Northern senior Kentrell Barkley, who averaged a double-double as Northern went three rounds deep into the N.C. high school playoffs, has been named the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association's player of the year for NCHSAA District 6.
Kim Annas of Jordan was named by his peers as the district's coach of the year after guiding the Falcons (20-5, 8-2 PAC-6) to their second conference championship in three years.
Barkley was joined on the first team by Peyton Pappas (junior, Cedar Ridge); Kris Monroe (sophomore, South Granville); Jay Huff (junior, Voyager Academy); and Jo’Vante Millner (junior, Cummings).
The second team included Robert Robinson Jr. (senior, Hillside); Mike Lee (senior, Jordan); Josh Thompson (senior, Jordan); David Caraher (sophomore, Chapel Hill); and Robert Wilson (senior, East Chapel Hill).
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The third team had Justice Obasohan (senior, N.C. Science & Math); Markeise Crutchfield (senior, Riverside); Carter Collins (sophomore, East Chapel Hill); Darius McGhee (sophomore, Roxboro Community); and M.F. Phifer (senior, Eden Morehead).
Area players who made the NCBCA District 6 girls team included Mone’ Jones (senior, Riverside); Salita Greene (senior, Jordan); Raziyah Farrington (senior, Chapel Hill); and Ali Cyr-Scully (junior, East Chapel Hill) on the first team.
Riverside junior Zaria Rogers was the only Durham player to make the second team, which included Chapel Hill seniors Jessica Wall and Tamia Eatmon.
The only area players on the girls’ third team were Chapel Hill junior Autumn West and her ninth-grade teammate Alliyah Chaplin, who was the lone freshman, male or female, to make any District 6 team.
Every starter for Chapel Hill, which reached the state championship finals for the third straight year, was named to one the district’s three girls teams.
Chapel Hill’s Sherry Norris was named the District 6 coach of the year.