Johnson and Sims Tabbed All Jayhawk West
KSCB News - March 12, 2015 3:07 pm
Seward County sophomore Secean Johnson and freshman Kevin Sims were honored by the KJCCC on Wednesday as the pair was named to the All-Jayhawk West 2nd and Honorable Mention teams respectively.
Johnson earned his second straight All-Jayhawk West selection for the Saints after averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds per game this season. The sophomore stepped up even further during Jayhawk West play, ranking 5th in the league averaging 17 points per night while scoring in double figures in 13 of 16 conference games. Johnson was huge down the stretch for the Saints, scoring 16 or more points in 7 of Seward’s final 8 games of the year including 31 points against Hutchinson in the Saints regular season finale and 27 in a mid-February contest against rival Garden City.
Sims picks up Honorable Mention All-Jayhawk West accolades during his first season in Liberal. Sims was the 3rd leading scorer in the Jayhawk West during the leagues 16 game schedule as the Tulsa native poured in over 18 points per night for the Saints. After a slow start to the conference season, Sims was nearly unstoppable for opposing defenses at the conclusion of the season, scoring 17 or more points in Seward’s final 11 games of the year including five games of 25 or more. He scored a career high 33 against Jayhawk West Champion Butler late in the year and had 26 against the 2nd and 3rd place teams in Hutchinson and Barton.
The top conference awards were spread out between four schools this season as Butler’s Mike Bargen was named the Coach of the Year, Barton’s Ahmad Walker the Most Valuable Player, Hutchinson’s Bashir Ahmed the Freshman of the Year and Garden City’s Tyrell Springer the Defensive Player of the Year. Butler led all teams with four players across the three teams.