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Posted On: 09/25/18 8:30 AM
Player of the Year: 2019 Jake Hilmer, North Linn
The Upper Iowa commit has put together one of the best high school careers in the state’s history. By the time he graduates, he’ll be the career leader in both assists (already done), steals, and rank among the top 10 all-time in scoring. He’s lightning quick, efficient and a remarkable passer with exceptional court vision. He’ll pace a Lynx team that will roll through the division again this year.
2019 Jake Hilmer, North Linn (23.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 6.2 steals, 64.8 FG%, 44.8 3P%, 87.0 FT%)
The record setting point guard has put up astronomical numbers throughout his career with the Lynx, pacing one of the most prolific offenses the state has ever seen. That won’t be any different this season, although we could see his scoring numbers get closer to the 30 a night range, while the assists and steals are still best in the state.
2020 Nick Reid, Central City (18.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists)
The 6-6 junior wing is coming off a strong summer with the Iowa Barnstormers, and he’ll be looking to lead the Wildcats towards the top of the division. A rangy athlete who can score from anywhere, he makes an impact on both ends of the floor with his length, athleticism and skill.
2019 Zach March, Springville (15.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 67 3PM)
The 5-9 senior guard was one of the most dangerous 3-point shooters in the division last year, and should be again this season. Despite his small stature, he competes on the glass and creates chaos on the defensive end of the floor as well.
2019 David Seber, North Linn (11.9 points, 2.5 steals, 71 3PM)
Following the departure of Ryan Miller’s 24 points a game, look for Seber’s scoring numbers to skyrocket playing alongside Hilmer, who will always get him open looks. And if Seber can get his 3P% up into the 40% range (35.5% last year), he could put up some eye-popping numbers from the arc this year.
2021 Parker Rochford, Edgewood-Colesburg (12.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.8 steals, 53.9 FG%, 48.9 3P%)
The younger Rochford brother is coming off one of the best freshman seasons of any player in the state, leading the Vikings in scoring and shooting nearly 50% from behind the arc. He also helped lead the team to their first ever state tournament appearance. Look for this sharpshooting guard to be one of the state’s best shooters over the next three years.
2019 Preston Rochford, Edgewood-Colesburg
2019 Ethan Streicher, Edgewood-Colesburg
2019 Izic Mackey, Alburnett
2019 Trevor Boge, North Linn
2022 Austin Hilmer, North Linn
2020 Tyson Russell, East Buchanan
2020 Kyle Koppes, Springville
2021 Hunter Caves, Alburnett
2020 Austin Huber, Alburnett
2019 Jared Graubard, Alburnett