AISA Boys All-Area Team
Published 12:00 am Monday, March 15, 2004
Devon Manley – (Warrior Academy) The 6’3″ junior forward led the 17-9 Braves all the way to the AISA Final Four averaging 12.9 points per game, while shooting 52 percent from the field.
Manley was a starter in every game this season for the Braves and was a dominant inside force averaging 9.8 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per game. Manley was named to the AISA Class 1A State All-Tournament Team for his performance in the Braves’ Final Four match-up with the state champion Jefferson Christian Academy Eagles, where Manley collected 17 points and 9 rebounds. “Devon was a strong inside presence for our team and a major catalyst in our success this season,” Braves head coach Rob Hall said. Season (game) highs 26 points, 16 rebounds.
Ivan Cade – (Warrior Academy) The 6’2″ junior forward is regarded as one of the best AISA Class 1A defensive players on the court. Cade led the Braves with 10.4 rebounds per game and collected a season and game high 19 rebounds. But the most impressive aspect to Cade’s game was his blocking ability. Cade recorded an impressive 44 blocks this season. He was a starter in every game for the Braves this season averaging 12.4 points per game and 1.8 assist per game while shooting 51 percent from the field.
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Cade was named to the West Area II All-tournament Team this season as well as the Southern Academy All-Tournament Team. “Along with Devon, Ivan created a strong and very effective 1-2 inside force which helped us make a run at state,” Hall said.
Andrew Murphy – (Marion Military Institute) The 6’4″ junior forward was a dominating inside player for the AISA Class 1A state runner up MMI Tigers. This season, Murphy collected 112-total points averaging 14.0 points per game. Murphy best performance of the season came in the Tigers’ Final Four match-up with the Lakeside School Chiefs when he collected a game high 17 points. Murphy shot an impressive 68 percent from the field this season and an even more impressive 72.2 percent from the free throw line. Along with his ability to put points on the board, Murphy is also a strong defensive player. He collected a total of 82 rebounds this season averaging 10.2 rebounds per game with a game high 16 rebounds collected in the Tigers’ Final Four match-up with the Lakeside School Chiefs. Murphy also finished the season with a total of 19 assists averaging 2.4 per game and a total 14 steals averaging 1.8 per game.
Brandon Chandler – (Marion Military Institute) The 6’2″ senior forward is by far one of the most impressive inside players in the AISA. Chandler collected 241-total points this season for the (25-4) AISA Class 1A state runner up Tigers averaging 8.6 per game. Chandler ended his impressive career at MMI shooting 49 percent from the field and 43.7 percent from the line. But perhaps the most impressive statistic of Chandler’s is his 275-total rebounds he collected this season. He averaged 9.8 rebounds per game and collected 56-total steals as a senior. He may be listed as a forward, but Chandler was one of the Tigers most versatile players as he was also able to use his quick speed and outstanding jumping abilities from almost every position on the court. This season Chandler was named to the AISA State Tournament All-Tournament Team and the West Area II Class A Area Tournament All-Area Team.
Jamie Cook – (Southern Academy) The 5’9″ senior point guard was forced to make a very difficult switch this season from a forward position, where he averaged 9. 3 points per game to a point guard position due to his impressive speed and ball handling skills. It was his outstanding performance at this position that enabled the 11-13 Cougars to make it to the AISA Class AA Final Four. This season Cook averaged 8.1 points per game and 2.7 assist per game. Along with a strong offensive performance this season, Cook also established himself as a strong defensive player averaging 6.2 rebounds per game and 3.1 steals per game. “If it were not for Jamie’s ability to make that switch this season from the forward position to the point, and do it as well as he did, we would not have made it as far as we did this season,” Cougars head coach Shaun Bonds said.