Messer, King named All-Brazos Valley
Messer and King were both named to the Class A All-State team and King was named the player of the year after guiding the 39-1 Mustangs to the state championship game for the second consecutive year.
The 6-foot-4 Messer averaged 17.9 points and 13 points a game leading the Eagles to the regional championship game where they fell to Mumford for the second straight season.
The 6-foot-5 King, a resident of Milano, just missed out on averaging a triple-double with 15.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game.
King’s teammate Lakendrick Hyson—also a first-team All-State selection—was also named to the
Bulldogs bow out of state playoffs to Weimar
In a rain-soaked series, the Thorndale Bulldogs bowed out of the Class A state playoffs after dropping an area series to Weimar 9-2, 2-5, 11-4.
The Bulldogs end the season at 18-13 after making their first playoff appearance in three years.
Weimar (14-11) moves on to face Thrall in the regional quarterfinals. team while Mumford coach Chris Sodek was the Brazos Valley coach of the year.
King and Hyson are both juniors.
King joined Milano’s David Jentsch, Toby Sanders and Jacob Willingham on the all-academic squad.