By THE HERALD-WHIGSTAFF
Two area boys basketball players were named all-state by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday. Canton junior guard Tyler Niemann earned Class 2 all-state honors. He averaged 12.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game for the 27-2 Tigers. Highland senior guard Derick Smith was a Class 3 all-state honoree. He averaged 18.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.4 steals per game for the 16-10 Cougars. Twenty players were on each all-state list.