Posted On: 04/3/18 1:08 PM
What freshmen stepped up to the varsity level this year and made quality impacts in South Dakota? We run through them in the Freshmen All State Team.
Matthew Mors of Yankton. The State champ, the MVP of Class AA, and the top prospect in the state despite his age, the 6-foot-7 Matthew Mors was already the most talked about player in the state, and then he advanced his hoops resume a lot quicker than many would have expected. Again, the Class AA MVP and the leader of the Class AA state champs.
Connor Libis of Dell Rapids-St. Mary. Libis exploded this season for 22.4 points per game shooting 82 percent at the foul line while leading the conference in scoring. Connor scored over 30 points four times this season and made 52 threes throughout the year.
Paul Bruns of Dakota Valley. Bruns is a 5-foot-11 guard that gave an 18-win team – a team ranked 6th in the state in the end – 11 points and four rebounds a night. Bruns put double-figures in the scorebook 16 times with a high of 24 against Canton.
Tryce Ortman of Canistota. The Hawks guard helped his team to state by supplying the role of clutch foul shooter, ball handler, jumpshooter, and whatever else the team needs.
Trevin McBride of Crow Creek. McBride gave a 21 win, state tournament team 7-8 points a game plus a little bit of everything else. As a young player the six foot guard played beyond his years helping his team to state.
Caleb Simons of Edgemont. Caleb scored 15 plus points per game this year with 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals a game for Edgemont. Against regular attention Caleb made 45 percent of his attempts.
Colin Frey of Langford Area. The six foot freshmen scored 7.5 points per game this year for a team that made the state tournament.
Tyler Feldkamp of SF Roosevelt. The 5-foot-11 guard had a couple games as the Roosevelt leading scorer this year and he gave his team a nice boost off the bench. Tyler looks mature beyond his years and competes that way as well.
Brady Fritz of Winner. A six foot guard who put up 14.5 points a game with five rebounds and 2.5 steals each contest.
Tisyn Spader of Howard. Howard had a tough season but Spader was the second best player on a year team and he earned all conference HM honors.