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Senior guard earns Second Team honors after leading Trojans to 13-3 record, third place in Tri-River Conference

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Kennedy senior Luke Hall averaging 19.9 points per game for the Trojans, including 59 percent on 2-pointers, 41 percent on 3s and 76 percent from the free throw line.Despite the 2019-20 winter basketball season being nearly a month over, Kennedy senior Luke Hall continues to rake in hardware.

The Trojans' sharpshooting guard was named one of the 12 best 2A players in the state in March, earning Second Team recognition following the conclusion of the All-State coaches voting.

A three-sport athlete in track and field and cross country, Hall opted out of distance running during the fall season to prepare for the winter basketball season, and it paid off with a strong all-around performance on the court highlighted by ultra-efficient shooting from nearly everywhere on the court.

Hall finished the season averaging 19.9 points for the Trojans that included 41 percent on 3-pointers to go along with 59 percent shooting on 2s and 76 percent from the foul line.

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - After competing on the Kennedy cross country team for the first three years of his career, Hall opted out of his senior fall season to focus on basketball.The senior finished the season with 542 points, upping his career total to 1,215 points — five more than former Trojan All-State guard Brett Traeger. Hall's career total is the highest of any player since head coach Karl Schmidtman joined the program nearly 10 years ago.

In addition to his shooting numbers, Hall was an active defender, pulling down 6.2 rebounds per game and tallying 1.8 steals.

Hall's play helped Kennedy finish with an 18-9 record overall and 13-3 mark against the Tri-River Conference, landing the Trojans in second place in the final standings.

Kennedy fell to Santiam in the league playoffs but earned an at-large berth to the state playoffs where their season ended on Feb. 29 in a 67-45 loss to the Oakland Oakers, who went on to finish sixth overall at the state tournament.

2019-20 2A BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Conner Marchant, 12, Toledo

COACH OF THE YEAR

Eddie Townsend, Toledo

FIRST TEAM

Conner Marchant, 12, Toledo

Payton Richardson, 12, Western Christian

Colton Brownson, 12, Oakland

Isiah Mariscal, 12, Columbia Christian

Mason McAlpline, 11, Toledo

Alex Nicoli, 12, Western Christian

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Hall's 1,215 career points are the most by a Kennedy student athlete since head coach Karl Schmidtman joined the program in 2013, beating out former Trojan Brett Traeger by five points.

SECOND TEAM

Luke Hall, 12, Kennedy

Ean Smith, 12, Coquille

Jalen Lampman, 12, Lakeview

Tristen Morris, 12, Grant Union

Devon Hoover, 11, Knappa

Moritz Hartwich, 11, Columbia Christian

THIRD TEAM

Chaz Storm, 10, Santiam

Jeremy Kistner, 12, Coquille

Braydon Frietag, 12, Bandon

Zach Young, 12, Monroe

Colin Thurston, 12, Santiam

HONORABLE MENTION

Devin Malcolm, 10, Butte Falls

Coby Smith, 12, Bandon

Trey Weller, 12, East Linn Christian

Mason Westerholm, 12, Knappa

Keegan Glenn, 11, Union

Aiden McAuliffe, 12, Lost River

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Hall also averaged 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, helping the Trojans finish 18-9 overall and return to the 2A state playoffs.DeEldon Paulk, 12, Sheridan

Noah Strempel, 12, Oakland

Jimmy Jones, 11, Pilot Rock

Leon Romo, Jefferson

Freddie Jackson, 11, Columbia Christian

Peyton Thurmond, 12, Pilot Rock

Mason Lehman, 12, Heppner

Nicolas Junior Pena, 12, Lost River


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