2014-2015 All Cumberland County Basketball Awards

All-County Awards

Player of the Year: Trinity Christian Point Guard Dennis Smith Jr.

Rookie of the Year: Northwood Temple Point Guard Dakari Johnson

Hand Down Man Down Award (Best Shooter): Village Christian Michael Hueitt Jr. & Northwood Temple James Wilson

Hustle/High Motor Award: Westover HS Senior Forward Jozef Vanderhorst

Teams of the Year: Terry Sanford HS, congrats to the team, Coach Boyette and his staff on winning the 3A State championship.

First Team

Dennis Smith Jr basketball Dennis Smith Jr. (Trinity Christian, Junior, Point Guard)-(Player of the year Award Winner, Won the award last year as well) – Dennis had another outstanding year for his squad, was called on to take on more of a scoring role this season and did not disappoint, Holds offers from NC State, Duke, UNC, Kansas and numerous other top HM programs. Top PG in the Country for the Class of 2016, Averaged 23 Pts and 7 Ast per game
Mark Gilbert Basketball  Mark Gilbert (Terry Sanford HS, Junior, Shooting Guard)- is an outstanding scorer , once he gets it going he is a very difficult player to stop, plays with toughness and heart. Led Terry Sanford to the 3A state Championship and was named Cape Fear Valley Conference Player of the Year. Hold Numerous offers from BCS schools for football, Averaged 18.4 Points and 2.8 Assist Per game
Jatrious Smith basketball Jatrious Smith (EE Smith HS, Sophomore, Wing) – Last year’s Rookie of the Year Award winner, started off the year slowly but as the year progressed he returned to his form, has a very good mixture of strength, speed and athleticism and showed a much more consistent jump shot from the perimeter this season, current holds offers from Va Tech & Old Dominion and is receiving interest from numerous HM Schools. Averaged 19.4 Pts, 5.9 Rebs, and 3.8 Assist Per game
Kinton Hinson basketball Kwinton Hinson (Village Christian, Senior, Wing)- One of the top Unsigned Seniors left in the state, plays strong inside but can step outside and knock down the trey ball, had a very successful season for Village and currently holds offers from UNCW and App State, with interest from numerous other LM and JUCO schools. Averaged 22.2 Points and 8.1 Rebounds Per game
Isaiah Vinson basketball Isaiah Vinson (South View H.S, Senior, Guard)-Very High IQ player that can score at any time but is constantly looking to get other involved, has a calm demeanor on the court. Can shoot it from outside and midrange but also attacks the cup very well, is a Great students and will truly be an asset to whichever schools he chooses to attend next season. Currently holds offers from Garner Webb, Winthrop, High Point, Liberty, and Fayetteville State University. Averaged 17.0 Pts, 5.3 Rebs and 2.0 Ast per game
Marco Tomic basketball Marko Tomic (Freedom Christian, Senior, Forward) – Is a stretch Forward player that plays with intensity on a nightly basis, although he can knock down the trey ball consistently, he has no problem with going inside the paint and mixing it up with opponents. It is still a mystery as to why no LM schools have tried to snatch him up as of yet but he currently hold a D2 offer from Barry University and has received interest from various LM and D2 schools.
Josh Bryant basketball  Josh Bryant (71st H.S, Senior, Guard) – Has a knack for scoring the ball and has what I call sneaky athleticism, Josh is a very solid ball handler and knows how to score the ball with ease. Has improved on his perimeter shooting and had quite a few games this season where he was impressive on the defensive end. Is still unsigned at this point but has been receiving interest from numerous Division 2 and Juco Colleges. Averaged 14.1 Points, 3.5 Ast and 3.1 Rebs Per game

Second Team

Xavier Robinson basketball 2015 Xavier Robinson (South View H.S, Senior, Shooting Guard)- Knock down shooter from outside, has a very strong frame which allows him to embrace contact very well, led public schools in scoring for the second straight year. Is headed to Fayetteville State University in the fall, Averaged: 21.5 Pts, and 4.3 Rebs per Game
Dakari Johnson basketball Dakari Johnson (Northwood Temple, freshman, Point Guard) – (winner of the Rookie of the Year Award) this young man has a game that definitely exceeds his age, he’s very calm and under control and has all the tools that are need for an outstanding PG, has received interest from University of Virginia already. Averaged 16 Pts, 6 Ast Per game
Zo Tyson basketball Zo Tyson (Trinity Christian, Senior, Forward)-Zo is a player that has very good length and athleticism, he does a great job finishing plays above the rim and is now knocking down the midrange shot with more consistency, he has signed with High Point University, Averaged: 11.6 Points and 5 Rebs per game
Michael Hueitt Jr basketball 2015 Michael Hueitt Jr. (Village Christian, Sophomore, Shooting Guard) (Co-Winner of the Hand Down Man Down Award, won the award last year as well) – One of the best shooters in the state, showed some improvement as the season went along on the defensive end and has all the tools to be an outstanding player, currently hold offers from James Madison University and Liberty University. Averaged 15.5 Points per game
Christian Lathan basketball 2015 Christian Lathan (Westover HS, Senior, Point Guard) – A player that you can definitely classify as a true Point Guard and a floor general, he plays with intensity while at the same time always keeping his poise and making the right plays, he is till unsigned and will be great fit for a college that is looking for a true PG. Averaged 10 Pts and 4.1 Ast Per game
Juwan Wright basketball 2015 Juwuan Wright (Village Christian, Senior, Forward)- Was a double-double machine this season, can handle the ball very well for a guy his size and does not back down from any challenge or opponent, is still unsigned at this point but will be a steal for a program looking for a stretch four type of player. Averaged 14.5 Pts, and 8 Rebs per game
A.J. Baldwin basketball 2015 A.J Baldwin (Cape Fear H.S, sophomore, Point Guard) – this young man is one to definitely keep an eye on; he is an outstanding passer and playmaker and has only gotten better as the year went on. Led Public Schools in Assist per game, but also can score it when needed. Averaged 13.1 Points and 6.2 Ast per game

Third Team

Chris Thomas basketball 2015 Chris Thomas (71st H.S, Senior, Point Guard)- Very quick PG that knows how to get to the basket as well as knock down the outside shot, is still unsigned but is receiving interest from D3 schools. Averaged: 15.5 Pts, 3.3 Ast Per game
Cam May basketball 2015 Cam May (Pine Forest H.S, Senior, Wing)- High Motor player that can really score it once he gets going, plays with a toughness that you don’t see from a lot of players his age, receiving interest from Sandhills CC and Averett University. Averaged: 13.8 Pts, 8.1 Rebs Per game
T.J. McAllister T.J. McAllister (Jack Britt H.S, Senior, Point Guard)- Floor general, very unselfish player but can score when called upon, plays with a ton of heart and really gets after it on the defensive end, he’s receiving interest from: Sandhills CC, Davidson CCC, and multiple NCAA D3 schools. Averaged: 8.2 Pts, 2.5 Ast Per game
Thank God Avar basketball 2015 Thank God Avar (Freedom Christian, Junior, Forward) – very strong player that can jump out of the gym!! Does a very affective job of protecting the paint on the defensive end, as well as finishing plays inside, is still somewhat raw but has a good amount of potential and will be one to watch over the summer, currently receiving interest from: Rice, Elon & Georgia Southern.
Nassyr Daniels basketball 2015 Nassyr Daniels (Grays Creek H.S, Sophomore, Forward/Center)- is a younger player with a lot of potential, blocks shots at a very high rate and rebounds the ball well, also is getting better each day at finishing thru contact. Averaged: 13.4 Pts, 7.1 Rebs and 4.8 Blks Per game
Telligence Johnson basketball 2015 Telligence Johnson ( Terry Sanford H.S, Sophomore, Wing)- Athletic player that is now showing a much improved midrange and perimeter game, is much better this season at creating off the dribble and defends on and off the ball very well. Averaged: 9.6 Pts, 6.3 Rebs per game
James Wilson basketball 2015 James Wilson (Northwood Temple, Senior, Wing)- (Co-Winner of the Hand Down Man Down Award) A three point specialist that put on numerous outstanding shooting displays throughout the season, plays with a ton of hear and intensity, provided much need Senior leadership to a young squad. Is receiving interest from various NCAA D3 and NAIA Schools, Averaged 15 Points Per game.
Damani Applewhite basketball 2015 Damani Appelwhite (Westover H.S, Junior, Forward)- is a player that has an old school flavor to his game, can step out and knock down the midrange shot but also has a nice face up game when he plays in the post, very good length and height. Averaged: 7.9 Pts, 4.9 Rebs per Game

Honorable Mention

Tre Hales-Jack Britt

Mike Melvin- Freedom Christian

Gunnar Hardarson-Freedom Christian

Isaiah Stalling-Terry Sanford

Deonte Harris- Douglas Byrd

Shawn Barnes- EE Smith

Jozef Vanderhorst- Westover

Malik Johnson-Terry Sanford

Justin King- Terry Sanford

Dane Davis- 71st

Martaye Sembley- Fayetteville Christian

Leon Williams- Westover

Todd Smith- Freedom Christian