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Pine Tree's Sparkman named top newcomer in 16-5A

From Staff Reports
March 18, 2017 at 10:56 p.m.

Pine Tree's J.J. Sparkman eyes the basket during Friday's January 6, 2017 game against Greenville. (Les Hassell/News-Journal Photo)

Pine Tree freshman JJ Sparkman was selected Newcomer of the Year by league coaches, while Mount Pleasant dominated the postseason accolades in voting for the District 16-5A All-District Basketball Team for 2016-17.

Mount Pleasant's James Moore earned MVP honors, while Dorian Glinton shared Offensive MVP with Texas High's Quan Hampton.

Sulphur Spring's Victor Iwuakor garnered Defensive MVP and Mount Pleasant's Joey Chism was named the loop's Coach of the Year.

Voting was conducted by the district's coaches.

FIRST TEAM

Marshall: Kris Dunn and Corteze Hurd; Mount Pleasant: Josh McGill, Kevin Savage and Buddy McGill; Sulphur Springs: Keaston Willis and Ke'Ontae Dunn; Pine Tree: Eric Hawkins; Texas High: Tevailance Hunt; Hallsville: Blaine Parker and Kameron Fitzpatrick.

SECOND TEAM

Pine Tree: Nick Noll, Kenny Jackson and Trey Williams; Hallsville: Brendarian Dawson; Marshall: Carrington Love; Texas High: Curtis Camp and Lavon Brown; Mount Pleasant: Holden Davis; Sulphur Springs: Michael Jefferson and Dane Rutherford; Greenville: Cadamion Hale.

ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT

Pine Tree: Will Harris, Eric Hawkins and Josh Nafrady; Hallsville: Shadd Berg, Cameron Bullock, Matt Mowery, Chris Timberlake, Kameron Fitzpatrick, Brendarian Dawson and Blaine Parker; Marshall: Ethan Davison, Ben Tackett, Tahj Washington, Corteze Hurd, Marje Smith, Sa'lah Smith and Carrington Love; Mount Pleasant: Holden Davis and James Moore; Texas High: Quan Hampton, Lavon Brown, Caleb Wilson and Jordan Ray; Sulphur Springs: Bryson Lynn, Keaston Willis, Xavier Cork, Michael Jefferson and Dane Rutherford.

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