Three members of the Asher boys basketball team earned all-conference honors this season.
Patch Hamilton, a junior, was the second-leading vote recipient when the Pontotoc Conference Boys Basketball Coaches gathered for their annual selection of ten First Team All-Conference players.
Hamilton averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Indians. He also recorded over 80 blocked shots, helping Asher to a 20-11 campaign that saw them reach the area semifinals.
Sophomore Mike McDonald and junior Trevor Martin received Honorable Mention. McDonald averaged 13.5 points while Martin scored at 9.5 points per game and pulled down an average of 10 rebounds.
The Pontotoc Conference is comprised of eight schools; Allen, Asher, Calvin, Roff, Stonewall, Stratford, Tupelo and Vanoss. Vanoss senior Sando Hill led this year's voting as his class 2A Wolves finished with a berth in the state tournament.
Asher Coach Scott Hamilton applauded the effort of this year's squad.
"Our season was a lot of fun. We won two Invitational Tournaments as well as the District Tournament and the Regional Consolation Championship,” Hamilton said. “We started five underclassmen, and nine of our top 10 will return next season. It's an honor to see Patch selected first team in this conference, especially as a junior. Mike and Trevor really stepped up their play at playoff time. In our six-game playoff run, McDonald averaged 17 points and Martin elevated his scoring to 12.5. Both had games where they scored over 20 points for us."