MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Valley’s Potter Player of the Year; MC’s James COY

PIKEVILLE – Shelby Valley senior standout Cody Potter has worked his way to the top of the mountain among 15th Region athletes.

He finished out his senior season averaging 24.6 points per game and 10 rebounds, while helping the Wildcats reach the regional tournament semifinals.

Potter’s body of work has earned him Mountain Top Sports’ Player of the Year honors. His team finished 25-8.

He leads an outstanding group of hoopster honored Tuesday.

Martin County sophomore Brady Dingess was named captain of the first team, scoring 16.5 points per game while helping the Cardinals reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in 37 years.

Paintsville senior Nick Keeton captains the second team He averaged 15.4 points per game and averaged 12.3 boards.

Letcher Central’s Parker Williams heads the third team. He scored 13.4 points per game and helped lead the Cougars to the 14th Region semifinals.

Martin County head coach Jason James captured the Coach of the Year honor after leading the Cardinals to the 15th Region championship and berth in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 37 years.

Here is a look at the 2020 Mountain Top Sports All-Area Boys Basketball Team:

Player of the Year: Cody Potter, Sr., Shelby Valley, 24.6 ppg.

Coach of the Year: Jason James, Martin County


Brady Dingess, So., Martin County, 16.5 ppg. (Capt.)

Trey James, Jr., Martin County, 14.8 ppg.

Rylee Samons, So., Pikeville, 16.8 ppg.

Trey Francis, Sr., Phelps, 19.3 ppg.

Colby Fugate, So., Paintsville, 22.1 ppg.

Isaiah May, Jr., Johnson Central, 20.4 ppg.

Jordan Frazier, Jr., Betsy Layne, 19.4 ppg.

Tyler Maynard, Sr., Lawrence County, 20.6 ppg.

Sal Dean, Belfry, Fr., 16.9 ppg.

Aden Barnett, Fr., Magoffin County, 19.2 ppg.


Nick Keeton, Sr., Paintsville, 15.4 ppg. (Capt.)

Braxton Maynard, Sr., Martin County, 10.2 ppg.

Cory VanHoose, Jr., Johnson Central, 18.3 ppg.

Dylan Webb, Sr., Letcher Central, 11.9 ppg.

Cody Maynard, So., Lawrence County, 15.7 ppg.

Keian Worrix, Jr., Shelby Valley, 8 ppg.

Grayson Harris, Sr., Pikeville, 12 ppg.

Gunnar Williams, Jr., Prestonsburg, 15.1 ppg.

Ethan Smith-Mills, Sr., Martin County, 9.5 ppg.

Dominick Francis, Jr., Phelps, 13.7 ppg.


Parker Williams, Sr., Letcher Central, 13.4 ppg. (Capt.)

Kaden Robinson, Jr., Shelby Valley, 12.8 ppg.

Braxton Tharp, Jr., Paintsville, 10.6 ppg.

Brady Robinson, So., Betsy Layne, 13.4 ppg.

Eli Rose, Jr., East Ridge, 12 ppg.

Tyler Chaffin, Jr., Belfry, 11.2 ppg.

Adam Slone, Sr., Prestonsburg, 14.2 ppg.

William Slone, Sr., Floyd Central, 12.4 ppg.

Jacob Young, Sr., Pike Central, 14.5 ppg.

Nick Robinson, So., Pikeville, 10.3 ppg.

Special honorable mention:

Austin Hager, Belfry; Chase Mims, Betsy Layne; Cameron Hess, Isaac Woods, East Ridge; Marcus Thacker, Brandon Little, Floyd Central; Payton Rose, Jenkins; John King, Johnson Central; Trenton Adkins, Chase Sartin, Lawrence County; Isaiah Salyer, Randy Bailey, Magoffin County; Ryan Lebrun, Joby Johnson, Letcher Central; Jordan Dalton, Martin County; Jason Casey, Phelps; Bryce Adkins, Tyler Owens, Pike County Central; Ryan Rose, Will Gullett, Prestonsburg; Eli Sykes, Shelby Valley.