2015 Boys Basketball Finalists
The 5-foot-11 guard was the top scorer in Southeast Missouri, averaging 26.5 ppg. He knocked down 69 3-pointers and averaged 6.9 rpg, 4 apg and 3.3 spg. He was an all-SEMO Conference selection and earned Class 3 all-state honors.
Ellenburg was named Stoddard County Athletic Association Player of the Year and earned first team all-state honors. He averaged 20 ppg and 5.6 rpg and was the undisputed leader of a 22-6 Mules team that reached the Class 2 District 1 title game.
New Madrid County Central senior
The 5-foot-9 guard cast a big shadow for an Eagles team that reached the Class 3 final four, averaging 24 ppg and 3.0 rpg. He shot 58 percent from the field, and his accolades range from all-SEMO Conference to all-state to Class 3 Player of the Year.
Scott County Central junior
Porter, a 6-foot-2 guard, powered the Braves to their state-record 18th state title, averaging 20.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 5.1 apg. Porter was named Scott-Mississippi Conference Player of the Year and earned all-district and all-state honors.
Notre Dame senior
The 6-foot-7 Bulldog helped his team to third place in Class 4, averaging 21.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg, which both led the team. Poythress was an all-SEMO Conference selection and shot 61 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range.
The 6-foot-7 Yale-bound forward was named the SEMO Conference Player of the Year and was the cornerstone of an Indians team that reached the Class 5 quarterfinals for the third straight year. He averaged 20.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.9 bpg and 1.2 spg.
The 5-foot-11 energetic guard used his high motor to help the Cardinals in all facets, averaging 20 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.5 apg and 2 spg. He earned first-team all-Stoddard County Athletic Association honors and was named all-district.
Cape Central senior
The 6-foot-6 Statam averaged a double-double for the Tigers. He averaged 18.1 ppg and gobbled up a team-leading 12.7 rpg. He was selected all-SEMO Conference and will play Division I basketball next year at Jacksonville State in the OVC.
Poplar Bluff senior
The 6-foot-2 all-SEMO Conference selection helped the Mules in all phases. He averaged a team-leading 21.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.8 apg and 1.5 spg. He shot 51 percent from the field, including 43 percent from behind the arc.
The 6-foot-2 freshman served notice of his arrival by emerging onto the scene for the Bulldogs. Thatch averaged a double-double with a team-high 18 ppg and 11 rpg on his way to being named first-team all-SEMO Conference and all-district.