Carlisle’s Justin Flor challenges a shot by Northridge’s Javoni Hill during their game Feb. 17 at Northridge. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

2016-17 Journal-News All-Area Prep Boys Basketball Team

COACH OF THE YEAR

Carl Woods, Cincinnati Christian

• Season: Directed the Cougars to a history-making 22-6 campaign that included the program’s first Division IV district championship, a trip to the regional finals and a third straight Miami Valley Conference Gray Division title. The 22 wins represent a single-season school record. Woods is 69-33 in four seasons at CCS. Honors: Miami Valley Conference Gray Division Coach of the Year. School job: Assistant athletic director.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jarrett Cox, Lakota East, 6-3, junior, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Ohio honorable mention, All-Southwest District second team; Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 581.

FIRST TEAM

Tristan Backas, Monroe, 6-3, junior, forward

• Honors: Associated Press Division II All-Southwest District honorable mention, Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team. Career points: 466.

Justin Flor, Carlisle, 6-7, junior, forward

• Honors: Associated Press Division III All-Ohio honorable mention, All-Southwest District second team; Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division Player of the Year. Career points: 584.

Evan Kuhlman, Lakota East, 6-8, senior, forward

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District honorable mention, Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 710. College: Evansville.

Cliff Snow, Middletown, 6-5, senior, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District honorable mention, Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 633. College: Lourdes.

Grant Whisman, Madison, 6-5, freshman, forward

• Honors: Associated Press Division II All-Southwest District honorable mention, Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team. Career points: 419.

Dylan Woods, Cincinnati Christian, 6-1, senior, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio third team, All-Southwest District first team; Miami Valley Conference Gray Division Player of the Year. Career points: 1,082.

SECOND TEAM

Eddie Driskell, Edgewood, 6-3, senior, guard; Adam Goodpaster, Carlisle, 6-0, senior, guard; Payton Knott, Franklin, 5-8, junior, guard; Ryan Montgomery, Franklin, 5-11, junior, guard; C.J. Napier, Fenwick, 6-4, sophomore, forward; Ben Phillips, Fairfield, 6-5, senior, forward

THIRD TEAM

Jomar Bailey, Middletown, 6-6, senior, center; Jarod Hamlin, Middletown Christian, 6-3, junior, forward; Myles Howard, Hamilton, 6-4, senior, forward; Evan James, Talawanda, 6-3, junior, guard; John Marot, Badin, 6-3, senior, guard; Parker Smith, Lebanon, 6-3, senior, guard

FOURTH TEAM

Landen Angel, Ross, 6-2, junior, forward; Ronnie Bowman, New Miami, 6-1, sophomore, forward; Andre Givens, Fairfield, 6-0, senior, guard; D’Marco Howard, Hamilton, 6-1, sophomore, guard; Christian Keese, Cincinnati Christian, 6-3, senior, forward; Frank Schmitt, Lakota West, 5-8, senior, guard

HONORABLE MENTION

Dakota Allen, Lebanon, 6-4, senior, forward; Paul Blodgett, Fenwick, 5-11, senior, guard; Justin Boggs, Talawanda, 6-0, senior, guard; Noah Kremer, Franklin, 6-3, senior, forward; Lawrence Puleo, Monroe, 6-0, junior, guard; Drew Reckart, Edgewood, 6-0, senior, guard

Miami Valley’s Marc Williams defends a shot by Madison’s Grant Whisman during their game in the Brian Cook Classic on Dec. 29, 2016, at Madison. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Cincinnati Christian’s Dylan Woods (left) defends Gavin Richards of New Madison Tri-Village on March 14 during a Division IV regional semifinal at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. MARC PENDLETON/STAFF
Lakota East forward Evan Kuhlman eyes the hoop before scoring on Kings forward Dan Sichterman during their Division I sectional game at Lakota West on March 1. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD
Cincinnati Christian coach Carl Woods cheers on his team during their 57-44 loss to Lima Perry in a Division IV regional final March 17 at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Lakota East guard Jarrett Cox (35) surveys the Hamilton defense during their game at the Hamilton Athletic Center on Feb. 10. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
Monroe forward Tristan Backas (23) drives the lane during a Jan. 17 game at Fenwick. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
Middletown’s Cliff Snow goes up to shoot as Fairfield’s Kyle Schimpf goes up to defend during their game at Wade E. Miller Gym in Middletown on Jan. 3. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

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