Posted On: 10/20/18 12:00 PM

Preseason Player of the Year: Trey Shearer, Montezuma2021

This Montezuma sophomore is still quite young, but has already started to build a lasting legacy. His freshman season at Montezuma was among the best freshman seasons we’ve seen in five years of Prep Hoops Iowa. He followed that up with a strong offseason, both on the camp circuit and with the Iowa Barnstormers’ 15U squad. Big things are coming for this potential three-time conference player of the year. 


First Team

Trey Shearer, Montezuma — 2021

16.0 points, 3.9 assists, 3.2 steals

He had a fantastic freshman season, and there’s no reason to believe that he’ll follow that up with an even better sophomore campaign. Especially after he clearly put in plenty of work this offseason. 


Hunter Ray, Montezuma — 2019

11.2 points, 2.2 blocks, 5.4 rebounds 

The conference’s returning leading shot-blocker will likely be the biggest difference-maker in the paint defensibly this season. At 6-foot-5, he’ll be one of the biggest guys in the conference. 



Rylan James, Lynnville-Sully — 2019

8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds 

A grizzled veteran now, James has been integral in several seasons of winning Lynnville-Sully hoops, bow he’s got the keys to the car, and after its three leading scorers graduated, James could see his points average skyrocket. 



Noah Beck, BGM — 2020

11.5 points, 5.5 assists, 5.0 steals, 4.0 rebounds 

An assists and steals aficionado, Beck is a guy that could lead the conference in both this season. And he’ll look to lead the Bears to an better season that last year’s seven win campaign.  



Brady Berkey, Colfax-Mingo — 2020

9.8 points, 3.9 assists, 1.9 steals

Colfax-Mingo had a good season last year, it won 15 games, but it’s three top scorers are gone. Now, returning leading scorer Brady Berkey will be the guy who captains the ship, and should see his numbers balloon this season as a junior. 



Second Team

Cole Watts, Montezuma — 2021

Tyson Vander Linden, Lynnville-Sully — 2019

Sam Gensley, BGM — 2020

Ulises Feliz, BGM, Brooklyn — 2019

Blaize Kulmann, Lynnville-Sully — 2020


Honorable Mentions: Nolan Reynolds, Holister Koenig, Dean Shaull, Kody Timm, Logan Shipley, Luke Roose