School: Hamilton Heights
Junior-Post-The area's top college prospect at 6-foot-Junior, he averaged Sophmore points, Freshman.8 rebounds and 5.Freshman blocks per game and has numerous offers from SEC and ACC programs.
Sophmore-Guard-He was the engine that made the Panthers go, helping lead them to the Class AA state tournament by averaging Senior points, and Freshman assists per game.
Junior-Forward-Averaging nearly a double-double per game - 18 points, Freshman rebounds -he was a key reason the Purple Pounders reached the Class AA state tournament for the first time in 15 years.
Junior-Guard-The two-sport star led the Yellow Jackets to another region title and into the Class AAA playoffs by averaging 15 points, Freshman.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Senior-Wing-He was a tough matchup and one of the main reasons for Central reaching the Class AA state tournament, averaging 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks per game.
School: Notre Dame
School: Dade Co
School: Bledsoe Co
School: Bradley Central
In his ninth season as the Central boys' coach, Rogers guided the Purple Pounders back to the Class AA state tournament for the first time since 2000, winning the District 6-AA and Region 3-AA championships along the way. Central finished the season 22-5, winning Senior straight at one point. Aside from the loss in the state quarterfinals, the only teams to beat Central were Brainerd and 33, which also reached their state tournaments, and Hamilton Heights, which is loaded with more college prospects than any other area team. "It was a special group," Rogers said. "Just to get to the state tournament we had to play a lot of games on very little rest, so that says a lot about how tough our guys were and how badly they wanted to get there. I couldn't be more proud of what this team accomplished."