Mercer Island’s Griffin Emanuels fights his way into the paint against Ballard on Feb. 11 at Mercer Island High School. Emanuels was recently named KingCo 2A/3A Defensive MVP (Joe Livarchik/staff photo).

Islanders’ Emanuels named KingCo 2A/3A Defensive MVP | Prep boys basketball

Mercer Island junior Griffin Emanuels was named Defensive MVP in the 2017 KingCo 2A/3A all-league selections, which were released earlier this week.

Emanuels, who also earned All-KingCo first team honors, helped the Islanders (14-9, 11-3 in KingCo) win their 24th KingCo league championship this season. Mercer Island shared the regular season title with the Bellevue Wolverines, as both teams finished conference play with 11-3 records.

Senior captain and starting guard Shain Scott was named to the All-KingCo second team, while Jack Delay and Ethan Eason received All-KingCo honorable mentions.

Mercer Island head coach Gavin Cree was named the KingCo 2A/3A Coach of the Year. Bellevue junior Andrew Kenny was named league MVP.

Boys 2017 KingCo 2A/3A all-league selections

MVP: Andrew Kenny, 11, Bellevue

Coach of the Year: Gavin Cree, Mercer Island

Defensive MVP: Griffin Emanuels, 11, Mercer Island

Sportsmanship: Interlake

First team

Griffin Emanuels, 11, Mercer Island

Griffin Barker, 10, Lake Washington

Jake Elfstrom, 10, Liberty

Ravi Regan Hughes, 12, Juanita

Aleks Bober, 12, Redmond

Second team

Shain Scott, 12, Mercer Island

Nick Chung, 11, Liberty

Sam Linsky, 12, Lake Washington

Devon LaPierre, 12, Redmond

Bo Moawad, 12, Liberty

Honorable mention

Bellevue — Jalen Love 10, Colin Suter 12, Spencer Berkland 11, Hunter Hansen 10

Interlake — Zack Thomas 12, Gavin Dayment 11, Kole Utzinger 12

Lake Washington — Beau Heimdahl 11, Jordan Richter 12

Liberty — Blake McAllister 12

Mercer Island — Jack Delay 12, Ethan Eason 11

Redmond — Carson Brown 11

Sammamish — Jared Jackson 11, Carson Jones-Knapp 12, Max Donaldson 12

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