By Tyler A. Takeda and Paul Stanford
Most Valuable Player
Shaq Moore, Madera South Senior, guard
Resume: Moore was, arguably, the best player in head coach Jody Sharp’s four years at Madera South. Sharp has molded the 6-1 guard into more than a scorer. Moore led the Stallions in points with 16.5 per game, assists, rebounds (6 per game) and steals. With his quick release, he was dangerous from anywhere on the court. He was deadly on 3-pointers, drove the lane and was a consistent free throw shooter. Moore was named to his second straight North Yosemite League first team.
Coach of the Year
Jody Sharp, Madera South
Resume: For the past three years, Sharp has molded a young team into one that regularly competes every second on the court. His pressure style defense stymied many offenses in the backcourt. His Stallions went 7-3 in the NYL to place second behind Hoover for a second straight season. The Stallions closed the gap, though.
Travis Middleton, Madera South Senior, center
Resume: After deciding not to play his junior season, Middleton was Sharp’s Christmas present, coming out for his senior season. Although Middleton got off to a late start because of football season, he used his 6-5 frame to control the lane and was a recipient of Moore’s dump-offs while driving the lane. He earned NYL honorable mention.
Javier Contreras, Madera Senior, forward
Resume: Contreras led the Coyotes in both scoring and rebounding for the second straight year and was a second team All-CMAC selection. He was dangerous on the drives and hitting spot-up jumpers. His role was expanded this season as a point forward, directing the offense while also providing most of the defense. He was named to the County/Metro Athletic Conference second team...