Linden’s Agee earns Watchman boys Player of the Year

Imoras Agee, pictured here with Linden High principal Dr. Timothy Thurman, received a plaque and commemorative T-shirt honoring him as The West Alabama Watchman Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the 2012-2013 season.

Imoras Agee, pictured here with Linden High principal Dr. Timothy Thurman, received a plaque and commemorative T-shirt honoring him as The West Alabama Watchman Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the 2012-2013 season.

Imoras Agee showed flashes of brilliance as far back as his freshman year. But injuries limited his late season contributions that season. And, despite a clean bill of health, Agee never really hit his stride during his sophomore campaign.

Junior year was something entirely different for the Linden Patriot swingman. Agee announced his presence from the outset and scarcely let up over the course of a 23-3 season that saw the Pats lose a trio of contests by a total of seven points.

Agee averaged 23 points and seven rebounds in the 2012-2013 season, a campaign that was highlighted by such dominant performances as a 37-point, seven-rebound effort against Sunshine for the Class 1A, Area 4 championship. incidentally, Agee won Most Valuable Player honors in that bracket.

Agee flashes a strong outside shooting game that is best when he predicates it off his ability to penetrate to the basket and finish with astounding regularity. When he gets both those facets working at the same time, he can scarcely be guarded.

Agee is active on defense, averaging three steals a game during his junior season. And while he can get down on the block and bang with just about anyone, his rebounding prowess is based largely on his often unrelenting effort as Agee crashes the boards with seemingly reckless abandon.

The most consistent player in the county this season, Agee is the West Alabama Watchman Boys Basketball Player of the Year. The only questions left to answer are what he will do as a senior and who will give him the opportunity to continue doing at the collegiate level.