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The 2009 All-District Boys Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM

ALLEN HUDDLESTON*

Merced senior

UOP-bound guard was state's No. 2 scorer at 31.5 points a game and set school career scoring record with 2,117 points, breaking record set by Gerald Madkins 22 years ago. Scored 30 or more in 18 games.

JOHNNY HUTTON

Modesto Christian senior

The Stanislaus District's breakout player of the year, the 6-foot-4-inch forward had a solid perimeter shot and the size to mix it up inside. Averaged 17 points and eight rebounds, as MC reached NorCal semifinals.

TRAVIS SOUZA

Turlock junior

The 6-4 point guard was the district's top junior with 20 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.4 steals a game to lead Turlock to Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals. Had a 32-point, 10-assist game.

JOHN SYKES

Golden Valley senior

The 6-5 swingman led surprising Cougars to the Central California Conference crown and Division I semifinals, averaging 17.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals a game.

CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS

Sierra senior

The VOL's top player, the 6-3 guard was one of section's top scorers with 27 points a game. Also got 7 boards, 4.3 assists and 1.9 steals a night. Great accuracy: 55 percent from the floor, 84 percent on the line.

SECOND TEAM

MARCUS BELL

Enochs senior

Added height and bulk prior to his senior year, and the 6-9 center developed into the District's most dominant big man. Good for 20.7 points and 12.3 rebounds a night, and 3.5 blocks and 2.3 steals, too.

BRENDEN EVANS

Sonora senior

Three-year starter shot 50 percent from the floor and averaged 17.1 points this season. The 6-5 forward also averaged 9.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2 steals. Held under 10 points just once in 27 games.

BRYAN GARBEZ

Beyer senior

The 6-6 forward used finesse and force to establish himself as one of the region's top big men, averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds. Posted a 34-point, 17-rebound game vs. Johansen.

KIWI GARDNER

Manteca sophomore

The 5-7 point guard flourished while leading Buffs to a VOL title and a 24-4 record. He averaged 19.8 points, 6 assists and 2.7 steals. Scored 31 or more four times and shot 79 percent from free-throw line.

NARHARINDER JOHAL

Livingston senior

The WAC MVP averaged 21.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.7 blocks and 1.7 steals while leading the Wolves. In the section playoff loss to Natomas, he posted 34 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks.

*-Repeat all-District selection

HONORABLE MENTION

G: Alex Fletcher, Sr., Golden Valley; Edgar Lopez, Sr., Pitman; Hodari Peterson, Sr., Buhach Colony; Noel Rojas, Sr., Le Grand;

F: C.J. De Deaux, Sr., Waterford; Felix Mapanda, Sr., Patterson; Nick Scheible, Sr., Manteca

C: Dan Hulst, Jr., Central Catholic; Tucker Richardson, Sr., Big Valley

ALL-UNDERCLASS

ISAIAH BURSE

Modesto Christian junior

Might have been the District's most improved guard, as the 6-footer averaged 7.2 points and 5 assists a game. His ballhandling and defense keyed MC's run to the Division IV section title.

KENT FOSTER

Patterson junior

The 5-11 guard filled a variety of roles with 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals. One of his top games produced 26 points, four steals and four assists against WAC co-champ Central Catholic.

TYLER GOSLINGA

Ripon Christian junior

The 6-7 center was named Trans-Valley League's Outstanding Player after averaging 16.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. Single-game highs of 31 points and 21 rebounds. Also three games with three blocks.

ERIC WETZEL

Turlock junior

The 6-4 forward is one of three key players back next year for the Bulldogs. Averaged 16.1 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 55 percent from the floor and 73 percent at the line. Had a 34-point game.

CODY WICHMANN

Mariposa junior

Among the District's top linemen last fall, the 6-6, 250-pounder averaged 17.5 points and 11.2 rebounds while throwing his weight around. He averaged 4.1 blocks, including a career-high 11 in one game.

COACH THE YEAR

MIKE WILSON

Central Catholic

Five years after taking control of an erratic program, his commitment is now producing quality players and big wins. He led Raiders to the Western Athletic Conference title and a 22-6 record, the third year in a row the win total has improved. "Regarding future improvements and consistency, the CenCal Raider youth program has really helped," Wilson said. "This year's seniors are our first youth group and 11 of 12 varsity players participated. A majority at JV and frosh are from the program." The youth program produced a balanced roster with size and quickness -- three starters were at least 6 feet, 4 inches, and three players played the point.

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