St. Thomas had the second most named to the All-District first team with four players selected. St. Pius X, which advanced all the way to the TAPPS 6A state championship game before losing to district rival Tomball Concordia Lutheran, had two players make the first-team roster.
A total of 15 players each were named to the first and second teams with 11 more players receiving honorable mention.
Senior forward Jared Cebrun and senior guards Max Vosloh, Philip Everist, and George Fisher were the quartet of St. Thomas players were voted All-District by the league’s coaches.
For St. Pius X, senior postman Markeith Williams, who averaged double figures in points and rebounds, along with small forward Stanley Asiegbu, who averaged just under 12 points per game, made the first team.
The rest of both schools’ starting fives were named to the second team with one St. Thomas player making that roster along with three from St. Pius X. Beaumont Kelly, which did not have anyone make the first team roster, had the most second-team All-District players with four.
St. Pius X and Tomball Concordia Lutheran had the second most with three apiece.
Senior guard Jacob Jefferson, who will be attending Northwestern University this fall on a football scholarship, along with junior guards Chad Graham and Jarvis Johnson were the Panthers voted to the second team.
For St. Thomas, senior postman Everett Vaughn was the only Eagle on the TAPPS 3-6A second squad.
Both the local TAPPS 6A schools dominated the honorable mention list with seven of the 11 players named to it from St. Thomas and St. Pius X. St. Thomas had four players for the most of all the district’s six schools and all of them were seniors.
Guard Maurice Taylor, forward Jack Brogan, guard Clark Flowers, and forward Christopher Rhodes all were listed honorable mention for the Eagles.
Senior guard Kristopher Burton, along with junior guard Sydney Shipp and junior small forward Terrell Jenkins were the Panthers who made that roster.
Based just on the grades of the players, it seems the Panthers will have a nucleus of players returning with their eyes on getting back to the state championship and St. Thomas will have a whole lot of new players after losing at least two-thirds of their roster to graduation.
On the girls side, St. Pius X had one player named to the District 3-6A first team and one more on the second team.
Freshman guard Tyberlin Criswell was the lone Panther named All-District and junior guard D’Andrea Hunter was selected to the second team. Criswell was one of just two freshmen that made first team.
The district’s coaches voted 12 girls onto the first and second teams.