AURORA | A profile look at Overland junior Goy Wang, who is set to play for Team West in the second A-Town All-Star Boys Game set for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. The boys game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. or immediately following the girls game that begins at 3 p.m. (buy tickets in advance: bit.ly/ATOWN2017):
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School: Overland High School
2016-17 averages: 9.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals per game
Season highlights: An almost entirely new group on the Overland boys basketball team inherited large expectations in the 2016-17 season, as they tried to uphold a tradition that included Class 5A state championships in the past two seasons. Coach Danny Fisher’s junior-dominated Trailblazers faced the best efforts of ever team they played against and in the end weren’t able to continue the championship streak, though they had stretches of playing great basketball, especially towards the end of the regular season. With the graduation of the top six scorers from last season, several players had to step up to pick up the slack and junior Goy Wang was among them. A high-flyer who provided some highlight-reel dunks for the Trailblazers, Wang had a variety of moves in the paint and the ability to knock down open outside shots that helped him finish third on the team with a scoring average of 9.1 points per game, while he ranked second on the team in rebounding (4.0 rpg) and assists (1.4 apg). The All-Centennial League second team selection will play on Team West in the second A-Town All-Star Boys Game.
Wang vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (17 points, 6 rebounds; 6 points, 6 rebounds); vs. Rangeview (11 points, 3 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (4 points, 2 blocks; 2 points, 4 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (26 points, 10 rebounds; 14 points, 3 rebounds); vs. Grandview (5 points, 2 blocks; 4 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists)