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Phoenix's Alex Young captured the Skyline Conference boys basketball player of the year award for the second consecutive season.
The Pirates' dynamic point guard shared the honor last year with Mazama's Daniel Mathis.
Young and teammate Tyler Dungannon were selected to the first team along with juniors Kevin Brazille and Jake Herklotz from conference champion North Valley.
Young, a 6-foot-1 senior headed to the University of California Irvine on a scholarship, led the state-runner-up Pirates in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. He averaged 23 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.6 steals a game.
Dungannon averaged 18.7 points a game,
North Valley's Jeff Nelson was selected coach of the year.
Alex Young, Phoenix, sr. point guard; Kevin Brazille, North Valley, jr., point guard; Tyler Dungannon, Phoenix, sr., guard; Jake Herklotz, North Valley, jr. post/forward; Alex Stork, Klamath Union, sr., guard/forward; Kevin Wynne, Mazama, sr., guard.
Player of the Year — Alex Young, Phoenix
Coach of the Year — Jeff Nelson, North Valley High School
JJ Chirnside, North Valley, jr., post; Austin Crawford, Klamath Union, sr., guard; Zac Hall, Mazama, sr., guard; Dylan Vandehey, North Valley, sr., guard; Loren Craig, Hidden Valley, sr., post/forward.
Colby Mueller, Henley, so., post; Calvin Loper, Phoenix, sr., guard; Anthony Mooney, North Valley, sr., forward; Daniel Bocchi, Klamath Union, sr., forward.
Kevin Brazille, Alex Young, Zac Hall, JJ Chirnside, Jake Herklotz.