Childhood friends Kaden Metheny and K.J. McClurg hoped to cap their monumental high school careers with their second consecutive state championship. Although that is still up in the air, the two accomplished another feat together by both being named to the Class AAA All-State teams on Friday.
Metheny is the captain of the first team after averaging nearly 25 points for the Hawks and eclipsing the 2,000 career point mark during his senior season. McClurg added 20 points a game and the two combined for one of the most lethal 1-2 punches across the state.
Morgantown's Carson Poffenberger was a second team selection. The junior forward was a force in the middle for the Mohigans and had 13 points and 6 rebounds a game.
Buckhannon-Upshur's Ryan Hurst and Preston's Nick Smith were selected on the third team. Hurst led the Bucs with a steady 16 points each game while Smith filled up the stat sheet for the Knights with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists per game.
Below are the full list of Class AAA All-State teams.
Kaden Metheny, University, Sr. (Captain)
K J McClurg, University, Sr.
Teddy Marshall, Martinsburg, Sr.
C J Meredith, Spring Valley, Sr.
Mason Pinkett, George Washington, Jr.
Chandler Schmidt, Cabell Midland, Soph.
Malaki Sylvia, Parkersburg South, Sr.
Alex Vargo, Wheeling Park, Sr.
Carson Poffenberger, Morgantown, Jr.
Sheldon Everhart, Hedgesville, Sr.
Ben Gilliam, Woodrow Wilson, Jr.
Richard Law, Woodrow Wilson, Sr.
Sam Potts, Parkersburg, Sr.
Amare Smith, Huntington, Jr.
Rodney Toler, St Albans, Sr. (Captain)
Telryn Villa, Martinsburg, Sr.
Ryan Hurst, Buckhannon-Upshur, Jr.
Nick Smith, Preston, Sr.
Austin Dearing, Hurricane, Sr. (Captain)
Ayden Ince, Woodrow Wilson, Jr.
Ty Johnson, Ripley, Sr.
Kerion Martin, Capital, Sr.
Will Shively, Jefferson, Fr.
Quaysean Sutton, South Charleston, Sr.
Lamar Hurst, Buckhannon-Upshur; Ryan Niceler, University; Alex Rudy, Morgantown; David Bittorie, Spring Mills; Brock Booth, Spring Valley; Dai’marquis Brooks, Capital; Peyton Brown, Princeton; Ethan Clay, St. Albans; Jaimelle Claytor, St. Albans; Bailee Coles, Greenbrier East; Dylan Day, Parkersburg South; Javante Elzy, Riverside; Justin Frohnapfel, John Marshall; Karrington Hill, Capital; Evan Hosby, Hedgesville; Evan Hughes, George Washington; Alex Isinghood, Brooke; Drew Keckley, Hampshire; Torin Lochow, Huntington; Cam Marks, Parkersburg South; Chase Maynard, Spring Valley; Xavier Morris, Wheeling Park; Danny Moylan, Washington; Corbin Page, Spring Valley; Ethan Parsons, Princeton; Joseph Patterson, Huntington; Palmer Riggio, Cabell Midland;; D J Saunders, Wheeling Park; Dominic Schmidt, Cabell Midland; K K Seibert, Cabell Midland; T J Stuckey, Musselman; Daion Taylor, Jefferson; Noah Umpleby, Parkersburg; Gavin Wilmer, Hedgesville; Alex Yoakum, George Washington; Travis Zimmerman, Wheeling Park.