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2012-13 KCC Boys Basketball All-Area Team

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:32 a.m. CST

FIRST TEAM

Dom Adduci

St. Charles East, Jr., G

Adduci shouldered the Saints’ scoring load admirably once Kendall Stephens went down with a season-ending injury, averaging 15.3 points while acclimating to shared ball-handling duties with emerging sophomore Cole Gentry. Was second on East in assists (2.5 apg), and had a big hand in East pulling out several narrow victories.

Quinten Payne

St. Charles North, Sr., G

The Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year was the leading scorer in the Tri-Cities at 19.8 points a game and saved some of his best outings for high-profile games at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament and in regionals. The ultra-aggressive, Loyola-bound wing led North in steals (1.2 spg) and was second in rebounds (4.9 rpg). Tallied 1,354 points in three years at North.

Nate Navigato

Geneva, So., F

Navigato hit the game-winning shot in his first high school game against Marmion, and never trailed off, leading Geneva in scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg) while playing a consistent, under-control floor game. The 6-foot-6 sophomore shot 53 percent from the floor and 41 percent from beyond the arc, where he led the Vikings with 48 3s.

Gordon Behr

Wheaton Academy, Jr., F

The 6-foot-8 forward led the Suburban Christian Conference Blue champion Warriors in scoring at 15 points a game and was second on the team in rebounding behind area leader Brandon Ruggles. Shot 50 percent from the floor and 41 percent from 3-point land. Receiving Division I recruiting interest.

Makur Puou

Mooseheart, Jr., F/C

The First-Team All-State selection helped deliver Mooseheart out of basketball obscurity as the Ramblers won 24 games and their first regional title. The 6-foot-10, explosive post threat led the Ramblers in scoring (19 ppg) and rebounding (10.8 rpg) while blocking 106 shots on the season. 

SECOND TEAM

Cole Gentry, St. Charles East, So., G

Micah Coffey, Batavia, Jr., G

Matt Limbrunner, Kaneland, Sr., F

Brandon Ruggles, Wheaton Academy, Sr., F

Phil Schuetz, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr., F

HONORABLE MENTION

Anthony Andujar, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr., G; Connor Chapman, Geneva, Sr., F/C; Drew David, Kaneland, Jr., G; Mangisto Deng, Mooseheart, Jr., G; Moter Deng, Burlington Central, Sr., F;  Alec Goetz, St. Charles North, Jr., G; Johnathan Harrell, Aurora Christian, Jr., G; Andrew Kimball, St. Francis, Sr., G; Ryan McQuade, Aurora Christian, Sr., F; Tony Neari, St. Charles North, Sr., G;  Chris Parrilli, Geneva, Jr., G; Jason Pisarski, St. Francis, Sr., G/F; Jake Pollack, Batavia, Sr., G; John Pruett, Kaneland, Jr., F; Collin Roy, Wheaton Academy, Sr., G; Mike Rueffer, Batavia, Sr., G; Josh Ruggles, Wheaton Academy, So., G; Kendall Stephens, St. Charles East, Sr., G/F; Zach Strittmatter, Batavia, Sr., F; Ryan Suttle, Aurora Christian, Sr., G; Alex Theisen, Marmion, Sr., G; Mike Trimble, Geneva, Sr., F; A.J. Washington, St. Charles East, Jr., F; Cory Windle, Aurora Christian, Sr., F; Tim Zettinger, St. Francis, Sr., G

– Jay Schwab, jschwab@shawmedia.com

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