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Mercury All-Area Boys Basketball Selections

First Team

Nigel Cooke, Spring-Ford

Senior … Guard … All-PAC First Team … Averaged 11.9 points for PAC-10 champion Rams. … Had 20 points in Rams’ victory over Spring Grove in PIAA-AAAA opening round.

Rich Dunham, Pope John Paul II

Senior … Guard … All-PAC First Team … Third in the league in points per game (18.5), leading PJP to PAC-10 semifinals. … Finished sixth in the league in free throw percentage (76.8)

Matt Gnias, Spring-Ford

Senior … Guard … All-PAC First Team … Fifth in the league in points per game (15.7). … Responsible for lifting Rams to PAC-10 title, scoring game-high 24 points. First in league in 3-pointers (70).

Justin Jaworski, Perkiomen Valley

Junior … Guard … All-PAC First Team … Led the charge for Vikings before being ousted in PAC-10 final and District 1-AAAA second round. … Second in league in points per game (19.7) and second in 3-pointers (62).

Ben Longacre, Boyertown

Senior … Forward … All-PAC First Team … Fourth in league in points per game (16). … Hit 38 3-pointers. 

Christian Kelly, Phoenixville

Senior … Forward/Guard … All-PAC First Team … All-Area Player of Year. … Averaged league best  23.7 ppg, good for the Top 30 in Souterheastern Pa. … Repeat All-Area POY. … Kutztown commit.

Jerry Kapp, Boyertown

Sophomore … Guard … All-PAC First Team … Battled back from early injury to finish sixth in league in scoring (15.3 ppg). … 53 3-pointers good for third in league.

Second Team

Sean Owens, Perkiomen Valley

Avery Close, Phoenixville

Nazhir Goldston, Pottsgrove

Ryan Kendra, Upper Perkiomen

Cam Reid, Spring-Ford

Dawson Stuart, Owen J. Roberts

Seth Stankiewicz, Hill School

Bryce Allen, Hill School

Honorable Mention

Chase Audige, Hill School

Jonas Stakeliunas, Hill School

Ryan Okuniewski, Daniel Boone

Jake Kuhn, Daniel Boone

Devon Jackson, West-Mont Christian

Jeff Conboy, Phoenixville

Shamir Edwards, Pottstown

Bobby Lojewski, Methacton

Marquise McDuffee, Phoenixville

Sean Moriarity, Perkiomen Valley

Larry Wingo, Pottstown

Martynas Simanavicius, Perkiomen School

Ja’Ren Hampton, Perkiomen School

Coach of the Year

Chris Talley, Spring-Ford

Led Rams to PAC-10 Championship victory over Perkiomen Valley and advanced team to PIAA-AAAA playoffs. Rams finished 2015-2016 season with 23-8 overall record.

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