East Xtra: Fabulous Five basketball all-stars

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Kason Harrell

Hempfield Area

Guard, 6-3, Jr.

Harrell averaged a team-best 23.4 points per game, putting him among the top 10 scorers in the WPIAL and City League. ... He never scored fewer than 16 points in a game this season and had at least 20 in 19 of his team's 24 games. ... A member of the daily Post-Gazette's Fabulous Five, he was the only junior to receive the honor. ... Helped lead the Spartans to a 21-3 record, the program's highest win total since the 2002-03 season, and the Section 1-AAAA title.

D.J. Porter

Obama Academy

Guard, 6-5, Sr.

The most explosive player on an oftentimes dominant Eagles team, Porter averaged 21.9 points per game this season and made 51 3-pointers as his Obama team (22-1) went undefeated before losing to Allderdice in the City League championship game. ... Porter also averaged 8.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 4.4 steals and 2.1 blocks per game this season. For his career, he scored 1,139 points. ... He was also a member of the daily Post-Gazette's Fabulous Five.

Austin Dedert


Forward, 6-6, Sr.

Following a solid, if unspectacular, junior campaign, Dedert stepped up his game significantly, averaging 14.5 points per game while consistently providing a reliable low-post threat for the Section 2-AAAA champion Mustangs. ... He scored 23 points in a Jan. 28 victory against Central Catholic, giving Plum (18-4) a season sweep of the Vikings. ... He was the leading scorer on a Mustangs team that had a seven-win improvement and won its section title outright for the first time in two decades.

Delvon Randall


Guard, 6-1, Sr.

Playing on a team that lost a number of talented players from the previous season, Randall emerged as the Gators' go-to scorer in 2014, averaging 18 points per game and the Gators reached the playoffs again. ... In his final career game -- an 82-73 loss to Kiski Area in the WPIAL quarterfinals on Feb. 22 -- he scored a season-high 37 points, the second time this season he scored at least 30. ... A standout football player for Gateway, Randall has signed to play next season at Temple.

Julian Batts


Guard, 5-11, Jr.

After showing immense promise as a sophomore, averaging 15.5 points per game, Batts took a large step forward this season, leading the Jayhawks in scoring at 22.2 points per game while emerging as a dynamic floor general. ... He has played each of the past three seasons for his father, Jeannette coach Adrian Batts. ... A junior, Batts has already started to receive interest from a number of Division I programs, including Duquesne and Cleveland State.

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