Main Street Preps: Lucas, Bowman and Droz named All-County

Three White House Blue Devils were named to the Main Street Preps All-Sumner County team after WHHS finished second in District 9-AA.

All three players were seniors for the Blue Devils.

Big man Quad Lucas was selected to the All-County First Team. The center averaged 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds and shot 62 percent from the field to lead the team. Lucas was also a member of the Main Street Preps All-County Football Team after his senior year with the Devils and is going to Bethel University as an offensive lineman.

Guard/forwards Ethan Droz and Nathan Bowman both were selected to the All-County Third Team. While both players were thrust into new roles this year after the Devils graduated seven seniors from the previous year, each contributed to the team’s run to a two-seed in the district tournament.

Bowman averaged 7.4 points and 4.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists with 3.5 deflections and steals per game. He shot 38 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.

Droz was the second player for the Blue Devils to average double figure scoring with 10.4 points per game, to go with three rebounds and two assists per game. He shot 37 percent from the field and 32 percent from three, and was second on the team in free throw percentage.

For the full article, read below from Main Street Preps.

By Zach Womble for The Gallatin News

Following the 2020-21 hoops season in Sumner County, the time has come for us at Main Street Preps to name our All-Sumner County teams.

The three teams plus honorable mention feature all nine county high schools, and is highlighted by Player of the Year selection Kristian Shaw of Beech High School.

Beech was also named team of the year following their run to the Class AAA substate, earned Defensive Player of the Year (Andrew Paige) honors and 6th Man of the Year (Bradley Wheeler) honors.

Merrol Hyde’s all-time leading scorer Isaac Stinson walked away with Most Improved honors after improving his scoring, rebounds and assists from last season.

For the job done on the sidelines, Station Camp’s Seth Massey was named our Coach of the Year, and Merrol Hyde’s Blake Butler earned Student-Athlete of the Year.

Congratulations to all the student-athletes who made the teams!

Player of the Year: Kristian Shaw, Jr. Beech High School

Why chosen: Beech enjoyed their most successful season since 2010 this year and Kristian Shaw was a main part of that success. From the opening jump on the season, Shaw picked up not only his play on the court, but his leadership off the floor. Shaw paced the Bucs in scoring averaging 16 points per contest. He added 4 assists and 5 rebounds per-game, secured 42 total steals and registered 16 blocks.

Defensive Player of the Year: Andrew Paige, Jr. Beech High School

Why chosen: Paige’s defensive prowess became crystal clear in the postseason as the junior’s athletic frame allowed him control over the rim, and defenses. Not only could Paige stay with your best big man on the low block, the junior showed ability to step out on the premier and stick with some of the best guards District 9 and Region 5 had to offer. Paige tallied 14 points, 4 assists and 8 rebounds per game for Beech. He added 36 steals and 31 blocks, was named All-District 9-AAA and Region 5-AAA.

Most Improved: Isaac Stinson, Sr., Merrol Hyde Magnet School

Why Chosen: Stinson went from being the third option for the Hawks last season to the go-to man this season. Along the way, the senior managed to earn District 7A Regular Season MVP and All-Tournament. Stinson improved points, rebounds, assists and steals per game between his junior to senior campaigns. Isaac finished 2020-21 season averaging 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals per game.

6th Man of the Year: Bradley Wheeler, Sr. Beech High School

Why Chosen: Whenever coach Kip Brown needed a spark off the bench this season, Bradley Wheeler was the first player he turned to. Wheeler wasn’t a threat to lead the team in scoring, but he had the ability to step in and score in double figures if needed. He played solid defense on the perimeter and was a great piece for the Bucs in their run this season.

Coach of the Year: Seth Massey, Station Camp High School

Why Chosen: Station Camp had to replace three key pieces off last season’s team in Kavon Blankenship, Eli Thurston and Cameron Gerlach. On top of losing nearly all of its offensive production, Station Camp added Eli Rice to the lineup, a Goodpasture transfer who hadn’t played competitive basketball in nearly two seasons. Station Camp ended the season 23-8 and was one game from the substate round.

Team of the Year: Beech High School

Why Chosen: Beech finished the season 25-8, champions of District 9AAA and runners up in Region 5-AAA. The Bucs had their opportunity to book a trip to state, but Brandon Miller and the Cane Ridge Ravens were just too much in the sectional round. Despite the loss, Beech was the best team in Sumner County this season.

Student-Athlete of the Year: Blake Butler

Why Chosen: Butler carries a maxed 4.0 GPA at Merrol Hyde, scored a 35 on his ACT, is an AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist. While not concrete, all things point to Butler being named one of the selected few Valedictorians at Merrol Hyde.

First Team

Luke Fleming, Sr. Beech High School

Jackson Long, Jr. Beech High School

Kheller Die’, Sr. Station Camp High School

Triston Conger, Jr. Pope John Paul II

William “Quad” Lucas, Sr. White House High School

Eli Rice, Jr. Station Camp High School

Second Team

Kaleb Powell, Sr. Beech High School

Tyler Moore, Jr. Station Camp High School

Cade Martin, Jr. Gallatin High School

Ethan Rogers, Sr. Gallatin High School

Sabino Otira, Sr. Pope John Paul II

Sam Specht, Sr. Pope John Paul II

Third Team

Stockton Pyne, Sr. Merrol Hyde

Cannon Hale, So., Gallatin High School

Nathan Bowman, Sr. White House High School

Hays Pfaaffman, Sr. Hendersonville High School

Ty Martin, Sr. Gallatin High School

Ethan Droz, Jr. White House High School

Honorable Mention

AJ Davis, So. Gallatin High School

Duncan Smallwood, Sr. Portland High School

Ryker Hodge, Sr. Westmoreland High School

Dace Shuck, Sr. Hendersonville High School

Jordan Zuger, Sr. Hendersonville High School

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