Posted On: 10/9/18 12:00 PM

Player of the Year: Trayvon Williams, Valley — 2019

This was not cut and dry, and certainly several other CIML Central standouts were considered, but what is came down to was Williams’ ability and proclivity to take over games. His athleticism is off the charts and his ability to slash and create is as good as anyone in the state. His stats may not be inflated because of Valley’s slow style of play, but the impact he makes for his team will be massive. 



First Team

Trayvon Williams, Valley — 2019

10.2 points, 2.3 assists, 2.0 rebounds

The scoring leader for last year’s Class 4A state semifinalist returns and he’s an explosive athlete who’s hungry to prove himself and to get a state title. 



Noah Hart, Waukee — 2019

10.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.5 rebounds

The high-level passer is going to fill up the stat sheet this season, and will almost certainly be among the division’s leaders in points and assists. 



Dylan Jones, Waukee — 2019

10.7 points, 2.2 blocks, 9.0 rebounds

Perhaps the most impactful defensive player in the division, Jones was not only the CIML Central’s leader in blocks last season, but among the state leaders too.



Japannah Kellogg, Ames — 2019

12.3 points, 2.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds

A recent commit to Division I program Wisconsin-Green Bay, this rangy 6-foot-6 wing is a guy that definitely looks like a high-level player. He’ll core from all three levels and clean up on the boards too. 



Dillon Carlson, Valley — 2019

17.0 points, 2.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds 

Ankeny is a team that will be very, very dangerous this winter, and this super skilled combo guard is in line to lead the charge. He’s a prolific scorer, who shoots it well and rebounds well from the guard spot. 


Second Team

Will Berg, Valley — 2020

Jaxon Smith, Ankeny — 2020

Braxton Bayless, Ankeny — 2020

Micah Johnson, Centennial — 2020

Aguek Deng, Valley — 2019


Honorable Mentions

Jaron Crews, Tamin Lipsey, Nolan Otten, Dominic Caggiano, Sam Glenn, Payton Sandfort, Andrew Curran, Michael Vicente, Lathan Brandt, Cody McCullough, Jake Auer, Jordan Kumm, Cooper Downs, Preston Kelling