Stagg leads all-region hoops honorees
Published 9:34 pm Friday, March 27, 2015
King’s Fork High School’s boys’ basketball team led Suffolk schools with two All-Region 4A South representatives.
Bulldogs junior guard/forward Keith Stagg was selected to the first team, and Nansemond River High School junior guard Josh Covington made the second team. Receiving honorable mention were Lakeland High School junior forward Deonta Knight and King’s Fork junior center Chris Roscoe.
This was the first time Stagg had received regional recognition, starting out on the first team.
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“It’s an honor, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my team,” he said.
“I think it was something that he deserved,” Bulldogs coach Josh Worrell said, noting Stagg’s consistent play throughout the year.
He averaged 18.5 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals during the regular season. In the regional tournament, he averaged 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds, helping his team go 2-1.
Describing why he thought coaches of the top teams in the region honored Stagg on the first team, Worrell said Stagg “can play a lot of different positions, creates a lot of mismatches with his size, shoots the ball really well. So, it’s a combination of things.”
“I think that I played hard and that I was very passionate on the floor,” Stagg said.
Josh Covington’s regional honor was the first of his basketball career, and he was the fourth-highest vote recipient on the second team.
“I was happy to see that,” Warriors coach Ed Young said. “I think the coaches recognized just how good of a player he is.”
For the entire season, Covington averaged 18.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game.