By Bill Spinks


wspinks@waxahachietx.com


The Waxahachie Daily Light is proud to announce its second annual All-Ellis County boys’ basketball team as part of its countywide celebration of high school sports all-stars.


These 30 student-athletes and three head coaches are featured in a two-page graphic on Pages B4 and B5 of this weekend’s paper.


The Daily Light staff began the All-Ellis County high school all-star preps awards program last year. These include awards for individual players and coaches of the year.


Finalists for superlative awards for boys’ basketball are being announced today; the winners will be announced during the All-Ellis County Preps Awards Show, a star-studded broadcast that will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. The show will feature more than 20 professional athletes as hosts and award announcers, and provide the community with an on-demand broadcast.


The All-Ellis County boys’ basketball team was chosen based on a combination of criteria: season statistics, team advancement in the playoffs, postseason honors achieved, previous All-Ellis County selections, recommendations from head coaches, and direct observation of players by the Daily Light staff.


Members of the All-Ellis County 2019-2020 Boys’ Basketball Team are, listed alphabetically:


Player of the Year Finalists


Vernon Johnson, Life Waxahachie


CJ Noland, Waxahachie


Latrone Turner, Red Oak


Coach of the Year finalists


Eddie Berumen, Life Waxahachie


Greg Gober, Waxahachie


Arthur Ivy, Milford


First team


Reggie Adams, Mid. Heritage


Jaden Epkin, Life Waxahachie


BJ Francis, Waxahachie


Nyk Madison, Midlothian


Joshua Sasser, Red Oak


Second team


Omari Bobbitt, Midlothian


Adrian Cisneros, Palmer


Jalen Lake, Waxahachie


Laylon Spencer, Ennis


Emerson Wallace, Red Oak


Honorable mentions


Wyatt Benoist, Ovilla Christian


Jared Cantrell, Mid. Heritage


Daniel Esquivel, Avalon


Carter Fagan, Ferris


Jaydon Hogg, Mid. Heritage


Colbie Holliman, Red Oak


Lex Lewis, Maypearl


Gage Mayfield, Life Waxahachie


Jessy Morones, Avalon


Demarcus Rankin, Ferris


AJ Russ, Waxahachie


Blaine Stacy, Life Waxahachie


Jackson Tollefsbol, Midlothian


Jarveon Williams, Ennis


Julius Williams, Italy


Kelton Williams, Midlothian


Damyan Woodward, Milford