by Ray Hamill — The accolades continue to pile up for St. Bernard’s Lane Thrap.
This week Thrap was named to the 2019 all-state basketball team by Cal-Hi Sports after a stellar junior campaign that saw him climb alongside some of the school’s all-time greats.
Thrap averaged 22.6 points a game this past winter, as well as 12.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.7 steals, all of them among the North Coast Section leaders.
Going into his senior season, he now has a career average of 22.8 points per game, which is second all-time in school history, trailing only the legendary Gary Mendenhall who starred for the Crusaders back in the 1970s and averaged 25 points a game.
With school out for the summer, Thrap has been keeping busy.
In addition to playing for both the Humboldt Eagles 19U and 17U American Legion baseball teams, Thrap has also been playing summer league basketball at Santa Rosa JC after being invited down to play by Bear Cubs head coach Craig McMillan.
He also has been gaining the attention of some influential people.
A couple of weeks ago, he received a letter from state senator Mike Maguire, congratulating him on being named to the MaxPreps Division-VI all-state team.