Park Hill South's Robinson earns all-state basketball honors

Despite a disappointing finish to the season, Park Hill South ended up with a Missouri Basketball Coaches Association all-state selection for the third consecutive year.

ROSS MARTIN/Citizen photo Park Hill South sophomore Lamel Robinson (center), seen here in a January game against Rock Bridge in North Kansas City, Mo., earned Class 5 all-state honors from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.  

ROSS MARTIN/Citizen photo
Park Hill South sophomore Lamel Robinson (center), seen here in a January game against Rock Bridge in North Kansas City, Mo., earned Class 5 all-state honors from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.
 

Lamel Robinson, a sophomore guard, made the Class 5 list after a second straight standout year. He led the Panthers on offense with 21.3 points per game to go with 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

The assists total ranked third.

A versatile scorer, Robinson led Park Hill South to a 19-7 finish and runner-up showing in the Suburban Conference Red Division. The Panthers were the No. 2 seed in Class 5 District 14 and lost to third-seeded North Kansas City in a minor upset during the semifinal round.

Park Hill South had advanced to the Class 5 playoffs in each of the previous two seasons.

Robinson started and ranked second in scoring for the Panthers as a freshman. He developed into the leading scorer this year and now definitively ranks as one of the best Kansas City players in the 2019 class. His season included a career-high 40 points in a 76-71 double overtime victory against Rock Bridge in the North Kansas City Invitational championship game.

BASKETBALL POSTSEASON HONORS

BOYS

MISSOURI BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE

CLASS 5

Lamel Robinson, so., Park Hill South

MBCA ALL-DISTRICT

All-Class 5 District 14

Jake Kline, sr., Park Hill South; Lamel Robinson, so., Park Hill South; Desi Williams, so., Park Hill South

All-Class 5 District 16

Dru Smith, sr., Park Hill; Ronnie Bell, jr., Park Hill; Chester Graves, sr., Park Hill; Roman Wilson, so., Park Hill

All-Class 4 District 15

First team

Deiondre Ragsdale, jr., Platte County

Second team

Kobe Cummings, jr., Platte County

ALL-SUBURBAN CONFERENCE GOLD DIVISION

First team

Dru Smith, sr., Park Hill; Chester Graves, sr., Park Hill; Ronnie Bell, jr., Park Hill

Honorable mention

Roman Wilson, so., Park Hill; Willy Majok, jr., Park Hill

ALL-SUBURBAN CONFERENCE RED DIVISION

First team

Lamel Robinson, so., Park Hill South

Second team

Desi Williams, so., Park Hill South; Jake Kline, sr., Park Hill South

Honorable mention

Connor Lee, sr., Park Hill South

Co-player of the year — Lamel Robinson, so., Park Hill South

ALL-SUBURBAN CONFERENCE BLUE DIVISION

First team

Deiondre Ragsdale, jr., Platte County

ALL-KCI CONFERENCE

Honorable mention

Ben French, sr., North Platte

GIRLS

MISSOURI BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-DISTRICT

All-Class 5 District 14

Alecia Westbrook, so., Park Hill South; Dymeria Guillory, jr., Park Hill South

All-Class 5 District 16

Gigi Hopkins, sr., Park Hill; Morgen Smith, sr., Park Hill; Alex Berger, sr., Park Hill

All-Class 4 District 15

First team

Jaycie Stubbs, so., Platte County

Second team

Ava White, sr., Platte County

All-Class 2 District 15

Nealie Niemeier, sr., West Platte

ALL-SUBURBAN CONFERENCE GOLD DIVISION

First team

Alex Berger, sr., Park Hill; Morgen Smith, sr., Park Hill

Honorable mention

Tee Tee Bryant, so., Park Hill; Gigi Hopkins, sr., Park Hill

ALL-SUBURBAN CONFERENCE RED DIVISION

First team

Alecia Westbrook, so., Park Hill South

Honorable mention

Dymeria Guillory, jr., Park Hill South

ALL-SUBURBAN CONFERENCE BLUE DIVISION

First team

Jaycie Stubbs, so., Platte County

Second team

Ava White, sr., Platte County

Honorable mention

Lauren Walker, jr., Platte County; Hannah Valentine, so., Platte County

ALL-KCI CONFERENCE

Nealie Niemeier, sr., West Platte