FAIRFIELD — One of the best seasons on records makes the task of picking the Daily Republic 2013-14 All-City boys basketball team a difficult one.
There’s simply too much talent to pick from, but that’s what happens when three of the four city squads make the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals, with two advancing to SJS title games.
It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it, so here’s the DR’s 2013-14 All-City boys team:
Player of the Year
Rishod Abraham, Rodriguez: The Monticello Empire League’s Player of the Year averaged a city-best 18.3 points per game during the regular season. The senior guard scored in all but five games, going for 20 or more a dozen times and more than 30 twice, including a school-record 40 against Napa.
Coach of the Year
Nate Rankin, Rodriguez: In his second season at the helm, Rankin, the MEL Coach of the Year, led the Mustangs to their first outright MEL title with a 27-4 overall record, setting school records for wins in a season and with a 19-game winning streak. The Mustangs also earned their first NorCal victory, eventually falling in the quarterfinals.
Javon Adams, Fairfield: As one of the city’s most versatile players, the senior wing averaged 9.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game, recording five double-doubles.
Tyree Carrie, Armijo: The senior forward consistently scored in double figures and was an all-MEL first team selection.
Sean Gray, Fairfield: The all-MEL first team pick was the city’s top long-range shooter, leading the way with 58 3-pointers and hitting on 35.6 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
DeMoriaye Hart-Spikes, Fairfield: The Solano County Athletic Conference Player of the Year was a king of consistency, hitting in double figures in all but two of the Falcons’ regular season games, scoring 20 or more nine times with a high of 30.
DeMarre Walker, Vanden: Runner-up in the SCAC Player of the Year voting, the junior point guard averaged 16.6 points and 5.4 assists per game.
Keanu Williams, Rodriguez: A co-captain along with Abraham, the senior guard and all-MEL first team pick averaged 7.1 points per game.
Kyle Williams, Rodriguez: The junior point guard was second on the Mustangs at 11.8 points per game, often coming up biggest in Rodriguez’s biggest games.
Jihad Woods, Vanden: As the best big man in the city this season, Woods averaged 9.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He had 13 double-doubles in the regular season.
Thomas Avent, Vanden: A threat in nearly every phase of the game, the sophomore guard and all-SCAC first team pick averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game, leading the Vikings with 30 3-pointers.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.