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Sparta Basketball Players and Coach Earn Year-End Awards
The Sparta Spartans recently earned multiple year-end awards from an array of associations and sanctioning bodies. Senior Chase Wilson was named All-Conference in the OK-Blue, based on his 18-point, 5-rebound, 2-steal averages, while junior Conner West (17 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds) earned honorable mention, as voted upon by the OK coaches. Wilson and West both were voted Mlive.com Dream Team honorable mention for their 2019-20 campaigns. Wilson garnered Associated Press All-State honorable mention as well. But the recognition did not stop there. Wilson, with fellow seniors Hayden Degraaf and Sam Kerska, notched the Outstanding Senior Athlete award from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM). This award is given to players based on their performance on the floor and in the classroom. Sparta was one of few teams in the state to have three OSA's. BCAM also awarded senior T.J. Devary the Team First Award based on his leadership, commitment, and service. The Sparta team collectively captured the Academic All-State award (honorable mention) based on their 3.31 overall grade point average, while senior Chase Wilson earned individual Academic All-State. Coach Lance Roark was nominated for BCAM Coach of the Year in Region 7, finishing behind Thom Vander Klay of Wyoming for that award. These Spartans may yet earn more honors, as the BCAM's Best Awards have not been released yet (scheduled release was April 19th). These are similar to other "all-state" award teams.