COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Publishing area landed a total of five players on the 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio boys basketball teams in divisions 1-4, as recommended by a panel of media voters.
Neither Gallia County nor Meigs County were represented in the first three divisions, but each county came away with at least two selections on the Division IV list. Both Southern and South Gallia came away with two picks each, while Eastern landed one choice on the D-4 squad.
Both the Tornadoes (18-4) and Rebels (13-10) had a special mention and honorable selection apiece, as both teams captured sectional titles this winter. All four selections from these squads are also seniors.
Andrew Roseberry led Southern with 15.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, which earned Roseberry special mention honors in D-4. Nathan Roberts won honorable mention accolades with averages of 11.9 poinys and 6.4 rebounds a game.
Cory Haner paced the Rebels with 15 points and 4.8 assists per outing, which yielded special mention honors for the senior. Classmate John Johnson was an honorable mention pick in D-4 after averaging 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds for the district runners-up.
Junior Max Carnahan also garnered honorable mention accolades in Division IV after leading the Eagles (5-16) with 16.9 points and 3.3 steals per outing.
Between the five selections, four are first time All-Ohio recipients. Haner was an honorable mention selection last winter.
Other area players to earn first, second or third team All-Ohio honors include: Jake Kretzer (Waverly), Malik London (Chillicothe), Jacob Horsley (Sheridan) and Colt Chapman (Jackson) in Division II; Dion McKinley (Portsmouth), Austin McMaster (Chesapeake), Zac Carter (Ironton) and Wayne Evans (Portsmouth) in Division III; and Austin Loop (South Webster), Travis Combs (Manchester) and Tyler Noel (Ports. Notre Dame).
McKinley was one of three players to share D-3 player of the year honors, and Trojans coach Gene Collins also won a three-way share of coach of the year honors in Division III.