2014-2015 Bay Area Hoops All-Hillsborough County(Boys/Girls)
BOYS and GIRLS
Coach of the year: Barry Jacobs of Newsome HS has been persistent for a couple of years by keeping the same game plan allowing players develop chemistry. Last year Jacobs was close to a District Championship but fell short after loosing to Wharton. His programs record is 23-2; 9-1 in their district and beat Wharton HS to obtain the 2014-2015 Class 8A, District 7 Championship.
Durham, has compiled over 1,696 points in just 3 years and ranks 30th in Hillsborough County history. He averaged 22.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg and 4.7 bpg. Durham dominated in many; if not most of his games this season. His defensive post presence and ability to score in the post has been a luxury for Tampa Prep.
Durham’s developing leadership skills has guided the Terrapins to a 23-7 overall record, 8-0 in their district, a trip to the Class 3A regional final game against Orlando First Academy where Durham was sidelined due to injury (ACL). Terrapins were last year’s state runner-up. Juwan has recorded 16 double doubles, a season-high of 42 pts against Seffner Christian plus a triple double against Brooks De-Bartolo. Recently Durham grabbed 18 pts and 10 rebs against and top ranked Montverde Academy. Coach Fenlon said “Juwan showed people why he is one of the top players in his class in the country.”
Durham currently has offers from Florida, Kansas, Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis, NC State, Oklahoma, Ole’ Miss, South Carolina, USF, Texas and Texas A&M, LSU and Georgia Tech.
Jonathan Jean 2015 Eastbay HS PG: Has been the backbone of East Bay. Averaging 20.3 ppg, 6.3 apg and 4.3 rpg.
Isiah Channer 2015 Strawberry Crest HS PG: Without Channer, Crest would not be in the conversation. A stat filler when needed. Averaging 12.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 6.5 apg and 4.4 spg
Maurice Moore 2015 Jefferson HS SG: Has grown as a player. Becoming dominant and leading Jefferson to their first district title. Averaging 19.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg.
Christian Whidden 2015 Jesuit SF: Averaged 17.6 ppg and 7.1 rpg.
Bryant Searcy 2015 Brooks-DeBartolo SF: Averaged 13.5ppg and 4.8 rpg. A threat at the SF position.
Kevin Knox 2017 Tampa Catholic SF: Becoming a household name in the county. Next leader of the pack! Averaged 24.4 ppg and 10 rpg.
David Jones 2016 Leto HS PG: This kid is making some noise at Leto and in the county. Averaged 22.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 5 apg and 2.2 spg
Payton Wilson 2015 Tampa Bay Tech SF: His game spoke volumes this year. Really put TBT on his back.
La’Tosha Lewis, Strawberry Crest: Coach Lewis has been a demanding defensive coach since the start of the program in 2009. Lewis set standards defensively with the Lady Chargers and it was hard for opponents to overcome. Crest battled Plant City all year to win it’s second district title in a row. Going 22-6 overall and 10-1 in their district.
Player of the Year:
5’9″ PG Taylor Emery (Freedom): The Tulane University commit Taylor Emery is the county’s all-time leading scorer with 2,689 points after averaging 36.4 a game this season. Sometimes I really think she is a “Machine”! Emery did whatever she wanted on the court, she got to the basket and had her way all year long. She’s strong, with a pretty pull-up jump shot. SWEET!!