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Coach of the Year
Doug Woodard, West (Belleview)
On their way to a thrilling state championship triumph—which included overtime wins in the semifinals and the finals—Woodard’s Thunderbirds outlasted several of the state’s best players, including Central’s Tre’shawn Thurman, Benson’s Khyri Thomas, and Westside’s Kevin Metoyer.
G Khyri Thomas, Benson (Omaha), 6-4, Sr. (Player of the Year)
Mr. Basketball for the Cornhusker State, Thomas average 19.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, all the while guiding the Bunnies to the Class A semifinals, a game they nearly won thanks to Thomas’ go-ahead bucket with second remaining against Westside.
G Kevin Metoyer, Westside (Omaha), 5-9, Sr.
Not only is this speedy guard a great scorer (15.4 points per game, 43 percent from three-point range), but by frequently getting his teammates involved (five assists per game) the Warriors finished as Class A runnerup.
G Ty Danielson, York (York), 6-3, Sr.
An outstanding shooter (21 points per game) who also averaged 6.8 boards, this Nebraska-Kearney commit’s versatility carried the Dukes to the Class B semifinals.
F Tre’shawn Thurman, Central (Omaha), 6-7, Sr.
Dangerous both on the perimeter and in the post, Thurman averaged 16.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as the Eagles went 22-5, reaching the Class A state quarterfinals.
F Mike Daum, Kimball (Kimball), 6-9, Sr.
Class C2’s leading scorer (25 points per game) and rebounder (12.3 rebounds per game) this South Dakota State signee sparked the Longhorns to a 22-3 record and a spot in the state quarterfinals.
F Logan Power, Christian (Lincoln), 6-4, Sr.
F Mitchell Hahn, Fremont (Fremont), 6-7, Sr.
G James Dumes, South (Omaha), 6-4, Sr.
G Rylee Reinertson, Gibbon (Gibbon), 6-3, Sr.
G Matt Thomas, South (Elkhorn), 6-0, Sr.