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Quad-City Times All-Metro boys basketball team

Quad-City Times All-Metro boys basketball team

First team

D.J. Carton, Bettendorf (captain)

Height, year: 6-2, senior

Honors/stats: Iowa Mr. Basketball, Iowa Gatorade Player of Year, MAC player of year, Class 4A all-substate, averaged 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.3 steals per game, 54.5 percent FGs, 70 percent FTs

Quick hit: The five-star recruit and Ohio State signee was among top 15 in Iowa Class 4A in scoring, rebounding and assists. The school's all-time scoring leader led Bulldogs to 21-win season, share of MAC title and No. 1 ranking at end of the regular season. 

Ty Anderson, North Scott

Height, year: 6-6, junior

Honors/stats: IPSWA Class 4A second team all-state, all-substate team, first team all-MAC, averaged 13.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks per game, 59 percent FGs, 76.6 percent FTs

Quick hit: Northern Iowa recruit was named to 4A all-tournament team at state after scoring 50 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in three games. The left-hander was third in MAC in rebounding and fourth in field goal percentage.

Deonte Billups, Moline

Height, year: 6-4, senior

Honors/stats: Illinois Class 4A Associated Press first team all-state, second team all-state by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, first team all-Big Six, averaged 24.4 points, 9.2 rebounds per game

Quick hit: Billups, who steered the Maroons to a share of the Big Six crown, leaves as the school's all-time leading scorer. Still undecided on a college, Billups was part of 67 victories and two regional championships at Moline. 

Dylan Peeters, Assumption

Height, year: 6-7, senior

Honors/stats: IPSWA Class 3A second team all-state, all-substate team, first team all-MAC, averaged 17.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.7 steals, 3 blocks, 51.4 percent FGs, 75.2 percent FTs

Quick hit: Peeters was the only player in the MAC to be among the top five in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks. The three-year starter, still undecided on a college, had a triple-double in a win over Burlington this year.

Keshawn Pegues, Davenport Central

Height, year: 6-4, senior

Honors/stats: IPSWA Class 4A second team all-state, all-substate team, first team all-MAC, averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 52 percent FGs 

Quick hit: Helping the Blue Devils triple their win total from a season ago, Pegues was team's top scorer and rebounder. He had 21 points and 11 boards against eventual state runner-up Dubuque Senior in an early season win.

Cortaviaus Seales, North Scott

Height, year: 5-11, senior

Honors/stats: IPSWA Class 4A third team all-state, all-substate team, first team all-MAC, averaged 14.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.6 steals, 45.8 percent FGs, 39.3 percent 3-pointers

Quick hit: The third of three Seales brothers to play for North Scott, he was leading scorer on a MAC title and state tournament squad. He had career-high 27 points in win over then state-ranked Davenport Central.

Second team

Carter Duwa, Pleasant Valley

Height, year: 6-0, senior

Quick hit: Three-year starter and first team all-MAC selection averaged team-high 14.3 points and buried 46 shots from beyond arc for 15-win Spartans. 

Brody Harding, Moline

Height, year: 5-10, senior

Quick hit: Signed to play baseball at University of Illinois, three-year starter averaged 11.8 points per game and was named first team all-Big Six. 

Sean Peeters, Assumption

Height, year: 6-4, junior

Quick hit: The first team all-MAC and 3A all-substate selection recorded 16.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from the field. 

JaMir Price, Rock Island

Height, year: 6-2, senior

Quick hit: Bradley recruit and IBCA third team all-state pick averaged team-high 14.8 points and collected 3.4 rebounds per game for co-Big Six champs. 

Drew Wiemers, Moline

Height, year: 6-3, senior

Quick hit: Three-year starter, first team all-Big Six selection and IBCA all-state special mention recorded 14.8 points and 5 rebounds per contest. 

Jean Luc Wilson, United Township

Height, year: 6-2, senior

Quick hit: Selected first team all-Big Six, Wilson compiled a team-high 13.1 points and snagged six rebounds per game. He had 24 points vs. Galesburg.

Honorable mention

ALLEMAN: Sam Mattecheck, sr.; Chase VanDerGinst, sr.

ASSUMPTION: Anthony Valainis, sr.

BETTENDORF: Trevor Feller, sr.; Blake Tyler, sr.

CLINTON: LJ Henderson, jr.; Bret Myli, sr.

DAVENPORT CENTRAL: Josh English, sr.; John Miller, so.; Kaiden Phillips, jr.

DAVENPORT NORTH: Jayden Houston, so.; TJ Vesey, sr.; Quincy Wiseman, so.

DAVENPORT WEST: Jamil Haymond, sr.; Malik Westerfield, sr.

MOLINE: Treyton Lamphier, sr.

MUSCATINE: Noah Yahn, so.

NORTH SCOTT: Sam Kilburg, jr.; Carson Rollinger, sr.; Reece Sommers, sr.

PLEASANT VALLEY: Hunter Snyder, sr.

ROCK ISLAND: Taurean Holtam, jr.; Jordan Rice, so. 

UNITED TOWNSHIP: Daveon Ellis, sr.


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Sports editor, with my emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 19 years, the last seven at the Q-C Times.

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