Player of the Year
Andrew Carr, Sr., West Chester East (Read full story here)
Jhamir Brickus, Sr., Coatesville
The Red Raiders’ star and 2019 All-Area Player of the Year averaged 23 points per game and became Coatesville’s all-time scoring leader with 2,334 points, while leading the Red Raiders to a 20-8 mark and a spot in the PIAA Class 6A playoffs. Brickus is headed to La Salle University to play his collegiate basketball.
Jalen Warley, Jr, Westtown
Warley averaged 21 points per game for the Moose and led Westtown to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship for the third season in a row. Warley has multiple Division 1 offers.
Deuce Turner, Sr. Malvern Prep
Turner became the all-time leading scorer in the Inter-Academic League with more than 2,300 points as the Friars’ star averaged 24.8 points per game en route to the Inter-Ac title. Turner will play his college basketball at Bucknell University.
Rahdir Hicks, Jr, Malvern Prep
Besides averaging 12.5 points per game, Hicks was arguably the toughest defender in the Inter-Ac, as he was a big factor in the Friars march to the Inter-Ac title. Hicks has not made his college choice yet.
Andrew King, Sr, Downingtown East
King averaged 17 points per game and became the all-time scoring leader in Downingtown basketball history, and led the Cougars to a spot in the PIAA Class 6A playoffs. King has not made his college choice yet.
Dylan Blair, Fresh, Downingtown West
Dapree Bryant, Sr, Coatesville
Tym Richardson, Sr, West Chester East
Sage Harkins, Sr, West Chester Henderson
TJ Berger, Sr, Westtown
IV Pettit, Soph, West Chester Rustin
Logan Shanahan, Sr, Unionville
Avon Grove: Reese Ziegler, Tyler Newman
Bishop Shanahan: Brandon Choi, Ryan Riotto, Ryan Smyth
Church Farm: Reggie Phifer
Coatesville: John Proctor
Collegium Charter: Deniro Washington
Conestoga: Jack Liedtka, Andrew Fox
Devon Prep: Eamonn Walsh
Downingtown East: Jayden Rowe, Dave Owsik
Downingtown West: Hunter Blair, Will Howard
Great Valley: Josh Stehle, Will Fredrick
Kennett: Andrew Hertz
Malvern Prep: Spencer Cochran, Fran Oschell
Oxford: Tom Repetz
Unionville: Sean Neylon, Jon Passarello
West Chester East: Mike Dedda, Kieran Hefferan, Jack Kushner
West Chester Henderson: Shawn Fay
West Chester Rustin: Griffin Barrouk, Jacob Barksdale
Westtown: Noah Collier, Frank Kepnang
Coach of the Year
Tom Durant, West Chester East
West Chester East turned its basketball program over to Durant three years ago, and in that time the Vikings have been a District 1 Class 5A finalist twice, and this year brought home the title. This year, Durant’s Vikings went 28-2, won the Ches-Mont League championship, a District 1 Class 5A title and a berth in the PIAA 5A quarterfinals.
Durant’s Vikings were always well prepared and maybe more importantly, the Vikings played hard every game against a challenging nonleague slate that included wins over Lower Merion, Chester and Academy of New Church. That was more than enough to make Durant an easy choice for Daily Local News Boys Basketball Coach of The Year.