MOLINE (JG-TC) -- Shelbyville's 6-4 junior guard Malcolm Miller was one of five players to earn second team Associated Press Class 2A boys' basketball honors.
Miller was the leading scorer not only for the 21-7 Rams, which was their best since winning the Class 1A state title in 1995-96, but also the JG-TC area at 24.7 points per game. He also led Shelbyville, who tied for the Central Illinois Conference regular season title with Decatur St. Teresa at 6-1, in rebounds (9.1), assists (3.9), blocks (1.1) steals (2.4) and three-pointers (58).
Among the 19 players to earn honorable mention were Cumberland's Tyson Magee, a 6-3 senior guard, and Casey-Westfield's 6-6 junior center Luke Richards.
Magee averaged 21.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.5 steals per game for the 20-7 Pirates who had their best season since 2009-10. He shot 59 percent from two-point range. Cumberland won the Little Okaw Valley Conference overall tournament title and the LOVC Southeast Division tournament and regular season title at 5-0. It was their first tournament title since winning the LIC in 1994-95.
Richards helped the Warriors to a 24-5 Little Illini Conference regular season (8-0) and tournament championship. He averaged 19.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and a blocked shot per game to lead Casey, who had its best season since 1998-99. He shot 66 percent from the field.
No area players were on the five-member first team Class 2A or any of the Class 1A team, which totaled 34 players.
Four girls named to special mention IBCA
TOLUCA -- Four JG-TC girls' basketball players were part of the 86-member Class 1A/2A Special Mention Illinois Basketball Coaches Association team. The four were Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond senior Hannah Wallen and juniors Harley Barry and Kierstren Price-Wilson of Tri-County along with junior Megan Schlechte of WSS.