Josh DeLaney led a slew of Harker Heights honorees as the district-champion Knights dominated the All District 8-5A team, released Wednesday.

DeLaney, a Sam Houston State signee, was named District MVP while his brother, Cameron DeLaney, a University of Denver signee, was named Defensive Player of the Year.

The Knights also had a pair of first teamers in junior C.J. Bobbitt and senior Cody Halvorson while senior Roderick Taylor, a University of Louisiana-Monroe signee, was named to the second team to round out the Knights’ starting five.

“That’s four out of the five guys on the first team,” head coach Celneque Bobbitt said. “And then for Roderick Taylor to get second team, he was our defensive man, our man in the middle, it just shows the coaches thought a lot of our five guys out on the court.”

Bobbitt shared the Co-Coach of the Year award with Shoemaker head coach Emund Prichett, who nearly guided the Grey Wolves to a district title in his first year at the helm.

The Grey Wolves were well represented. Tyrone Williams shared Co-Newcomer of the Year honors with Ellison sophomore Isaiah Stevenson. Also for Shoemaker, Shane Johnson, Torenzo Saunders and Patrick Mark were named to the first team.

Copperas Cove junior Rashard Odomes was named Offensive Player of the Year while Killeen senior Demarius Cress was named Sixth Man of the Year.

Cove and Killeen each added a player on the first team: Cove guard Montre Williams and Killeen guard Brian Long, a Texas-Pan American signee.

Also making the first team was Belton senior Braden Hammond, his second straight selection, and Ellison senior Ronnie Edwards.

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