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Wolverines place three on all-state squad

Wolverines place three on all-state squad

Mar 14, 2017 - By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor

Riverton's Brady Fullerton, Easton Paxton and Teron Doebele were named to the Class 3-A squad after leading Big Red to their first-ever basketball title.

One can dominate down low, one can shoot from distance and one can seemingly do it all.

Following helping lead Riverton to its first-ever state basketball championship, a trio of Wolverines was named to the Class 3-A all-state squad in Brady Fullerton, Easton Paxton and Teron Doebele by the Wyoming Coaches Association.

Fullerton was Big Red's best all-around player, beating the opposition in various ways from his point guard position, finishing fifth in Class 3-A West scoring at 14 points per game, while leading the conference in assists (5.3) and was ranked third in steals (2.5), seventh in blocked shots (0.8) and ninth in free-throw percentage (71).

Fullerton's game highs this season were 23 points in 76-35 victory against Torrington on Jan. 14, six rebounds in a 62-37 win over Cody on Feb. 17 and a Class 3-A-high 11 assists during an 86-57 defeat of Lander on Feb. 3 and had eight steals against Lyman on Jan. 27 in a 72-38 Wolverines victory.

Paxton was fourth in conference scoring at 14 points per game, with a season-high 29 points in a 71-62 win over Laramie on Jan. 7, followed by 28 the following game against Torrington on Jan. 14, then another 28 against Lander on Feb. 3.

Paxton fired from three at a success rate of 46 percent (82-of-179) on the season, good for first in Class 3-A, was 10th in assists in conference (2.1) and fourth in free-throw percentage (76).

Doebele was third on the Wolverines in scoring at 12 points per game and was among the conference percentage leaders in field goals (fourth, 60 percent) and free throws (third, 79).

Doebele's season high for points was 27 in a 65-34 win over Mountain View on Feb. 3.

Another Wolverine, Kylan Shultz, who led Riverton in scoring with 14 points in their 62-34 state championship game win over Worland on Saturday was named to the Class 3-A West all-conference roster.

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