The voting has concluded for the first annual Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio HS Boys Basketball Player Of the Year and the winner is…Ironton senior Zac Carter. During the regular season, over 200,000 votes were cast in the weekly competitions. During the three week long POY voting window, Carter collected over 40,000 votes. Astounding.
National Guard JJH Ohio Player of the Year
Zac Carter, Ironton, Sr.
Senior G earned Week 10 POW honors after breaking the Ironton career scoring record when he scored 37 points in an 84-56 win over Spring Valley (W.V.) to give him 1,598. The old record of 1,596 was held by Dennis Gagai. Carter hit 20-of-24 free throws against SV. Carter ended the regular season averaging 24 points, five rebounds, four aissts and 3.2 steals. His high-game was 44 points. After losing in the regional finals last year, Carter helped the Tigers (scored 34 in the regional final this season) reach the Division III state tournament for the third time in history and first time since 2005. Ironton lost to state champ Ottawa-Glandorf in OT.
The 2013 Top 3:
1. Zac Carter, Ironton: 40,365 votes
2. Doug Rasch, Bellbrook: 15,559 votes
3. Andrew Benontendi, Cincinnati Maderia: 12,824 votes