Bradwell Institute’s Malcolm Dingle, Jamorris Hill and Reasha Stokes earned recognition on the 2014 Region 3-AAAAA All-Region boys’ basketball teams.
Dingle was named to the All-Region first team. Stokes was named to the All-Region second team. Hill received honorable mention.
The selections are made by the coaching staff of each school in the conference. Tiger basketball coach Rhett Hellgren made the announcement last Friday afternoon.
“No one could have had a better bunch of seniors than I did,” Hellgren said. “I don’t care how small they were … they came up big at the region meeting with a first team, second team and an honorable mention region selections.”
The coach said Dingle averaged 13.4 points per game and shot 45 percent for the season.
“He did a tremendous job, as he is only 5-foot-8, going inside against all the giants we played this year. I am going to miss his leadership and good-natured spirit next year,” Hellgren said.
Stokes averaged 12.4 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game.
“He had a tremendous season and had 4 double doubles and really improved over the two years that I was here,” Hellgren said, adding that at 5-11 inches, those were big accomplishments for Stokes. “He is like one of my own children and watching him these past two years — seeing him grow up and mature, it is truly one of the reasons coaches coach,” Hellgren said. “It is going to be difficult not seeing him every day.”
Hellgren saved more high praise for Hill, calling him enthusiastic, caring, loving, motivated and hungry.
“He only made the honorable mention team, but by far, he was the glue that kept our team going,” Hellgren said. “When Jamorris struggled, the team struggled. When Jmoe (as we call him) was on, the team did really well. I am going to miss these guys with my other seniors as well. Hubert (Anderson) and Tevin (Womack) had really good seasons and played really hard all year long. It is hard to be with guys only two years and feel like that they are part of you. I wish all the seniors the best of luck and I look forward to seeing how far they go in life.”
The Tigers had an 16-13 overall record and 10-4 region mark this season.
In the postseason, Bradwell went 2-1 in the region tourney to claim third place and made it to the first round of the state tournament, where the Tigers lost at Bainbridge, 87-74, on Feb. 22.