All-state basketball honors for two Whitehorse boys basketball players

D’Wayne Nakai
Whitehorse Senior Guard
1A Basketball 3rd team
21.7 PPG, 6 Rpg

Head Coach Evan Grant: “D’Wayne is one of the best scorers to come out of Whitehorse in a long time. He ended his high school career with 863 total points, and that’s with him missing out on his sophomore season because we didn’t have a season that year. His senior year he led 1A basketball with 21.7 points per game.
“He also led the state in all classifications in three-pointers per game, averaging 3.4. D’Wayne is very coachable and has a very high basketball IQ. He worked very hard during the season and just as hard if not harder on the offseason to better himself as a player. He was a leader on the court and in the classroom. I never had to worry about his grades. He is such a great young man and has a bright future. It’s an honor to say that I got to coach D’Wayne.”

Lyric Phillips
Whitehorse Junior Guard
1A Basketball Hon. Men.
18.7 PPG

Head Coach Evan Grant: “Lyric was a Co-Captain on our team this year. He was fifth in 1A basketball for points per game at 18.7. He was third in 1A for three-point baskets per game at 3.1. Lyric is always wanting to improve himself as a player and a teammate. As soon as the moratorium ended after the season, he was back in the gym and working on his game for next season.
“Lyric is the ideal student athlete. He knows that school comes first. He is always on top of grades. He is currently a junior and he has already made it a goal for next season to make First Team All-State. I can’t wait to see his hard work to pay off.”

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