Posted On: 03/18/18 12:11 PM

MADISON — The 2018 WIAA State Tournament featured many of the most exhilarating moments in recent memory. Prep Hoops names our All-State Tournament teams after three exciting days of basketball…

First Team

G Jordan McCabe – Kaukauna

McCabe put together a legendary final minute to erase a 6-point deficit in the Division 2 state title game. The West Virginia commit scored 32 points to go along with 10 assists and nine rebounds, capturing his second state championship in three seasons. McCabe had back-to-back double-doubles, including a 20-point, 10-assist effort in the semifinal victory over Westosha Central. McCabe did take a whopping 50 shots in two days, but winning trumps all and McCabe is if nothing else, a winner.

G Peter Brookshaw – Prescott

Speaking of Legendary, Brookshaw had one of the most iconic shots in state tournament history. His desperation heave as time expired gave Prescott the Division 3 state championship. Brookshaw averaged 31.0 points and 3.5 assists per game. Despite the difficult in many of his shot attempts, Brookshaw shot a very respectable 46.3 percent from the field, including 53.3 percent from beyond the arc. Brookshaw will play baseball at North Dakota State next season. Perhaps the Bison should think about extending a walk-on offer to play hoops as well.

F – Kyle Tuma – Valders

If Valders had the ball last on Saturday and it was in Tuma’s hands, there’s a good chance the Vikings are Division 3 state champs. Tuma had an unbelievable flurry to help his team overcome a 10-point deficit, including what looked like the game winning 3-pointer with 13 seconds left before Brookshaw saved Prescott.  Tuma had 35 points on 19 shots in Saturday’s loss. He scored 20 of those points in the final 8:47. The UW-Platteville commit also scored a game-high 24 points to help push Valders past Kettle Moraine Luterhan in the semifinals.

F – Patrick Cartier – Brookfield East

Nobody dominated the paint like Cartier this weekend. He had 20 points, seven rebounds, and six blocks, including the game-winning bucket at the buzzer in the Division 1 semifinals to lift Brookfield East past Sun Prairie. Oshkosh North was able to limit his opportunities in the finals, but the Hillsdale commit still scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

C Michael Foster – Milwaukee Washington

The young buck wasn’t fazed by the big stage. In two games, Foster averaged 19.5 points per game, including a 23-point, 12 rebound, four block effort in the Division 2 title game loss to Kaukauna. The Arizona State commit was deadly with his jumper, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor over the weekend.


Second Team

G Chombi Lambert – Roncalli

How good were the guard performances this weekend? Lambert has just as strong of a case for first team after a brilliant weekend to lead Roncalli to the Division 4 state championship. The junior guard just went off, scoring 32 points on 16 shots in the semifinal victory over Pardeeville. Lambert followed that up with 21 points on 14 shots as Roncalli edged Marathon on Saturday. Lambert also shot a blistering 60.0 percent from 3-point range in the state tournament. If you want to argue Lambert for first team recognition, you’ll get no argument here.

G Tyrese Haliburton – Oskhosh North

Credit to Haliburton that it took two unreal efforts from Brookshaw and McCabe to keep him off the first team. The Iowa State commit was as good as anybody on championship Saturday, but if we’re looking at the two-day totals, it’s hard to give him the nod over Brookshaw and McCabe. Still, Haliburton has the real prize — a gold ball. Closing out Brookfield East in the Division 1 state championship, Haliburton went for 30 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four blocks. He was a perfect 18-of-18 from the free throw line and scored 23 points in the game’s final 9:38.

G Quincy Anderson – Oshkosh North

Another player that most years could have been on the first team, Anderson was outstanding this weekend. He had 15 points in the state final victory over Brookfield East, including some key buckets in the first half that helped North solve a very stingy Spartan defense. Anderson also came up with 26 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists to lift the Spartans past Sussex Hamilton in the semifinals — a night where Haliburton didn’t have his best stuff offensively. Anderson is also a game-changer for North defensively, altering and stealing a ton of passes in the 1-3-1 zone.

F Deontay Long – Milwaukee Washington

In two games, Long averaged 19.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game as Milwaukee Washington grabbed a silver ball. In the championship game loss to Kaukauna, Long scored 24 points and was terrific down the stretch, tying the game or giving the Purgolders the lead three times in the final 1:39.

F Hayden Baughman – McDonnell Central Catholic

Baughman had a terrific overall floor impact in Madison. Despite not shooting the ball well in the semifinals against Deerfield, Baughman didn’t let it affect the rest of his game, adding nine rebounds, six assists, five blocks, and four steals help get the Macks to Saturday. Shaking off a rough shooting effort, Baughman went for 24 points against a great Bangor team in the Division 5 title game loss.


Third Team

G Jaeden Zackery – Westosha Central

We’ve been calling this kid one of the best kept secrets in the state of Wisconsin. After Friday’s Division 2 semifinals, the secret is out. The Zackery had 21 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, and two assists in the loss to Kaukauna. A lot of good players can shy away from the bright lights the first time around. That was not the case for Zackery, who also played outstanding perimeter defense against a great Kaukauna team.

G/F Patrick Baldwin Jr. – Sussex Hamilton

Facing arguably the top team in the state in the Division 1 semifinals, Baldwin had 22 points, six rebounds, and two assists as Hamilton came up one point short of a major upset.

F Grant Manke – Bangor

It’s tough to single out a player from Bangor, but that’s part of what makes this team so good. The Cardinals are so balanced and team-oriented. Case in point, Manke is the team’s third-leading scorer. The sophomore scored 37 points in two days. He averaged 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in the state tournament.

F Nate Siewart – Deerfield

Despite a loss to McDonnell Central Catholic in the Division 5 semifinals, Siewart gave the Macks a lot of problems. Siewart came up with 20 points and 12 rebounds, but the Demons just didn’t have enough in the tank.

F Nathan Stoffel – Marathon

Stoffel was just a warrior all weekend. An imposing physical presence, Stoffel bullied Clear Lake in the Division 4 semifinals, going for 18 points (8-11) and 11 rebounds. Despite a loss to Roncalli, Stoffel gave the Jets fits inside. He finished with 14 points (5-7), nine rebounds, and five blocks in the title game loss.


Honorable Mention: Jalen Johnson (Sun Prairie), Luke Reader (Bangor), Drew Johnson (Bangor), Mitchell Schneider (Roncali), Jordan Dinsmore (Milwaukee Washington), Johnny Davis (La Crosse Central), Terrance Thompson (La Crosse Central), Solomon Zarling (Kettle Moraine Lutheran), Treyner Sundsmo (Valders), A.J. Vukovich (East Troy), Parker Nielsen (Prescott), Caleb Miedema (Bangor), Eric Carl (Kaukauna), Keaton Ferris (Kaukauna), Matt Hickey (Oshkosh North), Johntae Martin (Milwaukee Washington)