The Midlothian Mirror is proud to announce its second annual All-Ellis County boys’ basketball team as part of its countywide celebration of high school sports all-stars.

These 30 student-athletes and three head coaches are featured in a two-page graphic on Pages B4 and B5 of this weekend’s paper.

The Mirror staff began the All-Ellis County high school all-star preps awards program last year. These include awards for individual players and coaches of the year.

Finalists for superlative awards for boys’ basketball are being announced today; the winners will be announced during the All-Ellis County Preps Awards Show, a star-studded broadcast that will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. The show will feature more than 20 professional athletes as hosts and award announcers, and provide the community with an on-demand broadcast.

The All-Ellis County boys’ basketball team was chosen based on a combination of criteria: season statistics, team advancement in the playoffs, postseason honors achieved, previous All-Ellis County selections, recommendations from head coaches, and direct observation of players by the Mirror staff.

Members of the All-Ellis County 2019-20 Boys’ Basketball Team are, listed alphabetically:

Player of the Year Finalists

• Vernon Johnson, Life Waxahachie

• CJ Noland, Waxahachie

• Latrone Turner, Red Oak

Coach of the Year finalists

• Eddie Berumen, Life Waxahachie

• Greg Gober, Waxahachie

• Arthur Ivy, Milford

First team

• Reggie Adams, Mid. Heritage

• Jaden Epkin, Life Waxahachie

• BJ Francis, Waxahachie

• Nyk Madison, Midlothian

• Joshua Sasser, Red Oak

Second team

• Omari Bobbitt, Midlothian

• Adrian Cisneros, Palmer

• Jalen Lake, Waxahachie

• Laylon Spencer, Ennis

• Emerson Wallace, Red Oak

Honorable mentions

• Wyatt Benoist, Ovilla Christian

• Jared Cantrell, Mid. Heritage

• Daniel Esquivel, Avalon

• Carter Fagan, Ferris

• Jaydon Hogg, Mid. Heritage

• Colbie Holliman, Red Oak

• Lex Lewis, Maypearl

• Gage Mayfield, Life Waxahachie

• Jessy Morones, Avalon

• Demarcus Rankin, Ferris

• AJ Russ, Waxahachie

• Blaine Stacy, Life Waxahachie

• Jackson Tollefsbol, Midlothian

• Jarveon Williams, Ennis

• Julius Williams, Italy

• Kelton Williams, Midlothian

• Damyan Woodward, Milford