Boys high school basketball: Craig's Ngobi earns first-team honors
Jerry Ngobi has earned a spot among the Big Eight’s best.
The Janesville Craig guard was named All-Big Eight first team on Monday.
Ngobi, a 6-foot-1 senior, averaged 15.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in leading the Cougars to a tie for third place in the conference. The UW-Whitewater recruit had six games of 20 or more points, including a season-high 24 in a win against Madison East.
“In the last three years, Jerry has helped to elevate the Craig basketball program through his tireless work ethic and positive leadership,” Craig coach Mike Miller said. “He was not only a vocal leader, but a leader by example.
“He will be greatly missed, but we hope for bigger and better things for him at the University of Whitewater.”
Ngobi is joined on the first team by senior Darrlyn Willis of Madison Memorial, junior Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie, senior Malik Clements of Madison West and senior Derek Rongstad of Middleton.
Willis, a silky smooth 6-7 forward, averaged 17.3 points per game in leading the Spartans to their 11th straight Big Eight title.
Memorial’s Steve Collins was voted Coach of the Year.
Janesville Parker senior Adam Thompson and Craig senior Mike Murphy were named all-conference third team.
Name Yr. School
Darrlyn Wills Sr. Memorial
Nick Noskowiak Jr. Sun Prairie
Malik Clements Sr. West
Derek Rongstad Sr. Middleton
Jerry Ngobi Sr. Craig
Darold Thomas Jr. La Follette
Andre Neal Sr. Beloit
Tyler Lindquist Sr. Memorial
Cole Schmitz So. Verona
JT Ruffin Jr. Sun Prairie
Draylen Fair Sr. Beloit
Adam Thompson Sr. Parker
Shareef Smith Jr. Memorial
Mike Murphy Sr. Craig
Cortez McCree Jr. La Follette
• Player of the Year—Darrlyn Willis, Memorial.
• Coach of the Year—Steve Collins, Memorial.
Shane Walden, sr., Sun Prairie; Terrell McFadden, sr., West; Mitch Flora, sr., Verona; Maurice Ewing, sr., La Follette; Martin Lackey, sr., East; Malik Robinson, jr., Sun Prairie; Max Oelerich, sr., Middleton; Will Kellerman, jr., Verona; Luke Schafer, sr., Middleton.
Madison Memorial, 17-1; Sun Prairie, 12-6; Madison West, 10-8; Beloit Memorial, 10-8; Janesville Craig, 10-8; Verona, 9-9; Middleton, 9-9; Madison La Follette, 7-11; Madison East, 4-14; Janesville Parker, 2-16.