Janesville Craig senior Blake McCann proved he could score right along with the best players in the Big Eight Conference.

On Tuesday, the league announced McCann was named second-team all-conference for his efforts.

Sun Prairie’s Marlon Ruffin and Jalen Johnson led the way on the first team, with Ruffin, a senior, earning player of the year honors for a Cardinals team that won the league title outright with a 17-1 record.

Middleton’s Brogan Brunker, Madison La Follette’s Donnell Gray and Madison East’s Keshawn Justice rounded out the first team.

Madison Memorial’s Elliott Grays was named defensive player of the year, while Sun Prairie’s Jeff Boos was coach of the year.

McCann ranked second in the Big Eight in scoring at 19.8 points per game. McCann recently announced he plans to attend and play basketball at UW-Platteville.

Fellow Craig senior Jacob Ngobi was named named third-team all-conference. Ngobi averaged 14.6 points per game.

Parker senior Chris Galvan, who will play for Roosevelt University in Chicago, was an honorable mention selection after averaging 18.2 points per game.

Boys basketball


Brogan Brunker, sr., F, Middleton; Donnell Gray, jr., G, Madison La Follette; Jalen Johnson, so., F, Sun Prairie; Keshawn Justice, sr., Madison East; Marlon Ruffin, sr., G, Sun Prairie

Player of the year—Ruffin, Sun Prairie

Defensive player of the year—Elliott Grays, sr., F, Madison Memorial

Coach of the year—Jeff Boos, Sun Prairie


Nick Caropreso, jr., F, Madison Memorial; Cade Ellingson, jr., G, Madison Memorial; Trayvon Fair, sr., G, Beloit Memorial; Blake McCann, sr., G, Janesville Craig; Troy Reeves, jr., F, Madison La Follette


Bui Clements, sr., G, Verona; Taylor Jansen, sr., G, Sun Prairie; Jacob Ngobi, sr., G, Janesville Craig; Marty Strey, sr., F, Sun Prairie; Anthony Washington, so., G, Madison East; Anthony West, sr., F, Madison La Follette


Chris Galvan, sr., F, Janesville Parker; Alan Roden, sr., F, Middleton; Keishawn Shanklin, sr., G., Madison West

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