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April 13, 2014

All-Area boys basketball team

Wildkats' Persons is MVP of 51st annual honor squad

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“He is the most coachable player I’ve coached in my eight years,” McCauley said. “He is such a great leader for us, through his actions both on and off the court. He has such high character and a lot of integrity. We’re really proud of him — he has represented our program well from his freshman year to his senior year. He is one of those guys you wonder, ‘How are we going to replace him?’”

Bowen is a two-time All-Area player. He made the second team last season.

Mason Degenkolb, Tipton

The Blue Devils needed to find a new go-to scorer following the graduation of two-time KT All-Area MVP and 2013 Indiana All-Star Mike Crawford, who scored an area-best 27.7 points per game in his senior season.

Degenkolb proved up to the challenge. The 6-0 sophomore guard scored an area-best 23.7 ppg in leading the Blue Devils to a 15-9 record and their fourth straight Class 2A sectional championship. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds and a team-high 2.5 assists.

“He prepared himself really well and came into the season as an aggressive scorer and then developed throughout the year, trying to be a more rounded player,” Tipton coach Brad Dickey said.

Degenkolb had a 39-point game against Tri-Central, a 38-point game against Rensselaer and 35-point games against Western and Alexandria.

“He has good leaping ability and a soft shot. If you don’t press out far enough to guard him, he’ll make it,” Dickey said. “As teams extended their defense, he showed a great knack for getting fouled and making dribble drives and finishing in different ways.”

Degenkolb ranked No. 1 in the area in free throw makes (183) and attempts (222) and No. 2 in percentage (82.4).

Austin Keisling, Cass

Keisling led the way as the go-go Kings raced to a 22-3 record and Class 2A sectional and regional titles. The Kings scored an area-best 73.2 points per game.

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