Huntington High's Nicks makes second team all-state
HUNTINGTON -- Arick Nicks from Huntington High was a second team selection on the Class AAA all-state boys basketball team by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Henry Sorsaia from Hurricane and Dillon McCarty from Point Pleasant were named to the third team.
Area honorable mention selections were Shaquan Miller and Chancelor Wooding from Huntington High; Jacib Kilgore of Spring Valley; Trey Dawson and Rasaan Harris from Hurricane; Zach Fisher from Winfield; Wade Martin of Point Pleasant; T.J. Arbaugh from Lincoln County; and Zack Minnick, A.J. Reynolds and T.J. Tomblin from Logan.
Nicks, a junior, averaged 19.5 points and 10.2 rebounds for the Highlanders.
Sorsaia is a Hurricane junior with averages of 14.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. McCarty was chosen to captain the all-state third team.The senior for the Big Blacks averaged 17.1 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals per game.
Donte' Grantham of Martinsburg, who was also named as the Evans Award state player of the year winner, captains the Class AAA all-state first team.
Grantham averaged 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds as a senior while leading his team to a state title. He was the first Martinsburg player to finish with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.
"It's an honor to be on that list with a lot of great players" Grantham said. "We all kind of know each other through Twitter and stuff. I know a lot of these guys from AAU. It's a pretty huge honor to be picked the captain of that great group of players."
Woodrow Wilson junior Donte Nabors was the only underclassman on the all-state first unit. His father, Gene, and two uncles also were stars for the Flying Eagles.
Nabors had a 20.5 scoring average.
Nathan Adrian of Morgantown, who has committed to West Virginia University, also made the first team with Shady Spring senior Chase Conner who led the state's Class AAA players with 27 points a game.
.South Charleston senior Ra'Shaud Kincaid was the captain of the third team.