Lourdes Regional’s Thomas Schultz and Ty Klembara were named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball team on Tuesday.
Schultz was a first-team selection for the second year in a row and Klembara was tabbed third-team.
“It means a lot,” said Klembara. “It shows all of the hard work I put in over the last four years, and making the all-state team has always been a goal of mine.”
The 5-11 guard eclipsed the 1,000-point mark this past season and finished with a total of 1,220 over the course of his career. This past season, he averaged 14.8 points and 5.1 assists.
For Schultz, being named to the first-team following an impressive senior year campaign is special.
“Being selected this year is a good feeling because this year was different. We lost some players from my junior year and I had to take on more of a leadership role. I know the numbers aren’t important, but knowing they were there is nice because it helps me know that this year I wasn’t a letdown,” said Schultz.
The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 21.9 points and 11 rebounds during the 2018-19 season.
Schultz surpassed John Lazicki as Lourdes’ all-time leading scorer in December and finished his career with 2,335 points, which is the most points scored by any local boys basketball player.
Over the course of their careers, the names of Schultz and Klembara have been intertwined in many ways — it’s no wonder the two reached historic milestones on the same night.
On January 5, Klembara scored his 1,000 point while Schultz scored his 2,000 point against Lewisburg.
Klembara’s shooting ability and solid backcourt play complimented Schultz’s ability to score at will in the post, who gathered much of the attention from opposing defenses the past four seasons.
The deadly combination of the two ballers led the Red Raiders to back-to-back District IV championships during the past two seasons, an appearance in the 2018 Class 1A state title game and another run to the eastern conference final this past season.
With their careers now in the rear view mirror, they have plenty of time to reflect on their accomplishments.
“Not many teams did what we did the last two years — making the state finals and then all the way to the semifinals the next year,” said Klembara. “We’re at a small school and didn’t always get a lot of recognition. Now, it’s cool to hear us being talked about from people out of the area and to be recognized.”
Schultz said, “It’s just nice to see how the program turned, and you look at the other guys I got to play with, the team and what we did, it’s awesome. I’m sure in a few years when we get the chance to really look back at it that it’ll hit us.”
Klembara plans to attend Susquehanna University, but does not intend to further his athletic career.
For Schultz, he plans on playing on the diamond next year for Vanderbilt University.
Still, basketball will be missed by both.
“I’ll miss the competitiveness, but I know I’ll miss the relationships. I made some of my closest friends from basketball,” said Schultz.
Klembara said, “I’m going to miss the brotherhood, weekend practices, late practices and just being around the guys all of the time.”
Other notable all-state selections from the surrounding areas include Danville’s Shane Kozick, Pottsville’s Mason Barnes and St. John Neumann’s David Hill.
Below is the full list of the 2019 boys all-state team:
Class 6A First team Maceo Austin, Kennedy Catholic, 6-5 sr, 22.3 ppg Jhamir Brickus, Coatesville, 5-10 jr, 28.0 ppg Eric Dixon, Abington, 6-7 sr, 27.6 ppg Hakim Hart, Roman Catholic, 6-6 sr, 20.0 ppg Ethan Morton, Butler, 6-5 jr, 27.4 ppg Oscar Tshiebwe, Kennedy Catholic, 6-9 sr, 23.2 ppg Sean Yoder, Pennridge, 6-2 sr, 20.5 ppg Second team Wesley Butler, Reading, 6-0 sr, 21.2 ppg Tyler Crespo, Manheim Twp, 5-10 sr, 20.8 ppg Jalen Duren, Roman Catholic, 6-9 fr, 13.3 ppg William Jeffress, McDowell, 6-7 so, 24.0 ppg Konrad Kiszka, La Salle College, 6-7 sr, 12.5 ppg Seth Lundy, Roman Catholic, 6-6 sr, 14.4 ppg Third team Jackson Blaufeld, Allderdice, 6-3 sr, 18.0 ppg Da’mir Faison, Hazleton, 6-7 sr, 19.7 ppg Jack Forrest, Lower Merion, 6-4 sr, 19.5 ppg Lucas Monroe, Abington, 6-6 sr, 15.6 ppg Dan Petcash, Pine-Richland, 6-4 sr, 22.2 ppg Allen Powell, La Salle College, 6-1 sr, 15.3 ppg Jeff Woodward, Methacton, 6-9 jr, 16.3 ppg Player of the Year: Eric Dixon, Abington Coach of the Year: Dean Behrens, Pennridge Class 5A First team Vinny DeAngelo, Sun Valley, 6-1 sr, 22.8 ppg Rahsool Diggins, Archbishop Wood, 6-1 so, 17.6 ppg Donovan “Puff” Johnson, Moon, 6-7 jr, 22.3 ppg Jamir Reed, Mastery Charter North, 6-4 sr, 22.0 ppg George Tinsley, Abington Heights, 6-5 sr, 19.4 ppg Kieves “Deuce” Turner, Malvern Prep, 6-0 jr, 25.5 ppg Second team Keandre Bowles, Woodland Hills, 6-3 sr, 29.3 ppg Michael Carmody, Mars, 6-7 jr, 15.0 ppg Lashon Lindsey, Meadville, 6-8 sr, 23.8 ppg Lincoln McAliley, Mastery Charter North, 6-5 sr, 22.0 ppg Jameer Nelson Jr., Haverford School, 6-2 sr, 15.0 ppg Andrew Recchia, Mars, 5-11 sr, 17.6 ppg Daeshon Shepherd, Archbishop Wood, 6-4 so, 17.6 ppg Third team Mason Barnes, Pottsville, 6-1 jr, 14.5 ppg Andrew Carr, West Chester East, 6-9 jr, 19.0 ppg Deamontae Diggs, McKeesport, 6-5 jr, 20.3 ppg Clovis Gallon Jr., York William Penn, 6-5 sr, 18.6 ppg Luke Hedrick, Lower Dauphin, 5-11 sr, 16.9 ppg Larry Locker, Elizabethtown, 6-5 sr, 19.0 ppg Connor Ryan, Moon, 6-0 sr, 13.2 ppg Player of the Year: Donovan “Puff” Johnson, Moon Coach of the Year: Adam Kaufman, Moon Class 4A First team Dahmir Bishop, Imhotep Charter, 6-5 sr, 12.1 ppg Tariq Ingraham, Bonner-Prendergast, 6-8 sr, 11.4 ppg Jordan Longino, Germantown Academy, 6-5 so, 23.0 ppg Justin Paz, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-3 sr, 20.2 ppg Donta Scott, Imhotep Charter, 6-7 sr, 16.5 ppg Isaiah Wong, Bonner-Prendergast, 6-3 sr, 21.9 ppg Second team Shane Cohen, Lower Moreland, 5-7 sr, 17.0 ppg Logan Collins, Littlestown, 6-4 sr, 22.0 ppg Jake Kelly, Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt, 6-3 jr, 15.2 ppg Chereef Knox, Imhotep Charter, 6-6 sr, 11.1 ppg Nate Kreitzer, Nanticoke, 5-9 sr, 18.8 ppg Leo O’Boyle, Scranton Prep, 6-8 sr, 17.5 ppg Donald Whitehead, Hickory, 5-9 jr, 20.6 ppg Third team Danny Conlan, Quaker Valley, 6-5 sr, 16.7 ppg Luke House, Archbishop Carroll, 6-4 sr, 13.7 ppg Shane Kozick, Danville, 6-1 sr, 13.0 ppg Chad Kratzer, Allentown Central Catholic, 6-1 sr, 21.2 ppg Xavier Mayo, Hill School, 6-8 sr, 10.0 ppg Nick Rigby, Huntingdon, 6-3 sr, 23.3 ppg Ryan Stowers, Quaker Valley, 6-5 sr, 22.0 ppg Kyle Young, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-9 sr, 13.9 ppg Player of the Year: Donta Scott, Imhotep Charter Coach of the Year: Seth Baron, Lower Moreland Class 3A First team John Bol Ajak, Westtown, 6-10 sr, 10.0 ppg Jalen Gaffney, Westtown, 6-2 sr, 21.0 ppg Keeno Holmes, Lincoln Park, 6-3 sr, 17.1 ppg Christian Ings, Neumann-Goretti, 6-2 sr, 19.0 ppg Jamil Manigo, Wyncote Bishop McDevitt, 6-5 jr, 18.3 ppg Chance Westry, Camp Hill Trinity, 6-3 fr, 15.1 ppg Second team Noah Collier, Westtown, 6-8 jr, 14.0 ppg Rene Figueroa, Panther Valley, 5-7 sr, 24.4 ppg Dimitri Gnall, Wyoming Seminary, 6-3 sr, 17.5 ppg Collin Instone, Richland, 6-3 sr, 18.6 ppg Ethan Porterfield, Sharon, 6-8 sr, 21.0 ppg Gerald Ross, Loyalsock, 6-2 sr, 18.2 ppg Isaiah Smith, Lincoln Park, 6-0 jr, 13.5 ppg Third team Adam Cecere, Forest Hills, 6-4 sr, 17.8 ppg Isaac DeGregorio, Pittsburgh North Catholic, 5-11 jr, 21.0 ppg Marlin “M.J.” Devonshire, Aliquippa, 6-0 sr, 16.8 ppg Lorencz Jean-Baptiste, Kutztown, 6-3 sr, 21.3 ppg Marrek Paola, Ligonier Valley, 6-5 sr, 18.0 ppg Robert Smith, Wyncote Bishop McDevitt, 6-0 jr, 14.2 ppg Ray Somerville, Shipley School, 6-9 sr, 12.0 ppg Brandyn Tuttle, Wellsboro, 6-4 sr, 18.3 ppg Player of the Year: Jalen Gaffney, Westtown Coach of the Year: Will Chavis, Wyncote Bishop McDevitt Class 2A First team Owen Chambers, Coudersport, 6-3, sr, 30.7 ppg Keshaun “Champ” Hammonds, Constitution, 6-0 jr, 20.3 ppg Jordan Holmqvist, Moravian Academy, 6-2 sr, 20.2 ppg Luke Ruggery, Bishop Guilfoyle, 5-11 sr, 20.0 ppg Isiah Warfield, Sewickley Academy, 6-5 jr, 25.5 ppg Jihad “Squid” Watson, Math, Civics & Sciences, 6-1 sr, 13.7 ppg Second team Daren DiMichele, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 6-1 sr, 17.0 ppg Tyler Fritz, Marian Catholic, 6-3 jr, 20.2 ppg Isaac “Zeke” Marshall, Academy of the New Church, 6-3 jr, 17.0 ppg Jabari Merritt, Constitution, 6-4 sr, 14.3 ppg Jimmy Moon, Serra Catholic, 6-9 sr, 27.0 ppg Jackson Piotrowski, Delco Christian, 6-6 jr, 15.2 ppg Nisine Poplar, Math, Civics & Sciences, 6-2 so, 14.5 ppg Jordan Poznanski, Conemaugh Twp, 5-10 sr, 25.2 ppg Third team Malik Ramsey, California, 6-4 jr, 25.2 ppg Dante Spadafora, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 5-11 so, 13.2 ppg Austin Wigley, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 6-2 sr, 12.5 ppg Jessiah Witherspoon, Bishop Guilfoyle, 5-10 jr, 15.5 ppg Kyi Wright, Farrell, 6-3 sr, 17.0 ppg Andy Zuchelli, North Star, 6-1 jr, 19.4 ppg Player of the Year: Jihad “Squid” Watson, Math, Civics & Sciences Coach of the Year: Lonnie Diggs, Math, Civics & Sciences Class 1A First team Brady Fyfe, Shade, 6-3 sr, 21.1 ppg Angelo Reeves, Vincentian Academy, 6-5 so, 14.5 ppg Thomas Schultz, Lourdes Regional, 6-6 sr, 21.9 ppg Scott Spann, Sankofa Freedom, 6-1 sr, 18.0 ppg Khalil Turner, Sankofa Freedom, 6-7 sr, 11.0 ppg Derrius Ward, Sankofa Freedom, 6-4 jr, 16.0 ppg Second team Cameron Collins, Juniata Valley, 5-9 sr, 23.3 ppg Kaden DiVito, Cornell, 5-11 jr, 26.3 ppg Troy Emert, Rockwood, 5-9 sr, 25.9 ppg Walt Hester, Paul Robeson, 5-11 sr, 27.0 ppg David Hill, St. John Neumann, 5-10 so, 20.0 ppg Tristan McDannell, Bishop Carroll, 5-10 jr, 19.1 ppg Dawson Snyder, Shanksville-Stonycreek, 6-2 sr, 21.0 ppg Third team Nathan Blasick, Halifax, 6-3 jr, 19.7 ppg Ty Klembara, Lourdes Regional, 5-11 sr, 14.8 ppg Matt Marchetti, MMI Prep, 6-3 sr, 18.3 ppg Justin Miknis, DuBois Central Catholic, 6-0 sr, 21.3 ppg Will Taylor, Nazareth Prep, 6-1 jr, 19.1 ppg Devin Whitlock, Monessen, 5-7 fr, 16.7 ppg Andrew Williams, Lancaster Country Day, 5-11 sr, 15.0 ppg Player of the Year: Derrius Ward, Sankofa Freedom Coach of the Year: Isaiah Thomas, Sankofa Freedom