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Basketball: Fishler, McCorkle lead All-County boys team
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County’s boys basketball teams all fell short of the playoffs during the 2011-12 season, but several players turned in standout individual numbers.

The Forsyth County News sports staff has honored 12 of those players for their efforts. This year’s All-County boys basketball team consists of two co-players of the year, five first team honorees and five second team selections.

Players of the Year

Co-POY: Andrew Fishler, Sr., Forsyth Central, C — (13.6 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, 8.1 blocks per game)

Fishler doubled many of his totals from his junior season and became a human wall in the post, setting a handful of state blocks records.

He was voted to the All-Region 7-AAAA second team and signed with (NAIA) Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla.

Co-POY: Mark McCorkle, Sr., South Forsyth, G — (18 PPG, 40 percent 3-point shooter, 98 percent free-throw shooter, 4 RPG, 3 assists per game, 2 steals per game)

McCorkle went from being a three-point specialist in his junior year to an all-around standout guard his senior year.

He was named to the All-Region 7-AAAA second team and signed with (NAIA) St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, N.C.

All-County First Team

T.J. Custer

Jr., Forsyth Central, G — (16 PPG, 5 RPG, 2.4 APG)

Custer was Central’s leading scorer as a junior this season and teamed with center Andrew Fishler to provide a potent one-two offensive punch. Custer turned in some of his best play of the season against rival South Forsyth, averaging 18 points per game in three meetings with the War Eagles.

Nick Graf

Sr., South Forsyth, F — (13 PPG, 10 RPG)

Graf turned in another strong season for the War Eagles in the paint one year after earning 2011 county POY honors. Graf is the only boys player to earn All-County first team honors or higher each of the past two seasons. He hopes to walk-on at Kennesaw State University.

Logan Bush

So., Lambert, F — (13 PPG, 5 RPG)

It hasn’t taken Bush long to become the leader of Lambert’s basketball team. Following a freshman season in which he earned a starting role, Bush developed into the Longhorns’ leading scorer this season as a sophomore and was named to the All-Region 7-AAAA second team.

Zach Guard

So., Pinecrest, G — (17 PPG, 7 RPG)

In Guard, Pinecrest Academy has a building block for its football and basketball teams each of the next two seasons.

The athletic, 6-foot-2 Guard turned in the second-highest points per game total in the county this year in only his sophomore season. Earlier in the year, he earned a spot on the All-County football team as a wide receiver.

John DePalma

Sr., Pinecrest F — (13 PPG, 10 RPG)

DePalma made strides in his senior season at Pinecrest, upping his rebounding total from seven per game in 2011 to 10 this year.

He also maintained his 13 points per game scoring average, which allowed him to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for his high school career.

However, DePalma’s future lies in football. The long snapper will attend West Virginia on an athletic scholarship this fall.

All-County Second Team

Chris Parisi, Sr., West Forsyth, F

Brandon Rapson, Jr., North Forsyth, F

Geronimo Cruz, Jr., South Forsyth, PG

Colin Perzella, Sr., Lambert, F

Doug Cotter, Jr., South Forsyth, F