Nokomis High School senior Carter Sabol was one of ten players selected by members of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association for this year’s Class 1A all-state first team.
Sabol, who averaged 20.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Redskins, was a fourth team pick on the combined Class 1A and 2A team as a sophomore and a second team selection last year as a junior.
Sabol finished his career with 2,199 points, the most in the history of Nokomis, and Montgomery County, boys basketball, with an average of 16.8 points per game. The Lake Land College pitching prospect also pulled down 986 rebounds in his career, with 163 assists and 162 steals.
Sabol was joined by Blake McKay of Woodlawn, Coltin Quaqliano of Wethersfield (the only junior on the first team), Connor Heaton of Central A&M, Donovan Taylor of Fenger, Gabe Cox of West Central, Javonnie Moore of Madison, Kendale Anderson of Leo, Micah Schnyders of Yorkville Christian and Taaj Davis of Aurora Christian.
Three players from the South Central Conference were also honored by the IBCA. Roxana’s Gavin Huffman was a special mention on the boys’ side in his junior season, while Greenville senior Megan Hallemann was a third team selection and classmate Rylee Pickett was a special mention for the girls’ all-state team.
Associated Press All-State
The Associated Press also released their boys and girls all-state basketball teams recently, which are voted on by sports writers and broadcasters throughout the state and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus.
Sabol would earn honorable mention status on the Class 1A team, which included five players on the first team and seven players on the second team, with three players tied at 40 points for the fifth spot on the second team. Sabol would have 32 points in the voting, the most of any player on the honorable mention list.
Gavin Huffman of Roxana was also an honorable mention on the Class 2A list, while Pana’s Andrew Ambrose and Jonah Lauff also received votes. On the girls’ Class 2A all-state team, Megan Hallemann of Greenville received honorable mention.