High School Boys Basketball

Morton Ranch's Cryer headlines all-district honorees

By DENNIS SILVA II, Times Sports Editor
Posted 3/15/20

After producing one of the best seasons ever in Texas high school basketball history, Morton Ranch senior guard L.J. Cryer was named District 19-6A’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight year.

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High School Boys Basketball

Morton Ranch's Cryer headlines all-district honorees

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After producing one of the best seasons ever in Texas high school basketball history, Morton Ranch senior guard L.J. Cryer was named District 19-6A’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight year.

The Baylor signee averaged 38.9 points during district play in leading the Mavericks to a second straight undefeated district title. In district play, Cryer, who finished his career as the fifth-best all-time scorer in Texas high school basketball history, scored more than 40 points four times and capped off his district season with a career-high 50-point game in a win over Mayde Creek. In 12 district games. Cryer made 50 3-pointers, an average of more than four triples per game.

Mayde Creek senior guard Rommell Williams was recognized as 19-6A’s Offensive Most Valuable Player after averaging 22.8 points in district play. The Midwestern State signee averaged 28.1 points during the second half of district play to lift the Rams from a 1-5 district start and to the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Rams junior guard Jermon Washington was named the district’s Newcomer of the Year. He averaged 8.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and almost one steal per game during district play.

Cryer’s longtime backcourt mate, senior Westley Sellers, was honored as 19-6A’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. Sellers averaged 7.4 rebounds and four steals per game in district play.

Katy coach Danny Russell was named the district’s Coach of the Year. Russell’s Tigers finished second in 19-6A with a 7-5 record and earned a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2013-14.

Tompkins finished third in district play, followed by Mayde Creek in fourth. Cinco Ranch barely lost out on a playoff berth, finishing fifth and falling in a play-in game to the Rams.

Following is the rest of the all-district team.

First Team: Jake Arnold, jr., Taylor; Jayden Collymore, sr., Cinco Ranch; L.J. Cryer, sr., Morton Ranch; Dayvaughn Froe, so., Katy; Johnny Nash, sr., Tompkins; Hank Sanders, sr., Tompkins; Westley Sellers, sr., Morton Ranch; Rommell Williams, sr., Mayde Creek.

Second Team: Casper Belaiter, sr., Katy; Derek Dickenscheidt, sr., Cinco Ranch; Johnny Miller, sr., Seven Lakes; Luke St. Julien, jr., Taylor; Jermon Washington, jr., Mayde Creek.

Third Team: Adrian Caldwell, sr., Morton Ranch; Connor Champion, jr., Katy; David Chavez, sr., Mayde Creek; Bryson Morehead, sr., Tompkins; Ethan Shiflett, jr., Morton Ranch.

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