Chatham’s McKenna named Player of the Year

By Mark Kitchin

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Chatham’s Colin McKenna was named Player of the Year and Todd Ervin was chosen Coach of the Year by the Morris County Varsity Boys Basketball Coaches Association during its end-of-the-year meeting.

McKenna, Ervin and players selected for the All-Morris County team will be feted at a luncheon to be held at Zeris Inn on Tuesday, March 15. Most of the seniors will be competing at the Morris-Sussex All-Star Classic basketball showcase which will be held at Hackettstown High School on Wednesday, March 16 in a 7 p.m. start.

McKenna, a senior forward, averaged 15 points a game and got more than his share of rebounds for the Morris County Tournament champions. His stellar games included 18-point performances in state tournament wins against Snyder and Rahway. His season high was a 29-point game against Summit during the holiday tournament.  He also had 18 points in the Morris County Tournament final against Randolph, a 57-49 win. He was a steady and stand out performer for the 28-2 Cougars.

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Chatham’s Colin McKenna. left, was named Player of the Year by the Morris County coaches. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Ervin coached Chatham to its third Morris County Tournament title and helped bring them back to the county final after losing to Mendham 34-29 the year before.

First team members included: Morris Catholic’s senior center Amir Allen, Morristown’s junior guard Kevin Hoehn, Delbarton’s senior guard Stephen Clapp, Morristown-Beard junior guard Brian Monaghan and Hanover Park senior guard John Crown.

The second team included Whippany Park senior guard Ryan Gaynor, Chatham sophomore guard Jack Rooney, Mountain Lakes’ senior guard Chris Boyhan, Randolph’s senior guard Julian Boykin and Morris Knolls’ senior guard Michael Chapman.

Third team selections included: Randolph’s junior center Luke Nathan, Pequannock’s senior guard Jared Nelson, Dover’s senior guard Dwayne Brown, Morristown’s senior guard Rohan Walker and Chatham’s senior guard Tristan LeMon.

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Mark Kitchin is a boys varsity basketball writer for the Morris County New Jersey area

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