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Times picks All-Area boys' squad


Capac, Almont land two spots apiece on first team



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March 12, 2008
TRI-CITY AREA — From start to finish the 2007-08 campaign was one where the unexpected became the expected.

Here is a look at the players who stood out during that time frame and the numbers they logged en route to a Tri-City Times All-Area first team appearance:

Neal Zott, Almont.

Zott netted 374 points in 20 games, an average of 18.7 points per contest, this season.

That ranked Zott first on the Almont ballclub and among those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

He also pulled down 105 rebounds, handed off 64 assists and logged 41 steals.

"Neal has great basketball savvy," Almont Coach Alex Maier said. "That combined with his athleticism makes him one of our league's best players," he noted.

"He should only get better. It will be great having him back for another year."

The 6-1 junior forward concluded his initial season on Almont's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team choice.

Chad Butler, Dryden.

Butler amassed 255 points over 19 contests, an average of 13.4 points per game, during the 2007-08 campaign.

That placed Butler first on the Dryden ballclub and second out of those named to The Tri-City Times All-Area first team lineup.

He also made 51 steals, grabbed 45 rebounds and contributed 37 assists.

"Chad was our most reliable player this season," Dryden Coach Mike Lowney said. "Whatever we asked him of he got the job done," he noted.

This was the first season for Butler, a 5-11 junior, on Dryden's varsity.

Dan Jackson, Capac.

Jackson managed 236 points in 19 games, an average of 12.6 points per contest, this season.

That ranked Jackson first on the Capac ballclub and third among those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

He also pulled down 128 rebounds, registered 29 blocks, notched 12 steals and handed off six assists.

"Dan made a big difference for us down in the paint," Capac Coach Bill Lengemann said. "That held true not only for his offensive contributions but his defense as well," he noted.

"Opposing teams knew to beat us they would have to stop him. He often was double-teamed in an effort to slow him down. Still, he delivered reapetedly for us."

The 6-5 senior center wrapped up his second season on Capac's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick.

Chris Coleman, Imlay City.

Coleman produced 233 points over 21 contests, an average of 11.1 points per game, during the 2007-08 campaign.

That placed Coleman first on the Imlay City ballclub and fourth out of those named to The Tri-City Times All-Area first team lineup.

He also registered 45 steals.

"Chris was an outstanding offensive player for us," Imlay City Coach Rick Finkbeiner said. "His athleticism made him tough to defend against," he noted.

Coleman, a 5-10 senior guard, finished his initial campaign on Imlay City's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team choice.

Zack Lowell, Almont.

Lowell supplied 217 points in 20 games, an average of 10.9 points per contest, this season.

That ranked Lowell second on the Almont ballclub and fifth among those who attained Tri-City Times All-Area first team status.

He also pulled down 171 rebounds, handed off 52 assists, furnished 36 steals and notched 11 blocks.

"Zack was extremely versatile," Almont Coach Alex Maier said. "Whether it was scoring, rebounding or passing the ball he excelled," he noted.

The senior forward wrapped up his second season on Almont's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention selection.

Jon Carroll, Capac.

Carroll logged 166 points over 19 contests, an average of 8.7 points per game, during the 2007-08 campaign.

That placed Carroll second on the Capac ballclub and sixth out of those named to The Tri-City Times All-Area first team lineup.

He also grabbed 57 rebounds, handed off 43 assists and collected 24 steals.

"I think Jon could have easily scored more points than he did," Capac Coach Bill Lengemann said. "He always played with the team idea in mind," he noted.

"Jon made others around him better players. He excelled in all aspects of the game."

Carroll, a 5-10 senior guard, ended his second campaign on Capac's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention pick.

Second team - Chris Schroeder, Capac; Kevin Bollaert, Capac; Ben Deppong, Imlay City; Adam Van Dyk, Imlay City; Joe Frazier, Capac; Josh Walker, Almont; and Greg Anderson, Dryden.

Honorable mention - A.J. Rank, Capac; Tom Ferrett, Dryden; Evan Hazen, Dryden; Chris Walters, Imlay City; Darren Saunders, Imlay City; Mason Duke, Imlay City; and Kevin Clarkston, Almont.

Coach of the Year - Alex Maier, who directed Almont to a Tri-City best 12-9 mark and an 8-6 Blue Water Area Conference showing, claims Tri-City Times All-Area Coach of the Year accolades.

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