York-Adams League coaches select 2021 boys' basketball all-stars
Dallastown’s Michael Dickson and Red Lion’s Davante Dennis were so good this year that the York-Adams League Division I coaches couldn’t decide on who was better.
The standout seniors split the Y-A D-I player-of-the-year honor after each had a special senior season. Dickson was second in the Y-A League in scoring at 23.3 points per game, while Dennis was sixth at 17.6 ppg.
Despite the strong seasons, neither player has his college plans set yet. The 6-foot, 6-inch Dennis has received a pair of NCAA Division I football offers from Central Michigan and Massachusetts. The 6-foot Dickson is set for a string of visits soon, according to Dallastown coach Mike Grassel.
With Red Lion going from a losing record in 2020 to a Y-A D-I title this season and a 17-3 overall record, it's not surprising that coach Steve Schmehl was selected as the D-I Coach of the Year.
York Suburban senior Aidan Hughley locked up his spot at NCAA D-II Shepherd University in West Virginia before the season started and proved why once the games began. The 6-6 Hughley averaged 15.5 ppg and led the Trojans to a Y-A D-II title and a 15-6 overall mark, earning him the division’s player-of-the-year honor.
Along with fellow senior Alon Gorham and junior Camden Brewer, Suburban followed up its division title with a trip to the District 3 Class 5-A semifinals, which included an upset road win over previously undefeated Northern York. The successful season ended with first-year coach Mitch Kemp being named D-II Coach of the Year.
The Littlestown duo of senior Jayden Weishaar and Jonathan Forster swept the top D-III honors. The 6-foot Weishaar was named the Y-A D-III Player of the Year, while Forster was honored as the division's top coach.
Weishaar was No. 7 in the Y-A League in scoring at 17.5 points per game and led the Thunderbolts to the District 3 4-A title game.
With Littlestown capturing its fourth straight Y-A D-III title and its first trip to the district championship in more than 40 years, Forster earned the division’s coaching honor.
Following is a complete list of the Y-A League all-stars.
YORK-ADAMS BOYS' BASKETBALL HONORS
Co-Players of the Year: Michael Dickson, Dallastown and Davante Dennis, Red Lion.
Coach of the Year: Steve Schmehl, Red Lion.
Nolan Hubbs, Central York.
Greg Guidinger, Central York.
Connor Jenkins, New Oxford.
Karron Mallory, Northeastern.
AJ Virata, Red Lion.
Evan Watt, Red Lion.
Jadon Green, Dallastown.
Kaden Hamilton, Northeastern.
Antoine Beard, York High.
Kai’ryn Brown, Central York.
Rashim Lee, York High.
Diarmid Stewart, Spring Grove.
Braden Carver, New Oxford.
John Fenwick, South Western.
Shilo Bivins, South Western.
Seth Sager, South Western.
Player of the Year: Aidan Hughley, York Suburban.
Coach of the Year: Mitch Kemp, York Suburban.
Jalen Franklin, Susquehannock.
Carter Day, Kennard-Dale.
Camden Brewer, York Suburban.
Ty Nalls, West York.
Micah Myers, Eastern York.
Alon Gorham, York Suburban.
Drew Dressell, Kennard-Dale.
Jaden Walker, West York.
Austin Bausman, Eastern York.
Trenton Ramirez-Keller, Gettysburg.
Josh Franklin, Susquehannock.
Jacob Smyser, Dover.
AJ Williams, West York.
Tristan Sawmiller, Eastern York.
Mike Hankey, Gettysburg.
Koy Swanson, Kennard-Dale.
Pierce Ragland, Kennard-Dale.
Dan Benna, Susquehannock.
Michael Staub, Susquehannock.
Player of the Year: Jayden Weishaar, Littlestown.
Coach of the Year: Johnathan Forster, Littlestown.
Luke Forjan, York Catholic.
Drew Parker, Biglerville.
Jake Bosley, Littlestown.
Preston Boeckel, York Catholic.
Nik Nordberg, Fairfield.
Kyle Garman, Hanover.
Jaylen Martinez, Bermudian Springs.
Zyaire Myers, Hanover.
Ethan Beachy, Bermudian Springs.
Camdyn Keller, Delone Catholic.
Rachard Holder, Littlestown.
Abdias Hernandez, York Tech.
Eric Ball, Fairfield.
Coltyn Keller, Delone Catholic.
Connor Shaw, Bermudian Springs.
Jacob Shriver, Bermudian Springs.
Peyton Stadler, Fairfield.
John Forjan, York Catholic.
Caden Boeckel, York Catholic.
Nehemiah Stubbs, York Tech.
Bishop Banks, York Tech.
Eli Weigle, Biglerville.
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