The Wichita Eagle and The Topeka Capital-Journal recently selected their best of the best basketball players in Kansas high school basketball.

The Wichita Eagle and The Topeka Capital-Journal recently selected their best of the best basketball players in Kansas high school basketball.

Girard junior guard Hadyn Herlocker enjoyed a sensational season and earned a selection from both newspapers to the Class 4A first team and the third team of the top 15 girls players — across school classification — in the state of Kansas.

The Capital-Journal selected Skyler Muff of Pittsburg third team and Jordan Davied of Girard, Shelbie Foister of Labette County, Tiara Ford of Labette County, Anna Hignight of Independence, Sierra Kemp of Parsons, Kelsey Larson of Iola, Brianne Lawrence of Fort Scott, Kiralyn Mosier of Parsons, Brenna Olson of Chanute, Katren Reinbolt of Fort Scott, Nina Spence of Baxter Springs, Kendra Taiclet of Iola and Tasha Wampler of Baxter Springs honorable mention in Class 4A.

The Eagle selected Muff and the above players honorable mention; Taylor Kemp joined her twin sister Sierra as honorable mention and Michaela O’Brien of Labette County earned more appreciation in Wichita than Topeka.

Christine Bone of Southeast, Amanda Cicero of Frontenac, Bailey Flora of Frontenac, Ryleigh McCartney of Frontenac, Bret McGuire of Erie and Taylor Price earned honorable mention in Class 3A from The Capital-Journal and The Eagle picked Cicero, Flora, McCartney and Meghan Winden of Frontenac honorable mention.

On the boys side of the Capital-Journal selections, senior James Jackson of Parsons and sophomore James Newton of Coffeyville made third team in Class 4A and Tyler Adams of Fort Scott, Heath Hoffmeister of Independence, Tevin Johnson of Parsons, Jalen King of Pittsburg, Jonny Krewson of Labette County, Braden Larson of Iola, Dillon O’Dell of Pittsburg and Cameron Woodring of Fort Scott cracked honorable mention.

The Eagle picked Adams, Hoffmeister, Jackson, Johnson, King, Krewson, Larson, Newton, O’Dell and Woodring honorable mention.

Dyson Dechant of Colgan, Zach Smith of Colgan and Greyson Spriggs of Riverton were Class 3A honorable mention selections in both papers and Chad Shepherd of Galena earned his way on in the pages of The Capital-Journal.

Chase Cleland of Northeast made honorable mention in Class 2A in both papers.

Wichita Heights standout and McDonald’s All-American and Kansas signee Perry Ellis became the first-ever four-time All-Stater and Wichita Heights coach Joe Auer won Coach of the Year in The Capital-Journal.