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Eastern’s Rigdon, Purdy earn AP SE District Div. III honors


By Wade Linville –

The 2016-17 list of Associated Press Southeast District boys basketball all-stars has been released, and appearing on the list are two members of the Eastern High School varsity squad.
Eastern senior Blake Rigdon and junior Garyn Purdy have both been named to the AP Southeast District Division III Third Team.
Rigdon, a three-year letterman, led the Warriors in scoring with an average of 14 points per game while also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. He shot 44-percent from the field and 73-percent from the charity stripe during his senior season on the hardwood.
Purdy, a two-year letterman, averaged 13 points per game to go along with 7.5 rebounds and two steals per contest. He shot 41-percent from the field, 31-percent from three-point range, and 73-percent from the foul line this past season.

2016-17 Associated Press All-Southeast District Boys            Basketball

DIVISION III
First Team
Isaiah Howell, Proctorville Fairland, 6-2, Jr., 15.2; Luke Thomas, Proctorville Fairland, 6-0, Jr., 15.5; Dylan Swingle, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 6-11, Jr., 21.3; Eric McLaughlin, Lynchburg-Clay, 6-5, Jr., 20.4; Tanner Holden, Wheelersburg, 6-5, So., 14.7; Landon Carroll, Oak Hill, 6-0, Jr., 18.0.
Co-Players of the Year: Isaiah Howell, Proctorville Fairland; Dylan Swingle, Bainbridge Paint Valley
Coach of the Year: Norm Persin, Oak Hill

Second Team
Chace Harris, Albany Alexander, 6-2, Sr., 15.0; Jacob Dovenbarger, Bidwell River Valley, 6-6, Sr., 14.3; Gunner Short, Proctorville Fairland, 6-2, Jr., 15.8; Ethan Wilson, Ironton, 6-2, So., 13.2; Mason Darby, Ironton Rock Hill, 6-5, So., 17.8; Tayshaun Fox, South Point, 5-10, So., 15.0; Trey Postage, Frankfort Adena, 5-11, Sr., 12.0; Casey Moore, Piketon, 5-11, Sr., 16.5; Joe Giordano, Lynchburg-Clay, 6-4, Sr., 18.4; Kaden Coleman, Wheelersburg, 6-2, Sr., 16.1; Kendal Reynolds, Portsmouth, 6-2, Sr., 16.1; Matthew Gullett, Minford, 5-10, Sr., 14.8; Mitchell Hale, Oak Hill, 6-0, Jr., 16.0.

Third Team
Aron Davis, Nelsonville-York, 6-1, Sr., 16.7; Kollin Van Horn, Proctorville Fairland, 6-7, Jr., 11.8; Elijah Adams, South Point, 6-0, Sr., 12.7; Jeb Jones, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 6-2, Jr., 10.0; DeAndre Viney, Chillicothe Huntington, 6-2, Sr., 13.8; Rex Hartman, Chillicothe Southeastern, 6-0, Jr., 9.6; Blake Rigdon, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-0, Sr., 14.0; Garyn Purdy, Sardinia Eastern Brown, 6-2, Jr., 13.0; Craig Horton, West Union, 6-4, Sr., 8.3; Patrick England, Seaman North Adams, 5-9, Sr., 9.7; Eric Taylor, Crooksville, 6-5, So., 11.6; D.J. Eley, Portsmouth, 5-8, Jr., 7.1; Tre Patrick, West Portsmouth Portsmouth West, 6-1, Sr., 12.7; Kyle Leslie, McDermott Northwest, 6-4, Jr., 12.2; Matt Simpson, Wellston, 6-5, Jr., 14.8; Nolan Carroll, Oak Hill, 6-2, Jr., 13.0.
Special Mention
Matt Jude, Williamsport Westfall; Ryan Bryant, Ironton; Logan Wade, South Point; Aaron Music, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant; Andrew Brauner, Bainbridge Paint Valley; Daniel Bakenhaster, Frankfort Adena; Elijah McCloskey, Chillicothe Huntington; Travis Veach, Piketon; Aaron Benson, Chillicothe Southeastern; Darby Pillow, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Isaac Beam, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Cole Lowery, Wheelersburg; Reece Johnson, Portsmouth; Simon Thoroughman, Minford; Tanner Cunningham, Lucasville Valley; Casey McComas, Chesapeake; Dustin O’Neal, Crooksville; Luke Kish, Albany Alexander; Hunter Edwards, Nelsonville-York.

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