In the wake of a season which ended with a district title, another playoff appearance and playoff win, the Humble Wildcats basketball team took home several major awards from the recently announced 21-5A All-District teams.
The Wildcats, who took home the District 21-5A title with one district loss and extended their playoff appearance streak to 24 years, garnered three of the top four awards.
Wildcats coach Lair Crawford took home Coach of the Year honors, while senior Kevin Dawson grabbed the Most Valuable Player award and senior Isaiah Longino won the Defensive Player of the Year.
The Wildcats also had two All-District first team nominations; junior Jaylon Alsanders and senior Jacob Thomas earned those honors. The Wildcats also had two second team nominations; those were senior Caleb Covington and sophomore Kendrick Gathe.
In all, the Wildcats’ seven All-District nominations easily led the rest of the district.
Also, the Kingwood Park Panthers garnered a few nominations, even in a disappointing end to a season which saw them lose eight of their final 11 games after starting the district season 7-0.
Senior Colton Killian took home a first team nomination, while seniors Reid Barker and Jordan Prince grabbed second team honors.
Those three nominations tied the Panthers for third most honors in the district; Barbers Hill was second behind Humble with four (the Eagles had two first and two second team nominations).
Both teams will now head into the offseason with roster changes, but especially Humble. A large majority of Humble’s players from 2016-17 are seniors, including four of Humble’s top award getters.
The positive news for the Wildcats is that two of their top players, Alsanders and Gathe, return to try and help the Wildcats return to the playoffs for a 25th straight season.