Boys Basketball: The Record/Ledger All-Area teamBy JOSHUA WELGEEmailFollowMarch 14, 2019 Led by Player of the Year Ray J Dennis, here is the Ledger/Record All-Area boys basketball team. [Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media]Kamron Battle, Oswego East, senior, forward: Southwest Prairie all-conference and all-tournament at Hinsdale Central, explosive athlete helped lead Wolves to first sectional final. Battle averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and shot 63 percent. [Mary Beth Nolan for Shaw Media]Jimmy Braddish, Sandwich, senior, guard: A repeat selection, Braddish became Sandwich's all-time leading scorer, finishing with 1,708 points. A pure shooter, this year he averaged 19.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, hit 80 3-pointers at just under 42 percent and shot 91 percent on free throws to lead 21-10 Sandwich. Committed to Cornell College. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Griffin Cross, Plano, junior, forward: Springy 6-foot-7 athlete averaged 10.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in first year at Plano after moving from Texas. All-conference pick, all-tournament at Plano. [Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media]Ray J Dennis, Oswego East, senior guard: Repeat Player of the Year. Smooth 6-foot-2 guard was Southwest Prairie Conference MVP in leading 24-8 Wolves to unbeaten title, and East's first-ever sectional final. He averaged 22.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and hit 72 3s. Committed to Boise State. [Gary E. Duncan Sr. for Shaw Media]Dylan Engler, Oswego, senior, guard: Always a pure shooter, three-year varsity starter grew his all-around game. Engler averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2 assists. All-Conference pick passed 1,000 career points for 16-win SPC runners-up. Will play next year at Link Year Prep. [Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media]Demari Grant, Oswego East, senior, guard: In his one year at East after transferring from Bolingbrook, lightning-quick point guard averaged 11.3 points, 4.1 assists and 1.9 steals. Sensational in sectional final with 19 points. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Jack Kahoun, Oswego, junior guard: Third-year varsity player averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists as 16-12 Wolves made 12-win improvement. All-conference pick, Chuck Dayton Tournament MVP scored 35 points with game-winner against Neuqua Valley. [Steven Buyansky]Mekhi Lunford, Yorkville Christian, junior, forward: Honorable mention All-State by Associated Press. Lunford averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds. He had 19 points in sectional semifinal, 20 points and eight rebounds in sectional final. [Steven Buyansky]Mason Klaas, Yorkville, senior, guard: Unanimous Northern Illinois Big 12 selection averaged 10.6 points, 2.8 assists, 2.3 rebounds and shot 79 percent from free-throw line. [Steven Buyansky for Shaw Media]Brett Myre, Newark, senior, guard: Honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press, sweet-shooting lefty grew into one of area's best scorers. Myre averaged team-high 15.2 points with 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.8 steals in leading Newark to Little Ten regular-season and tournament titles, and a sectional final. [Sean King for Shaw Media]Sam Schultz, Oswego East, junior, forward: Repeat pick, 6-foot-7 junior was All-Conference pick for SPC champs and sectional finalists. Schultz averaged 12.4 points and team-high 8.5 rebounds. [Steven Buyansky]Colton Schutt, Yorkville Christian, senior, guard: Repeat selection, and IBCA All-State pick. Schutt led 22-12 Mustangs to first regional and sectional titles in third year in IHSA. He averaged 16 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals, scoring 25 points in sectional semifinal.