Basketball: Anderson named 6-5A MVP

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Northwest junior Avery Anderson was named District 6-5A MVP after leading the Texans to their second consecutive trip to the UIL state tournament.

Anderson averaged 16.9 points per game this season, shooting 42.5 percent from the floor.

Julien Smith earned Sophomore of the Year. Smith hit a crucial 3-pointer in the 5A Region I final against Amarillo to send Northwest to San Antonio.

Mason Hix, Sammie Freeman and Jordan Keys earned first-team selections.

Hix averaged 13.1 points on an efficient 52.4 percent shooting in his first and only season with the Texans. He posted a game-high 27 points in the state final against Port Arthur. Freeman averaged a double-double in the state tournament, leading Northwest to a victory over Alamo Heights in the semifinals.

Keys was Northwest’s second-leading scorer during the regular season but suffered an ankle injury in the regular season finale against Brewer that hampered him throughout the playoffs. Darrell Simpson, who committed to play football at Oklahoma, was a second-team selection.


MVP: Avery Anderson, Northwest

OFFENSIVE MVP: Cortland Blake, Brewer

DEFENSIVE MVP: Kenneth Harris, Brewer

SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR: Julien Smith, Northwest

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Alan Rhone, Chisholm Trail

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Porostovsky, Brewer


B.B. Berry, Boswell; Ethan Turpitt, Eaton; David Woosley, Brewer; Devin Avant, Brewer; Peyton Salee, Chisholm Trail; Matthew Edwards, Saginaw; Sammie Freeman, Northwest; Mason Hix, Northwest; Jordan Keys, Northwest


Northwest: Darrell Simpson

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