Following a 27-4 season, Riverfield Academy boys basketball junior Noah Wroten and coach Mike Reans are racking in the postseason honors.
Wroten was one of just six players across 32 teams in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA to be named All-MAIS.
Reans coached both the boys and girls basketball teams this season and finished the year with the Lady Raiders with a 14-12 record.
After a bit of a slow start, Reans turned the Lady Raiders around during the Holiday break and the team won the Bayou Christmas Tournament and later the District championship which qualified the team for the North State Tournament.
Reans led the boys team to the district championship, River Oaks Tournament title, Bayou Christmas Tournament title, the North State Tournament and reached the MAIS state tournament quarterfinals.
Wroten scored 18 points per game and seven rebounds, coming to work every day in his own way.
“He is the most humble guy,” Reans said. “He is someone that not bring attention to himself no matter what.”
Wroten lead by example, and while only a junior, combined with seniors Marc Simmons and Tristan Oswald to lead the Raiders to a great season that ended in the MAIS state tournament.
“(Wroten) is a great team player even besides his skills,” Reans said. “He always wants to get better. He practices and plays hard all the time. He is a great, clutch player that makes the plays that need to be made. He is a great guy to coach because he always does everything to the best of his ability.”
Wroten is joined on the All-MAIS AA Boys Basketball team by MVP Alex Shepard of Leake Academy, Brandon Brooks of Adams County Christian School, Peyton Hood of Brookhaven Academy, Sam McWilliams of Simpson Acadmey and Jacob Berry of Simpson Acadmey. Simpson is the defending Class AA state champions.
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