All-Tribune First Team

Name                          School         Yr.  Pos.  Comment

Jake Toolson              Highland        Sr.     F     BYU-bound forward and two-time All-State player averaged 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists

Payton Dastrup    Mountain View    Sr.     F     Improved his outside shot to compliment interior dominance; averaged 16.5 points and 13 rebounds

Kodi Justice                Dobson          Sr.    G     ASU has a versatile (15.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.8 blocks) player on the way

Casey Benson       Corona del Sol   Sr.     G    Former Player of Year and POY candidate arguably the best postseason player in AZ hoops history.

Markus Howard            Perry          Fr.      G     Tribune POY led Pumas to school’s first semifinal appearance and played big against top competition

Player of the Year: Markus Howard, Perry

Coach of the Year:  Kevin Hartwig (Hamilton): Without a bevy of talent and through a couple tough losses late in the season, the Huskies used resilience and defense to earn the No. 4 seed and reach the Div. I quarterfinals with no go-to offensive threat.

All-Tribune Second Team

Name                                School           Yr.  Pos.  Comment

Connor MacDougall     Corona del Sol      Sr.    F     His 10 points and 5.8 rebounds paled in comparison to his defensive work on the EV’s top big men

TJ Widner                    Valley Christian     Sr.    F     Standout football player averaged 15.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.3 BPG and shot 68 percent for Trojans

Emmanuel Butler        Mountain Pointe    Sr.    F     Underrated interior presence averaged 13.6 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.5 SPG, 2 BPG and shot 57 percent

Delano Jones                    Tempe             Jr.    G      Thrived in coach Tom Saltzstein’s “playground” style to average 21.2 PPG, 2.4 RPG and 2.4 APG

Hunter Thomas             Desert Ridge       Sr.   G      Big 1-2 punch with Teddy Allen put up impressive 21.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 5 APG, 1.9 SPG, 1.8 BPG

Honorable Mention

Basha: Tyrone Ayala, Sr., G; Nathan Markovich, Sr., G; Klay Stall, So., F; Chandler: Kameron Casey, Sr., F; Marco Morales, Sr., G; Bryce Perkins, Jr., F; Chandler Prep: Chris Knight, Sr., F; Combs: Carter Aby, Jr., G; Sherron Brooks, Sr., G; Corona del Sol: Alex Barcello, Fr., G; Russ Davis, Sr., G; Jarrett Givens, Sr., G; Dane Kuiper, Jr., F; Desert Ridge: Ted Allen, So., G; Desert Vista: Brandon Clarke, Jr., G; Quincy Taylor, Jr., G; Dobson: Ryan Richardson, Sr., G; Kairee Williams, Sr., G; Gilbert: Anthony Bryant, Sr., G; Wyatt Lowell, So., F; Truman Moore, Jr., F; Spencer Nicolds, Sr., F; Gilbert Christian: Sam Jones, Sr., F; Roberto Reyes, Sr., G; Gilbert Classical: Carlos Gazca, Jr., F; Jake Pollard, Sr., F; Eric Wright, Jr., G; Hamilton: Zachary Evans, Sr., G; James Sosinski, Jr., F; Highland: Austin Witherill, Sr., G; Higley: Quinn Bailey, Sr., F; Nick Colson, Sr., F; Ryan Waters, Jr., G; Horizon Honors: Cameron Frith, Sr., G; Marcos de Niza: Dom Krane, Sr., F; McClintock: Amiri Chukwuemeka, So., G; Mesa: Isaac Allen, Sr., F; D.J. Goudeau, So., G; Christian Harris, Sr., G; Felipe Velazco, Sr., F; Mesa Prep: Jackson Ventrella, Sr., G; Mesquite: Conner Exline, Jr., G; Jake Gaustad, Sr., F; Jordan Lee, Jr., G;Mountain Pointe: Khalil Salahuddin, Sr., F; Mountain View: Josh Bribiescas, Sr., G; Austin Denham, Sr., G; Andy Sessions, Sr., G; Perry: Jordan Howard, Sr., G; Jake Mortensen, Sr., F; Geoffrey Vredevoogd, Sr., F; Poston Butte: Christian Anderson, Jr., G; Kaeleb Franken, Sr., G; Queen Creek: Parker Anderson, Sr., F; Ty Lemieux, Sr., G; Blake Williams, Sr., F; Carter Wilson, Sr., G; Red Mountain: Desmond Ethridge, So., G; Jalen Jenkins, Jr., G; Colton Plourd, Sr., G; San Tan Foothills: Marenz Bruce, Jr., G; Ricky Wilson, Jr., G; Seton Catholic: Konrad Eze, Jr., G; Jake Rueter, So., G; Dillon Stanley, So., F; Skyline: Dimetres Moore, So., F; Carlos Rivera, Jr., G; Charlie Watkin, Jr., F; Tempe: James Carrethers, Jr., F; Emanuel Gant, Jr., F; A.D. Hart, Sr., G; Kalun White, Jr., F; Tempe Prep: Ryan Van Dusen, Sr., G; Joseph Zwemke, Sr., F; Valley Christian: Brandon Haagsma, Sr., G; Westwood: Josh Brown, Sr., G; Sohonari Gilliam, Sr., G; Williams Field: Carter Ruston, Sr., G.

Mark Heller is the East Valley Tribune assistant managing editor. He can be reached at or (480) 898-6576.

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