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Moon earns Player of the Year honors

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Cloverdale junior Brandon Moon led Putnam County in scoring (17 points), assists (85) and in steals (47). [Order this photo]
To say that the 2008-09 boys' basketball season was a struggle would be an understatement. Despite a combined winning percentage of 48 percent, the county saw some impressive displays of basketball.

Every team must have an engine that powers it and no player was more powerful than Cloverdale junior Brandon Moon.

In a year where five players averaged double figures, it was Moon who separated himself from the pack. For that, Moon has been selected as the 2008-09 Banner Graphic Player of the Year.

Moon is joined on the first team by North Putnam's Mitchell Crum, Tiger Cub Ashton Marshall, South Putnam's Noah Boswell and CHS teammate Link Lovins.

Making the second team this season is Greencastle's Nick Hutcheson, South Putnam's Conor Frame, Cloverdale's Eric Kukman and Cougars Scott Hunt and Griffen Dahlstrom.

Moon averaged 17 points per game over 23 games. He also collected 30 rebounds and averaged 41 percent (128-for-315) from the field. In addition to leading the county in scoring, he also led in assists with 85 and in steals with 47.

The CHS junior collected 390 total points and was 84-for-112 at the foul line for a percentage of 75. He averaged 33 percent from the three-point line (50-for-151) and was second on the team in minutes played.

First Team

Crum -- The North Putnam senior was second in the county in scoring with a 14-point average, racking up 303 total points in 21 games. He collected 65 rebounds, 20 assists and 27 steals. He averaged 40 percent from the field and 84 percent from the foul line.

Boswell -- Eagles senior Boswell led the team in scoring with 13 points per game and in rebounds with 139. He converted 61 percent of his shots, going 58-for-138. He also added 15 assists and six steals.

Marshall -- This GHS senior poured in 240 points for the Tiger Cubs to average 11 points a contest this season. He was third on the team in rebounds with 72 and first with 52 assists and in steals with 34.

Lovins -- Lovins dominated the middle for the Clovers this season. The senior grabbed 127 rebounds, including 41 offensive boards and swatted an amazing 103 shots for a 4.5 average per contest. He also averaged six points and dished out 19 assists.

Second Team

Dahlstrom -- Even in an abbreviated stint this season, the Cougars big man still made his impact felt. The senior averaged 10 points per game and collected 61 rebounds. He shot 62 percent from the field

Hutcheson -- The only freshman to make the All-County selection, Hutcheson was Greencastle's and the county's leading rebounder with 184. He also averaged eight points a game and grabbed 20 steals on the season.

Frame-- A South Putnam senior, Frame was the Eagles' leading man in assists with 46 and in steals with 17. He also collected 53 total rebounds, 19 of which were on the offensive end.

Hunt -- A workhorse for the Cougars, the North Putnam senior averaged seven points a game and hauled in 123 rebounds. He also had 14 steals and 31 assists this season.

Kukman -- The CHS senior was second on the team in scoring with eight points per game and was third on the team in rebounds with 76. He also swiped 27 balls and dished out 38 assists for the Clovers.