AURORA | A profile look at Cherokee Trail junior Isaac Tesfaye, who is set to play for Team East (full roster) in the fourth A-Town All-Star Boys Game set for Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Smoky Hill High School. The boys game is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30 p.m. following the slam dunk contest (game information):

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School: Cherokee Trail High School

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-5

2018-19 averages: 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists

Season highlights: In his first season on varsity, Tesfaye proved to be the most consistent scorer for the Cougars in their first season under new head coach Gary Childress. In a difficult six-win season (in which they lost seven games by seven points or fewer), Tesfaye proved a bright spot as the team’s leading scorer per game at 12.3 points per contest (and finished in double figures in 19 of 24 games, with a high game of 20 coming early against Liberty), while he also paced the Cougars in rebounding at 7.0 per contest (he recorded five double-doubles in all). The All-Centennial League second team selection will play in the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.

Tesfaye vs. Aurora teams: vs. Smoky Hill (15 points, 9 rebounds; 11 points, 10 rebounds; vs. Eaglecrest (1 point, 3 rebounds; 8 points, 2 rebounds); vs. Overland (13 points, 10 rebounds; 11 points, 6 rebounds); vs. Grandview (8 points, 3 rebounds; 13 points, 8 rebounds)

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...