Three Observer-area boys basketball players were named District players of the year by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association Wednesday.
The NCBCA released its 12 all-district teams. In District 9, which includes Mecklenburg County, Concord Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore repeated as player of the year. Moore, a 6-6 junior, was selected as the NCBCA player of the year as a sophomore.
The NCBCA teams are comprised solely of public school players. Private school players are not considered.
Moore was joined on the first team by two Mecklenburg County stars, Independence’s Jamarius Burton and Rocky River’s Jaden Springer. Unionville Piedmont’s Hunter Tyson, a Clemson signee, and Cox Mill’s Rechon Black, a UNC signee, also made first team. Independence’s Preston Davis, who led his team to Southwestern 4A regular-season and tournament championships, was named coach of the year.
Burton and the Patriots will play Wake Forest Heritage in Saturday’s N.C. 4A state championship. Moore, Black and Cox Mill will play Jacksonville Northside in the 3A state final Saturday.
In District 10, Appalachian State signee Adrian Delph was named player of the year, and R-S Central’s Greg Wright was named coach of the year. And in District 11, West Rowan 6-8 senior Caleb Mauldin was named player of the year. China Grove Carson caoch Brian Perry was named coach of the year.
The complete teams are below