The South Dakota Sophomore All State Team

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Posted On: 04/12/18 11:18 AM

This year’s South Dakota Sophomore All State Team is full of talent you’ve seen at state and headlining some of the better all conference teams. The 2020 class in South Dakota is strong as there are several top players in the class that didn’t have the chance to play that these players did, but we expect them to emerge and join these players in the future.


First Team

Kobe Busch, Huron, 6-5, Wing. Kobe had a superb season putting up 19.3 points per game with 6.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a couple steals a night while shooting 35 percent from the arc this year.

Kayden Verly, Canton, guard. The Dak 12 second team all conference guard put up 26 points, five rebounds, 2.5 assists, and two steals a game this year despite constant defensive attention.

Shane Sazue, 5-9, G Lower Brule. All out aggressive scorer who led his team to the state tournament scoring 16.2 points per game and also playmaking for others.

Nick Wittler, 5-11, G, Sully Butte. Scored 12.5 points a game this year with five assists for the state champion in Class B. A dependable piece for the champs every night.

Luke Wells II, 6-4, PF, Crow Creek. Luke made the all tournament team at state last month and scored 11.4 points per game with 6.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists.


Second Team

Tyson Iotte, 6-1, G, White River. The leading scorer at nearly 15 a game for a young White River team that made the state tournament.

Max Nielson, Sioux Valley, 5-11. Nielson gave his team eight assists a contest and scored about ten a game shooting nearly 50 percent for a state tournament team.

Teron Sazue, 6-2, F, White River. State tournament team member who earned his way to being a starter late in the year. Scored 11 a game.

Josh Arlt, Lennox, 6-0. All Conference player that averaged 13.6 points per game handling both guard spots for his team.

Andrew Rohrbach, 5-11, Guard, Aberdeen Christian. Scored 16.7 points per game with nearly six boards and four assists for a 13 win team.


Third Team

Nick Sayler, 6-0, SG, White River. Started all year long and scored ten points per game for a state tournament team.

Ryder Kirsch, 6-6, Wing, St. Thomas More. There was a lot of change for the Cavs this year and a positive was the All BHC level of play of this skilled wing.

Andrew Bergan, 6-7, Forward, Aberdeen Christian. Took strong steps forward this year in his second season as a varsity regular becoming a more consistent producer.

Zach Norton, 6-0, G, SF O’Gorman. Scored seven a game and was the third leading scorer for a state tournament team.

Max Baloun, 6-6, C, Redfield/Doland. Had an all conference type of year in the post. Max scored 12 points a game and nearly averaged a double-double (9.5 rebounds) plus blocked two shots a contest.


Fourth Team

Zach Anders, 5-10, G, Harding County. Zach scored 16 points a game with five boards, and four assists for the 12 win Ranchers.

Brodyn DeHoet, 6-4, F, Groton Area. It was a tough year for the Tigers but Brodyn became the team’s most reliant and talented player.

Leon Brown Otter, 6-2, F, McLaughlin. The Mustangs put together an excellent late season run and Leon – an all league player – was a key part of that.

Kelby Olson, Belle Fourche, 5-11 guard. All conference playmaking guard from the Broncs that scored nearly 15 points per game.

Ty Schindler, Lyman, 6-0, Guard. With a dozen points a game along with six boards and four assists Ty gave his team all he had helping them to ten wins.

Drew Van Regenmorter, Dell Rapids, 6-2, Guard. Played a solid role for the 17-5 Dells squad giving six points, four rebounds, and three assists.