2013-14 Boys All-Courierarea Basketball Team
Saturday, March 15, 2014 5:00 AM
Switzerland County and Madison were the most dominate boys basketball teams in the Courierarea this season so it was not surprising that the two programs also dominated The Madison Courier's Postseason Awards.
2013-14 Madison Courier Coach of the Year B.J. McAlister (above) of Switzerland County and Freshman of the Year Trystan Wheatley of Southwestern (below).
Switzerland senior Austin Clark, who was named the Player of the Year for the second-straight year, picked up his second-straight Offensive Player of the Year as well after averaging an area-high 22.7 points per game. That average was more than 5 points higher than the second-best average in the area.
Madison junior Nick Macon was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the second-straight year and Switzerland County's B.J. McAlister was selected Coach of the Year after leading the Pacers to a school-record 18-4 season.
Pacers and Cubs also occupy four of the five spots on the All-Courierarea's First Team and seven of the top 10 spots on the first two teams.
Madison's Landon Perry and Carson Wattenbarger joined Clark and Macon on the First Team while the Cubs' Tyler Manaugh and Switzerland's Chase Ritch were named to the Second Team.
Trimble County's Michael Dunaway, last year's Freshman of the Year, rounded out the First Team.
Southwestern's Tryston Wheatley led all freshmen in scoring at 8.3 points per game and was named Freshman of the Year for the Courierarea.
Carroll County's Dakota Corbin, Shawe's Brad Koehler and Trimble County's Evan Long rounded out the Second Team.
Carroll County's Austin Crowell and Jacob Wise, Southwestern's Tristan Embs, Shawe's Kaelan Jines and Trimble County's Andrew Young were named to the Third Team.
Thirteen players averaged double-digits in scoring and two others were within half-a-point of that mark. After Clark, Perry averaged 17.9 points per game, Dunaway came in at 16.7, Macon was fourth at 14.7 and Koehler was fifth at 13.8.
The rest of the double-digit scorers were: Long (13.5), Embs (13.3), Wattenbarger (11.8), Jines (11.6), Trimble County's Dusty Wyssbrod (11.6), Wise (11.3), Corbin (11.1) and Ritch (10.8).
Young averaged 9.9 points per game and Manaugh finished at 9.6.