PARKERSBURG-Ritchie County senior Andrew Davis was one of the key ingredients in the Rebels long-awaited return to the Little Kanawha Conference's Night of Champions.
For that reason, Davis was named as the league's Player of the Year.
"He (Davis) has meant a lot to our team this year," said Ritchie County head coach Rick Haught, who was named as the LKC's Coach of the Year. "You can tell when he is not in the game just what he means to us."
Photo by Jeff Baughan
Ritchie County’s Andrew Davis was selected as the Little Kanawha Conference’s Player of the Year in voting done by the league’s coaches. The Rebels reached the Class AA regional finals before bowing out of tournament play.
Davis, who missed the entire 2011-12 season recovering from knee surgery, led the Rebels in scoring with an 18.8 points per game norm and led the entire Mid-Ohio Valley in rebounding-coming down with 10.7 per contest.
Joining his Ritchie County teammate on the first unit is senior D.J. Burgess. Rounding out the unit are seniors Anthony Aviles of Gilmer County, Andrew Cosper of St. Marys, and Logan Kirby of South Harrison, juniors Jake Ullman and Joe Padden of Parkersburg Catholic, Roane County's Jacob Neal, Wirt County's Kalob Bell, Ravenswood's Jake Martin, and Tyler Consolidated's Dylan Romine and Clay County sophomore Stephen Cole.
The sharpshooting guard averaged 22.5 points per game and connected on more than 40 shots from behind the 3-point arc and PC captured the Night of Champions and reached the regional finals before bowing out in a loss to Buffalo.
Little Kanawha Conference
All-LKC Boys Basketball Team
Andrew Davis, Ritchie County1218.8
Jake Ullman, Parkersburg Catholic1122.5
Jacob Neal, Roane County1118.8
Kalob Bell, Wirt County1125.5
Anthony Aviles, Gilmer County1218.0
Andrew Cosper, St. Marys1216.3
Jake Martin, Ravenswood1120.1
D.J. Burgess, Ritchie County1216.7
Logan Kirby, South Harrison1212.0
Joe Padden, Parkersburg Catholic1115.8
Dylan Romine, Tyler Consolidated1118.2
Stephen Cole, Clay County1015.0
Austin Bayless, St. Marys; Tyler Harper, Roane County; Austin Cunningham, Gilmer County; Austin Rhodes, Braxton County; Ryan Slider, Calhoun County; Austin McVey, Wirt County; Josh DeBolt, Williamstown; Ashton Hinzman, Doddridge County; Michael Shamblin, Clay County; Jordan Whitehair, St. Marys; Darren Heintzman, Tyler Consolidated; Chandler Weber, Williamstown
Payton Sturm, Parkersburg Catholic; Dillon Muhly-Alexander, Doddridge County; Justin Sage, Ritchie County; Heath Burgess, Ravenswood; Austin Ratliff, Gilmer County; Derek Barnett, Braxton County; Drew Lett, Doddridge County; Scotti Meadows, Roane County; Chris Cole, Clay County; Dylan Smith, South Harrison; Luke Gaines, South Harrison; Dustin Garner, Wirt County; McKinley Moore, Braxton County; Hunter Neely, Williamstown; Elijah Onwuka, Roane County; Brady Kurucz, Parkersburg Catholic
Player of the Year: Andrew Davis, Ritchie County
Coach of the Year: Rick Haught, Ritchie County
Named to the second team by the league's coaches was Austin Bayless and Jordan Whitehair of St. Marys, Tyler Harper of Roane County, Austin Cunningham of Gilmer County, Braxton County's Austin Rhodes, Calhoun County's Ryan Slider, Austin McVey of Wirt County, Josh DeBolt and Chandler Weber of Williamstown, Doddridge County's Ashton Hinzman, Tyler Consolidated's Darren Heintzman and Clay County's Michael Shamblin.