A pair of Clinton underclassmen earned honorable mention accolades when the Mississippi Athletic Conference announced its boys basketball postseason awards.
Sophomore Jalen Jones led the River Kings in conference play with 10.1 points and 2.8 assists a game. He also grabbed 5.8 rebounds a game. Jones scored the 12th-most points in the MAC during the conference slate.
The other River King to be honored was freshman Brady Ernst. Ernst led Clinton in MAC play with 8.1 rebounds a game. He also averaged 8.9 points a game. Ernst was fourth in the conference in total rebounds and rebounds a game.
Davenport West senior Joe Scott and Davenport Assumption junior Billy Daniel were named co-players of the year. Scott led the conference in scoring at 20.2 points a game. He was also sixth in the MAC in steals. Daniel scored 15.6 points a game, good for sixth, and grabbed 6.7 rebounds a game, good for seventh.
Daniel helped his team to an unbeaten 16-0 conference season.
Assumption’s Joe Barrer was named coach of the year.
ALL-MISSISSIPPI ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL
Joe Scott, sr., Davenport West (20.2 ppg); Billy Daniel, jr., Davenport Assumption (15.6 ppg); Peter Finn, sr., Assumption (13.9 ppg); James Randolph, sr., North (19.9 ppg), Cole Clearman, so., Bettendorf (17.9 ppg); Xzavion Jones, sr., Davenport North (18.6 ppg); Demetrius Butler, sr., Davenport Central (17.6 ppg).
Justin Randall, jr., Burlington (14.0 ppg); Zach Burnham, sr., Central (14.8 ppg); Cortez Seales, fr., North Scott (10.9 ppg); Tyvis Smith, sr., Central (9.4 ppg); Darren Stringfellow, sr., West (7.2 ppg); Tom Dunlavy, sr., Bettendorf (6.8 ppg).
Ty Wagg, sr., Muscatine (9.9 ppg); Griffin Gaeta, sr., Muscatine (12.3 ppg); Grant Graham, fr., North Scott (9.6 ppg); Nick Hughes, sr., Bettendorf (7.3 ppg); Derek Fulton, sr., Assumption (8.3 ppg); Kain Arthofer, jr., Pleasant Valley (10.6 ppg).
Matt Vonderhaar, Assumption (7.9 ppg); Nick Schebler, Assumption (5.3 ppg); Michael Moore, Bettendorf (4.3 ppg); Jalen Jones, Clinton (10.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.8 apg); Brady Ernst, Clinton (8.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg); Griffin Corbin, Central (3.9 ppg); Tyler Case, Central (6.8 ppg); Jerry Westerfield, North (4.1 ppg); Cole Tatge, West (6.4 ppg); Eric Huber, North Scott (6.4 ppg); Ben Wilson, North Scott (5.3 ppg); Jordan Arp, North Scott (6.3 ppg); Creighton Claussen, North Scott (3.9 ppg); Drake Graettinger, Muscatine (9.6 ppg); Conor Bryant, Pleasant Valley (7.3 ppg); Adam Swanson, Pleasant Valley (8.0 ppg); AJ Smith, Pleasant Valley (5.3 ppg).
Co-players of the year — Scott and Daniel.
Coach of the year — Joe Barrer, Assumption.