The third and final West Virginia High School Boys Basketball All-State squad came out last Friday.
And on the Third Team of Class AAA, voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, was Ripley’s Ty Johnson.
Johnson enjoyed an outstanding career for the Vikings and had a super senior senior season.
He led the Vikings in scoring with a 17.7 per game average.
Johnson also was tops in rebounds at 10.5.
Many times doubled and tripled teamed, Johnson put up great numbers night in and night out.
In addition to scoring and rebounding, he handed out 2.8 assists per game, blocked 2.6 shots and came up with 1.7 steals.
Johnson shot 54 percent from 2-point range. He buried 19 shots from behind the 3-point arc this season. At the free throw line, Johnson nailed 73 percent of his attempts.
His work helped the Vikings of head coach Luke Parsons to a second straight winning season.
Johnson, according to Parsons, is hopeful of playing college basketball.
Johnson was joined on the Third Team by captain Austin Dearing of Hurricane, a senior, Buckhannon-Upshur junior Ryan Hurst, Beckley Woodrow Wilson junior Ayden Ince, Capital senior Kerion Martin, Will Shively, a freshman from Jefferson, Preson senior Nick Smith and South Charleston senior Quay Sutton.
The eight-member First Team dream unit featured the University High senior backcourt of Kaden Matheny and K.J. McClurg.
Matheny, who is bound for Bowling Green, was the captain and then on Sunday was named the Evans Award winner as the state’s top player.
McClurg will take his talents to Niagara.
Joining the Hawk duo are Martinsburg senior Teddy Marshall, Spring Valley senior C.J. Meredith, GW junior Mason Pinkett, Cabell Midland sophomore Chandler Schmidt, Alex Vargo, a senior from Wheeling Park and Parkersburg South senior Malaki Syliva, who played for first-year head coach Brett Rector, a former Ravenswood standout.
The Class AAA Second Team captain was senior Rodney Toler of St. Albans.
He’s joined by senior Sheldon Everhart of Hedgesville, Ben Gilliam, a junior from Beckley Woodrow Wilson, Richard Law, a senior at Beckley, Morgantown junior Carson Poffenberger, Parkersburg senior Same Potts, Huntington junior Amare Smith and Martinsburg senior Telryn Villa.