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Posted On: 03/15/18 5:38 PM
Nate Mohr 6’2 G (Glenwood)
14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 3.0 steals
What a weapon it is to have a 91 percent free-throw shooter on the roster, and Mohr, especially in the semifinal win over two-time defending champs Xavier, was clutch down the stretch. He went 8-8 from the line in that tightly contested game, and 6-6 in the final minute. He’s got a pure jumper, and a sweet stroke. He handles it well, too and has the court-vision to play point guard adeptly. Division II Wayne State is getting a good one.
Logan Wolf, 6’4 SF (Cedar Falls)
14.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.3 APG
It was obvious that Wolf’s teammate AJ Green was the alpha dog on Cedar Falls, after-all, Green is one of the best players in the country. But there were times when Wolf, a junior, was the guy who was leading the charge. He’s able to do it all, and his athleticism was on full display when he skied for a baseline jam (right in front of the media table) in a semifinal win over Valley. Wolf is going to have a huge senior season with the Tigers.
Dillon Faubel, 6′ PG (Treynor)
19.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.3 APG
He was sensational in the first two games, and would have likely been named all-tournament captain had Treynor won the title game. Faubel is headed to NAIA Midland University, and it’ll be getting a skilled and fluid guard with some serious handles and a sweet jumper. We saw Faubel make some pretty slick passes, too. He’ll be a good one for the Warriors the next four years.
Gannon O’Brien, 6’1 G/F (Casacde)
13.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG
If Haris Hoffman was the best player, 1A, on Cascade last week during its first-ever state title run, then O’Brien was 1B. And just like it was tough to decipher who was playing what position on this team, it was also tough to pick out who the best player was from game to game. O’Brien was certainly the best shooter on the team last week, he was 9-11 from beyond the arc in Cascade’s three wins.
Jarad Kruse, 6’4 SF (Oskaloosa)
14.3 points (52.8 FG%), 7.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists
Throughout the tournament, and the season for that matter, Kruse was the most productive player on a team chock-full of talent. The senior was definitely doing his thing in the 3A final against Glenwood. The Indians might have fallen short in that one, but Kruse scored a game-high 21 points, and set the tone early for Osky by scoring 11 first quarter points on perfect shooting.