Mead’s Blake Goodwin (No. 21) was the premier post player in the region.
Mead's Blake Goodwin (No. 21) was the premier post player in the region. (Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer)

 

FIRST TEAM

JUSTINIAN JESSUP, JR., LONGMONT: Did not surprise anyone, nor did he disappoint this season for the Trojans, leading the 4A runner-up in every major category including 17 points a game. Almost a lock to go Division I at this point.

CHRIS HELBIG, JR., HOLY FAMILY: Helbig was the Tigers' floor leader as they made the jump to 4A, shooting 46 percent and averaging 18.2 points per game. The junior also distributed the ball (3.1 assists) and corralled three steals an outing.

GARRETT TURNER, SR., BOULDER: With a little bit of scoring help around him in their march to the 5A Sweet 16, the Panthers still leaned on Turner in the clutch. He maintained the ability to create his own shot, leading to 168 free throw attempts, and he averaged 13.1 points and 3.9 assists this season.

BLAKE GOODWIN, SR., MEAD: A shot-blocker extraordinaire, Goodwin developed into a big-time scorer averaging 14.8 points a game while shooting 67 percent from the floor. He made six of 14 3-point attempts in addition to finishing third in the state with 113 blocks.

KYLE LEAHY, SR., ERIE: Appeared quite comfortable in his role as the Tigers' leader, averaging 18 points and nearly nine rebounds. Finished second in Colorado in free throw attempts (209) and finished career with 1,283 points.

COACH — ERIC EISENHARD, BOULDER: The fourth-year coach brought together a team that was still smaller than most, turned them into a defense-oriented squad that could take care of the basketball. The result was a trip to the 5A Sweet 16.


SECOND TEAM

CHRIS AREHART, SR., FAIRVIEW: The Knights struggled overall due to depth issues but Arehart provided more than adequate guard play. He finished 31st in Colorado with 60 3-pointers and was the state's second-leading free-throw shooter (90 percent).

SAM FREDRICKSMEYER, SR., MONARCH: Injured for most of the season, the senior slasher was willing to play around the hoop and was as solid defensively as they come. Averaged 12 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists for the 20-4 Coyotes.

ZACH CHRISTIANSEN, SR., LYONS: Finished as the area's leading scorer at 20.2 points per game, had nine double-doubles and he helped the Lions improve from four wins last year to 12 this year.

KEVIN MITCHELL, JR., LONGMONT: An aggressive post player with quick feet, Mitchell shot 60 percent for the season and was leaned on for 13 points a game. Had 18 points and four steals in the 4A title game.

LUKE GOLTER, Sr., HOLY FAMILY: Finished with career-best averages across the board for the Tigers, including a 16.5-point scoring average and 5.6 rebounds. Had a stretch of four straight 20-point performances late in the season.


HONORABLE MENTION

Ijie Bacher, Sr., Dawson School; Austin Brown, Sr., Holy Family; Tyler Converse, Jr., Legacy; Mike DeVries, Sr., Centaurus; Jonathan Dee, Jr., Peak to Peak; Matt Dietz, Jr., Skyline; Jackson Engles, Sr., Silver Creek; Shea Gilman, Sr., Lyons; Cameron Jauregui, So., Longmont Christian; Shawn Kirkman, Sr., Monarch; Walker Korell, Jr., Mead.

Chelton Lebon, Jr., Frederick; Justin Lee, Sr., Niwot; Nate Lehnerz, Jr., Broomfield; Steven Lopez, Sr., Centaurus; Logan McCormick, Sr., Broomfield; Cameron McCurry, So., Erie; Blake O'Grady, Sr., Longmont; Caleb Pene, Sr., Faith Baptist; Joe Raff, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Mac Rowan, Jr., Monarch; Avery Sears, Sr., Shining Mountain; Jason Seper, Sr., Niwot.

Kamran Shahbaz, Sr., Fairview; Ryan Strong, Sr., Silver Creek; Landon Taliaferro, Jr., Boulder; Andrew Ullman, Sr., Jefferson Academy.

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