Posted On: 10/11/18 3:00 PM

Preseason Player of the Year: Tyreke Locure, Des Moines North — 2019

Despite some other worthy candidates, this was really a no-brainer. We dare to say that Locure — a South Alabama commit — has already firmly established himself as an Iowa high school hoops legend. He’ll continue to add to that legacy this season while knocking off more and more Iowa high school hoops records. 



First Team

Tyreke Locure, Des Moines North — 2019

28.1 points, 6.9 assists, 3.9 steals, 5.7 rebounds 

The preternatural floor general is headed to South Alabama next season, but will first try and get that elusive state title one last time. With Locure on the floor, anything is possible. 



Hosea Treadwell, Des Moines Hoover — 2019

12.0 points, 1.4 steals, 4.0 rebounds

What great strides this sharpshooting guard has made since missing his sophomore season with an ACL injury. He’ll have a monster season with the Huskies, who themselves will be one of the state’s best teams again. 



Adam Jackson, Des Moines Hoover — 2019

12.1 points, 1.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds

Part two of a back-court that is certainly one of the best in Iowa, Jackson is a bulldog when he gets into the lane, and is shifty while getting there. He’ll score from all three levels, and will obviously defend, too. 



Lino Malual, Des Moines North — 2019

11.3 points, 2.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds 

Anyone who attends a North game this season is liable to see some fireworks from the likes of Malual; his best strength is his leaping ability, he’s electric, but he’s able to score it in a multitude of ways as well.



Kenny Quinn, Des Moines Hoover — 2019

4.6 points, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.9 rebounds 

An absolute bulldog on defense, Quinn will have two final match-ups with Locure this season that will be fun to watch. Offensively, he’s been working to improve and should see his points average increase this season for the Huskies. 


Second Team

Josiah Conkrite, Des Moines Lincoln — 2019

Marcus Edwards, Des Moines Roosevelt — 2019

Malik Allen, Des Moines North — 2021

Gatdoar Bijiek, Des Moines North — 2019

Manny Austin, Des Moines Hoover — 2021


Honorable Mentions: Burke Pitz, Wil Burt, Nate Feller, Jamie Spinks, Lathan Hamm, Sam Yeaway, Antonio Alzheimer, Ben Knoebel, Maiwut Jock