Mississippi All-State Boys Basketball Team presented by Suddenlink

Jordan Divens | MaxPreps.com Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:45pm

Callaway's Daeshun Ruffin wins Player of the Year honors after an impressive junior campaign.

Video: Daeshun Ruffin highlights
Highlights of Daeshun Ruffin's state title game performance.

Callaway's Daeshun Ruffin captured 2019-20 Suddenlink Mississippi Player of the Year honors after a terrific junior season that saw the 5-foot-9 guard average 26.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals per contest.

He guided Callaway to the MHSAA Class 5A state title, averaging 27.5 points, 3.3 steals and three assists per game through four state tournament games. Ruffin produced 33 points, six rebounds, six steals and four assists in the Chargers 78-62 victory over Center Hill (Olive Branch) in the state title game.

Ruffin scored 30 or more points 11 times this season, with a season-high of 40 points in a 102-51 win over Ridgeland on Jan. 14.

He led Callaway to a 25-5 record this season, winning the program's seventh state title in the past twelve years.

According to 247Sports, Ruffin is ranked No. 39 in the class of 2021 and has seven offers including Auburn, Mississippi, Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State, Houston and Southern Miss.

MISSISSIPPI ALL-STATE TEAM PRESENTED BY SUDDENLINK

First Team

6-0 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Guided the Saints to the MHSAA Class 3A state title, averaging 25.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

6-8 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Averaged 19.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game to lead the Hawks to the MHSAA Class 3A state semifinals.

6-6 | Senior | Wing | Uncommitted
Led the Patriots to the MHSAA Class 5A state semifinals, averaging 28.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks per game.

6-6 | Senior | Wing | Uncommitted
Guided the Mustangs to the MHSAA Class 5A state championship game, averaging 18.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest.

5-9 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Led the way in the Chargers first state title run since 2015, averaging 26.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals per contest.

Second Team

Ashton Campbell, Forrest County Agricultural (Brooklyn)
6-1 | Senior | Guard | Jones County Junior College
Guided the Aggies to the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A state tournament, averaging 23.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 3.2 assists per game.

6-0 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Led the Eagles to the MHSAA Class 4A state semifinals, averaging 23 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.1 assists per contest.

6-7 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Guided the Indians to the MHSAA Class 6A state semifinals, averaging 17 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals per outing.

6-4 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
Led the Panthers to the MHSAA Class 5A state quarterfinals, averaging 19.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

6-6 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
Guided the Red Rebels to the MHSAA Class 6A state semifinals, averaging 16 points and 12 rebounds per contest.

Third Team

6-1 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
Guided the Wildcats to the second round of the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament, averaged 32.5 points, 11 rebounds, 4.1 assist and 2.1 steals per game.

6-5 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
Guided the Falcons to the MHSAA Class 3A state title game, averaging 28 points per contest.

6-2 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
Although North Pike struggled this season finishing 11-21, Martin was a bright spot averaging 25.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, five assists and 3.4 steals per game.

6-6 | Senior | Wing | Mississippi State
Regarded as the second-ranked player in Mississippi's class of 2020, Matthews had a strong senior campaign to guide the Conquistadors to the MHSAA Class 6A state quarterfinals.

6-7 | Senior | Forward | UC Davis
Helped guide the Panthers to the Class 5A state quarterfinals, averaging 18.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.