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All-County Boys Basketball -- Martin, Glazer filled stats sheet

April 03, 2010|BY TIM KOELBLE
  • Andre Pierre, South Hagerstown
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When it came to physical stature and ability on the basketball floor, the only glaring difference between the top two boys players in Washington County this season was their height.

Clear Spring's Brandon Glazer stands 6-foot-4.

St. Maria Goretti's Nic Martin is 5-foot-11.

The differences end there.

Glazer and Martin are the 2010 Herald-Mail Washington County Boys Basketball Co-Players of the Year after seasons in which each player filled the statistical ledger.

Glazer's output -- 19.8 points (second in the Tri-State), 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.0 steals.

Martin's linescore -- A Tri-State-leading 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.1 steals.

"I knew at the beginning of the year I was one of the top players in the area, but I really didn't think about being a player of the year in the beginning," said Glazer, who already has a scholarship to The College of Charleston to play baseball.

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Martin, who also plays baseball and soccer, operates with a motto: "The strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf."

"It's nice to finally have some proof of the hard work from the past four years," said Martin. "There is something to show for it."

Glazer was instrumental in leading the Blazers to a 15-7 record, and did so with the help of fellow seniors Cody Englehart and Joel Rowe.

"I was proud of our team, and we as seniors I think showed leadership," said Glazer. "(Coach Mark) Shives is always doing it right, he doesn't settle for average."

Glazer finished off the season by averaging 23 points in the last eight contests. His season high was a 30-point effort against Smithsburg.

Meanwhile, Martin constantly faced the big boys from the Baltimore Catholic League and often found himself undersized, but not always outmatched. Goretti was 10-20 this year. Martin put the finishing touches on his prep career with a 48-point effort against Bishop Walsh.

"I've just always thought if I wanted it bad enough you go after it," said Martin, whose leaping ability allows him to play taller than his stature. "I always felt I could take on people 6-5 but still give myself a chance."

Each player could run an offense, knock down a jumper from anywhere, slash and drive, rebound and dish out the assists.

Even though Glazer and Martin briefly played together on an AAU team, they never crossed paths in high school competition. But they have respect for one another.

"I saw Nic in a game early in the year and I was talking with a friend and saying I couldn't believe how much he gets up and down the floor and what he does," said Glazer.

Martin knew there was a battle brewing during the course of the season for top honors.

"It was kinda cool to hear what was being said in the paper," said Martin. "I don't mind sharing the honor at all. Brandon deserves the right, too."

Joining Glazer and Martin on the All-County First Team are:

Cody Englehart, Clear Spring

The 6-foot-4 senior forward was the only player in Washington County to average a double-double and one of only two in the Tri-State area. Englehart scored 16.1 points a game and pulled down 10 rebounds. He hit 62 percent from the floor. He was a second-team All-County honoree last year.

Andre Pierre, South Hagerstown

The 5-foot-11 junior guard led a balanced Rebels scoring attack with a 12.1 average. He hit 72 percent from the floor and was one of the top rebounders in the area, averaging 7.8 per game.

Connor Arnone, Williamsport

The 5-foot-11 junior guard directed the Wildcats' offense from the point and averaged 11.2 points to go with a balanced stat sheet that included 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals a game. Was an honorable mention selection last year.

D.D. Dickson, North Hagerstown

The 5-foot-10 junior guard averaged 13.2 points to lead the Hubs. He added 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Started the year as a valuable sixth man before moving into the starting lineup.

Avery Wilmore, Saint James

The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard led the Saints in scoring with a 16.5 average against some rugged Mid-Atlantic Conference competition. He filled up a stat sheet with 7.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.8 steals per game.

ALL-COUNTY SECOND TEAM




Ahmad Fields, Soph., Guard, South Hagerstown

Brandon McCauley, Junior, Guard, Williamsport

Joe Mattei, Senior, Grd.-Frwd., North Hagerstown

Casey McKenrick, Senior, Forward, Williamsport

Joel Rowe, Senior, Forward, Clear Spring

Andrew Harrell, Senior, Forward, Heritage Academy

Iver Silva, Senior, Forward, Broadfording

Aaron Dinterman, Junior, Center, Smithsburg

Tyler Sterling, Senior, Guard, North Hagerstown

Jarrod McCoy, Junior, Guard, Hancock

ALL-COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION


Boonsboro -- Dylan Eavey, Haquan Grant; Broadfording -- Gabe Hirsch, Pete Cradduck; Grace Academy -- Zack Morgan, Andrew Michael; Hancock -- Spencer Heller; Heritage Academy --Aaron Clark; Highland View Academy -- Ian Magambo, Paris Ritter; North Hagerstown -- Jake Bachtell; Saint James -- Will Smith, Dylan Zimmerman; South Hagerstown -- Devon King, Tyree Jones; St. Maria Goretti -- Aaron Wilkinson; Williamsport -- Trey Malott.
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