Boys basketball: 2012-13 Beacon-News All-Area Team
March 23, 2013 4:32PM
West Aurora’s Josh McAuley averaged 13.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks this season. | Jon Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 25, 2013 6:38AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Udo Agomo, Plano
Kendall Dorsey, Oswego East
Jayquan Lee, West Aurora
John Pruett, Kaneland
Darion Reddick, Oswego
Jake Roehn, Sandwich
DeJon Talbert, East Aurora
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.
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
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