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Winbush, Watson lead All-District picks at BHS / March 06, 2013
The Bluestone Barons placed four players on the All-James River District basketball team after the varsity boys finished second in the league championships and qualified for regional playoff action for the first time in two decades.

Bluestone did not have a representative on the first team, but two Barons — Damien Winbush and Aaron Watson, both juniors — earned spots on the All-JRD second team.

Winbush, Bluestone’s Player of the Year, finished the season with a 9.5 points per game scoring average and came on strong in the latter stages to lead the Barons. He also was the team’s most dangerous outside shooter with 29 three-point baskets.

Watson finished as Bluestone’s leading scorer with a 9.8 ppg average and complemented his offensive output with solid rebounding and playmaking, compiling an average of nearly two assists per game.

Bluestone’s other All-District players received Honorable Mention recognition. They are senior Marcus Tucker, who averaged 6.6 ppg and 4.9 rebounds per game this season, and Devin Roberts, who finished with 6.1 ppg and a 5.1 rpg averages.

The James River District first team consists of David Haywood, Jr. of Lunenburg, the league’s player of the year; Cam Johnson of Buckingham; Cornelius Johnson of Goochland; Timmy Randolph of Buckingham; and Orlando Baker of Amelia. All are seniors except for Cornelius Johnson.

In addition to Bluestone’s Watson and Winbush, the All-District second team consists of Josh Hayden of Goochland, Harry Bailey of Cumberland and Deontray Anderson of Nottoway.

Honorable Mention picks include Roberts and Tucker of Bluestone, plus these other honorees: Dashawn Allen of Randolph-Henry; Jaron Webb of Lunenburg; Evan Smith of Goochland; Harry Talmage of Goochland; Devonte Royal of Amelia; Tariq Bartee of Buckingham; Dre Scott of Buckingham; Kyree Koonce of Buckingham; Raekwon Delaney of Nottoway; and Bo Wimbush of Cumberland.

Russ Cowin, head coach of the district champion Buckingham Knights, took home Coach of the Years honors in the James River District.

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