Parker Deprey, Nathan Richards and Kashman Feeney sparked their teams to North boys basketball regional basketball titles at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, while Bryce Lausier was the catalyst in Hampden Academy’s run through the Class A tournament in Augusta.
Their well-rounded play, which helped keep their teams on course to win championships, has earned them recognition as the 2020 Bangor Daily News William C. Warner Award winners as the most valuable players in their respective classes.
BDN staff compiled the Class A team, while the Class B, C and D squads were selected in voting by media and tournament staff.
Lausier demonstrated his poise and clutch play while spearheading Hampden Academy to the Class A North crown. Deprey, the 2019 MVP, was the overwhelming MVP pick in Class B after spearheading Caribou’s drive to a second straight regional title.
Richards was the glue who held Dexter together through a grueling tournament that culminated in the Class C championship. Feeney was a force for the upstart Machias Bulldogs, who shocked No. 1 Jonesport-Beals in the semifinals en route to the D North crown.
The BDN did not select an all-tourney team for Class AA.
Lausier’s talented company on the Class A continent includes Simon McCormick and Dakota Dearborn of Cony, Brewer’s Trevor Pearson and Trevor Brown of Medomak Valley in Waldoboro.
Deprey is joined on the Class B all-tournament team by repeat choices in Jackson Curtis of Ellsworth and Alex Bouchard of Caribou, along with Sawyer Deprey of Caribou and Cecil Gray of Washington Academy in East Machias.
The Class C all-tourney unit headed by Richards features Brayden Bradbury of Central Aroostook in Mars Hill, Caden Mattson of George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, Jace Rocheleau of Fort Kent and Dexter’s Brett Kuznierz.
In Class D, Feeney’s all-tourney counterparts include teammate Ethan Foss, Myles Brown of Deer Isle-Stonington and Easton standouts Matthew Pangburn and Austin Carver.
Lausier, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, tallied 51 points in three games, including 18 in the clinching win over Cony of Augusta. He came up big with the games on the line and also was honored by Augusta Civic Center media and observers with the Al Halliday Award as the tournament’s outstanding player-sportsman.
McCormick, a quick 5-6 senior guard, piled up 63 points, including a 29-point outburst in Cony’s semifinal win over Medomak Valley. Teammate Dearborn, a 6-1 senior forward, posted three double-digit efforts and averaged 18.6 ppg.
Brewer was led by Pearson, a senior forward who posted 15.5 ppg, including 18 in the Witches’ quarterfinal victory against Messalonskee of Oakland. Brown, a 6-1 sophomore guard, scored 31 points in two appearances for the Panthers.