The season may be over, but the honors keep rolling in for Calvert junior Nick Warnement. Already named the coaches' District 6 Player of the Year and the Midland Athletic League Player of the Year, Warnement was named second team All-Northwest District in Division IV by the Associated Press.
Calvert coach Ted Willman said he was impressed with how Warnement was able to distribute the basketball.
"Coming back as a starter ... as a point guard, he really matured in getting guys the ball.?I think he was a big part of our success,"?Willman said. "He was a guy that was able to get shots for those guys where they could score from. He was able to get the ball to guys where and when they can score. That was a big part of us getting 18 wins this year."
His 15.8 points per game ranked him third in the MAL, but he also showed an all-round game by pulling down five rebounds per game, and dishing out 4.4 assists per game.
"His athletic ability allows him to a lot of different things that other kids might not be able to do. Not too many teams have point guards that are 6-1. So he could more things then other kids can,"?Willman said.
Also in Division IV, New Riegel's Cody Kinn and Buckeye Central's Tyler Erwin were each named to the third team. Kinn helped lead the Blue Jackets to the MAL title and a spot in the district semifinals. Kinn also was named first team All-MAL and first team All-District 6. He averaged 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds for Todd Aichholz's club this season.
Erwin also led his team to a district semifinal, leading the Bucks in points and rebounds. Erwin's 14.4 points per game ranked fourth in the North Central Conference and his 6.8 rebounds were good for sixth in the league.
Also receiving third team honors were Upper Sandusky's Evan Logsdon in Division II and Billy Diehm of Seneca East in Division III.
Logsdon was a key part for the NCC Black Division champion Rams. He helped his team to an 18-4 overall record, including a 12-1 league mark. Logsdon averaged 12.7 points per game and grabbed a team-high 91 rebounds.
His play in the post also was key to the Rams being the No. 1 defensive team in the NCC.
Diehm also was named first team All-MAL and first team All-District 6. Diehm was second in the MAL with 16.2 points per game and connected on a league-high 59 3-pointers.
Logsdon's teammate Justin Mattix (9.7 ppg) received a special mention in Division II as did Columbian's Nick Loura. Loura tallied 15.3 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Tornadoes.
In Division III a pair of Carey Blue Devils received special mentions as Bryce Orians (10.2 ppg, 7.2 apg, 3.0 spg) and Justin Meek (13.6 ppg) were honored. Also given special mentions were Diehm's Seneca East teammate Ben Hahler (12.9 ppg, 13.3 rpg) and Lakota's Nick McDole (10.1 ppg).
Special mentions in Division IV went to Calvert's Matt Frank (15.4 ppg), Old Fort's Dalton Perry (MAL-leading 16.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg) and Cole Davidson (13.7 ppg), New Riegel's Ryan Schalk (10.9 ppg, MAL-leading 45.9 percent 3-point shooting) and Collin Snyder (5.6 apg), Hopewell-Loudon's Alec Gregg (13.1 ppg), Bettsville's Dominic Miccichi (15.8 ppg, 10.6 rpg), Mohawk's Drew Loose (12.6 ppg) and Buckeye Central's Adam Paynter (9.9 ppg).