MVP: JAIME ACUNA, EHS
He came into his own as a senior, leading the team with 17.2 points per game and adding 6.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.3 steals. A dynamic leaper who worked hard inside despite standing 5-foot-11, Acuna carried much of the lead to take his team to 26 wins, a fourth straight district title, and a pair of playoff wins.
Acuna scored 20 or more 12 times, and in a 5-game midseason stretch averaged 28.5. He shot 57 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the free-throw line, with a season and career high of 40 points against P-SJ-A Memorial.
CHRIS FLORES, EHS
The senior sharpshooter averaged 14.9 points per game this year with a team-best 85 three-pointers, hitting 38 percent of his bombs. He scored a career-high 37 points against Raymondville and set a school-record with nine treys in the process. A defensive whiz, Flores averaged 2.6 steals a night and was at his best in the teamís bi-district win over Los Fresnos, scoring 26 points with eight steals. He topped 20 points in nine separate games for the 26-8 district champs.
AARON OLVERA, EHS
Just a sophomore, he ran the show out front for the Bobcats, with 3.4 assists per night, scoring a solid 12.1. With a world of ability, he showed tremendous quickness and potentially awesome dribble-drive skills and came up big by tying a career-high 22 points against Los Fresnos in bi-district. The other 22-point night came against Weslaco.
Olvera, who notched a high of eight assists versus La Joya and pulled down seven rebounds against Raymondville, is poised to become the star of the future.
JOHN CARCANO, NORTH
The rugged inside force led the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior, collecting 13 points and nine boards per game. He was a strong inside presence, and showed solid skill on the mid-range baseline jumper. Carcano achieved a season high of 24 points against P-SJ-A Memorial and twice burned playoff-bound Pharr North with 20-point performances.
A three-year letterman, his hustle and fiery style will be missed by the Cougars next season.
MARK ALVAREZ, ECON
Though he joined the team midway through non-district play, the athletic football star proved to be one of the Jagsí most consistent players in 31-5A play, averaging double figures while helping man the team from a guard slot. He connected for three-pointers in seven of eight games in a row for the Jags at one stretch, played tough defense throughout, and managed a season-best 19 points against the Harlingen Cardinals.