The Associated Press All-State team will be released in two hours and it certainly has a local flavor. Kinston’s Bo Ingram is on the first team boys’ team (yes, they call it the “men’s” team at the AP), while Kinston’s Reggie Bullock is on the second team.
Congratulations to both of those players for that honor.
The coach of the year will be released tomorrow, while the player of the year will be released on Saturday. I will have both announcements here on the blog.
UPDATE 1: Here is the story by Aaron Beard of the Associated Press –
By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boonville Starmount’s Victor Davila and West Charlotte’s Christal Caldwell headline the 2007-08 Associated Press All-State prep basketball teams for North Carolina.
Davila, a 6-foot-9 senior, earned 28 of a possible 34 points from a statewide panel of 17 sports writers, leading voting results released Thursday for the second straight season. Caldwell, a 5-11 junior, earned 27 points to lead the women’s team.
New Hanover County’s Ty Walker and McDowell County’s Kurie Washington were also AP All-State first-team picks for the second straight year. In addition, Bo Ingram and Reggie Bullock gave Kinston a pair of All-State men’s honorees after helping the Vikings win the Class 3A championship.
Davila, a Virginia Tech signee, was a first-team pick on 12 ballots after averaging 20 points, 11.5 rebounds and six blocks per game.
Caldwell averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists to help West Charlotte reach the 4A title game.
Joining Davila on the men’s first team was Walker, a 7-1 senior who has signed with Wake Forest, and Ingram, a 6-5 senior. Walker averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and eight blocks per game, while Ingram averaged 16.5 points and 9.3 rebounds. Rounding out the men’s first team was East Mecklenburg’s Malik Stith and North Henderson’s Chris Vanlandingham.
Stith, a 5-11 senior, averaged 16 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the 4A title winner. Vanlandingham, a 6-4 senior, led the state in scoring with 32.5 points per game.
Joining Caldwell and Washington on the women’s first team were Gastonia Forestview’s Jessica Capers, Statesville’s Keyrra Gillespie and Kernersville McGuinness’ Erinn Thompson.
Capers, a 6-1 senior, averaged 18.6 points and 8.3 rebounds to help her team finish 30-1. Gillespie, a 5-6 junior, averaged 15.5 points, 8.2 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 steals. Washington, a 5-8 senior, averaged 22.8 points per game, while Thompson — a 6-3 junior — averaged 14.7 points and 12.1 rebounds while helping McGuinness to a third straight state title.
Winston-Salem Prep’s Reggie Johnson, a Miami signee, had 15 points to earn a spot on the men’s second team for the second straight season along with Fayetteville Britt’s C.J. Williams, who has signed with North Carolina State. They were joined by: McDowell County senior Petey Hausley; Bullock, a sophomore who has committed to North Carolina; and Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor junior C.J. Harris.
North Henderson’s Morgan McMinn had 21 points to lead the women’s second team. She was joined by: Charlotte Victory Christian senior Candace Wood, who has signed with North Carolina; Pender County senior Jannetta Robinson; East Davidson junior Anna Freeman and Charlotte Providence Day senior Whitny Edwards, a Virginia signee.
UPDATE 2: Vote totals:
Victor Davila, Boonville Starmount (28), 6-9, F/C, Sr.
Ty Walker, New Hanover County (27), 7-1, C, Sr.
Bo Ingram, Kinston (26), 6-5, F, Sr.
Malik Stith, East Mecklenburg (23), 5-11, G, Sr.
Chris Vanlandingham, North Henderson (23), 6-4, G, Sr.
Reggie Johnson, Winston-Salem Prep (15), 6-9, C, Sr.
Petey Hausley, McDowell County (14), 6-6, F, Sr.
Reggie Bullock, Kinston (12), 6-6, G, Soph.
C.J. Williams, Fayetteville Britt (8), 6-6, G/F, Sr.
C.J. Harris, Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor (7), 6-3, G, Jr.
Christal Caldwell, West Charlotte (27), 5-11, G, Jr.
Jessica Capers, Gastonia Forestview (26), 6-1, C, Sr.
Keyrra Gillespie, Statesville (26), 5-6, PG, Jr.
Kurie Washington, McDowell County (26), 5-8, G/F, Sr.
Erinn Thompson, Kernersville McGuinness (22), 6-3, C, Jr.
Morgan McMinn, North Henderson (21), 6-0, G, Sr.
Candace Wood, Charlotte Victory Christian (15), 6-0, G, Sr.
Jannetta Robinson, Pender County (13), 5-2, PG, Sr.
Anna Freeman, East Davidson (11), 6-0, F, Jr.
Whitny Edwards, Charlotte Providence Day (9), 5-11, G, Sr.
UPDATE 3: Also, Bo and Reggie were named to Arnold Solomon’s ncpreps.com All-State team. You can see that whole team here.