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Daily Times announces All-County boys basketball team

By B.J. Hargis
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The Sullivan Daily Times is proud to announce its All-Sullivan County boys basketball team for 2017-18.
After coaches made their nominations, there were eight players selected.
Sullivan, who led the county with 18 wins, had four players named, while North Central had three and Dugger Union had one.
The players are listed below in alphabetical order.

2017-18
All-Sullivan County
Boys basketball team
Name, School, Position, Grade

Ike Chastain, Sullivan, C, Jr. — Ike Chastain has his season cut short after breaking his foot.
He played in 18 games and led the Golden Arrows in shooting. He connected on 92 of 143 field goals, good for 64 percent.
Chastain, who was an All-Western Indiana Conference selection, led the Arrows in rebounding at 7.0 per game.
The 6-5 center scored 198 points for an average of 11.0 points per game. He had 28 blocks, an average of 1.6.

Ty Drake, Sullivan, G, Sr. — Ty Drake once again is on the All-County team after earning team MVP.
Drake, who played in all 25 games for the Golden Arrows, shot 58 percent from the field (153 of 280).
He led the Arrows by making 56 of 123 3-pointers, good for 46 percent.
Drake, who was an All-Western Indiana Conference selection, scored 400 points, an average of 16.0 ppg.
Drake also averaged 3.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game. He was 18 of 26 on free throws (69 percent).
Drake broke school records with nine 3-pointers in a game and 147 career treys.

Kevin Figg, Sullivan, F, Soph. — Kevin Figg made the most of his first season on the SHS varsity, starting in all 25 games and being named Sullivan’s most improved player.
The sophomore forward finished with 309 points, an average of 12.4 points per game.
Figg connected on 125 of 206 shots, good for 61 percent. He made 59 of 83 free throws, 71 percent.
Figg also contributed 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.8 assists per game.

Arrick Harbaugh, Dugger Union, F, Sr. — The senior forward was a fixture in the Dugger Union starting lineup.
He concluded his career by averaging 6.8 points per game.
He also averaged 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Harbaugh made 29 of 46 free throws (63 percent).

Sam Steimel, Sullivan, G, Sr. — Sam Steimel returned to the SHS starting lineup after not playing as a junior.
Steimel finished with 196 points, an average of 8.2 ppg.
He connected on 43 of 65 free throws (66 percent).
Steimel made 21 3-pointers and led the Golden Arrows with 4.0 assists per game.
The team’s mental attitude award winner also contributed 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

Bryton Suggs, North Central, G, Fr. — Bryton Suggs was the lone freshman on the All-County squad.
Suggs, who received honorable mention All-Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference, averaged 11 points per game.
He made 56 of 159 3-pointers, a percentage of .352.
Suggs connected on 27 of 39 free throws (69 percent).
He also contributed 53 rebounds, 38 steals, 29 assists and four blocks.
Suggs hit the game-winning shot as the Thunderbirds beat Eminence at the Greene County Invitational on Jan. 6, snapping a 38-game losing streak.
He scored a career-high 31 points against Washington Catholic.

Ty Thompson, North Central, G, Jr. — Ty Thompson led the Thunderbirds in scoring with 11.8 points per game.
He was second on the team with 40 made 3-pointers.
Thompson also had 57 rebounds, 33 assists, 25 steals and two blocks.
He had career-highs of 27 points and seven assists against Clay City.

Chase Wiseley, North Central, C, Sr. — Chase Wiseley earned honorable mention All-Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference.
The senior played in all 24 games for the Thunderbirds, starting at center.
Wiseley shot 44 percent from two-point range (57 of 131) and made 13 of 45 3-pointers.
He averaged 7.9 points per game. Wiseley also grabbed 4.9 rebounds per outing.
Wiseley, who had season-highs of 23 points against Eminence and 17 rebounds in the second game against Eminence, also added 33 steals, 29 blocks and 28 assists.

 


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