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Long arms of the Law

MHS star NCAC's top player

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Morgantown High's Kameron Law stretches out all the way to win the NCAC Player of the Year Award.


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Coming up through the middle school ranks in the basketball gyms around the area, Kameron Law remembers a time when he was the younger kid getting picked on.

"It happened all the time," Law said. "You know, I was just the young guy that everybody liked to tease. It was all in good fun."

A lot has changed since then.

Law led Morgantown High to a 21-5 record this season and a visit to the Class AAA state semifinals, before being eliminated by Martinsburg, 62-52.

The 6-foot-7 junior also led the Mohigans in scoring at 13.5 points and hit 30 3-pointers on the season.

"The thing for me this season is I think I earned the respect of all the other players," Law said. "I finally got the respect from the older guys. I've always respected them, but now they looked to me to score."

Law played a crucial role in leading the Mohigans to a 12-2 record in the North Central Athletic Conference, tops in the conference.

For his accomplishments Law was named the NCAC Player of the Year on Wednesday. MHS coach Tom Yester was named as the conference's Coach of the Year.

"It really is a shock to me," Law said. "I was real happy to hear that I won. It's a good feeling, but I also want to thank my teammates, family and the coaches, because this is their honor as much as it is mine."

Yester said Law is just a step away from becoming a true dominant player in the state.

"He made a lot of strides from last year to this year," Yester said. "Not only did he score, but he was also our leading shot blocker and one of our leading rebounders.

"He has the ability to be as good as he wants to be. The final step for him is learning how to take over a game. We hope that he takes that step next year."

Law said the season went by too fast.

"I really didn't get a chance to enjoy the season," Law said. "When we were down at the state tournament, I thought I would enjoy that, but there really wasn't enough time. This season went by really fast."

Law was joined on the first team by teammate Seth Fogarty, who averaged 11.3 points and led the team in rebounding.

"You talk about a kid who is athletic and uses his ability to work hard, that's Seth Fogarty," Yester said. "Without Seth, we wouldn't have gone very far this year."

The final seven players on the first team come from Marion County schools.

Ricky Sell, Justin Jarman and Matt Lambert led North Marion to a state tournament appearance and made the first team. Lambert and Sell both averaged 14 points per game, while Jarman averaged 10.4.

Drew Hannah and Stephen Sutherland made the first team from Fairmont Senior, while Cole Slamen and Rusty Conner made the team from East Fairmont. Conner led the NCAC in scoring at 18.4 points.

Tyler Benson led MHS with 60 3-pointers and averaged 12.4 points on the season and heads up the second team.

Benson is joined by Preston High's Cameron Walls (10.4 ppg) and Zach Metheny (10.6 ppg).

University High's Casey Jackson led the Hawks in scoring at 12.5 points and also made the second team.

Rounding out the second team were Buckhannon-Upshur's Jeremy Davis and Jim Egress, Fairmont Senior's Paul Kettering and Elkins' Drew Pingley.

All-NCAC Boys Team


First team

Cole Slamen, East Fairmont

Drew Hannah, Fairmont Sr.

Justin Jarman, North Marion

Kameron Law, Morgantown

Matt Lambert, North Marion

Ricky Sell, North Marion

Rusty Conner, East Fairmont

Seth Fogarty, Morgantown

Steven Sutherland, Fairmont Sr.

Second team

Cameron Walls, Preston

Casey Jackson, University

Drew Pingley, Elkins

Jeremy Davis, Buckhannon

Jim Egress, Buckhannon

Paul Kettering, Fairmont Sr.

Tyler Benson, Morgantown

Zack Metheny, Preston

Coach of the Year: Tom Yester, Morgantown

Player of the Year: Kameron Law, Morgantown