Posted On: 10/9/18 2:30 PM
The Siouxland is always loaded with talent, and this year is no exception. Nagel headlines the team that we expect to be the cream of the crop in the league, and as such, is our pick for Player of the Year. He’s a stat sheet stuffing lead guard who finished second in assists last season, and is the only returnee among the top eight in the conference last season.
2019 Lucas Nagel, George-Little Rock (12.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists)
The 6-3 lead guard knows what he does well and doesn’t sway from that. He’s a guard who led his team in assists (by a wide margin), but only attempted two 3s last season. He thrives on getting into the paint and scoring or distributing, and he’ll pace a Mustangs team that should be the best in the conference, and one of the best in 1A.
2019 Cade Bleeker, Sioux Center (15.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 53.7 FG%, 40.6 3P%)
The 6-3 wing is a versatile scorer, and after tying for the team lead in scoring last year, he’ll have a chance to put up a ton of shots this winter, as he’s the only returnee among the Warriors’ top six.
2019 Beau De Jongh, Boyden-Hull (15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 51.7 FG%)
If you’re looking for a team in the Siouxland to take a major step forward this year, look no further than the Comets, who return eight of their top nine players, headlined by De Jongh. He led the team in scoring and rebounding last season, and figures to be among the league leaders in free throw attempts this season.
2019 Grant Brouwer, Sibley-Ocheyedan (17.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks)
One of the most versatile scoring threats in the Siouxland, Brouwer led the Generals in scoring, rebounding and blocks, while finishing third in assists and second in steals. Capable of lighting it up from anywhere on the floor, he’ll likely battle it out with Bleeker for the scoring crown in the league.
2019 Brayton Van Kekerix, Rock Valley (11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists)
This final spot could go to any number of players, but Van Kekerix gets the nod after finishing third on the Rockets in scoring last season, and leading the team in assists. If he can improve his efficiency numbers (38.8 FG%, 31.1 3P%), watch out.
2019 Zed Heimensen, Central Lyon
2019 Caleb Terhark, George-Little Rock
2019 Cris Halbur, Okoboji
2019 JT Van’t Hul, Rock Valley
2019 Elliot Van Kekerix, Rock Valley
2020 Jamison Helmers, Okoboji
2019 Landon Jumbeck, George-Little Rock
2020 Alex Van Kalsbeek, MOC-Floyd Valley
2019 Josiah Hansen, MOC-Floyd Valley
2020 Spencer Te Slaa, Boyden-Hull
2019 Blake Johnson, George-Little Rock
2022 Tanner Te Slaa, Boyden-Hull
2019 Austin Jeltema, MOC-Floyd Valley
2019 Brett Van Der Wilt, Boyden-Hull