Kennedy's Luke Hall named to All-State team
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.
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
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
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
Chaz Storm, 10, Santiam
Jeremy Kistner, 12, Coquille
Braydon Frietag, 12, Bandon
Zach Young, 12, Monroe
Colin Thurston, 12, Santiam
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
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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