Sheppard, Davis lead coaches all-region squad

HC’s Noah, Harlan’s Akal are first-team selections


Les Nicholson

North Laurel guard Reed Sheppard leads the coaches all-region team for the 13th Region.

North Laurel sophomore guard Reed Sheppard and South Laurel coach Jeff Davis earned the top honors on the annual 13th Region Boys Basketball Coaches Association All-Region Team.
Sheppard was named player of the year as he averaged 30.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the 25-3 Jaguars, who won the 49th District Tournament title and finished second to Knox Central in the regional tournament.
Davis led South Laurel to an 18-6 record and a 50th District Tournament title.
The all-region team includes:

First team
Jevonte Turner – Knox Central
Reed Sheppard – North Laurel
Trent Noah – Harlan County
Jordan Akal – Harlan
Connor Robinson – Clay County
Ryan Davidson – North Laurel
Hayden Llewellyn – Corbin
Micah Anders – South Laurel
Cameron Burnett – Bell County
Micah Steely – Williamsburg

Second team:
Matthew Gray – Barbourville
Connor Farmer – Clay County
Tyler Cole – Harlan County
Micah Engle – Lynn Camp
Isaac Mills – Knox Central
Parker Payne – South Laurel
Jaedyn Gist – Harlan
Dawson Woolum – Bell County
Clay Sizemore – North Laurel

All-region senior academic team:
Barbourville – Jordan Collins
Bell County – Andrew Caldwell
Clay County – Connor Farmer, Cole Garrison, Landon Hensley and Connor Robinson
Corbin – Josh Hibbits and Isaac McVey
Harlan – Trey Barnes
Harlan County – Tyler Cole and Josh Turner
Knox Central – Andrew Sizemore
Lynn Camp – Spencer Gilbert and Luke Ledington
North Laurel – Nate Bruner
South Laurel – Micah Anders
Williamsburg – Dalton Davenport and Micah Steely