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Arlington Heights returns a double-digit scorer
in Nick Leonard, and an all-district honoree who
is also a football star in Carlton Coleman. Coach
Joey Martin said he looks forward to adding
brothers Michael and Markel Moore to the mix
this season. Sophomore Markel will provide a 6-5
presence in the post to help take attention away
from the 6-3 Leonard.
Paschal’s Albert Owens has had to bide his
time, waiting for do-everything point guard Billy
Hill to take his talents to the college level. But
coach Matt Shabay said Owens is ready and
should get looks from smaller colleges when he
finally gets his shot.
A couple of the leading seniors in the district
will be Jordan Averhart, a second team District
6-5A performer from South Hills, and Alexis
Sandoval, the District 9-4A Newcomer of the Year
from Western Hills.
Western Hills coach Justin Bryson said his club
will feature a number of guards in addition to the
5-foot-10 Sandoval. He looks to Darrell Williams,
Rashaun Hampton and Anthony Everett to give
his Cougars a high-octane style.
Trimble High School returns several contributors
to last year’s 10-22 squad who will take up the
slack left by collegiate cagers Donovan Craddock
and Bradley Mobley. Guard Devin Johnson averaged
seven points a game, Randy Williams tallied six
points, and Zion Leonard added four points a
contest, all as underclassmen.
An interesting prospect to watch will be Amon
Carter-Riverside freshman Jaylen Trester. As
new coach Derrick Douglas tries to build a new
tradition, he may lean heavily on the 6-3 rookie.
Douglas said Trester is learning to put the ball on
the floor and face the basket, skills he didn’t fully
develop as an exceptionally tall middle schooler.
“I don’t want to just throw him in the post,”
Douglas said of Trester. “He’s too talented and
has too bright of a future to just put him in a
box. We’re trying to get him ready for varsity
action this year.”
- DEMARQUS JAMES ON JAYLEN TRESTER