Coaches, media release awards

Published 3:55 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The 13th Region media and the 13th Region Boys Basketball Association released their regional awards on Tuesday. Sawyer Brock and Josh Lawson were the only two players from the area to receive recognition for their performance on the court during the regular season.

Bell County’s Brock received 13th Region Honorable Mention honors from the media. After sitting out his sophomore year, he returned to play for the Bobcats this season. He started the year in a sixth man role before quickly finding his way into the starting lineup.

Brock paced Bell County averaging a team-high 13.4 points while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. He averaged 4.4 rebounds while serving as the point guard of the team.

Pineville’s Lawson was recognized by the coaches association earning a spot on the Second Team All-Region. A member of two 13th Region All A championship teams, the senior led Pineville in scoring with an average of 11.2 points per game.

Lawson also averaged 3.7 rebounds per game – good enough for second on the team.

Middlesboro’s Cameron May and Taylor McClelland both earned All-Region Senior Academic honors.

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2018 Freedom Automotive 13th Region Media Awards/Teams

13th Region Media Boys Player of the Year

Markelle Turner, Knox Central

13th Region Media Boys Breakthrough Player of the Year

Chandler Stewart, Corbin

13th Region Media Boys Coach of the Year

Brad Sizemore, North Laurel

13th Region Media Boys First Team

Markelle Turner, Knox Central

Andrew Taylor, Corbin

J.J. Ramey, South Laurel

Brian Gray, North Laurel

Tanner Boggs, Lynn Camp

13th Region Media Boys Second Team

Corey Johnson, Whitley County

Chandler Stewart, Corbin

Ryan Anders, South Laurel

Nick Martin, Knox Central

Jaylen Adams, Knox Central

13th Region Media Boys Third Team

Tanner Harris, Jackson County

Alex Pace, Harlan County

Albert Oster, North Laurel

Andrew Creech, Harlan County

Chase Sanders, Corbin

13th Region Media Boys Honorable Mention

Matthew Cromer, South Laurel; Slaht Hunter, Williamsburg; Connor Robinson, Clay County; Dane Imel, Knox Central; Hunter Hollingsworth, Whitley County; Max Burd, Lynn Camp; Stohn Hunter, Williamsburg; Caleb Rose, Williamsburg; Tyrese Simmons, Harlan County; Sawyer Brock, Bell County; Taylor Spurlock, Harlan County; Hunter Bowling, Jackson County; Ryan Rogers, Clay County; Kevionte Turner, Knox Central; Zach Patterson, Knox Central; Jack Capobianco, North Laurel; Adam Sizemore, North Laurel; Sochi Onouha, Oneida Baptist; Christian Bunch, Barbourville; Jacob Bundy, Lynn Camp.

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13th Region Boys Basketball Coaches Association

Player of the Year

Markelle Turner – Knox Central

Coach of the Year

Brad Sizemore – North Laurel

First Team All-Region

Markelle Turner – Knox Central

JJ Ramey – South Laurel

Andrew Taylor – Corbin

Corey Johnson – Whitley County

Tanner Boggs – Lynn Camp

Brian Gray – North Laurel

Tanner Harris – Jackson County

Chandler Stewart – Corbin

Ryan Rogers – Clay County

Ryan Anders – South Laurel

Second Team All-Region

Nick Martin – Knox Central

Drew Nolan – Harlan County

Jaylen Adams – Knox Central

Josh Lawson – Pineville

Albert Oster – North Laurel

Killian Ledford – Harlan

Alex Pace – Harlan County

Slaht Hunter – Williamsburg

Christian Bunch – Barbourville

Andrew Creech – Harlan County

All-Region Senior Academic Team (local players)

Cameron May – Middlesboro

Taylor McClelland – Middlesboro

Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN