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High school basketball: Gabe Devoe tops Observer’s All-Region team

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Shelby’s Gabe DeVoe, above, a senior Clemson recruit, is the Charlotte Observer’s All-Region boys player of the year. Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a junior North Carolina commit, repeats as girls All-Region player of the year.
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    ANDREW STARK -
    Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a junior North Carolina commit, repeats as girls All-Region player of the year.

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    2013-14 All-Region Boys’ Basketball Team

    First Team

    Name School Year Ht. Pos. Ppg, Rpg, Apg Comment
    Gabe DeVoeShelbySr.6-4PG34.0, 10.4, 3.7N.C. AP player of year set school record with 885 points this season
    Devonte FullerHickorySr.6-1G26.5, 8.5, 2.5 Conference player of the year had multiple 40-point games
    Connor BurchfieldConcordSr.6-3G25.4, 4.5, 2.0 Signed to William & Mary; all-time leading scorer in school history
    Kishawn PritchettLake NormanJr.6-5F17.9, 8.7, 4.5 MVP of N.C. 4A Western Regionals; N.C. AP All-State pick
    Michael ConnorNorth RowanSr.6-2G19.0, 5.5, 5.0 District 11 player of year led team to N.C. 2A state finals

    Second Team: Darnell Rogers, Indian Land, 5-5, So., G; Hunter Seacat, Lake Norman, 6-9, Jr., C; John Emezie, Marvin Ridge, 6-6, Sr., F; Jeron Hemphill, Freedom, 6-5, Sr., F; Kerrion Moore, Hunter Huss, 5-9, Sr., G.

    Third Team: Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly, 6-4, Jr., G; Colton Laws, Carson, 6-7, Sr., F; Travis Waldroup-Rodriguez, East Rutherford, 6-6, Sr., F; Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln, 6-3, So., G; Tyreece Brice, Rock Hill South Pointe, 5-11, Sr., G.

    Honorable Mention: Matt Morgan, Cox Mill, 6-2, Jr., G; James Tillman, Kings Mountain, 6-4, Sr., F; Anthony Johnson, South Pointe, 6-3, Sr., F; Devonte Boykins, East Rutherford, 6-1, Sr., G; Jalen Sanders, North Rowan, 6-0, So., G.

    Player of the year: Gabe DeVoe, Shelby.

    Coach of the year: Casey Rogers, Freedom.

    2013-14 All-Region Girls’ Basketball Team

    First Team

    Name School Year Ht. Pos. Ppg, Rpg, Apg Comment
    Stephanie WattsWeddingtonJr.5-10G21.0, 10.2, 4.9District 9 player of year; UNC recruit repeats as All-Region player of year
    Akela BranchAlbemarleSr.6-2F23.0, 17, 5 bpgDistrict 8 player of year broke school volleyball record with 1,000 kills
    Rachel CampE. RutherfordSr.5-10G27.0, 8.0 , 7.03,144 career points rank No. 3 in NCHSAA history
    Emry TsitourisParkwoodSr.5-11F24.5, 14.7, 2.6 USC Aiken signee was first-team All-Distrct 9 selection
    Madi StoryBandysSr.5-10G17.1, 4.7, 6.2 Three-time AP all-state pick signed with Appalachian State

    Second Team: Asha Jordan, Monroe, 5-5, Sr., F; Te’Ja Twitty, R-S Central, 5-10, So., F; A’diyah Ussery, Crest, 5-9, So., G/F; Danasia Witherspoon, Hickory, 5-9, Jr., G/F; Madi Suddreth, Alexander Central, 5-11, Jr., F.

    Third Team: Madison Carter, Bessemer City, 5-7, Sr., G; Ace Easter, Bandys, 5-10, Sr., G; Kyla Hough, Lancaster (S.C.), 5-5, Sr., G; Yazmen Hannah, Hickory, 5-8, Jr., G; Sydney Haas, East Burke, Sr., 6-0, F.

    Honorable Mention: Asia Potts, Rock Hill, 5-5, Sr., G; Abby Robinson, Draughn, Sr., F; Avery Locklear, South Rowan, 5-8, Jr., G; Karleigh Wike, East Rowan, 6-4, Sr., F; Ariyana Williams, Freedom, 5-9, Fr., G.

    Player of the year: Stephanie Watts, Weddington.

    Coach of the year: Kyle Moretz, Bandys.



Two major-college recruits are the Charlotte Observer All-Region boys and girls players of the year for the 2013-14 season.

Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a junior North Carolina commit, repeats as girls All-Region player of the year. Shelby’s Gabe DeVoe, a senior Clemson recruit, is the boys player of the year.

The awards signify Watts and DeVoe as the top girls and boys players in the Observer’s coverage area outside of Mecklenburg County, comprised of nearly 100 schools in western North Carolina and York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina. Players had to be nominated by their coach to be considered for the All-Region team.

The boys coach of the year is Casey Rogers, who led his team to a 31-1 record and an N.C. 3A state championship, matching one he won as a player at Freedom in 1998. Rogers was also named N.C. Associated Press coach of the year.

The girls coach of the year is Bandys’ Kyle Moretz, who led his team to a 31-1 season and an N.C. 2A state finals appearance. Moretz was in his first season.

Basketball Awards This Week

The Observer is announcing its annual basketball awards this week.

At charlotteobserver.com/preps: Final Sweet 16 polls

Saturday: All-Mecklenburg teams

Sunday: All-Observer boys and girls basketball teams plus Mr./Ms. Basketball for North and South Carolina

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