NIles’ Nichols, Gilcrese earn All-West honors

NILES — Demarian Nichols was the lone Niles player to earn first-team SMAC All-West Division in boys basketball.

Portage Central dominated the squad with four first-team picks, while Lakeshore and Portage Northern were second with three each.

Niles’ Mike Gilcrese was an honorable mention selection.

The All-West Division team was selected on a vote by the coaches.

SMAC All-West Division

First team

JJ Bushu, Lakeshore

Dylan Clem, Lakeshore

Luke Leto, Portage Central

Grant Pikkaart, Portage Central

Ben Brower, Lakeshore

Nate Mason, Portage Northern

Hunter Young, Portage Central

Jeff Wilson, Portage Northern

Jalen Jones, Mattawan

Smith Moore IV, Portage Central

Tyler Amos, Portage Northern

Demarian Nichols, Niles

Honorable mention

Jeremiah Sterling, St. Joseph

Luke Hedstrom, St. Joseph

Andy Blomgren, St. Joseph

Jakobe Young, Lakeshore

Anthony Tyus, Potage Nothern

Nick Borre, St. Joseph

Brennen Kerns, St. Joseph

Tommy Martinic, Mattawan

Mike Gilcrese, Niles