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FIRST TEAM

Elijah Knudsen, Sr., Mead: The Mavericks’ opponents constantly found themselves game-planning specifically around stopping Knudsen’s speed and athleticism, but often failed to contain him. A jack of all trades, Knudsen shot 48% from the field (172-of-355) and 45% from 3-point range (98-of-215), marks that earned him BoCoPreps.com’s player of the year.

Longmont's Brendan Barcewski drives on Windsor's ...
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Longmont’s Brendan Barcewski drives on Windsor’s Tadese Keyworth during the Jan. 21, 2022 game in Longmont.

Brendan Barcewski, Sr., Longmont: Barcewski, a 6-foot-5 power forward, utilized his height and aggression in the post to help the Trojans get the easy buckets and, in most cases, the highly contested points in the paint. His 17 points per game, 443 total points and 61% field goal shooting helped lift his team offensively while his 8.7 boards per game helped feed his teammates defensively and offensively. He was instrumental in Longmont’s Great 8 run and in securing head coach Jeff Kloster’s 500th career win.

James Shiers, Sr., Mead: At 7–1, Shiers used his height and athleticism to force his way to the basket and the glass, and wasn’t shy about denying his opponents. He averaged 15.4 points per game, 8.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks, all while shooting 65% from the field thanks to a large volume of high-percentage buckets. He, along with Knudsen, helped lead the Mavericks to the Great 8 of the Class 4A state tournament.

Bryce Conover, Sr., Frederick: On a team stacked with talent, Conover stood out for his ability to make it rain from 3-point range. The Warrior senior hit 60 3s in all and boasted an incredible long-range ability of 43% shooting throughout the season. His talent, as well as his senior leadership, proved pivotal in helping FHS all the way to the Class 4A Final Four.

J.T. Lewicki, Sr., Centaurus: Lewicki stood out not just for his 14.5 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game, but for his ability to step up for his teammates when they needed him most. This Warrior helped lead his boys to a Class 4A Great 8 appearance with his seven 20-plus point games. He scored 24 and 22 points during the team’s two meetings with Mead and netted another 22 in its Great 8 loss to Pueblo South.

Coach — Jeff Conway, Frederick: Conway took over the head coaching position midseason on Dec. 15 and, without missing a beat, guided the Warriors throughout the remainder of the season. He led a strong core of seniors and juniors on an incredible run that ended in the Class 4A Final Four matchup against Pueblo South, their first such appearance in 66 years.

SECOND TEAM

Kyle Blauch, So., Boulder: On a team stacked with seniors, Blauch took the lead-by-example role as he lifted his Panthers with a double-double average of 13.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game. He recorded two 27-point games, first against Fairview and then against Horizon, and included 10 individual-game double-doubles in those impressive marks.

Jack Debell, Sr., Legacy: Debell served as a senior leader for a team that hadn’t had a lot of prior state tournament success but that ended up winning three en route to a Great 8 appearance as the No. 26 seed in Class 5A. He served as one of the Lightning’s top scorers with 10.3 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. He netted a season-high 23 points during Legacy’s first-round tournament game against Far Northeast to begin their incredible run.

Jackson Ward, Sr., Holy Family: Ward helped lead his Tigers to a second-round appearance in the Class 4A state tournament, primarily through his dominating presence near the rim. The senior averaged 12.7 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game, and very nearly elevated his team to an early-season upset over eventual state champion Lewis-Palmer with a 26-point performance in early December. Toward the end of the season, he netted 20 points against Silver Creek.

Garrett Myers, Sr., Monarch: As one of just two Coyotes to average double-digits, Myers stood out for his ability to surge in some of their biggest contests of the season. He averaged 17.1 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game, a team leader in both categories, while putting up 30 points on Poudre and 29 points in the Yotes’ Class 5A playoff win over Liberty.

Andrew Scott, Sr., Silver Creek: Scott played a key role in leading his 5A Raptors through a sea of 4A league competition, and in securing their first-round state tournament win over Fort Collins. Scott averaged 16 points per game and 4.3 boards per game, marks which included six 20-plus point games and 34-point barn burner against Holy Family late in the season.

HONORABLE MENTION

David Agbosse, Jr., Prospect Ridge; Gage Basey, Sr., Lyons; Nick Basson, Jr., Mead; Kevin Bedford, Sr., Centaurus; Grant Boonstra, So., Peak to Peak; Tanner Call, Sr., Silver Creek; Tristan Caudill, Sr., Broomfield; Jacoby Conway, Sr., Frederick; Cole Corner, So., Longmont; Andrew Cuss, Sr., Prospect Ridge; Josh Dunn, Sr., Broomfield; Ethan Duster, Sr., Dawson; Gabriel Estebanes, Sr., Broomfield; Owen Foster, So., Fairview; Jerek Funkhouser, Jr., Niwot; Quin Galka, Jr., Broomfield; Christopher Gunlikson, Sr., Longmont Christian; Kayan Hargrave, Sr., Erie; Collin Henderson, Jr., Fairview;

Kyle Hirsch, Sr., Jefferson Academy; Luke Justice, Jr., Frederick; Tavan Karbassi, Sr., Shining Mountain; Issac Kiesser, Sr., Twin Peaks; Bekkem Kritza, Fr., Fairview; Jackson Lynch, Sr., Longmont Christian; Zane Miley, Jr., Monarch; Myles Moskowitz, Jr., Fairview; Caleb Nolan, Jr., Jefferson Academy; Jackson Parker, So., Dawson; Keegan Patterson, Sr., Longmont;

Nate Richardson, Jr., Lyons; Will Rieder, Sr., Lyons; Harry Singh, Jr., Frederick; Zakkai Smith, Jr., Skyline; Bryce Spradling, Jr., Legacy; Jaycee Stelling, Sr. Legacy; Alex Sturn, Sr., Frederick; Caden Tapia, Sr., Skyline; Eric Quintana, Jr., Holy Family; Max Vacco, Jr., Prospect Ridge; Liam Wood, Sr., Shining Mountain.

Boulder High School's Kyle Blauch (No. ...
Boulder High School’s Kyle Blauch (No. 55) puts up a shot over Fairview High School’s Alex Kowal (No. 23) at the CU Events Center on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer)

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