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Tampa Bay Times’ all-North Suncoast boys basketball

Nature Coast’s Robert Gomez heads up our all-county team.
Nature Coast senior Robert Gomez is the North Suncoast Player of the Year. (ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times)
Nature Coast senior Robert Gomez is the North Suncoast Player of the Year. (ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times)
Published May 3
Updated May 3

Our picks for the top players in Hernando and Pasco counties for the 2018-19 season:

Player of the Year

Robert Gomez, Sr., Nature Coast

Coach of the Year

Dave Puhalski, Land O’Lakes

First team

G Chase Farmer, Jr., Land O’Lakes

G Mekhi Perry, Jr., Land O’Lakes

F Jakob Hester, Jr., Anclote

G Sincere Torain, Sr., Springstead

G Elijah Howell, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch

Second team

F Orien Adams, Jr., Nature Coast

G Isaiah Ramsey, Jr., Wesley Chapel

G Jacobie Forrest, Jr., Anclote

F Jamaal Wright, Sr., Sunlake

G Jordan Golden, Jr., Sunlake

Third team

G Jalen Cooper, Jr., Anclote

F Rashaad Boyce, Jr., Central

G Brandon Clarke, Sr., Nature Coast

G Jacob Zio, Sr., Gulf

G Eric Howard, So., Fivay

Honorable mention

Academy at the Lakes: Jalen Brown; Bishop McLaughlin: Shafer Magee; Fivay: Hunter Hoglund; Gulf: Josh Vail; Hernando: Jacob Batten; Hernando Christian: Deontae Judd; Hudson: JC Clarke, Nick Richardson, Trae Starks; Land O’Lakes: Jerry Peace; Mitchell: Austin Wilson; Pasco: Matthew Webster; River Ridge: Tyler Paul; Springstead: Unique Torain; Wesley Chapel: Ethan Jones; Wiregrass Ranch: Logan Ghoumari; Zephyrhills: Dontae Marchman


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