2023-24 Boys basketball all-area team: Seniors create 20-win legacies, juniors ready to carry torch

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QUINCY — From victories over nationally ranked foes and upsets of state title favorites to heartbreaking endings, the area boys basketball scene provided all the drama and intrigue hoops fans desired.

It was accompanied by some stellar individual efforts as well. With that in mind, here is the 2023-24 boys basketball all-area team with players listed in alphabetical order:

Jace Allensworth

Sophomore • Guard • 6-foot-2 • Quincy Notre Dame

Allensworth emerged as the Raiders’ most consistent scoring threat both inside and out. He averaged 12.5 points and five rebounds per game as the Raiders went 17-11 and shared the West Central Conference championship. He shot 63 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point range and scored a career-high 30 points against West Hancock.

Quincy Notre Dame’s Jace Allensworth | Matt Schuckman photo

Bear Bock

Senior • Guard • 6-foot-4 • Palmyra

The Clarence Cannon Conference Player of the Year filled the stat sheet on a nightly basis with his consistency and all-around game. The Panthers went 26-2 as Bock averaged 13.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. He shot 51.5 percent from the field and blocked 39 shots as Palmyra went 7-0 in the CCC. Bock was also named the Class 3 District 6 Player of the Year.

Palmyra’s Bear Bock | Mathew Kirby photo

Preston Brewer

Junior • Forward • 6-foot-7 • Canton

Brewer was named the Class 2 District 6 Player of the Year as he established himself as the best power forward in Northeast Missouri. He averaged 18.8 points and 10.1 rebounds, while shooting 55 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free-throw line. He also showed range to his game, knocking down 24 3-pointers.

Canton’s Preston Brewer | Mathew Kirby photo

Dion Doyle

Senior • Forward • 6-foot-6 • Macomb

The Bombers were the last team standing as Doyle established himself as both a consistent scorer and shot-altering defender. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 2A special mention all-stater averaged 17 points and eight rebounds for a 27-6 squad. He shot 55 percent from the field and hit the game-winning free throws in a 41-40 upset of third-ranked Peoria Manual in the sectional semifinals.

Macomb’s Dion Doyle | Andrea Ratermann photo

Wyatt Lipcaman

Senior • Guard • 5-foot-10 • Griggsville-Perry

The steady hand for a team that had one of the best regular seasons in the area, Lipcaman averaged 14.9 points, 4.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game and was the leading vote-getter on the All-Pike County Conference team. Over the last two seasons, Lipcaman scored 1,085 points and led the Tornadoes to 51 victories.

Griggsville-Perry’s Wyatt Lipcaman | David Adam photo

Bradley Longcor III

Junior • Guard • 6-foot-3 • Quincy High School

Longcor was one of 10 players in Class 4A named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state first team. The playmaker averaged 16.1 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals. He shot 55 percent from the field and 47 percent from 3-point range with 78 made treys, which is second in school history. Named the MVP of the Western Big 6 Conference, Longcor earned all-conference honors for the third straight season.

Quincy High School’s Bradley Longcor III | Matt Schuckman photo

Nick Moore

Senior • Guard • 6-foot • Camp Point Central

One of the winningest male athletes in Camp Point Central history, Moore led the Panthers to a 25-9 record while averaging 15.5 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. He was one of 10 players named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A all-state second team. That came after quarterbacking the Panthers to the Class 1A state football championship.

Camp Point Central’s Nick Moore | David Adam photo

Michael Myers

Senior • Forward • 6-foot-5 • Griggsville-Perry

The Tornadoes won 27 games, the most in a single season in program history, with a senior class that has won 51 games the past two seasons combined. The first-team All-Pike County Conference selection was Griggsville-Perry’s leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds to go with 2.2 assists and 2.1 steals.

Griggsville-Perry’s Michael Myers | David Adam photo

Blake Schwartz

Junior • Guard • 6-foot-1 • Payson Seymour

The ability to put the ball on the floor and attack off the dribble made Schwartz a more dangerous 3-point shooter and he showcased the ability to score inside and out. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A special mention all-stater and first-team All-Pike County Conference selection averaged 18 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

Payson Seymour’s Blake Schwartz | Matt Schuckman photo

Lewis Siegfried

Junior • Guard • 6-foot-1 • West Hancock

The Titans shared the West Central Conference championship with Quincy Notre Dame, going 7-1 in league play and 22-8 overall as Siegfried earned Class 2A special mention all-state honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He averaged 15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game, while shooting 41.3 percent from the field.

West Hancock’s Lewis Siegfried | David Adam photo

Keshaun Thomas

Junior • Forward • 6-foot-6 • Quincy High School

A first-team All-Western Big 6 Conference selection and a Class 4A third-team all-state pick by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Thomas averaged 13 points and eight rebounds, while shooting 56 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line. He led the WB6 in rebounding and free-throw shooting as the Blue Devils won the conference title and a regional championship.

Quincy High School’s Keshaun Thomas | Tim Vizer photo

Brennan Tomhave

Senior • Guard • 6-foot-3 • Pittsfield

The Saukees finished 21-8 — the 38th 20-win season in program history — as Tomhave led a balanced attack with a steady floor game. Tomhave, who has signed with Illinois Wesleyan to play baseball, averaged 11 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while shooting 70 percent from the free-throw line.

Pittsfield’s Brennan Tomhave | Matt Schuckman photo

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