Cary’s Cory Gensler was voted Southwest Wake Athletic Conference boys basketball player of the year. The junior did a little bit of everything for the Imps, averaging 24.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.8 steals per contest.
Apex’s David Neal added another SWAC coach of the year award to his collection after guiding the Cougars to another conference title.
Apex had the most all-conference picks of any team. The Cougars (17-9, 12-2) placed Ian Boyd (21.5 ppg) and guard John Kitoko (15.1 ppg) on the first team while center Jon Jones (9.6 ppg) landed a spot on the second team.
In addition to Gensler, Cary (18-7, 9-5) had sophomore Donte Tatum (19.8 ppg) on the first team.
Panther Creek (13-12, 9-5), which tied for second with Cary, had two guards made the list with junior Juan Munoz (22.4 ppg) on the first team and senior A.J. Morris (15.0 ppg) on the second.
The Golden Hawks of Holly Springs (11-12, 8-6) also had one selection per team, landing junior Ryan Blount (16.9 ppg) on the first team and classmate Jordan Brown (13.7 ppg) on the second.
Green Hope (12-13, 8-6), which tied Holly Springs and Middle Creek for fourth in the league, landed Jack Costigan (11.3 ppg) on the second team.
The Mustangs (13-12, 8-6) placed junior guard Sheldon Eberhardt (15.5 ppg) on the second team.
Also landing one player on the second team was Fuquay-Varina (3-20, 2-12) with senior Grant Youngblood (11.7 ppg) getting the selection.
Winless Athens Drive (0-24, 0-14) did not have a player selected this season.
Boyd, Gensler and Munoz are three-time all-conference picks.
Player of the Year: Cory Gensler, Cary
Coach of the Year: David Neal, Apex
Ian Boyd, junior, Apex
John Kitoko, senior, Apex
Cory Gensler, junior, Cary
Donte Tatum, sophomore, Cary
Ryan Blount, junior, Holly Springs
Juan Munoz, junior, Panther Creek
Jon Jones, senior, Apex
Grant Youngblood, senior, Fuquay-Varina
Jack Costigan, senior, Green Hope
Jordan Brown, junior, Holly Springs
Sheldon Eberhardt, junior, Middle Creek
A.J. Morris, senior, Panther Creek