Callen Named KSAC Boys’ Hoops MVP; All-Conference Team Chosen

Clarion-Limestone junior forward Dan Callen was named the KSAC MVP in voting by the league coaches’ Sunday.

Callen, who will enter his senior season with 1,052 career points, led the Lions to a third straight KSAC title this season by averaging 18.7 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 2.2 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

Joining Callen on the first team are C-L teammate Noah Rankin, Union’s Cole Morris, Venango Catholic’s Brady Kingston, Clarion’s Jonathan Smith and Redbank Valley’s Sam Heeter.

Morris was a key reason Union got to the PIAA playoffs for just the third time in the past 27 years upsetting C-L in the District 9 quarterfinals. He averaged 18.2 ppg.

Rankin averaged 14.8 ppg, while Kingston scored a District 9-leading 21.7 ppg and finished his career with 1,094 points.

Smith, in his first year at Clarion, helped the Bobcats to the District 9 Class A quarterfinals by scoring 20.5 ppg, and Heeter netted 19.5 ppg.

On the second team are Union’s Lucas Bowser, North Clarion’s Zayn Hargenrader, Cranberry’s Evan Lutz, Keystone’s Austin Ion and Karns City’s Chandler Turner, while the third team consists of C-L freshman Ian Callen, Dan’s younger brother, Clarion’s Cam Craig, A-C Valley’s Austin Heeter, Cranberry’s Brendan Zerbe and Moniteau’s Aaron Marterella.


MVP – Dan Callen Clarion-Limestone

1st Team

Cole Morris Union
Brady Kingston Venango Catholic
Jonathan Smith Clarion Area
Sam Heeter Redbank Valley
Noah Rankin Clarion-Limestone

2nd Team

Evan Lutz Cranberry Area
Zayn Hargenrader North Clarion
Lucas Bowser Union
Austin Ion Keystone
Chandler Turner Karns City

3rd team

Aaron Marterella Moniteau
Ian Callen Clarion-Limestone
Cameron Craig Clarion Area
Austin Heeter A-C Valley
Brendan Zerbe Cranberry Area

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