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Coach of the Year
Jack Carrier, Williamstown
Led Williamstown to their third consecutive Division III state championship and fourth in the past five years.
G Pavin Parrish, Rochester, 5-10, Sr. (Player of the Year)
The player of the year finished with 2,479 points in his career, more than any previous Vermont high school basketball player. As a senior, Parrish averaged 31 points, 14 rebounds, 8.5 assists and five steals per game to become the first player from a Division IV school to earn the title “Mr. Basketball” and signed with Castleton State University.
G Joey Shehadi, Burr and Burton Academy (Manchester), 5-10, Jr.
On a team that started five juniors and assembled a 20-0 regular season, Shehadi shined brightest. His 20.7 points and 2.1 steals per game were team-highs; his 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists were second best. Shehadi poured in 82 3-pointers at a 48 percent clip.
G Tommy Fitzgerald, Rice Memorial (South Burlington), 5-11, Sr.
Arguably the state’s premier defender, Fitzgerald had one turnover playing 61 of 64 minutes in the state semifinal and final guiding Rice Memorial to back-to-back state championships averaging 8.8 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game.
F Vlad Cobzaru, St. Johnsburg Academy, 6-8, Sr.
An inside outside player, Cobzaru’s presence in the paint translated to 10.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He averaged 16 points per game and has yet to sign a letter of intent.
F Jason Manwaring, Williamstown, 6-3, Sr.
A career spent rewriting Williamsburg record books and rearranging the school’s trophy cabinet with three straight Division III crowns, Manwaring averaged 18 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.5 blocks per game to finish as the program’s leading scorer (1,731 points) and rebounder (851).
G Brendan O’Shea, St. Johnsbury Academy, 5-10, Sr.
G Ryan Booth, U-32 (Montpelier), 6-2, Sr.
G Ben Shungu, Rice Memorial (South Burlington), 6-1, Soph.
F Kendrick Gray, Rice Memorial (South Burlington), 6-5, Soph.
F Josh Hale, Burlington, 6-3, Soph.