3 high-scoring juniors join senior-heavy Trib 10 boys basketball all-stars

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 11:33 PM


Western Pennsylvania had no shortage of standout scorers this season.

The WPIAL’s two leading scorers — Woodland Hills’ Keandre Bowles and Serra Catholic’s Jimmy Moon — are among seven seniors on the Trib 10 boys basketball all-stars for 2019.

But three talented juniors with Division I college basketball in their futures also cracked the list: Butler’s Ethan Morton, Sewickley Academy’s Isiah Warfield and Moon’s Donovan Johnson.

They also showed they know how to win.

Combined, the 10 players selected celebrated 220 victories, five WPIAL medals, one City League crown and two state championship golds.

JACKSON BLAUFELD | Allderdice

Senior, 6-4, guard

College: Dartmouth

Blaufeld averaged a team-best 19.4 points and 5.2 assists as Allderdice (22-6) won the City League title for the sixth year in a row. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds. The Dragons went 67-18 over the past three seasons. He has 1,148 career points.

KEANDRE BOWLES | Woodland Hills

Senior, 6-3, guard

College: uncommitted

Bowles was the WPIAL’s leading scorer at 28.9 points per game. He twice scored more than 40 points this season, including a school-record 43-point performance. The Wolverines (18-9) reached the WPIAL quarterfinals. Bowles has 1,240 career points.

KEENO HOLMES | Lincoln Park

Senior, 6-3, guard

College: Allegheny

Holmes started four years in a row in the WPIAL finals. He averaged 17.1 points and 4.6 assists for the Leopards (27-4), who won WPIAL and PIAA Class 3A titles this season. He has 1,658 career points.

DONOVAN JOHNSON | Moon

Junior, 6-7, forward

College: uncommitted

Johnson nearly averaged a double-double — 22.6 points and 9.4 rebounds — as Moon (28-2) regrouped and won the state Class 5A title after finishing as WPIAL runner-up. He has offers from Arizona, Duquesne, George Washington, USC Upstate and Xavier.

ETHAN MORTON | Butler

Junior, 6-5, guard

College: uncommitted

Morton led Butler to the WPIAL Class 6A finals for the second time in three years. He averaged 27.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the runner-up Golden Tornado (21-6). He lists 21 offers with Pitt, Penn State, Duquesne and West Virginia among them, along with Marquette, Michigan, Purdue, Virginia and others.

JIMMY MOON | Serra Catholic

Senior, 6-9, forward

College: Seton Hill

Moon’s play was gigantic for Serra Catholic (21-5), which reached the WPIAL Class 2A finals. He averaged 28.8 points, 14.4 rebounds and 4.5 blocks. He also showed a shooter’s touch by making 165 of 196 free throws and 49 3-pointers.

DAN PETCASH | Pine-Richland

Senior, 6-4, guard

College: Binghamton

Petcash averaged 21.7 points, five rebounds and 3.9 assists for Pine-Richland (22-4), which reached the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals and the PIAA second round. He has 1,156 career points as a two-year starter.

ANDREW RECCHIA | Mars

Senior, 5-10, guard

College: Shippensburg

Recchia made a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds of the WPIAL Class 5A final. He averaged 18.2 points and 3.6 assists for the Planets (27-2), which won consecutive WPIAL titles. His 86-percent success rate on 160 attempts at the foul line also was key.

RYAN STOWERS | Quaker Valley

Senior, 6-5, forward

College: uncommitted

Stowers could get to the rim but also made 3-pointers at a 40-percent rate (36 for 89). He averaged 23 points and six rebounds for the Quakers (21-5), who reached the WPIAL Class 4A finals three years in a row. He had 31 points and 18 rebounds in the finals.

ISIAH WARFIELD | Sewickley Academy

Junior, 6-5, guard

College: Liberty

Warfield averaged 25.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists for WPIAL semifinalist Sewickley Academy (13-10). He scored from all over as an 80-percent free throw shooter and a 40-percent 3-point shooter.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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