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Three Grant County players make all-CIC boys' basketball team

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com

Three Grant County players were selected to the 11-member All-Central Indiana Conference boys’ basketball team voted by league coaches and revealed this week.

League champion Frankton had four players named to the honor squad while Alexandria had two selections. Madison-Grant, Mississinewa and Oak Hill each had one selection, and the team included Blackford sophomore Luke Brown, the state’s leading scorer with a 35.0-point average.

Madison-Grant senior Wyatt Rudy was voted to the all-CIC team for the third straight year after he averaged 11.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. The 6-foot-1 forward finished his high school career with 1,131 points over four seasons and helped lead the Argylls to a sectional championship in 2016 and sectional runner-up finish this past season.

Anthony Horton helped Mississinewa to a runner-up finish in the CIC and was the Indians’ lone first team representative. A 6-foot guard, Horton averaged 11.7 points, led the team with 4.3 assists per game, and he was the No. 2 rebounder with a 3.7 average.

Konnor Cabe represented Oak Hill and the 6-3 senior led the Golden Eagles with a 12.3-point scoring average and pulled down 4.1 rebounds. Cabe was the lone holdover starter from the Eagles’ 2018 Class 2A state championship team.

Madison-Grant and Ole Miss each had two honorable mention picks while Eastbrook had one.

Grant Brown averaged 11.5 points for the Argylls, topped the team with 6.0 assists and the 6-2 sophomore connected on 44 baskets from 3-point range. Isaac Cooper was the Argylls’ top post player and the 6-3 senior contributed 11.4 points while pulling down a team-best 6.1 rebounds.

Tai McClung led the Indians with 15.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while the 6-3 sophomore post hit on 60 percent of his shot attempts. Landen Swanner added 12.2 points with 61 baskets from 3-point range, where the 6-2 sophomore made 44 percent of his attempts.

Eastbrook’s only representative was 5-10 senior Garrett Holder who averaged 11.1 points and 3.7 assists.

Frankton’s selections included 6-foot senior point guard Kayden Key, who was selected for a fourth straight season. Key has helped Frankton advance to the 2A semistate where it will play Andrean on Saturday for a trip to the state championship game.

Brown was named all-CIC for the second straight year and the 6-1 sophomore point guard also dished out 6.7 assists and made 80 baskets from 3-point range, connecting on 38 percent of his attempts.

Avery Paddock, a 6-4 senior from Alexandria’s sectional champions, made the all-CIC first team for the third time.

Rounding out the first team was junior Brennan Morehead of Alexandria; senior Seth Mirales of Elwood; and seniors Rylan Detling, Brayton Cain and Jon Hatzell of Frankton.

Frankton went unbeaten at 7-0 to win the league while Ole Miss was second at 5-2. Madison-Grant, Blackford and Alexandria were next each at 4-3, while Oak Hill finished 3-4, Eastbrook 1-6 and Elwood 0-7.