WATERLOO REGION (March 24, 2014) – St. Mary’s Tesloth Simon collected his second consecutive District 8 MVP award as the league announced its senior and junior boys basketball all-star teams on Monday.
Simon led St. Mary’s to their third straight appearance in OFSAA and an impressive perfect 11-0 record in District 8 play. He was one of the league’s top scorers all-season long registering a season high 23 points in a 65-34 win over the St. David’s Celtics back on December 2nd. Similar to last season, he would play a key role throughout the Eagles push towards D8 and CWOSSA titles and an OFSAA appearance.
Altogether, District 8 champion St. Mary’s scored five players on the all-star squad with Simon being joined by Tyrick Thompson and Jermaine Lyle on the first team squad while Tyler Hergott and Avery Sutton garnered second team honours. For Simon, Thompson, Lyle, and Hergott it marked the second time in their career that they have appeared on the senior all-star squad having all been named last season as well.
Resurrection’s Patric McGlynn also earned his second senior All-Star selection being named to the first team while Phoenix teammate Adam Schneider earned a second team mention. Resurrection finished as runners up to St. Mary’s with their only defeats coming at the hands of the Eagles.
Monsignor Doyle placed Jamal Bell on the first team and Ryan Statfford on the second team while St. David’s Alex Scheffler was the lone Celtic named to the second team. Both Stafford and Scheffler were the only grade 11’s named to the squad.
On the junior side of the ball, St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s put two athletes each on the first squad with Adham Eleeda and Barnaba Niel representing the D8 champion Eagles. Alex Douglas and Zubair Zeyed were the representatives from the Saints on the first team while Resurrection’s Ali Rashid rounded out the first team.
Second team junior all-stars included Resurrection’s Joseph Hunter, Muyang Iluya, along with Mina Abara (St. Mary’s), Mason Cumming (St. David) and Justin Malnerich (St. Benedict’s).
The entire District 8 all-star team will be in action to showcase their skills this Wednesday at the annual Basketball All-Star game between District 8 and District 10 (Guelph). The event goes March 26th at Resurrection CSS. Junior tipoff is scheduled for 6:00pm while the senior game goes at 8:00pm. Admission to the event is free.
2013-14 District 8 Senior Boys Basketball All-Stars
Most Valuable Player: Tesloth Simon (St. Mary’s HS)
|Jamal Bell||Forward||12||Monsignor Doyle CSS|
|Jermaine Lyle||Guard||12||St Mary’s HS|
|Patric McGlynn||Forward||12||Resurrection CSS|
|Tesloth Simon||Guard||12||St Mary’s HS (MVP)|
|Tyrick Thompson||Guard||12||St Mary’s HS|
|Tyler Hergott||Forward/Guard||12||St Mary’s HS|
|Alex Scheffler||Guard||11||St David CSS|
|Adam Schneider||Guard||12||Resurrection CSS|
|Ryan Stafford||Guard||11||Monsignor Doyle CSS|
|Avery Sutton||Guard||12||St Mary’s HS|
|Korbil Gany||Guard||10||Resurrection CSS|
|Jacob Gilbert||Forward||12||Resurrection CSS|
|Tyler Moulton||Guard||12||St. Benedict CSS|
|Nathan Riley||Forward||12||St Mary’s HS|
|Sohrob Sultani||Forward||11||Monsignor Doyle CSS|
2013-14 District 8 Junior Boys Basketball All-Stars
|Alex Douglas||Forward||10||St. Benedict CSS|
|Adham Eleeda||Guard||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|BarnabaNiel||Forward||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|Ali Rashid||Guard||10||Resurrection CSS|
|Zubair Zeyed||Guard||10||St. Benedict CSS|
|Minas Abara||Guard||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|Mason Cumming||Forward||10||St. David CSS|
|Joseph Hunter||Guard||10||Resurrection CSS|
|Muyang Iluya||Forward||10||Resurrection CSS|
|Justin Malnerich||Guard||10||St. Benedict CSS|
|Jordan Deveney – Reid||Forward||10||Monsignor Doyle CSS|
|John McElroy||Guard||10||St. David CSS|
|Teddy Newman||Guard||10||Woodland CHS|
|David Nguyen||Guard||10||St. Mary’s HS|
|Isaac Regier||Guard||10||Rockway MC|