2023 New Mexico 5A Boys All-Metro Teams
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Every year, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association within the Metro Area have organized a purpose of recognizing the best basketball players in the metro area. With the 2022-23 season just wrapping up last week, the 2023 Metro selection…
Every year, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association within the Metro Area have organized a purpose of recognizing the best basketball players in the metro area. With the 2022-23 season just wrapping up last week, the 2023 Metro selection are officially out, we’ll start with the 5A Boys List.
1st Team All-Metro
“Los Lunas” – Was selected as the 2022-23 5A Boys Metro Player of the Year as just a sophomore . The Los Lunas Star averaged about 22 points per game and 9 rebounds per game while leading the Tigers to the 5A State Semifinals this year.
“Volcano Vista” – The 2022-23 New Mexico Boys Gatorade Player of the Year led the Volcano Vista Hawks to their second straight 5A State Championship Victory. Throughout his sophomore year he dominated averaging 19 points per game and 8 rebounds per game.
“Sandia”- The Matadors best player had quite the senior year this past season. The all-around star averaged about 17 points per game, 6 rebounds and 4 assists this year. His play led Sandia to the 5A State Championship Game.
“Cleveland” – The Cleveland Storm were once again in the mix and was a big reason why. He was the 9th leading scorer in the state averaging 21.2 points per game. The Storm finished 21-9 this season.
“West Mesa” – was the biggest transfer acquisition in New Mexico this past year. He had the biggest impact with his all-around play. He was the missing piece that made the West Mesa Mustangs a true contender this year. He averaged 17 points per game and 7 rebounds per game.
2nd Team All-Metro
“Eldorado” – The Eagles Star had an excellent senior year. He was a highlight reel all-season long with his athleticism and slashing ability. He averaged over 20 points per game while leading Eldorado to another state tournament appearance.
‘”Rio Grande” – led the Rio Grande Ravens to a playoff berth for the first time since the 2015-16 season. The Ravens Star averaged 20.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game while leading the Ravens tied for first place in their respective district.
“Atrisco Heritage” – led Atrisco Heritage to the 5A State Playoffs for the fourth time in his career. He was the team’s leader in assists and 3PM this season.
“La Cueva” – did a fantastic job as the La Cueva Bears new #1 scoring option this year. He was a dual threat scoring and rebounding the basketball. averaged 15.4 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game while leading the Bears to the second round of the 5A playoffs.
“Sandia” – The 2022-23 5A Boys Metro Defensive Player of the Year; played a huge role in the Sandia Matadors reaching the 5A State Championship Game. He provided scoring, playmaking and defense to the table.
3rd Team All-Metro
“Atrisco Heritage” – The Jaguars best and most consistent player this season. With tons of adversity through sickness and injuries, was Atrisco’s most reliable and dependable player from the start of the season to the end. He averaged an incredible 18 points per game as a sophomore and looks to have a career year next season.
“Volcano Vista” – ended his high school career on the right note as a two-time back-to-back State Champion. He was the man in the middle for Volcano Vista dunking the basketball, creating extra opportunities off the glass, blocking and altering shots this year.
“Rio Rancho” – One of the state’s best defenders and passers. Was in the running for the defensive player of the year award and was among the states leaders in assists per game.
“Cleveland” – The best freshman in the state of New Mexico averaged 14.6 points per game this year for the elite Cleveland Storm. The freshman standout also made 51 three-pointers on 39% shooting from behind the arc.
“Sandia” – The states leader in assists per game at 5.1. averaged 12.5 points per game as the Matadors second leading scorer. He made 74 three-pointers which was the fifth most in the state this past season. The Matadors wouldn’t have reached the 5A State Championship Game without him.
2022-23 5A Boys Metro Coach of the Year: Danny Brown “Sandia”.
2022-23 5A Boys Metro Defensive Player of the Year:“Sandia”.
2022-23 5A Boys Metro Player of the Year:“Los Lunas”.