Friars' backcourt duo nabs All-State honors

Junior Sean Coman led the Friars in points and steals during the 2016-17 season, earning 1st Team All-State and All-District honors.
Junior Sean Coman led the Friars in points and steals during the 2016-17 season, earning 1st Team All-State and All-District honors.

A pair of juniors received All-State recognition earlier this week for their work on the hardwood during the 2016-17 season.

Sean Coman and Zach Rouseau received 1st and 2nd Team recognition, respectively, on the 2016-17 TAPPS 6A Boys All-State Basketball Team, after a historic run to the state championship game.

Both were 1st Team All-District selections as well and Rouseau was named the district's Newcomer of the Year after the Friars completed a turnaround season, going from last place in the district to champions this season. The Friars fell in the state final, ending the season with a 33-8 record.

"They're an exciting duo. When I think about those two I think about leadership and work ethic," head coach Kyle May said. "The awards are well-deserved and I think they're going to wreak havoc on the district next year, provided that they continue to work as hard as they have in the past. Next year we have plans to make another run deep into the playoffs."

Coman led the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game, grabbed 112 rebounds, a team-high 90 steals and distributed 90 assists.

Rouseau scored 7.6 points per game, dished out 100 assists, grabbed 87 rebounds and swiped 66 steals.