Decatur forward Philip Walker provided strong play on both ends of the court for the Eagles during the undefeated run to the District 9-3A title.
The senior averaged 11 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals during the Eagles’ march to the Class 3A Region II quarterfinal. His efforts earned him a share of the 9-3A MVP award with Sanger senior forward Tyler Roelofs.
Philip Walker was one of five Eagles to earn all-league honors. Two Bridgeport players received honors.
Decatur’s Drew Coffman earned Coach of the Year after guiding Eagles to a 27-6 record.
Philip’s twin brother, Paul Walker, took Offensive Player of the Year after averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Gainesville’s Demetrius Franklin won Defensive Player of the Year. Joseph Clark of Sanger was the Newcomer of the Year.
Decatur seniors Austin Givens, Cain Lowe and Taylor Clayton earned first-team all-district honors. Givens led the Eagles in scoring with 13.5 points per night. He also grabbed 4.2 rebounds and handed out 3.8 assists.
Lowe averaged 10.5 points and 4.2 boards. Clayton chipped in 7.1 points and dished out a team-high 3.8 assists.
Bridgeport senior guards Derrick Stanford and Alex Samples also made the first team after guiding the Bulls to the playoffs. Stanford averaged 11.3 points, three rebounds and three assists. Samples put in 11 points, grabbed 4.2 boards and dished out two assists per game.
Decatur senior Harry Boatman and junior Holt Garner and Bridgeport seniors Dalton Hudson and Stephen Howdeshell received honorable mention.
2013-14 DISTRICT 9-3A BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
MVP: Philip Walker, senior, Decatur; Tyler Roelofs, senior, Sanger
Offensive Player of the Year: Paul Walker, senior, Decatur
Defensive Player of the Year: Demetrius Franklin, senior, Gainesville
Newcomer of the Year: Joseph Clark, sophomore, Sanger
Coach of the Year: Drew Coffman, Decatur
Landon Bond, senior, Gainesville
Jonathan Mendez, senior, Gainesville
Tanner Thomas, senior, Sanger
Wilding Smith, junior, Sanger
Garrett McLeod, senior, Sanger
Derrick Stanford, senior, Bridgeport
Alex Samples, senior, Bridgeport
Austin Givens, senior, Decatur
Cain Lowe, senior, Decatur
Taylor Clayton, senior, Decatur
Nick Perches, sophomore, Krum
Jared Cowan, sophomore, Krum
Bridgeport: Dalton Hudson, Stephen Howdeshell
Decatur: Harry Boatman, Holt Garner