Shelbyville ISD Presents Basketball Championship Rings to Players

From left to right: Coach Kenneth Thomas, Cooper Bice, Brayden Hand, Trey Smith, Dakota Jones, JaKory Standley, Michael Carrillo, LeDarrius Coleman, Andre Cartwright, and Coach Joe Boykins.

October 16, 2020 - Shelbyville ISD Administration did not want to wait any longer to give recognition to the 2020 2A State Champion Dragon team after the Championship Rings arrived. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the administration opted to at this time do a small private ceremony with the players still attending school with intentions to honor all at a later date.

Dr. Ray West, Superindent, wants to assure everyone a ceremony will be held at a later date, possibly at a basketball game, which will include the seven players who graduated in May, cheerleaders, team managers, and families of the players. At the ceremony with all, the state medals will be presented.

Dr. West said, "I was really important for us to make sure you were acknowledge when you didn't get a chance to defend the title. But in my opinion, until somebody takes the title from you, it's still ours." He continued, "We thought it was real important to go ahead and get you the ring to acknowledge that."

In June 2020, UIL held a virtual awards ceremony presenting the trophies to the four Conference 2A teams who were slated to compete for the title but due to COVID-19 their journey ended and all four teams were awarded the Championship title.

The 2019-2020 Basketball 2A Championship team: Marcus Horton (Sr.) #00, Brayden Hand (So.) #3, Kolby Parker (Sr.) #4, Jay Buckley (Sr.) #5, JaKory Standley (So.) #10, Cooper Bice (So.) #11, LeDarrius Coleman (Jr.) #12, Jordan Boykins (Sr.) #15, Talarian Lister (So.) #21, Quay Hendrix (Sr.) #23, Dakota Jones (So.) #24, Michael Carrillo (So.) #31, Jaylon Brinson (Sr.) #32, Colt Leach (Sr.) #33, and Andre Cartwright (Jr.). Next announced was managers, trainers, and statisticians: Trey Smith (Video), Kason Parker (Manager), Eli Ferguson (Manager), Feynedric Buckley (Manager), D.J. Barnes (Manager), Jay Barnes (Statistician), and Dallas Murry (Statistician). Head Coach for the Shelbyville Dragons was David Schmitt and Assistant Coaches are Joe Boykins and Kenneth Thomas.