TheTB5Reports 2019 End of Season Awards

 

The 2019 HS Season was one of the best in recent memory in the DFW. Coaches did a phenomenal job of scheduling early non conference matchups that the Metroplex wanted to see. There was no “duck season” at all this year. It seemed like everybody played everybody! Not to mention capping off this season with a clean sweep of UIL State Championships at the 1A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A levels. Frisco Legacy and Grace Prep also won TAPPS State Championships. The talent in the city this year was special and that’s why compiling this list was so tough.

Player of The Year : Drew Timme JJ Pearce

Drew Timme

Drew Timme was consistently dominant the entire year. The 6'10 Gonzaga signee averaged  23 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists per game this year for Pearce. He led his team to big wins all year while scoring against double and triple teams. His consistent production is what landed him the award as TheTB5Reports DFW Player of The Year.

Rookie of The Year: Keyonte George

Keyonte George

Keyonte hit the ground running as a freshman for Lewisville this season. He averaged 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game. The 2022 prospect picked up offers from a slew of high major programs in the process. Keyonte is one of the top guards in the country and one to track over the next three years.

Sophomore of The Year: Harrison Ingram

Harrison Ingram

Harrison Ingram led St. Mark's to uncharted waters this year. The top 25 sophomore averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists per game. 

Coach of The Year: Duane Gregory Mansfield Timberview

Duane Gregory

This was the toughest decision I had to make for an individual award. Candidates like David Peavy (Duncanville) and Brandon Thomas (Faith Family) made this tough. Coach Gregory won a 5A State Championship this year after losing Chris Mullins and Isaac Likekele to Rice and Oklahoma St. and transfers Trey Tennyson (Central Connecticut St. signee) and one of the top 2020 prospects in the state in Jaquan Scott. Coach Gregory has done a phenomenal job winning two state championships in the last three years.

 

First Team All-DFW

Tyrese Maxey South Garland

Tyrese Maxey

Tyrese Maxey had a tremendous senior campaign for South Garland coming up just short of a state championship appearance . The University of Kentucky signee averaged 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game. 

Jahmius Ramsey Duncanville

Jahmius Ramsey

Jahmius Ramsey left his mark on the state of Texas by helping lead his team to a 6A State Championship. The Texas Tech signee averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game while also locking down the opponent's best perimeter player the entire year.

Avery Anderson III Justin Northwest

Avery Anderson III

Avery Anderson III had a big time senior season that led to him being named MVP of the district. The Oklahoma St. signee averaged 22 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game. 

RJ Hampton Little Elm

RJ Hampton

RJ had a huge junior season leading his Little Elm team to the second round of the playoffs where they lost to eventual 5A State Champion Mansfield Timberview. The top 5 2020 prospect averaged 32 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists per game.

Sam Williamson Rockwall

Sam Williamson

Sam had as good of a season as any player on this list. The Louisville signee averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists per game for Rockwall. He led his team all season and came up with big game after big game when needed.

Second Team All-DFW

Chris Harris Jr. South Garland

Chris Harris Jr.

The Texas A&M signee averaged 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game. He was also one of the leaders in steals per game. Harris was big all year for South Garland as they fell one game short of a second straight State Championship appearance.

De'Vion Harmon Denton Guyer

De'Vion Harmon

The Oklahoma signee averaged 21 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game for one of the area's most talented teams. De'Vion had a big time high school career winning 2 gold medals for the USA team in addition to what he did for Guyer.

Jalen Wilson Denton Guyer

Jalen Wilson

Jalen Wilson helped form one of the best duo's in Texas high school basketball the last few years at Denton Guyer. The Michigan signee averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game his senior season.

Isaiah Stevens  Allen 

Isaiah Stevens

Isaiah was arguably the best point guard in the city this year for Allen. The Colorado St. signee averaged 20 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds per game while leading a young and talented Allen squad.

 

Max Abmas Jesuit

Max Abmas

Max Abmas helped lead Jesuit to a great season this year. The Oral Roberts signee averaged 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season.

Third Team All-DFW

Mike Miles Lancaster

Mike Miles

Miles helped lead the Lancaster Tigers to a #1 5A State Ranking for close to two months. The junior averaged 20 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds per game this season.

Marcus Sasser Jr. Red Oak

Marcus Sasser

Sasser was lethal all year long for Red Oak. He had some huge performances this season. The University of Houston signee averaged 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

Julius Marble Jesuit

Julius Marble

Julius Marble may have helped himself more than any prospect in the country his senior season. The Michigan St. signee averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists per game for Jesuit.

Trazarien White Mansfield Timberview

Trazarien White

Trazarien was a major factor for the best 5A team in the state. The Air Force signee averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists per game while leading Mansfield Timberview to a state title.

Jakevan Leftridge Wilmer-Hutchins

Jakevan Leftridge

Jakevan was huge for one of the best 4A teams in the state. The senior averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game for Hutch.

 

Kellen C. Buffington

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Division One or Bust??

The 2019 high school season has ended in most states. There are thousands of unsigned seniors across the country who all have had dreams of playing college basketball at the Division One level. That means there are thousands of players and parents who are panicking and even worse not listening to strong collegiate programs at the D2, D3, NAIA and Junior College levels. This is a common theme for some unsigned seniors and parents year after year.

I'm pleading with you players and parents to not limit your options to only D1 offers. I've heard of and seen first hand players and parents just ignore calls, recruitment and even offers from D2, D3, NAIA and Junior College programs. I've seen those same kids end up not playing collegiate basketball because by the time they realized they weren't going D1 those different level schools had moved on and signed another prospect.

The state of Texas has produced some of the best Division 2 players in the country, NAIA Texas Wesleyan won a National Championship a few years ago and Junior College basketball in Texas is second to none.

Players like Julian Miranda (Dallas Baptist) Chandler Jacobs (Dallas Baptist) David Chavlovich (West Texas A&M) Joel Murray (West Texas A&M) Marqualen Grant (West Texas A&M) and Caleb Jordan (St. Mary's) have all had or are in the middle of very successful D2 careers. Chavlovich of Arlington Bowie is West Texas A&M's All Time Leading Scorer and just signed a professional contract in Croatia. Miranda , Jacobs and Jordan are the last three winners of the Freshman of the Year Award in the Heartland Conference in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Grant was Freshman of The Year in the Lonestar Conference this year and Murray was First Team All-Defense.

All of these players were probably D1 level talents , they all decided to go D2 or were only offered by schools that weren't D1. They ALL hit the ground running and will have a chance to make some money one day playing this game. More importantly they will all receive college degrees for FREE.

Parents, remember this is about a free education. I've been on several interviews and nobody ever asked me what level my degree was. Players, remember this is about the opportunity to extend your dream of playing collegiate athletics. Be open to ALL levels when being recruited. Don't allow yourself to be D1 or Bust.

 

Kellen C. Buffington

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