The Jackson County Basketball Coaches Association has released its 2020 All-Jackson County Boys Basketball Team:
JACKSON COUNTY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Collin Lockard, Skyline
The senior earned his second straight Jackson County Player of the Year award — he was co-player of the year last season — after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game for the 30-win Vikings as they won the Class 1A Area 14 title and advanced to the Northeast Regional. Lockard, who is committed to Shorter, was an All-Jackson County Tournament Team selection this past season. He finished his Skyline career with more 1,000 total points.
JACKSON COUNTY COACH OF THE YEAR
Cole Hicks, NSM
The North Sand Mountain alum led the Bison to a 19- win season, a berth in the Class 2A Northeast Sub-regionals and the program's first Jackson County Tournament championship in nine seasons. Hicks became just the second varsity boys coach to win Jackson County Tournament titles at two different schools (North Jackson 2014 and 2015) and NSM 2020). Hicks, a 2003 NSM graduate, has led the Bison to 50 wins since taking over at his alma mater prior to the 2017-18 season.
FIRST-TEAM ALL-JACKSON COUNTY
Eli Gill, North Jackson
The senior was North Jackson's second-leading scorer and led the team in rebounds and steals while helping the Chiefs post the second-most wins (17) in a single-season in school history. All-Jackson County Tournament pick.
Collin Lockard, Skyline
The senior capped his Skyline career with another strong season, averaging a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds while helping the Vikings post a become just the second team in school history to post 30 victories in a season.
Luke Maples, NSM
The junior averaged 19.0 points and 4.8 assists per game for the county champion Bison. He also was the Jackson County Tournament MVP after scoring 26 points in a championship game win over Skyline.
Russ Marr, NSM
The junior was a second- team all-state selection after averaging 21.7 points and hitting 109 3-pointers. He scored a school-record 62 points in a win over Sylvania. He was an All-Jackson County Tournament pick.
Logan Patterson, Section
The sophomore averaged 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game for the Lions. He is a two-time All-Jackson County selection and was named to all-area, all-county tournament teams this past season.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-JACKSON COUNTY
Tyrus Jackson, North Jackson
The senior led the Chiefs in scoring with 16.8 points per game and finished his career with more than 1,219 career points.
Jackson Peek, Woodville
The junior was the leading scorer (18.2 points per game) for Woodville. He is a multi-time All-Jackson County selection.
Jared Wilks, Pisgah
The senior was one of Pisgah's top scorers this season. The three-year starter is a two-time all-county selection.
Jaxen White, Skyline
The senior newcomer provided some key outside shooting and ball-handling help for the Vikings.
Dawson Wynn, Skyline
The senior was an offensive and defensive force for the 30-win Vikings. Was selected to the all-county tournament team.
THIRD-TEAM ALL-JACKSON COUNTY
Derek Bearden, NSM
The sophomore averaged 14.4 points and 9.9 rebounds while helping the Bison post 19 wins and win the county title.
Austin Brown, Pisgah
The senior was an all-around contributor for the Eagles and was selected to the All-Jackson County Tournament team.
Jaylon Clements, Skyline
The junior forward provided offensive and defensive production in the post and on the perimeter for the 30-win Vikings.
Caleb Dolberry, Woodville
The junior post player averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while helping the Panthers reach the Class 1A sub-regionals.
Alex Guinn, Section
The sophomore contributed 13 points and four rebounds per game for the Lions. Earned all-area tournament honors.