VarsityKansas.com presents the 2014 All-Metro basketball teams, made up of the top players in Butler, Harvey and Sedgwick counties.
6-6, sr., Andover
DeKoning averaged 19.4 points and 9.2 rebounds as he led Andover to a 15-7 record. A dominating presence inside, he shot 67 percent from the field and 56 percent from three-point range, while averaging 1.4 blocks.
Evans, a two-time All-Metro selection, is a prolific scorer and ballhandler who led Eisenhower to the Class 5A tournament for the second time in three seasons. Eisenhower is 58-9 in his three seasons starting. He averaged 21 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals.
EJ GARNES5-10, sr., Southeast
Garnes, a point guard, averaged 12 points, 7 assists and 4 steals, leading the Buffaloes to a 17-6 record and their first berth in the Class 6A tournament since 2009. Garnes’ best attribute was his quickness and strength as he dissected defenses to get to the basket.
ZACH JACKSON6-3, jr., East
Jackson helped lead East to a 22-3 record and a third-place finish in Class 6A. He used his strength around the basket to rebound or score, but also had quickness in transition and the ability to hit jumpers from anywhere. He averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
AARON SHAW6-1, sr., Maize
Despite his lack of height, Shaw was a consistent force inside and led Maize to a 20-5 record, a berth in the 6A tournament and the program’s first win at state. He averaged 14.8 points and 6 rebounds.
Raleigh led Hesston to the Class 3A title with a 26-0 record. It’s Hesston’s first stitle since 1985 and third overall. Raleigh is 49-11 in three seasons at Hesston.
5-9, jr., Kapaun
Bachrodt, who has made an oral commitment to Drake, led Kapaun to a 22-3 record and a third-place finish in Class 5A. She averaged 15.9 points and runs the point efficently and can make the dazzling pass while being able to score from anywhere.
6-3, so., South
Elliott, a two-time All-Metro selection, led South to its second straight Class 6A title and a 24-1 record. She averaged 11 rebounds and 13.6 points. Defenses focus on slowing Elliott, who is 48-2 in her two seasons at South.
5-9, sr., Andover Central
Snodgrass, who has signed with Wyoming, was dangerous because if she got hot offensively, good luck. She battled an injury early but still averaged 14.1 points as she led Andover Central to third in Class 4A-Division I and a 20-5 record.
6-2, jr., Maize
Swenson led the Eagles to a 20-5 record and their first trip to the Class 6A title game. Swenson, who has made an oral commitment to play at Tulsa, averaged 14 points and 6.6 rebounds. She had 14 rebounds in the 6A title game.
6-0, sr., Clearwater
Vogel, who has signed to play volleyball at Kansas State, also was named All-Metro in softball and twice in volleyball, the only player to be named in three sports. She averaged 22.6 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 3.3 steals and shot 53 percent from the field.
Scales, a two-time All-Metro coach of the year, led South to its second straight Class 6A title with a 24-1 record. South is 48-2 over the past two seasons and has advanced to state in each of Scales’ three seasons.