Preseason Awards (5A)

High School
Arizona

Posted On: 10/9/18 8:00 AM

The basketball season is right around the corner! Everyone is getting excited for the new season, with all the excitement comes new predictions. Here are my predictions for the 2018-2019 season (5A):

Player of the Year: Emmanuel Taban (Apollo 2019)

Apollo looks like the early favorite to win the state championship in 5A and they will be led by their best player, Emmanuel Taban. Taban is a very versatile 6’6 forward. Last season he averaged 17.4 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game. He should improve upon these already impressive numbers this season and lead his team to a state championship run.  

1st Team:

JT Elder (Cienega 2021)

Emmanuel Taban (Apollo 2019)

DaRon Holmes (Millennium 2021)

Dominic Gonzalez (Ironwood 2020)

Paris Woods (Apollo 2021)

2nd Team:

Dominique “Bear” Newsome (Central 2021)

Julian Molina (Mountain View 2019)

Demarco Dunn (Marana 2021)

Khalid Whitaker (Flowing Wells 2020)

Aidyn Parish (North Canyon 2019)