The Czar's 2010-2011 Awards

Alright folks, with another regular season in the books (the 4th here) its time to hand out some hardware.  Here are my awards for League MVP, Coach of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year from the 11 conferences I claim to follow.  Everybody else is doing all-metro etc, I'll have my team of unsung heroes at the end.

League MVPs
Classic Suburban - Jim Remke (Hill-Murray)
Lake - Joe Coleman (Hopkins) ** also my pick for Metro MVP & Mr Basketball
Minneapolis City - Carnell Sheppard (Minneapolis South)
MCAA- Tony Kuplic (Trinity)
Missota - Jake White (Chaska)
North Suburban - Zach Lofton (Columbia Heights)
Northwest Suburban - Joey Sonnenfeld (Osseo)
St. Paul City - Roosevelt Scott (Johnson)
South Suburban - Tom Schalk (Apple Valley)
Suburban East - Raijon Kelly (Cretin-Derham Hall)
Tri-Metro - Jonah Travis (DeLaSalle)

Coach of the Year
Classic Suburban - Dick Ghizoni (Hill-Murray)
Lake - David Flom (Eden Prairie)
Minneapolis City - Joe Hyser (Minneapolis South)
MCAA - Tim Herman (Heritage)
Missota - Dana Kallman (Chaska)
North Suburban -  Dave Breitenbucher (St. Louis Park)
Northwest Suburban - Mark Tuchscherer (Champlin Park)
St. Paul City - Jon DePerry (Highland Park)
South Suburban - Zach Goring (Apple Valley)
Suburban East - Ted Critchley (Roseville)
Tri-Metro -Dave Bratland (St. Anthony)

Breakout Player of the Year
Classic Suburban - tie Alex Stafford (Henry Sibley) and Shawn Bear (Richfield)
Lake - Dylan Stewart (Eden Prairie)
Minneapolis City - Darius Hill (Minneapolis Henry)
MCAA - Josh Kennedy (SW Christian)
Missota - Kevin Carlson (Shakopee)
North Suburban - tie Rashad Vaughn (Cooper), Kashif Hayes (St. Louis Park)
Northwest Suburban - Tanner Schumacher (Blaine)
St. Paul City - Ty'Shaun Williams (Highland Park)
South Suburban -  Tyler Flack (Lakeville North)
Suburban East - Zach Meyer (White Bear Lake)
Tri-Metro - Anthony Brama (St.Anthony)

The Czar's All Unsung Heroes Team
These are kids who aren't necessarily the 1st player you think of on their teams, but they do all the dirty work, have to defend the opponent's top scorer most nights and are the guys who aren't appreciated until they're out of the lineup.  They're players who turn good teams into very good teams.

Jon Christensen - Lakeville South
Taylor Montero - Cretin-Derham Hall
Joey Sonnenfeld - Osseo
Frank Veldman - Eastview
Emeche Wells - Roseville


  1. Carnell didn't have close to the season that Calvin Jenkins had. I would even throw in Dwight Anderson before Sheppard. I just think they both had better years. And though Hyser has done one of his best coachin jobs you can't give it to him over Perkins. City Conference Champs. Beat Eden Prairie and Johnson. No-brainer.

  2. Perkins would not be a bad pick. Washburn is so deep, hard to pick an MVP there. Take Dwight away and you still have Clarence Thomas, Nick Anderson etc etc. Sheppard and Jenkins both had less to work with and Sheppard's team had a better year. Sheppard's calming influence on that team isn't something you see in the box score.

  3. coach of the year for mcaa conference what about Jeff Wall From Maranatha went 26-3 got his 500th career win, and his team went to state how can you not give him coach of the year


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