A host of area players received all-conference honors for their performances this basketball season.
Two Commerce High School boys players were named to the all-region team for 8-A. Coaches selected Thomas McMillan for second team and Jonathan Book as honorable mention.
McMillan finished the year averaging 15.9 points per game, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game. Book averaged 12.8 points per game.
The Tigers ended their season 15-13, with a fourth-place finish in the region and fourth consecutive berth into the post-season tournament. Commerce lost to Gordon Lee during the play-in game to fill out the state tournament brackets.
In addition to McMillan and Book, the Tigers were led by Robert Hayes, who averaged 8.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and Chase Klugh, averaged 6.4 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game, coach Chad Bridges
The Lady Tigers’ Lily Mather earned an honorable mention spot for the all-Region 8-A team. She led the region in rebounding with 11.8 rebounds per game and she averaged nearly 7 points per game, coach Rex Gregg said.
Seven East Jackson basketball players were named to the All-8-AA South teams.
Casey Reed (second team), Nathan Crumley (honorable mention), Jarron Davis (honorable mention) and Jake Grindle (honorable mention) made the list for the boys’ team.
Taylor Patrick (honorable mention), Kelsey Palette (honorable mention) and Kayla Thomas (honorable mention) made the girls’ All-8-AA South team.
East Jackson ended its season with a 7-20 record after losing in the first round of the Region 8AA tournament.