All-Colorado boys basketball team 2018

The 2018 All-Colorado boys basketball team: the five best players in the state plus a coach of the year as selected by The Denver Post staff. Selections are based on statistical analysis, relative value to team success, postseason production and the old-fashioned eye test.

Sam Masten, Rock Canyon

Sr., G, 6-foot-3 170 pounds, 22.5 points per game, 7.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists

In leading the Jaguars back to the Class 5A Final Four, the Northern Colorado commit’s certain intangibles — leadership, shot selection, basketball I.Q. et. al — were a primary factor in establishing Rock Canyon as a basketball power.

Daylen Kountz, Denver East

Sr., G, 6-4 180, 23.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.5 steals

Whether making it rain from downtown, spotting up from midrange or driving hard to the hole, 5A’s scoring leader was extremely difficult to contain. A Colorado pledge, Kountz also set a tone of intensity in practice that made the Angels around him better.

Ronnie DeGray III, Chaparral

Jr., F, 6-6 210, 21.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists

A force to be reckoned with in all aspects of the game, the still-uncommitted bruiser had his way in the paint during tough Continental League play and through the Wolverines’ Great 8 run. DeGray’s potential for his senior year is … scary.

Dayne Prim, Grandview

Jr., F, 6-5 165, 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds

The summer before his sophomore season, Prim tweeted how Grandview was underrated. He made sure to prove that assertion true, as Prim was clutch throughout the playoffs, including a double-double (20 points, 15 rebounds) in the Wolves’ title game win.

Luke Johnson, Longmont

Sr., PG, 5-11 150, 19.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists

The unstoppable force behind the Trojans’ first state championship since 1942, Johnson consistently wowed with tough finishes at the rim while also sharpshooting from three and captaining the lethal Longmont transition game. He is drawing RMAC looks.

Coach Jeff Kloster, Longmont

In his 24th season as Longmont’s coach, Kloster hit a handful of milestones. He won his 400th game early in the winter, and then the Trojans proceeded to run the table to the Northern League crown and then the 4A state title despite going against teams that towered over them.

Honorable Mention

Will Becker, Jr. F, Smoky Hill

Charles Dinegar, Sr. F, D’Evelyn

Trent Dykema, Sr. G, Silver Creek

Kenny Foster, Jr. G, Smoky Hill

Jon’il Fugett, Sr. PG, George Washington

Tyson Gilbert, Sr. G, Rock Canyon

Joe Golden, Sr. F, Doherty

Kaison Hammonds, Sr. PG, ThunderRidge

Bodie Hume, Sr. F, Sterling

Joel Scott, Jr. F, Lewis-Palmer

Brendan Sullivan, Sr. G, Highlands Ranch

Adam Thistlewood, Sr. F, Golden

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