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Boys basketball: 2020 BoCoPreps.com all-region team

Here are the best players from the area

First team

Greysen Carter, Jr., Fairview: Carter leapt into the spotlight as a junior, putting up 17.5 points per game on 58 percent shooting for the Knights. Aggressive to the rim, leading fast breaks, a threat from the inside and out, he finished third in the Front Range League in scoring.

Andrew Duquette, Sr., Silver Creek: As tough as they come to guard as one opposing coach said, Duquette earned the 4A Northern League player of the year honors. He averaged 18.2 points per game on 51 percent shooting while leading the Raptors to the Sweet 16.

Owen Koonce, Sr., Centaurus: Koonce mesmerized once again as he led the Warriors to the second round of the Class 4A postseason. He averaged 19.2 points per game on 56 percent shooting.

Jalen Page, Sr., Fairview: Page, the Front Range League and BoCoPreps.com player of the year, was the guiding force behind the Knights’ run to the 5A semifinals. Whenever there was a crucial rebound to be had, he secured it. A big shot? He hit it.

Will Maher, Sr., Mead: Maher was the Tri-Valley League player of the year after shooting 55 percent from 3-point range, hitting 73 of his 133 attempts. The mark puts him 11th in state history for players with at least 40 attempts, although his 133 shots were far more than the 10 players ahead.

Coach of the year — Darin Reese, Mead: The Mavericks won 25 straight games to reach the 4A semis. Then the tournament was cancelled. It was a rough ending for a team that had looked nearly unstoppable for three straight months.

Second team

Dallas Dye, Sr., Longmont: Dye, the only returning starter from the Trojans’ 27-1 team from 2019, was stout in leading Longmont into the state quarterfinals. He shot 54 percent from the field and averaged 14.3 points per game.

Garrett Green, Sr., Holy Family: Green was already known as a premier lockdown defender a year ago. An elite scorer? He proved as much as a senior. Averaging just 5.8 points per game last year, he scored 18.9 per outing in the winter as he led an inexperienced roster to the second round of the 4A playoffs.

Trey Ward, Sr., Mead: No one was more exciting on the court than Ward. Diving for loose balls, revving up fans, flying to the rim for dunks, he was the ultimate playmaker as Mead ran a roughshod through 4A. He was also the BoCoPreps defensive football player of the year in the fall.

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Broomfield’s Grant Swenson

Grant Swenson, Sr., Broomfield: Swenson, averaging 14.7 points per game, was the force behind the Eagles’ run to the Sweet 16. In perhaps his finest act, he played on an injured foot in returning for the team’s second round of the postseason. On the road against favored Pine Creek, he scored 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and hit a game-winning 3 over a defender with a tenth of a second left.

Tyler Turner, Sr., Boulder: Turner’s numbers weren’t as eye-popping as they could have been, and instead the Panthers relied on their depth of scorers in reaching the 5A Sweet 16. But his presence on the court was invaluable. A proven scorer and an elite defender, he was recognized for his play by opposing coaches in the Front Range League as he was named to its first team.

Honorable mention

Eli Barrow, Sr., Legacy; Jacob Bartholomew, Sr., Mead; Gage Basey, So., Lyons; Pete Boyle, Sr., Boulder; Carson Briggs, Sr., Broomfield; Riley Burridge, Sr., Dawson; Tanner Call, So., Silver Creek; Sam Carlson, Jr., Monarch; Joe Cartelli, Sr., Frederick;  Matt Chen, Sr., Monarch; Ryan Collins, Sr., Broomfield; Adrian Compian, Jr. Skyline; Andrew Cuss, So., Prospect Ridge; Brandon Day, Sr., Dawson; Chase Esplin, Sr., Legacy; Mario Everett, Jr., Centaurus; Dylan Farrell, Sr., Shining Mountain;

Andy Garcia, Jr., Twin Peaks; Phil Geraghty, Sr., Dawson; Coby Grant-Krenz, Sr., Dawson; Jake Green, Sr., Frederick; Kayan Hargrave, So., Erie; LaDorian Havard, Sr., Erie; Nick Holst, Sr., Longmont Christian; Nick Jacobs, Sr., Mead; Elijah Knudsen, So., Mead;  Eddie Kurjak, Jr., Longmont; Kevin Loy, Jr., Erie; Tucker Mills, Fr., Lyons; Dom Nellis, Sr., Holy Family; Mark O’Neill, Sr, Fairview; Grant Page, So., Fairview; Gavin Poxson, Jr., Legacy; Andrew Purdum, Sr., Broomfield;

Davis Richard, Sr., Frederick; Gage Robertson, Sr., Skyline; Austin Robison, Sr., Skyline; Andrew Scott, So., Silver Creek; Macully Sehr, Jr., Legacy; Cooper Sheldon, Sr., Niwot; Ryan Schneider, Sr., Longmont; Adam Sessions, Sr., Boulder; Ryan Shellenberger, Sr., Longmont Christian; JP Shiers, So., Mead; Garrett Shriver, Sr., Peak to Peak; Elian Soto, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Tyson Spradling, Jr., Legacy; Jimmy Starry, Jr., Boulder; Caleb Wehmuller, Sr., Boulder; TJ Williams, Jr., Fairview.