Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

North All-District

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

North All-District

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From Berkeley's Lavar Miller to Hazelwood West's Trevor Gaylor, hoops in North County took on a gravity-defying look with leapers and spinners.

Miller led Berkeley to its third successive Missouri Class 3A quarterfinal, and Gaylor guided Hazelwood West to a share of the Suburban North Conference championship.

Here is a look at the North All-District players: Lavar Miller, Berkeley: Miller is a two-time defending state champion in the high jump. He used his leaping talent in basketball, where he averaged 15 points, many of which came off spectacular dunks. "He's a phenomenal basketball player," Berkeley coach Tony Wallace said. "Everyone knows when they play Berkeley, they have to stop Lavar from penetrating the baseline. When he comes into the baseline, everyone knows he's going to jam it." Trevor Gaylor, Hazelwood West: In the open floor, Gaylor was a slam-dunking finisher off the break for the Wildcats. "Our fans would go wild at the sight of him jamming the ball off the break," Hazelwood West coach Jim Ryan said. "It had a demoralizing effect on the other team." Gaylor averaged 18.07 points, as Hazelwood West finished 18-9 and shared the Suburban North Conference championship. Gaylor also played football, and has signed a Division I letter of intent with Miami of Ohio. Brian Grawer, Pattonville: The son of former SLU coach Rich Grawer was a standout as a floor general, averaging 7.6 assists. "That's what makes him such an offensive threat," Pattonville coach Mark Hahn said. "He's such a good ballhandler, he can penetrate to the basket or dish it off to a teammate. He can do so much with the ball it's hard to guard him." Grawer averaged 20.15 points and shot 50.7 percent from the floor, and was a stalwart on defense. Troy Robertson, St. Charles West: Robertson was relegated to second-team All-Metro, the result of a powerful first-team unit. But in the areas of raw talent and leadership, he is a first-teamer all the way. "He's a great all-around player," St. …

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