P.O. Boys Basketball All-Stars
DYLAN GORDON, Southern Fulton, sr., G: After being named P.O. Player of the Year a season ago, Gordon kept up the good work with 20.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game this season. He broke the Indians' boys school scoring record, shot 54 percent from the field and led the team with 61 assists and 72 steals. "Dylan knew his role, but more importantly, he made our team better," SF coach Kent Hendershot said. "He was just the epitome of a great player. He did everything he could day in and day out to help our team, and I feel like he could've scored more points, but he brought everyone else up to his level." Gordon's 1,649 career points put him at fifth in Franklin-Fulton history.
BRANDON STUHLER, Greencastle-Antrim, jr., G: Stuhler was one of the area's most improved players this season. He led his team in rebounds (4.5 per game), assists (3.2) and steals (4.0) and was named to the Mid Penn Colonial Division First Team. "Just looking at what he led us in is pretty amazing," Blue Devil coach Rick Lewis said. "It just speaks volumes about his effort. He has very high basketball IQ, and he just has a motor that doesn't stop. There are few kids where I want them to shoot more, and I wanted him to shoot more, but he played within the team concept." Stuhler was second on the team with 11.3 points per game and shot 57 percent from the field.
CHASE NOVAK, McConnellsburg, sr., G: Eclipsing the 1,000-point mark this season, Novak was McConnellsburg's go-to offensive player. He finished with an average of 16.6 points per game, scored 20 or more points seven times this season and shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range. "This year, he provided leadership," Spartan coach Drew Washabaugh said. "I saw him become more vocal this year, and he's like having a coach out on the court. He's one of the best defenders I've ever seen play, and the program will miss him a ton." Novak also led the team in assists (81) and steals (54) and was named to the ICC South First Team.
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CARTER VAN SCYOC, Shippensburg, jr., F: Van Scyoc was one of the most well-rounded scorers in Franklin-Fulton this season, shooting 41 percent from the field and going 149-for-191 from the line. "I thought he really carried us at times," Ship coach Ray Staver said. "He's a unique player in that you don't see too many players capable of scoring quite the way he does. He is able to use his body, and he handled the ball well for us." As a Mid Penn Colonial Division first-teamer, Van Scyoc led the Greyhounds with 40 steals and 181 total rebounds. He also paced Ship with 16.8 points per game, and is 354 points from 1,000 for his career.
MIKELL McGEE, Fannett-Metal, sr., G: McGee finished his four-year career with 1,921 career points, putting him at second best in Franklin-Fulton history for boys basketball. He averaged 25.9 points per game, broke the F-M boys scoring record and earned a school record for points in a single game with 55. "We won a lot of games with his scoring, and I mean, he kept us in a lot of games," Tigers coach Jeff Winegardner said. "His leadership was also great. He was a good dribbler, and he could handle the ball pretty well, too." McGee also had a team-leading 82 assists, and was also named to the Inter-County Conference South First Team.
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CASEY HOOVER, Greencastle-Antrim, sr., G: Despite moving from point guard this season, Hoover continued to pour on the points, averaging 13.0 per game. He became G-A's second-leading boys scorer in history and surpassed 1,000 career points this season. "What's really important to understand about Casey is he was willing to give up a lot of scoring to make the team better," Blue Devil coach Rick Lewis said. "What he's meant to me personally has been immeasurable. He's very mature, and he was one I could bounce ideas off of." Hoover also contributed 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game, and was named to the MPC Colonial First Team.
COLE CHRISTIAN, Chambersburg, sr., G: A Mid Penn Commonwealth Division second-teamer, Christian led the Trojans with 14.9 points per game and shot 43.1 percent from the field. "Statistically, he was first or second in every major and minor category you could come up with," Chambersburg coach Shawn Shreffler said. "From his sophomore year when a lot of what he did was just shoot the basketball, he's really evolved into a sold all-around basketball player. That's been neat to see in terms of the amount of time he put in." Christian averaged 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game, and is committed to play at Wilson College.
CHANCE HAWBAKER, McConnellsburg, sr., F: Although it was just his first year as a varsity starter, Hawbaker broke out of his shell for the Spartans. He shot 54 percent from the field and finished with an average of 11.7 points per game. Hawbaker led McConnellsburg with 6.6 rebounds per game and 34 total blocked shots. "Chance is kind of funny because he just started playing in eighth grade, and he's still raw," Spartan coach Drew Washabaugh said. "But one of his great attributes is he's very athletic, so if the other teams' bigs were guarding him, he could use a really quick first step. We wouldn't have ended up where we were without him."
JONAH STAINS, Shalom Christian, sr., F: This season, Stains broke the all-time scoring record at Shalom Christian and his 1,659 career points put him at fourth all-time in Franklin Fulton history. "He grew from just relying on his natural ability during his freshman year to where he had to learn how to be successful not just individually, but as a team," Flames coach Danley Shank said. "He came with a strong class, and they've really played together and grown together into a successful group that started very low on the totem pole." Stains finished the season with 18.1 points per game and was named to the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference first team.
CAMERON KECK, Waynesboro, sr., G/F: Keck was a marked man for Waynesboro this season, and it earned him a spot on the Mid Penn Colonial Division first team. He finished with 355 points for an average of 14.3 per game. "Our offense was pretty good, and that's what we hung our hat on," Indians coach Tom Hoffman said. "Going into games knowing that you were going to get a lot of attention and get the other team's best defender, he still not only averaged 14, but he had some pretty big games, too." Keck, who is committed to Juniata College, also had 75 rebounds, 40 assists and 35 steals.
KYLE HOFFMAN: Waynesboro, sr., PG, 6.0 ppg
CADE WHITFIELD: Chambersburg, sr., F, 10.9 ppg
JARED PINE: James Buchanan, sr., PG, 14.4 ppg
BRYAN GEMBE: Greencastle-Antrim, jr., G, 11.1 ppg
CAMERON ROSEMAN: Shalom Christian, jr., G, 14.1 ppg
ETHAN BARCLAY: McConnellsburg, sr., G/F, 9.0 ppg
LUCAS WINGERT: Fannett-Metal, sr., F, 13.3 ppg
EVAN HINE: Waynesboro, sr., F, 9.7 ppg
BRYCEN HOHMAN: Forbes Road, jr., G, 12.5 ppg
CARL POTTER: Southern Fulton, sr., G, 7.7 ppg
Chambersburg: Jacob Brouse (sr., G); James Buchanan: Hunter Sowers (so., F); Greencastle-Antrim: Ian Gelsinger (jr., G), Ben Freeman (jr., G); Waynesboro: Mitch Neterer (sr., G); Fannett-Metal: Austin Raymer (sr., F); McConnellsburg: Nic Culler (sr., G); Southern Fulton: Chase Varner (sr., G); Forbes Road: Matt Brown (sr., F), Aaron Schepis (sr., G); Shalom Christian: Chase Martin (sr., G).