Morris, Ruble selected to All-MEC team


CHARLOTTESVILLE — Eastern Hancock boys basketball players Luke Morris and Kayden Ruble were recently named to the All-Mid-Eastern Conference boys basketball team.

The Royals tied for fourth in the league with a 6-3 MEC mark. They were 14-11 overall. Wapahani, a Class 2A state finalist, won the conference with a 9-0 record and have a 26-2 record going into today’s state championship game.

Morris and Ruble were two of 17 players chosen from the 10-team league. The Royals were one of six teams to have multiple selections.

Morris, a 5-10 senior guard, averaged 8.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists, seventh best in the MEC. He also took a league-high and school-record 24 charges, which ranked No. 4 in the state. He will graduate as the program’s all-time leader with 34.

Ruble, a 6-3 junior post player, was the league’s leader in rebounding, averaging 11.1 per game. It also ranked eighth in the state. He averaged a team-best 14.2 points per game, seventh-best in the MEC. He was first in the conference in double-doubles with 14, which ranked 10th in the state. He averaged 1.6 assists per game.

Others selected to the All-MEC team included: Wapahani – Isaac Andrews, Camden Bell, Nick Cook; Shenandoah – Johnny Howard, Haygen Tomlinson; Daleville – Meryck Adams, Koleman Newsome; Blue River Valley – Ethan Blackburn, Zac McAbee; Cowan – Cole Duncan, Timmy Watson; Monroe Central – Easton Foster; Wes-Del – Josiah Love; Randolph Southern – Noah Allen; Union – Lamar Schwartz.

2024 All-MEC Boys Basketball Team


Isaac Andrews;Wapahani

Camden Bell;Wapahani

Nick Cook;Wapahani

Johnny Howard;Shenandoah

Haygen Tomlinson;Shenandoah

Meryck Adams;Daleville

Koleman Newsome;Daleville

Luke Morris;Eastern Hancock

Kayden Ruble;Eastern Hancock

Ethan Blackburn;Blue River Valley

Zac McAbee;Blue River Valley

Cole Duncan;Cowan

Timmy Watson;Cowan

Easton Foster;Monroe Central

Josiah Love;Wes-Del

Noah Allen;Randolph Southern

Lamar Schwartz;Union