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Posted On: 03/14/18 12:00 PM
Most Outstanding Player: Haris Hoffman, 6’1 G/F (Cascade)
16.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.0 APG, 2.0 SPG
The best player on the undisputed best team in the 2A field last week, Hoffman led Cascade’s group of position-less players in scoring and steals per game. He was good throughout the tourney, but was especially productive during a semifinal shellacking of Sheldon. Hoffman sliced and diced the Orabs for 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Dillon Faubel, 6′ PG (Treynor)
19.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.3 APG
Through the first two rounds of the 2A tourney, Faubel was arguably the best player in the 2A field, and had Treynor won their title game tilt against Cascade, he’d have likely been named all-tourney captain. His quarterfinal performance against Wapello was one of the better games of the week; 29 points on 10-17 FGs, 4-6 3FGs, and two steals. He’ll head to Nebraska NAIA Midland next season.
Alec Oberhauser (Aplington-Parkersburg)
15.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 5.0 APG, 3.0 SPG, 2.7 BPG
Throughout the regular season, Oberhauser was known for being a big, do-it-all guard for the Falcons, that’s exactly what he was last week at Wells Fargo Arena. He played with a certain swagger, and had more fun than maybe anyone at the tourney. That loose and confident style of play led to beaucoop production. He’ll be taking his talents to Des Moines NAIA Grand View next fall.
Carter Cuvelier, 6’3 SF (Aplington-Parkersburg)
19.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG
It was a second half explosion against Treynor that was Cuvelier’s finest individual moment. He scored 24 second half points in that semifinal, unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough. Through all three games, the big, bruising wing finished tied for 2A’s leading-scorer honors. Good news for the Falcons, Cuvelier is back for one more season.
Gannon O’Brien, 6’1 G/F (Cascade)
13.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG
He was the 2A champs’ second-leading scorer and its leading rebounder throughout the week. What’s best, is he was the Cougars’ leading scorer and rebounder in the championship game against Treynor, a 48-38 triumph. Amazingly, O’Brien — a 35 percent 3-point shooter in the regular season — was 9-11 from beyond the arc in the three wins last week. He was perfect from deep in the quarters and finals, and 3-5 in the semis.
Luke Clausen, 6’3 SF (Treynor)
15.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.7 APG
Kyle Boerhave, 6’6 PF (Sheldon)
14.0 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.0 SPG
Jon Shwarte, 6’7 C (Treynor)
7.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.3 BPG
Brock Simon, 6’2 G (Cascade)
8.0 PPG, 3.7 APG, 2.0 SPG
Marco Balderas, 5’8 PG (South Hamilton)
24 points, 6 rebounds 3 assists (one game)
Honorable Mentions: Ryan Van Marel (Sheldon), Aaron Price (A-P), Jaden Kleinhesselink (Sheldon), Jack Stogdill (Treynor), Johnny Supple (Cascade)