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Kennedy Catholic Duo, Rocky Grove’s Clayton Earn All-State Honors in Class 2A Boys’ Basketball

Kennedy Catholic's Elijah Harden.

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Kennedy Catholic duo of Elijah Harden and Malik Lampkins-Rudolph, as well as Rocky Grove’s Isaac Clayton were selected to the PA Sports Writers All-State Boys Class 2A Basketball Teams.

Harden was a first-team selection, while Lampkins-Rudolph was second team and Clayton third team. All three are seniors.

Kennedy Catholic won the District 10 title and went on a run to the PIAA semifinals. Harden and Lampkins-Rudolph were a huge reason why both earning first-team D9and10Sports.com All-District selections. Harden averaged 19.6 ppg., including 83 threes. The Golden Eagles nearly pulled off a massive upset of OLSH in the PIAA semis, as Harden hit six first-quarter triples on his way to a 31-point effort. Harden finished his career with 952 career points.

Kennedy Catholic’s Malik Lampkins-Rudolph.

   

Lampkins-Rudolph, meanwhile, averaged 18.3 ppg., and also saved some of his best moments for the postseason, scoring 28 in a 64-55 quarterfinal win over Portage and 21 in a first-round win over Winchester-Thurston. Lampkins-Rudolph finished with 915 career points.

Clayton, a 1,000-point scorer, led Rocky Grove to the D10 title game, where they fell 52-38 to the Golden Eagles. A second-team D9and10Sports.com All-District 10 selection, Clayton averaged 17.0 ppg. and shot 83.4 % from the free-throw line, draining 60 threes on the season.

Rocky Grove’s Isaac Clayton.

OLSH’s Jake DiMichele was named Class 2A Player of the Year and his coach, Mike Rodriguez, was named Coach of the Year.

       

2021-22 Class 2A All-State Teams

1st Team
Jake DiMichele, 6′ 3″, senior, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Player of the Year*)
Jacob Beccles, 6′ 3″, senior, Constitution
Elijah Harden, 6′, senior, Kennedy Catholic
Jackson Juzang, 5′ 9″, senior, Winchester Thurston
Kaden Claar, 6′ 1″, senior, Portage Area
Ross Eyer, 6′ 4″, junior, Muncy

2nd Team
Camden Hurst, 6′ 2″, junior, Lancaster Mennonite
Lamar Glover, 5′ 10″, senior, Constitution
Dawson Summers, 6′ 4″, senior, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Jackson Byer, 5′ 11″, senior, Conemaugh Township Area
Malik Lampkins-Rudolph, 6′ 2″, senior, Kennedy Catholic
Riley Young, 6′ 5″, senior, Line Mountain

       

3rd Team
Hector Tiburcio, 6′ 2″, senior, Antietam
Isaiah Niemczyk, 6′ 4″, senior Canton
Owen Kosar, 6′ 1″, senior, Shenandoah Valley
Blake Morningstar, 6′ 4″, junior, Wyalusing Valley
Joey Macciocco, 6′ 1″, junior, Old Forge
Isaac Clayton, 6′ 1″, senior, Rocky Grove

Coach
Mike Rodriguez, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

*Unanimous selection as Player of the Year

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