Swader, Siegel, Sr.
Stats: 16.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.1 steals, 45% 3-pt
Forward: Daniel Bale, White House Heritage, Jr.
Stats: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 64% FG
Guard: Jayden Caira, Jo Byrns, Sr.
Stats: 19.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.9 steals
Guard: Landon Dennis, Stewart County, Sr.
Stats: 21.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.7 assists
Guard: Collin Gore, Upperman, Sr.
Stats: 17 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Forward: Andrew Paige, Beech, Jr.
Stats: 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.1 steals
Forward: Alex Rush, Upperman, Sr.
Stats: 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks
Guard: Eli Scarlett, Watertown, Sr.
Stats: 21.2 points, 3.4 assists
Guard: Andy Slaughter, Santa Fe, Jr.
Stats: 22.3 points
Guard: Tyler Tanner, Brentwood Academy, Fr.
Stats: 10.4 points, 3.9 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2 steals
Guard: Jalyn Wetzel, Siegel, Sr.
Stats: 15.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.5 steals, 42% 3-pt