Both the Prosper boys and girls basketball teams have been recognized with a heap of awards since putting together two of the best seasons in program history.
Making the prestigious list of 5A All-State members were Jordyn Oliver and Zach Wrightsil. This marks Oliver’s third All-State selection in a row — she will return for her senior season before heading to Baylor the following year. Wrightsil’s next step is heading to Loyola University New Orleans to begin his college career.
All-District 14-5A honors saw plenty of Prosper student athletes as well. On the boys side, Wrigtsil, Josh Davis and Taveion White were all named to the first team. Wrigtsil was also awarded with Offensive Player of the Year. On the second team was senior Kyle Jessen, followed by honorable mentions Jerry McElroy and Grant Shaw. Girls honorees included Oliver as Most Valuable Player, senior Mackenzie Hewitt on the first team and Maddie Cleary on second team.
Academic all-state honorees include four members of the girls basketball team and three from the boys. The list began with Hewitt, who has verbally committed to Yale University, followed by Amanda English (first team), Krista English (first team) and Lexi Lightfoot (second team). Prosper’s boys academic representatives were Trey Uturp (second team), as well as Jevin Jackson and McElroy, both honorable mentions.
On the All-Region teams were a pair of leaders from both the boys and girls teams. Wrightsil and Davis each cracked the boys team in Region 2, easily the most competitive region in the state in 2017-18. Both Oliver and Hewitt were selected to the All-Region girls team.
Overall, the awards accentuate stellar seasons for both Prosper squads. The girls put together its first undefeated record against district opponents in school history and nearly knocked out the No. 3 team in the state in the third round of the playoffs. Meanwhile, the boys advanced further than they ever had in school history thanks to an electric triple-overtime win against Sulphur Springs, finished top five in the state, and had the second-best overall record in team history.