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Posted On: 10/18/18 11:38 AM
Preseason Player of the Year: Mason Porter, New London — 2019
Other returning guys had better stats than him last season, but there’s a reason for that: Porter only played the last nine games of the season after making a recovery from a severe hand injury. He spent his spring and summer getting back into form with Iowa Pump N Run 17U, and we expect him to be back in dominant form this season for the Tigers; much like he was as a sophomore.
Mason Porter, New London — 2019
13.0 points, 2.1 assists, 3.8 assists
The numbers are a big underwhelming from last season, but he only played the last part of the season after recovering from a hand injury. Porter should find his stride again this winter.
Max Wilcox, Danville — 2019
19.6 points, 2.7 assists, 2.3 steals
During his first season at Danville last winter, Wilcox proved he can be not only one of the conference’s best scorers, but one of the state’s best scorers. He proved it time and again this offseason, too.
Keontae Luckett, New London — 2019
13.8 points, 6.9 assists, 3.7 steals, 4.9 rebounds
The numbers from a season ago are eye-opening, and it’s his elite speed and athleticism that allows him to excel the way he does on the hardwood. He’ll be a triple-double threat each night out.
Isaac McSorly, New London — 2019
15.9 points, 2.5 assists, 4.5 steals, 5.6 rebounds
When Porter was out last season, this defensive juggernaut stepped his game up in a big way. His 4.5 steals per game was fourth-best in the state, and he can score, and rebound at a high clip as well.
Ryle Koenig, Notre Dame — 2019
17.0 points, 2.0 steals, 7.0 rebounds
A big-time scoring and rebounding threat, Koenig led the Nikes in both last season, and should be among the conference’s leader in both this winter.
Taylor Kensett, Danville — 2020
Grant Swanson, New London — 2020
Mason McDonough, Van Buren Community — 2019
Tanner Snodgrass, West Burlington — 2019
Matt Helige, Holy Trinity — 2020
Honorable Mentions: Gavin Kies, Colten Hohenthaner, Caleb Johnson, Sam Hirner, Bryce Carr, Hunter Perkins, Reed Fehseke, Quentin Schneider, Alex Tjaden, Nik Coble, Drew Kissell, Colton Horak, Colten Sherwood.