Tacoma Weekly 2013 All-City Boys Basketball Team
// Division I college commits live up to billing
The 2013 high school basketball season certainly had its fair share of dramatic finishes and unbelievable individual performances. With the amount of talent within the city limits, that’s no surprise. We look back at the season that was in boys basketball with our annual edition of the All-City Team.
No group epitomizes the best of the best more than this year’s first team, as the four Division I college recruits put forth some of their best efforts this season. Foss senior guard Dezmyn Trent, the Narrows 3A MVP, simply dominated all year long. The recent Boise State commit lit it up from anywhere on the court, tallying 40-plus points four times and averaging 27 points and eight rebounds while adding three assists per game.
Lincoln’s duo of Tre’Shaun Fletcher and Ahmaad Rorie was just as unstoppable, leading to the Abes’ third-place finish at state. Fletcher – a University of Colorado commit – averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game, emphasizing his season with some highlight-reel dunks in the playoffs.
Rorie – a junior bound for the University of California – could hit from anywhere on the court, averaging 21 points and dishing out five assists per contest. Bellarmine Prep senior forward Lucas Meikle again led his squad deep in the playoffs, as the Gonzaga-bound Lion averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game. Mount Tahoma senior guard Brian Neal rounds out the first team, as he led the Thunderbirds back to the district playoffs – where he scored a game-high 31 points in their loss to Mountain View – by averaging 17 points and over five assists and four rebounds per contest.
The second team is led by Bellarmine Prep senior Isaiah Flynn, the lightning quick point guard who averaged 11 points per game and had a knack for hitting clutch shots down the stretch. Foss senior guard Jericho Ballard was a great compliment to Trent, averaging 12 points and four rebounds per game and helping lead the way in the state regionals.
Stadium senior guard Eric Anderson-Connolly helped guide the Tigers’ attack this year, averaging nine points per game and leading his squad to the state regionals. Wilson freshman Alphonso Anderson burst onto the scene this year, averaging over 12 points and eight rebounds per game for the young and dangerous Rams. Mount Tahoma senior forward Andre Wiley dominated up front as well for the Thunderbirds, averaging just under 14 points per game and adding over eight rebounds per contest.
Tacoma Baptist guard Brandon Stoehr headlines the third team, as the unselfish sophomore loved getting his teammates involved, and still found enough shots to average over 16 points per game. Lincoln junior guard Ar’Mond Davis was a dangerous outside threat for the Abes, sporting a silky smooth outside shot and averaging 11 points while pulling down four rebounds per contest.
Stadium senior Jordan Powers combined with Anderson-Connolly to form a strong backcourt for the Tigers, as he added 8.7 points per game and made some big plays. Bellarmine Prep forward Sefo Liufau – despite missing a good portion of the season after recovering from the football playoffs – still managed to average double digits in scoring, and used his overall athleticism to be a big factor for the Lions. Foss junior forward Olashawan Miller also earned a nod, becoming a main target on the interior for the Falcons and putting up 7.5 points and five rebounds per game.
G – AHMAAD RORIE – JR – LINCOLN
G – BRIAN NEAL – SR – MOUNT TAHOMA
G – DEZMYN TRENT – SR – FOSS
F – TRE’SHAUN FLETCHER – SR – LINCOLN
F – LUCAS MEIKLE – SR – BELLARMINE PREP
G – ISAIAH FLYNN – SR – BELLARMINE PREP
G – JERICHO BALLARD – SR – FOSS
G – ERIC ANDERSON-CONNOLLY – SR – STADIUM
F – ALPHONSO ANDERSON – FR – WILSON
F – ANDRE WILEY – SR – MOUNT TAHOMA
G – JORDAN POWERS – SR – STADIUM
G – BRANDON STOEHR – SO – TACOMA BAPTIST
G – AR’MOND DAVIS – JR – LINCOLN
F – SEFO LIUFAU – SR – BELLARMINE PREP
F – OLASHAWAN MILLER – JR – FOSS
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