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