By RICK PETERSON
Coming off a record-setting season for Topeka West, Charger 6-foot-4 senior Elijah Brooks headlines the TopSports.news' All-Shawnee County boys basketball team while Class 5A state champion Seaman put three players on the Top 10.
Topeka West senior Elijah Brooks was named the TSN All-Shawnee County player of the year after averaging 25.3 points and leading the Chargers to a 21-2 record, including a 20-game winning streak. [File photo/TSN]
Brooks was tapped as the Shawnee County player of the year after leading Topeka West to a second straight Centennial League title and a second straight state tournament berth while becoming West's single-season and career leading scorer during the 2021-2022 season.
Brooks put together a string of 30-point-plus games this past season with a high of 43 points while averaging 25.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.5 blocked shots.
Senior Ty Henry earned a spot on the TSN All-Shawnee County Top 10 after helping lead Seaman to the first state boys state title in school history. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]
Seaman junior Kaeden Bonner (13) averaged 13.4 points and hit 64 3-pointers to help lead the Vikings to the Class 5A state championship. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]
Seaman senior Mateo Hyman earned a berth on the all-county Top 10 after averaging 14.2 points for the Class 5A state champion Vikings. [File photo/TSN]
Seaman, which won the first boys state basketball championship in school history, is represented on the Top 10 by 6-5 senior Ty Henry, 6-1 senior Mateo Hyman and 6-1 junior Kaeden Bonner while 6-5 senior Gavin Wilhelm was named the city newcomer of the year after the 18-7 Vikings ended the season with an 11-game winning streak, capped by a 66-47 win over De Soto in the Class 5A state championship game.
Henry scored a team-high 15 points a game for the Vikings and also averaged 4.8 rebounds while Hyman averaged 14.2 points and 3.9 assists and Bonner 13.4 points, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals while hitting a city-high 64 3-pointers and shooting 45 percent from deep.
Wilhelm was a key contributor for the Vikings after bouncing back from an injury his junior season, shooting 44 percent from 3-point range while canning 42 treys and also pulling down 4.4 rebounds a game.
Seaman senior Gavin Wilhelm has been named the TSN All-Shawnee County newcomer of the year after helping the Vikings win the Class 5A state title. [File photo/TSN]
Seaman coach Craig Cox is the TSN Shawnee County coach of the year after leading the Vikings to the Class 5A state title, his third title as a head coach. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]
Seaman's Craig Cox, who notched his third state championship as a head coach, was named the Shawnee County coach of the year. Cox led the Vikings to the 2022 state title after previously coaching a pair of state championship teams at Shawnee Heights in 2000 and 2002.
Topeka West, which went 21-2 on the season, including a 20-game win streak, is also represented on the Top 10 by 6-1 junior guard Sincere Austin, who was also a key player on the Chargers' 5A state runner-up team in 2021.
Topeka West junior Sincere Austin has earned a spot on the TSN All-Shawnee County Top 10 after helping lead the Chargers to a second straight Class 5A state tournament berth. [File photo/TSN]
Austin averaged 10.6 points, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals as a junior while connecting on 32 3-pointers.
Highland Park senior Juan'Tario Roberts (23) has been named to the All-Shawnee County Top 10 after helping the Scots advance to the Class 5A state tournament. [File photo/TSN]
Highland Park junior Bo Aldridge has been named to the All-Shawnee County Top 10 after helping lead the Scots to the Class 5A state tournament. [File photo/TSN]
Highland Park (18-5), which qualified for the 5A state tournament, put 6-0 senior Juan'Tario Roberts and 6-4 junior Bo Aldridge on the all-county Top 10, while 4A state qualifier Hayden is represented by 6-5 junior Joe Otting
Aldridge ranked No. 2 in the city in scoring with an 18.7 average and also averaged 8.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 blocked shots while Roberts averaged 17.1 points, 3.7 assists and hit 39 3-pointers while shooting 40 percent from 3-poiint range.
Hayden junior Joe Otting was named to the TSN All-Shawnee County first team after helping lead the Wildcats to a fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament. [File photo/TSN]
Otting helped lead Hayden to a fourth-place finish in the 4A state tournament and earned first-team All-Shawnee County honors in basketball after also being an all-county pick in football last fall.
Senior Noah Hastert (4), who averaged a double-double, represents Cair Paravel Latin on the TSN All-Shawnee County first team. [File photo/TSN]
Washburn Rural junior Jack Bachelor (right) was named to the TSN All-Shawnee County first team after averaging 13.8 points and hitting 44 3-pointers. [File photo/TSN]
Cair Paravel Latin 6-6 senior Noah Hastert and Washburn Rural 6-2 junior Jack Bachelor round out the TSN All-Shawnee County first team, with Hastert averaging 15.9 points, a city-high 11.3 rebounds, a city-best 5.0 assists and tying Aldridge for city-high honors with 2.3 blocked shots per game while Bachelor averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals and hit 44 3-pointers while shooting 43 percent from 3-point range. Hastert also earned all-county honors in football last fall.
The all-county Second 10 includes senior Carter Olson and sophomore Brennon Dodge of Shawnee Heights, Cair Paravel senior Zach Clark, Hayden senior Trent Duffey and junior Jake Muller, Highland Park junior Tre Richardson, Rossville junior Kade Perine, Seaman junior Aron Davis, Topeka West senior Zander Putthoff and Washburn Rural senior Quincey Kidd.
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