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The Mirror's 2011-12 All-City Boys Basketball Team

Decatur senior Dom Hunter averaged 20.1 points this season for the Gators and was a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection. - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Decatur senior Dom Hunter averaged 20.1 points this season for the Gators and was a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection.
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Dom Hunter, Decatur

The 6-foot senior had another impressive season for the Gators. After spending his junior season as Decatur’s second option behind Jerron Smith, Hunter was the Gators’ leading scorer at 21.0 points a game.

Hunter also led Decatur into the program’s sixth-straight state tournament after winning the SPSL 3A Division with a 10-0 record. Hunter scored in double figures in all but one game this season and tallied 30 or more five times. He scored a career high 35 during a win over Wenatchee on Dec. 22.

He also was selected to play in the 2012 Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State game last weekend. Hunter finished with nine points. He was also a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection.

Last year, Hunter averaged 14.2 points a game.

Markus Rawls, Decatur

The senior point guard was a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection by the league’s coaches after a solid season. Rawls was the Gators’ second offensive option and averaged 13.8 points a game.

But Rawls seemed to come up big in Decatur’s biggest games. He finished with 27 points, including a jumper with 4 seconds left to beat the defending state-champion Lakes, 56-55, on Jan. 13. He also had 21 during the Gators’ second win over Lakes.

Rawls was in double figures in all of Decatur’s games but five and scored 345 points during the season.

Thomas Rhodes, Beamer

The 6-foot-3 senior had another impressive season for the Titans. Despite his lack of size, Rhodes was again one of the best rebounders and shot blockers in the SPSL. He was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league coaches after averaging 16.2 points a game. He also averaged double-digit rebounds for Beamer.

Rhodes had a season-high 25 points during a win over Spanaway Lake on Dec. 20. The Titans finished 12-4 in the SPSL South, which was good for third place, and advanced into the West Central District Tournament.

Last year, Rhodes averaged 18.1 points and 12 rebounds for the Titans.

DeeShawn Tucker, Federal Way

The sophomore point guard led the Eagles to second place in the SPSL South with a 13-3 record and into the opening round of the state tournament. Tucker was second on the team in scoring at 11.3 points a game and led Federal Way in assists.

Tucker was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection despite missing several games in the middle of the season after suffering a head/neck injury during a loss to Seattle Prep at the King Holiday Hoopfest.

Tucker’s best scoring game was 21 points during a win over Spanaway Lake on Dec. 13.

Brayon Blake, Federal Way

The 6-foot-5 sophomore had a solid first season for the Eagles after transferring in from Cleveland High School, where he played as a freshman. Blake was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after leading Federal Way in scoring at 15.9 points a game. He also led the Eagles in rebounds at nearly 10 a game.

Blake had a career-high 31 points during a win over Rogers on Dec. 20. He was in double figures in all but three Federal Way games and was over 20 points five times.

Honorable mention:

Daryon James, Jefferson

The Raider junior guard had another strong season and was named second-team, All-SPSL North. The 6-foot-1 James helped TJ to a 10-12 overall record while leading the team in scoring at 14.5 points a game.

Abraham Ferrell-Logan, Decatur

The junior wing was third on the team in scoring behind Hunter and Rawls at 12.0 points a game. But Ferrell-Logan did a lot of the other intangibles for the Gators. He averaged 12.0 points a game and was one of the better defenders in the league.

Roosevelt Jones, Beamer

The senior guard was a second-team, All-SPSL South Division selection despite playing in only 15 games for the Titans. Jones led Beamer in scoring at 18.5 points a game. He scored a career-high 34 in a win over Graham-Kapowsin on Jan. 26.

 

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