The Fulshear boy’s basketball team took a big step forward in the program’s very young legacy, reaching the postseason in its second year.
In preparation for a tough District 25-4A schedule, the Chargers played a brutal non-district schedule full of 5A and 6A teams. Fulshear did get some wins over bigger schools like Lamar Consolidated, Northbrook and Clements, and the tough scheduling helped the Chargers to a 9-3 district record, good for second place.
In the playoffs, Fulshear got its first-ever playoff win in a 91-44 romp over Caldwell, but the season ended in a 62-61 loss to Boerne, as the Greyhounds hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to get the win.
Four Chargers were honored on the all-district team for District 25-4A, including the offensive and defensive most valuable players.
Sophomore guard Demari Williams got offensive player of the year honors after leading the Chargers with 17.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. Williams was also an All-Region IV selection.
Meanwhile, freshman guard Sam Akinrelere was named the district’s defensive player of the year after averaging 2.8 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game.
Senior guard A.J. Lee was a first-team selection, averaging 14 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Senior guard Dominic McBride was named to the second team after scoring 7 points per game and 3 assists per game.
Two other players, junior guard Jackson Edge and freshman forward Isaiah Barganier, were named honorable mention.