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April 7, 2013

All-NW Boys Teams

First Team

Grant DeWitt, Cherokee:

• Named MVP of both Cherokee Strip and Orient conferences.

• Averaged 17.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game and shot 58 percent from the field.

• Honor student, FFA president and member of academic team. Plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State.

• “He was always asking me for the keys to the gym. He was a great leader for us ... a great role model.’’ —Cherokee coach Matt Guffy

Brandon Gosselin, Burlington:

• The 6-foot-2 center led the Elks to their third straight Class B state tournament berth. Elks won 95 games during his career.

• Averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds per game.

• Excelled in classroom with 4.0 grade point average and a 29 on his ACT. Accepted into University of Oklahoma’s Presidential Leadership Council.

• “He was the backbone of our team ... one of the best leaders that I have ever coached.” — Burlington coach Randy Turney

Eric Killman, Garber

• Led Wolverines to 19-7 record and area tournament berth.

• Averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.

• Shot 40 percent from 3-point, 44 percent from 2-point and 68 percent from the foul line.

• “One of the reasons we didn’t get pressed too much this year was Eric did such a good job breaking the press.” — Garber coach Marc Hatton.

Jordan Avants, Garber —

• The  6-foot-3 forward also was named to the All-Northwest 8-man football team. Will play football at East Central University.

• Despite shoulder injuries,  averaged 11 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior helping Panthers to regular-season Skeltur Conference title.

• Shot 45 percent from the field, and 68 percent from the line. 

• “He was our best defender ... a very heady player.’’ — Garber coach Marc Hatton

Mac Styles, Pond Creek-Hunter —

• Six-foot guard averaged 14.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in leading the Panthers to a 23-7 record and regular-season Skeltur Conference crown.

• Four-year starter shot 43 percent from the field and 67 percent from the foul line. Had 59 steals.

• Three-time All-Skeltur Conference selection. Student council president and on honor roll.

• “He loves to play the game. He was a gym rat. If he wasn’t in the gym, you could drive through Pond Creek and see him playing on the outdoor courts.” — PC-H coach Darin Jones

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