USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the ALL-USA West Virginia Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2018-19 season.
NATIONAL: ALL-USA Boys Basketball Team
COACH OF THE YEAR
Joe Schmidle, University (Morgantown)
Schmidle guided the Hawks to the Class AAA state title despite losing four starters from the previous season. University clinched the state title with a 51-45 win over Martinsburg.
Player of the Year
Jaemyn Brakefield, F, Huntington-St. Joseph Prep (Huntington), 6-8/210, Jr.
Brakefield earned West Virginia’s Gatorade Player of the Year award this past season, averaging 17.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for a Huntington-St. Joseph team that went 21-4 during the season. The junior standout is ranked No. 20 in the nation by 247Sports and No. 22 by Rivals in the Class of 2020.
Kaden Metheny, G, University (Morgantown), 5-10/160, Jr.
The junior point guard scored 15 points with seven assists, six rebounds and five steals in University’s 51-45 win over Martinsburg in the Class AAA state final, giving the Hawks their first championship in program history.
Jalen Bridges, F, Fairmont, 6-7/180, Jr.
Bridges led the Polar Bears to the Class AA state final, averaging 22.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Anderson Mirambeaux, F, Teays Valley Christian (Scott Depot), 6-7/275, Sr.
Mirambeaux led the way in Teays Valley Christian’s stunning upset of Oak Hill Academy in mid-February, scoring a game-high 20 points in an 80-72 win.
David Early, F, Logan, 6-4/240, Jr.
Early powered Logan to the Class AA regional final with averages of 26.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
A.J. Hoggard, G, Huntington-St. Joseph Prep (Huntington), 6-3/185, Jr.
Mason Shifflett, G/F, Teays Valley Christian (Scott Depot), 6-6/200, Sr.
Quinn Slazinski, F, Huntington-St. Joseph Prep (Huntington), 6-7/200, Sr.
J.T. Thor, F, Huntington-St. Joseph Prep (Huntington), 6-8-190, So.
Zion Dobbs, G, Fairmont, 6-3/180, Sr.