Basketball receives state and district awards after standout season

Zach Markey, Sports Writer and Editor

To officially wrap up a great season, Prosper basketball was awarded multiple honors in both the classroom and on the court. Twelve players on the boys basketball team were awarded at least one academic or athletic award.

Senior standout Zach Wrightsil was named to the 5A All-State Team, 5A All-Region II Team, 14-5A All-District Team, and also won 14-5A Offensive Player of the Year. Wrightsil had an outstanding senior season in which he proved to be one of the best players around. Wrightsil will further his basketball career at the University of Loyola – New Orleans next year.

Junior guard Josh Davis also was named to the 5A All-Region II Team, 14-5A All-District Team, and achieved Academic All-District in the classroom. Davis looks to become the leader for the Eagles next season after a brilliant Junior year.

Senior Taveion White earned his way to the 14-5A All-District Team, while also keeping his grades up in the classroom to earn Academic All-District. Kyle Jessen made Academic All-District as well, while being awarded to 14-5A All-District 2nd Team.

Grant Shaw achieved 14-5A All-District Honorable Mention and Academic All-District. Jerry McElroy was awarded Honorable Mention Academic All-State, 14-5A Honorable Mention All-District, and Academic All-District.

In addition to both earning Academic All-State, Jevin Jackson earned Academic All-State Honorable Mention and Trey Utrup earned the amazing honor of Academic All-State 2nd Team. In addition, Kaleb Adams, Paxton Cleary, and Ben Quinlan all earned Academic All-District.

Finally, head coach Jonathan Ellis was named District 14-5A Coach of the Year. Coach Ellis kept motivation throughout the entire season, and definitely deserved this honor.

These awards are just the icing on the cake to cap off a fantastic season. As they made it to the Regional Semi-Finals, this will be a season they will never forget. In both the classroom and the court, Prosper got the job done once again.