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All-Idaho basketball teams

Shawn Reid is shown during basketball practice at Post Falls High School on Nov. 25. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Shawn Reid is shown during basketball practice at Post Falls High School on Nov. 25. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

The Statesman newspaper in Boise published the All-Idaho boys and girls basketball teams Sunday.

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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 Boise.

In 5A boys, Post Falls 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 Montana State University, 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 Post Falls’ 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.

Post Falls 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 Gonzaga University an oral commitment, was named POY.

Moscow senior guard Mac Stannard was named to the second team.

* In 3A boys, Priest River 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 12 rebounds.

“Jake was the most dominant player that I saw in the (state) tournament,” Priest River 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.”

Priest River 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 Post Falls. Loper has signed with Hofstra University.

Lewiston 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, Priest River 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,” Priest River coach Gary Stewart told The Statesman.

Hopkins 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.”

Priest River senior guard Taylor Stewart and Kellogg senior post Chelsea Morgan were named to the first team.

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