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Southwest Wake Athletic boys basketball all-conference team, 2015

Cary’s Cory Gensler (22) drives past Middle Creek's Sheldon Eberhardt during the Middle Creek Mustangs and the Cary Imps boys basketball game in Cary on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Cary won 66-53.
Cary’s Cory Gensler (22) drives past Middle Creek's Sheldon Eberhardt during the Middle Creek Mustangs and the Cary Imps boys basketball game in Cary on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Cary won 66-53. newsobserver.com

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.

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SWAC all-conference

Player of the Year: Cory Gensler, Cary

Coach of the Year: David Neal, Apex

First team:

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

Second team:

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

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