- Anthony Gilmore
- Skyler Moore
- Michael Kuhn
- Mason Mueller
- Mack Marston
- Logan Doubikin
- Jake Partington
- Dylan James
- Corbin Hazen
- Cody Cockrell
MOUNT VERNON — The rosters have been set for the 2019 Mount Vernon News Senior Showcase and the coaches have been selected.
The girls’ game is set to be played March 12 at Ariel Arena on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 6 p.m., with a three-point contest to follow and the boys’ game tipping off at 8 p.m.
The Senior Stars, wearing their team’s dark jerseys, have a trio of Danville boys, with East Knox and Utica each kicking in a duo. Fredericktown, Centerburg and Cardington each had one representative on the squad.
The Senior Stars will be coached by East Knox’s Ryan Powell. Powell and the Bulldogs went 11-12 this winter with a 7-7 mark in the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference. Those marks are up from 7-16 overall at the end of last season and 4-10 in the conference. Powell will get one last chance to coach his two seniors set to play.
Cody Cockrell was the Bulldogs’ distributor, handing out 38 assists (2.0 per game) while also placing second on the team with 151 points (8.0) and third with 80 rebounds (4.2). He shot 44 of 94 on shots inside the arc (46.8 percent), and hit 38 of 62 (61.3 percent) at the free-throw line.
An Honorable Mention selection in the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference, Anthony Gilmore averaged 5.5 points (104) and 4.6 rebounds (88) from his post position while also dishing out 15 assists. His work around the rim netted him a 56.3 shooting percentage on two-points shots.
Corbin Hazen earned Division IV Central District Third Team honors as well as First Team in the KMAC. One of the KMAC’s most talented scorers, Hazen shot 117 of 228 (53.7), first in the Mount Vernon News area, and 80 of 109 (73.4) at the charity stripe to score 320 points, an average of 13.3 a game. He topped the Blue Devils and the area with 4.2 assists a game (100), was third in the area with 7.5 rebounds a game (139) and also had 1.3 steals a game (31) and 12 blocked shots.
Dylan James was the Blue Devils’ top scorer, honored on the First Team by the Division IV Central District and Second Team in the KMAC. His 373 points (15.5) was tops on the team, helped out by his 41.3-percent shooting (50 of 121) from three-point range and 76.7 percent (69 of 90) on freebies. He also contributed 91 rebounds (4.7), 43 assists (1.8), 29 steals (1.2) and seven blocks.
The third member of Danville’s senior scoring trio, Skyler Moore took home Honorable Mention in both the Division IV Central District and the KMAC. He scored 285 points (11.9) while shooting 67.0 percent at the free-throw line. He was second on the team with 2.1 assists a game and posted 66 rebounds (2.8) and 22 steals in 23 games.
With an injury to Mack Marston, Mason Mueller emerged as the Redskins’ leading scorer with 211 points (9.6). He was one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the area with 46 made for the season, and had averages of 2.5 rebounds (55) and 1.4 assists (30) per game. He finished the season with 11 deflections, 13 steals and three blocked shots.
Mack Marston’s season was negatively affected because of injury, which limited him to 14 games. In those contests, he scored 73 points (5.2), 4.8 rebounds (67) and 2.2 assists (31) per game, the latter two team-highs. He collected 24 deflections, 20 steals (1.4) and a block.
Jake Partington emerged as a consistent offensive threat for the Freddies to earn Honorable Mention in the KMAC. He scored 189 points (8.6) on 77 of 156 shooting (49.4), which was second on the team. He also had per-game averages of 2.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 deflections and 0.4 steals.
Despite missing much of the year to injury, Michael Kuhn shot over 40 percent (28 of 69, 40.6 percent) for his 13 games to score 72 points (5.5). He nabbed 50 rebounds (3.8) and made 21 assists (1.6), 11 deflections and 22 steals (1.7).
Logan Doubikin played in all but one game for the Pirates, scoring 63 points (3.0) and making 10 3-pointers. He had 51 rebounds (2.4), 24 assists (1.1), 20 steals (1.0) and five blocked shots.