South Whidbey senior Kody Newman was named boys basketball Player of the Year by the North Sound Conference. (Photo by John Fisken)

South Whidbey senior Kody Newman was named boys basketball Player of the Year by the North Sound Conference. (Photo by John Fisken)

Newman earns North Sound Conference MVP honor / Boys basketball

The North Sound Conference selected South Whidbey High School senior Kody Newman as the Player of the Year in boys basketball.

It is the second consecutive year a Falcon won the conference’s top honor. Last winter, Lewis Pope was co-Most Valuable Player of the Cascade Conference in the league’s final year of existence. Newman was a first-team, all-league selection in 2018.

Newman, like Pope, also broke the 1,000-point barrier in career points on the way to collecting the MVP award.

Three other Falcons received North Sound Conference honors. Juniors Carson Wrightson and Levi Buck were both named to the all-league second team, and junior Dexter Jokinen was honorable mention.

Wrightson earned the honor despite missing the second half of the league season with an injury.

South Whidbey head coach Mike Washington distributed letter and team honors at the Falcons’ team banquet Friday.

Earning varsity letters along with Newman, Wrightson, Buck and Jokinen were senior Brock Gray, juniors Nick Young and Kole Nelson, sophomore Sterling Patton and freshman Jacob Ng.

Newman was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and the Offensive Player of the Year.

Wrightson received the Best Rebounder and Most Potential awards.

Buck earned the Captain’s Award and Most Skilled.

Other awards went to Gray, Most Inspirational; Young, Most Improved; Jokinen, Defensive Player of the Year; Nelson, Most Energetic; Patton, Sixth Man of the Year; and Ng, Rookie of the Year.

Collecting junior varsity letters were juniors Lewis Mattson, Kohl Baker, Ben Roughsedge and Larry Herrera; sophomores Cody Eager, Carl Henri Chapman, Ben Lind, Brady Hezel, Luke Rookstool, Soren Bratrude, Trustin Betteker and Matthew Dixon; and freshmen Anthony Hall, Tyler Thrasher, Joseph Mattson, Nicholas Flaherty and Ranger Buck.

Brandon Thrasher was the team manager.

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