MOUNT VERNON — Ryan Logan was head and shoulders above his competition this season, both literally and figuratively.
For that, the 6-foot-6 star of the Fredericktown Freddies was named by the Mount Vernon News as the All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Logan was in the Top 5 in the area in nearly every major statistical category. He led the area in scoring (24.1 points per game, over eight points above anyone else), rebounds (10.6 per game), steals (2.5 per game) and blocks (1.7 per game). He finished second in assists (3.5 per game) and field goal percentage (172-of-315, 54.6 percent) and finished fifth in free-throw shooting (112-of-153, 73.2 percent). The only category he didn’t lead the Freddies in was three-point shooting, though he was still a respectable 26-for-69 (37.7 percent) from beyond the arc.
Logan was more than just numbers and stats. He was the clear go-to guy, the one who led Fredericktown to big leads and helped the team out of big holes. His exploits landed him several top honors already this season, including First Team All-Central District as well as Mid-Buckeye Conference Player of the Year.
For First Team All-Area, the News honors Mount Vernon’s Riley Swanson. The senior was the on-court leader of a team that shared the Ohio Capital Conference crown in 2011-12. He led the team with 15.9 points and was the team’s best shooter, hitting 23 out of 55 three-point attempts (41.8 percent). He also led the area in free-throw percentage (75.0 percent). Swanson has already earned First Team All-District 11 and Third Team All-Central District honors.
Swanson’s teammate, Bradley Fenton, is also named First Team All-Area. Fenton was the force for the Yellow Jackets in the paint, leading the team in field-goal percentage (99-for-156, 63.5 percent), rebounds (6.0 per game), steals (2.1 per game) and blocks (1.3 per game). Fenton was named Second Team All-District 11 as well as All-Central District Special Mention.