Bay Conference Player of the Year Sandy Cohen of Seymour was named to the Associated Press All State Boys Basketball first team Wednesday. Cohen led the Thunder to the conference title averaging over 20 points a game. He is joined on the first team by Riley LaChance of Brookfield Central, Diamond Stone of Whitefish Bay Dominican, Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake and Kevin Looney of Milwaukee Hamilton who was named the player of the year. Kelly Appleby who led Brown Deer to the WIAA Division 3 state championship, was named the AP Coach of the Year.
Several other area players were recognized. Matt Heldt of Neenah was named second team all state, his Rockets teammate, Adam Pohlmen was named to the third team. Chandler Diekvoss of West De Pere and Kyle Monroe of Ashwaubenon were selected to the 4th team. Honorable Mention players included Cody Schwartz of West De Pere, Dakota Zinser of NEW Lutheran, Matt Ferris of Appleton Xavier, D.J. DeValk of Little Chute, Nate Neveau of Oshkosh North, Josh Erickson of Manitowoc Roncalli, Charlie Noone of Oshkosh Lourdes, Kolin Neils of Plymouth and Tyler Zastrow of Sheboygan Lutheran.