ABL All-1st and All-2nd teams announced!

Today we can celebrate some of the best players in this season’s ABL with the All-1st and All-2nd team for 2018/19. All selections were based on the regular season only, and teams were voted for regardless of position by teams and coaches across the ABL. 

The North Conference All-1st Team is understandably packed with Archbishop Beck players given their regular season dominance. Coach of the Year winner Delme Herriman’s side provide Defensive Player of the Year Phil Deveney (26.3ppg 27.9eff, 9.0rpg, 3.0apg, 3.3spg), Dante Sofia (12.9ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.1spg) and Luke Dalton (15.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.7apg, 2/1spg) to the roster after a successful regular season. Allerton High School’s Harry Resendez (33.0ppg, 30.7eff, 3.9rpg, 1.9spg) and Carmel College’s Findlay Moss (28.3ppg, 26.3eff, 14.0rpg) complete the line-up. 

Likewise, in the Central Conference Aston Manor’s regular season strength ensures they contribute a trio of player’s to the All-1st Team. Ryan Anglin (24.2ppg, 32.8eff, 11.8rpg, 3.0spg, 1.2bpg), Conroy Hayden (19.8ppg, 32.7eff, 16.6rpg) and Zack Powell (23.9ppg, 6.3apg, 4.5spg) all get the nod, and they’re joined by Stoke-on-Trent’s Michael Jara (28.7ppg, 5,2apg, 2.4spg) and County Upper’s Kelechi Asuzu (20.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.5bpg). 

Haringey’s Franklin Agu is the standout selection to the East Conference All-1st Team, his jaw dropping 40.9 efficiency rating shows just how dominant he’s been this season, coupling it with 28.5ppg, 16,4rpg, 4.8apg and 3.9spg. Agu’s teammates Alex Distras (25.9ppg, 4.1 3pmpg, 3.0apg, 3.1spg) joins the Defensive Player of the Year in the line-up, and Most Improved Player Chima Obikwelu (21.1.ppg, 13.8rpg) from Leyton also makes the grade. Sean Trumper (21.9ppg, 13.1rpg, 2.3spg) from The North School and John Roan’s Lanre Ayinla (17.4 ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.1apg, 3.4spg) complete the five. 

Wrapping us up in the South Conference, New City and St Charles both contribute a pair of stars to this season’s All-1st Team, understandable given their regular season efforts. Walking highlight reel Aaron Badibo (31.9ppg, 36.5eff, 6.8rpg, 4.0apg) gets the call from New City, as does Defensive Player of the Year Jason Prince (25.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.9apg, 3.3spg). Abiodun Adedo 19.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3bpg) and Mohamed Mohamed (12.9ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.6apg, 2.5bpg) are both in the mix from St Charles, with Bradley Tabansi (19.7ppg, 8.5rpg, 2.4spg) the lone selection from King Henry. 

 

ABL 1st Team All Conference

Northern Conference 

Phil Deveney, Dante Sofia, Luke Dalton (all Archbishop Beck), Harry Resendez (Allerton High School), Findlay Moss (Carmel College) 

Central Conference 

Ryan Anglin, Conroy Hayden, Zach Powell (all Aston Manor Academy), Michael Jara (Stoke-on-Trent College), Kelechi Asuzu (County Upper School) 

Eastern Conference 

Franklin Agu, Alex Distras (Haringey Sixth Form College), Sean Trumper (The North School), Lanre Ayinla (John Roan School), Chima Obikwelu (Leyton Sixth Form College) 

Southern Conference 

Aaron Badibo, Jason Prince (both New City College), Abiodun Adedo, Mohamed Mohamed (St Charles College), Bradley Tabansi (King Henry School) 

 

ABL 2nd Team All Conference

Northern Conference 

Tommy Skelton, Elijah Walsh, Joe Barrett (all Queen Ethelburgas), Bailey England (Allerton High School), Ellis Evans (Carmel College) 

Central Conference

 Jonathan Bourne, Barley Day (both County Upper School), Ernest Mawomo (Gateway College), Bayley Gaunt, Alex Tew (both Stoke-on-Trent College) 

Eastern Conference

Seal Osajivbe (John Roan School), Adrian Okoro (Northfleet Technology College), Rawle Allicock, Owen Young (both Haringey Sixth Form College), Rupert Burnett (COHENEL) 

Southern Conference 

Laja Ogidan (New City College), Louis Roberts (Holy Trinity School), Marc Sylvest (Three Rivers Academy), Simon Olanipekun (Raines Foundation School) Anthony TJ Hibbert (King Henry School)