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Boys basketball: 2012-13 Beacon-News All-Area Team

West Aurora’s Josh McAuley averaged 13.4 points 7.9 rebounds 3.5 blocks this season. | JCunningham~For Sun-Times Media

West Aurora’s Josh McAuley averaged 13.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks this season. | Jon Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 25, 2013 6:38AM



FIRST TEAM

Jared Brownridge, Waubonsie Valley

The sweet-shooting 6-2 senior guard and University of Santa Clara recruit averaged 20 points in leading the Warriors to a 21-8 record and a third-place finish in the Upstate Eight Valley. Second leading scorer in school history (1,608 points) is a three-time all-league choice and an IBCA Third Team All-State selection.

Josh McAuley, West Aurora

The 6-7 senior forward was the most improved player in The Beacon-News circulation area, proving to be skilled at hitting the mid-range jumper while being a force in the lane on defense. He helped lead the Blackhawks to a second straight sectional crown by averaging 13.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks and earned all-DuPage Valley Conference and IBCA Second Team All-State honors.

Elliott McGaughy, Oswego

The 6-2 senior guard teamed with co-Beacon-News Player of the Year Miles Simelton to give coach Kevin Schnable a formidable backcourt combination for the third straight year in their fourth year on varsity. An IBCA Third-Team All-State and repeat all-league selection for the undefeated Southwest Prairie Conference champs, he averaged 17.9 points and a team-high 5.6 rebounds and became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,608 points.

Miles Simelton, Oswego

The 6-1 senior guard, who moved into the starting lineup late in his freshman year, led the team with an 18.7 scoring average and made area big-school best 81 shots from beyond the three-point line to help co-Player of the Year McGaughy lead Panthers to a No. 1 sectional seed. Repeat all-league and IBCA Second Team All-State selection is second on the school scoring list with 1,550 points and has several Division I scholarship offers he is considering.

Jontrell Walker, West Aurora

The 6-0 junior guard earned all-DuPage Valley Conference as well as IBCA Fourth Team All-State honors after helping lead Blackhawks back to the Hinsdale Central Supersectional for the second year in a row. He averaged a team-high 17.4 points and was often singled out by opposing coaches for making 24-7 West go.

SECOND TEAM

Bryan Jefferson, Waubonsie Valley

The 6-7 forward earned all-conference honors and IBCA Special Mention acclaim after averaging 15.7 points and 5.2 rebounds for coach Steve Weemer’s Warriors.

Phil Schuetz, Aurora Central

The 6-3 senior forward stepped up his game and emerged as the team leader for the Chargers, earning all-conference honors after averaging 15.9 points and 6.2 rebounds, both team bests.

CJ Vaughan, Oswego East

The 6-2 senior guard helped lead the Wolves back from an 0-7 start to a 14-14 finish, averaging team-bests of 18.2 points and 5.4 rebounds to earn all-Southwest Prairie Conference and IBCA Special Mention All-State honors.

Jonathan Villezcas,
East Aurora

The 6-5 junior forward made great strides this season for theTomcats, averaging team bests of 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds to earn all-Upstate Eight Valley and IBCA Special Mention All-State honors.

Sean Davis, Metea Valley

The 6-2 senior forward earned all-Upstate Eight Valley and IBCA Special Mention All-State honors after helping lead a young Mustang team to 19 wins. He averaged team-best 10.4 points and shot 45 percent (28 of 62) from beyond the three-point line.

THIRD TEAM

Matt Limbrunner, Kaneland

The 6-4 senior forward was Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference Player of Year and IBCA Special Mention All-State after leading the league champs (16-12) with averages of 13.8 points and 6.3 rebounds.

Micah Coffey, Batavia

The 6-2 junior guard earned all-Upstate Eight River honors after leading the Bulldogs with an 11.6 scoring average and shooting 38 percent (68-from-177) from beyond the arc and 85 percent (51-from-60) from the free-throw line.

Nate Navigato, Geneva

The 6-5 sophomore earned all-Upstate Eight River and IBCA Special Mention All-State after stepping up to lead the 21-9 Vikings with averages of 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.

Taylor Carter, Yorkville

The 6-1 senior forward led the Foxes in scoring (14.0 ppg), rebounding (4.0) and steals (2.5) and earned all-Northern Illinois Big 12 East honors.

Jordan Glasgow,
Marmion Academy

The 6-0 sophomore guard is just scratching the surface and doesn’t know how good he can be in basketball, coach Ryan Paradise said at midseason. He’s finding out, as opponents will attest. Glasgow earned all-Suburban Christian Blue honors after leading Cadets with averages of 11.6 points and 4.2 rebounds.

HONORABLE
MENTION

Udo Agomo, Plano

Anthony Andujar,
Aurora Central

Kendall Dorsey, Oswego East

Jayquan Lee, West Aurora

John Pruett, Kaneland

Darion Reddick, Oswego

Jake Roehn, Sandwich

DeJon Talbert, East Aurora

Trayvond Taylor,
Metea Valley

Spencer Thomas, West Aurora

Elijah Wallace, Plano

SMALL SCHOOL FIRST TEAM

Brett Anderson, Newark

The 6-4 senior became just the third player in school history to top the 2,000-point mark in a career and ranks third on the school’s all-time list with 2,111, just 12 points short of No. 2 David Olson. He also had 1,073 rebounds and 369 assists in a four-year varsity career capped by leading his team to the supersectional and earning IBCA Second Team All-State honors.

Johnathan Harrell,
Aurora Christian

The 6-3 junior guard rebounded from a knee injury suffered last spring and came on strong in the second half of the season. He was second on the team in scoring (11.5 ppg), first in rebounding (6.1) and had a team-best 52 steals on the way to earning all-Suburban Christian Conference Blue honors.

Bernie Conley, H-BR

The 5-7 senior guard helped lead a veteran Royals team to the Little Ten Conference tournament title and share of the league’s regular season crown, averaging team-bests of 13.6 points and 3.2 assists to go with 2.2 steals per game. Three-time unanimous all-conference selection also earned IBCA Third Team All-State honors.

Makur Puou, Mooseheart

The 6-10 junior forward averaged 19 points and 10.8 rebounds in helping lead the Red Ramblers to their first regional title. An all-Northeastern Athletic Conference selection was also IBCA First Team All-State.

Mangisto Deng, Mooseheart

The 6-7 junior guard directed the Ramblers’ attack that helped produce 24 victories and a runner-up finish in the NAC. He averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists and earned all-league as well as IBCA Second Team All-State honors.

SMALL SCHOOL HONORABLE
MENTION

Reece Bode, Somonauk

Jack Clausel, Newark

Garrison Govig, Indian Creek

Jared Madden, H-BR

Ryan McQuade, Aurora Christian

Zack Michels, H-BR

Jaron Todd, Indian Creek

John Wathen, Somonauk

Cory Windle,
Aurora Christian



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