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DuBois Central Catholic’s Justin Miknis (32) shoots a jumper in the lane between two Cameron County defenders this past season. Miknis earned Class A Third Team All-State honors Tuesday as voted on by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball teams were announced Tuesday, and DuBois Central Catholic senior Justin Miknis was the lone player from the Tri-County Area to earn honors among the three teams named for each of the six classifications.

Miknis, who was named the Tri-County Sunday/Courier Express Player of the Year back in early April, was voted to the All-State Third team in Class A.

He led all area players in scoring average (21.3 points per game) this past season and had the second-most total points (490) in just 23 games played.

He also led the Cardinals with 181 rebounds (7.9 rpg), 87 assists (3.8 apg) and 67 steals (3.0 spg) while shooting 48 percent from the field (170-for-353) and 76 percent at the foul line (107-for-140).

Miknis finished his career with a school record 1,478 points.

The only other player from District 9 to earn All-State players was Coudersport senior Owen Chambers, who landed on the First Team in Class AA.

Chambers led District 9 in scoring this season both in average (30.7 ppg) and total points (830) and became first District 9 boys’ player to average at least 30 points per game since Cameron County’s Brandon Housler (31.1 ppg) in 1999.

Chambers finished his career as D-9’s all-time leading scorer with 2,269 career points, breaking the old record of 2,257 set by Johnsonburg’s Calvin Grumley in 2007.