Posted On: 12/11/15 11:00 AM

Week 1 Player of the Week

12/1 vs. Carroll — 20 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals

12/4 vs. Clarinda — 32 points (11-19 FGS), 13 rebounds

Last season, seemingly out of nowhere, Carroll Kuemper power forward Matt Dentlinger burst onto the Iowa high school basketball scene as a sophomore. Back then he was a stock-riser, and now he’s a star – PHI’s 24th-ranked 2017.

The 6-foot-7 junior averaged 14.7 points, 7 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks per game as a post for the Knights last winter. And he proved he could play on the perimeter too, knocking down 42 3-pointers, at a 41 percent clip

After a spring and summer honing his skills while playing up with a supremely talented Martin Brothers 17U squad —  a team that won a national title in Louisville — Dentlinger has come back for his junior season stronger than before.

He attended our Prime Time Prospects Combine in September and was one of the standouts, particularly adept as hitting from deep. And his offseason success has translated nicely to his final campaign with the Knights.

Safe to say, Dentlinger has been one of 2017’s fastest rising stars, and he may not be done rising yet.