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Pictured above in Post Falls senior Shawn Reid, who was named the 5A Player of the Year.
North Idaho boys and girls basketball players were well
represented on the All-Idaho teams announced Sunday by The Statesman newspaper
In 5A boys, PostFalls senior guard Shawn
Reid was named player of the year as he led the Trojans to the state
championship. The 6-foot-4 Reid, who has signed with MontanaStateUniversity, averaged 16
points, 11 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
“Shawn Reid is the most versatile player in the state,” Post
Falls coach Mike McLean said in his comments for All-Idaho voting. “His ability
allows him to influence every facet of the game and caused matchup problems for
every opponent we played this year.”
Reid scored 16 points and had eight rebounds in PostFalls’
68-60 win over Eagle in the state final.
“Incredibly smooth athlete with wonderful basketball skills,”
Eagle coach Tom Seifert told The Statesman about Reid.
PostFalls sophomore guard
Marcus Colbert was named to the first team. Lewiston senior Justin Podrabsky was named to
the second team.
* In 4A boys, Kyle Dranginis of
Skyview, a junior guard who has given GonzagaUniversity
an oral commitment, was named POY.
senior guard Mac Stannard was named to the second team.
* In 3A boys, PriestRiver
senior post Jake Weimer was named POY.
The 6-4 Weimer averaged 17.1 points and 10.5 rebounds to lead the
Spartans to the state title. In three games at state, he averaged 24 points and
“Jake was the most dominant player that I saw in the (state)
tournament,” PriestRiver coach Ryan Bodecker said.
Weimer was a first-team pick as a junior.
“Best player in the state,” Fruitland coach Mike Fitch told The
Statesman. “Set himself apart offensively and on the boards. Had the energy to
will his team to victory.”
PriestRiver junior guard Eric
Holbrook was selected to the first team. Teammate Max Salesky, a junior
forward, was named to the second team.
* In 5A girls, three North Idaho players were named to the first team.
They were Coeur d’Alene 6-3 junior
post Carli Rosenthal, senior guard Nicole Redd of Lewiston
and senior guard Katelyn Loper of PostFalls. Loper has signed
senior guard Jessica Kramer was named to the second team.
* In 4A girls, Moscow sophomore forward Chelsea Waters was
named to the second team.
* In 3A girls, PriestRiver
junior forward Melissa Hopkins was named POY.
The 5-9 Hopkins
averaged 17.5 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.
“She’s by far the best rebounder I’ve ever coached and a great
leader on the court,” PriestRiver coach Gary Stewart
told The Statesman.
was named the Intermountain League’s most valuable player.
“If she is on, good luck,” Bonners Ferry coach Travis Hinthorn
said. “Athletically, she plays over you. Can play any position.”
PriestRiver senior guard Taylor Stewart and Kellogg senior post
Chelsea Morgan were named to the first team.
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