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Pensacola All-Area Boys Basketball Team

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Shawndarius Cowart, Pensacola High

The Pensacola State commit led Pensacola High in scoring all four years he played there in addition to winning a district championship each year. He averaged 18.1 points per game this season, led the team in assists and steals and was second in rebounding.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jeff Gill, Pensacola Catholic

In his third year leading Pensacola Catholic, Gill led Catholic further in the playoffs than any area team. Catholic reached the state semifinals for the first since 1971. Catholic finished 28-2 and as Class 5A state runner up.

FIRST TEAM 

  • G Shawndarius Cowart, Sr., 6-3, Pensacola High
  • G Matthew Harshany, Sr., 6-1, Navarre High
  • The Cornell commit led the area in scoring with 26.7 points per game and scored an area-high 51 points at Tate on Jan. 5. Harshany also averaged 4.4 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds.
  • G DJ McKenzie, Jr., 6-2, Pensacola Catholic
  • McKenzie averaged 15.1 points per game and scored 28 points in a sensational effort in the Class 5A state semifinals against Ocala Trinity Christian. McKenzie also averaged 3.1 steals and 2.9 assists.
  • F Michael Randolph Jr., Sr., 6-4, Booker T. Washington
  • The Florida A&M signee led Washington with averages of 21.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.8 steals this season, and was seconde on the team with 3.8 assists.
  • F Davonchae Bryant, Sr., 6-7, Pensacola High

No one in the area brought a paint presence like Bryant. The Central Florida football commit led the area in blocks and offensive rebounds.

SECOND TEAM

  • G Demarius Nickerson, Sr., 5-10, Pensacola Catholic
  • G Blake Lewis, Sr., 5-11, Pine Forest
  • G Love Bettis, 5-11, Tate High
  • F Chance Napier, Jr., 6-4, Gulf Breeze
  • F Connor Lee, Sr., 6-2, Pace

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Escambia:  Darius Kyler, Jr.;  Quan Andrews, Soph.;  Aric Harris, Jr.
  • Pensacola Catholic: Kobe Jackson, Soph.;  Nitrell Bledsoe, Jr.; Luke Stringfellow, Sr.; Kyheem Coleman, Sr.
  • Pensacola High: Dyquarius Redmond, Sr.
  • Pine Forest:  Jaylen Clausell, Soph.; Devon Witherspoon, Jr.
  • Jay: G Reid Kelley, Sr.
  • Milton: Adrian Walker, Jr.; Cameron Shelton, Sr.
  • Navarre: Andre Smith, Sr.
  • Tate: DJ Kelley, Sr.
  • West Florida G Rodney Shoemoe, Jr.; F Chris Brown, Jr.; F Keion Burrell, Jr.
  • Washington: Eric Milton, Sr.; Eric Goldsmith, Sr.; Vershaun Salter, Sr.

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