Posted On: 10/12/18 3:00 PM

Preseason Player of the Year: Owen Coburn, Spirit Lake — 2019 

The South Dakota State-commit has been flying under the radar a bit of late because he didn’t play a 17U grassroots season, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less dominant. Last season he was the best player in conference as a junior, so it was a pretty easy decision to name him preseason player of the year this year, too. 



First Team

Owen Coburn, Spirit Lake — 2019

20.1 points, 2.2 blocks, 11.1 rebounds

Thje Division I commit was dominant last season for a 17-win Spirit Lake squad, and now he’s back to try and get the Indians to state for the first time since 2016. 



Jacob Vis, Western Christian — 2019

18.5 points, 2.2 blocks, 8.8 rebounds 

Western Christian has had its share of very good players over the years and Vis is a guy that could cement himself as one of the all-time Wolfpack greats this winter. 



Mach Nyaw, Storm Lake — 2019

12.6 points, 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals, 3.2 rebounds (with Grand View Christian)

The athletic and pliable guard started his career at Storm Lake and then spent the next two seasons winning state titles at Grand View Christian; now, he’s back with the Tornadoes and could be at the helm of a very special season for this team. 



Cham Deng, Storm Lake — 2019

14.4 points, 2.6 assists, 7.9 rebounds

The second Storm Lake guy to make the first team, Deng had a big-time junior season with the Tornadoes, and his ability to score the ball and control the glass make him a shoo-in for this honor. 



Carter Broek, Western Christian — 2019

9.2 points, 2.9 assists, 5.3 rebounds 

At 6-foot-5 and with the ability to do a little bit of everything on the floor, Broek is a guy that will be pivotal to Western Christian’s chances of getting back to Wells Fargo Arena for a whopping 22nd time. 


Second Team

Malga Yanga, Storm Lake  — 2019

Kip Hurd, Spirit Lake — 2019

Alex Irwin, LeMars — 2019 

Ryan Hurd, Cherokee — 2020

Chase Hough, Spencer — 2019


Honorable Mentions:  Mason McCaffery, Colin Slattery, Reath Yak, Brian Egeland, Alex Paulsrud, Kobe Grell, Cole Pitts, Clay VanTol