Boys Basketball

Okawville’s Frederking the area’s lone first-team all-state pick in 1A-2A

Okawville sophomore guard Noah Frederking was the only first-team all-state player from the metro-east Thursday when the Associated Press announced his Class 1A and Class 2A Boys Basketball All-State teams.

Mater Dei’s 6-foot-9 senior center Nolan Gerling and Nashville’s 6-7 junior center Royce Newman each were second-team selections on the Class 2A all-state team. Central junior guard Logan Kohrmann and Gibault sophomore forward Trevor Davis each were honorable mention all-state picks in Class 2A.

Frederking, who averaged 22 points and helped the Rockets (25-10) reach the Class 1A Jacksonville Super-Sectional, received the third-highest vote total among all the 1A nominees. The 6-foot-3 guard also led the team in rebounding (6.7 per game) and 3-pointers (57) while contributing 42 assists.

Recruiting interest is picking up in Frederking, who surpassed the 1,100-point total in only his second varsity season.

Gerling, who has helped Mater Dei reach the 2A state tournament, is averaging 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. He has attracted recruiting interest from Eastern Illinois and McKendree along with Kaskaskia College and Southwestern Illinois College.

Newman, receiving recruiting interest in football and basketball, averaged 14 points and nine rebounds for Nashville. The Hornets lost to Mater Dei in the Carlyle Regional championship.

Kohrmann was the top scorer for the 22-7 Central Cougars, averaging 19.2 points with 60 3-pointers. Davis averaged 13.8 points and 7.3 rebounds for Gibault, also contributing 22 blocked shots.