It was a special season for the George Ranch boy’s basketball team, reaching the playoffs for the first time ever, and reaching the regional finals.
The Longhorns are well represented on the District 23-6A all-district teams after winning 26 games last season and went 10-4 in a tough District 23-6A, good for second place.
The Longhorns were led by senior guard Noah Thomasson, who led George Ranch in points (19.4) and assists (3.6). For that, he was named the district’s most valuable player. Senior forward Ezekiel Wande was named the defensive MVP by averaging 4.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.5 blocks per game.
Senior guard Dalon Dean was a first-team all-district selection after averaging 15.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for George Ranch last season. Senior forward Devin Davis was named to the second team with 5.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
District champion Pearland Dawson and Alief Elsik each had three players named first-team all-district. The Eagles had senior guard DK Thorn, senior forward Lorenzo Waddy and senior forward Jordan Marshall named to the team, while the Rams had senior forward Jeremy Coleman, senior forward Tristan Dick and junior forward Michael Imariagbe.
Dawson’s Mark Barre was tabbed as the coach of the year after leading the Eagles to an 11-3 district record.
Strake Jesuit senior guard Jordan Johnson was named the district’s offensive MVP by averaging 15.5 points per game. His teammate, sophomore guard Edgar Romero, was the newcomer of the year after averaging 11.0 points per game.
Rounding out the first team are Alief Taylor seniors Michael Adelabu and Dana Barnes; Alief Hastings senior Stephen Kidd II and junior Caleb Phillips; and Pearland senior Javonne Lowery.