Posted On: 10/5/18 12:00 PM

Player of the Year: 2019 Austin Simpson, Fairfield

This small, five-team league was decimated by graduation, and Simpson is the only returnee who averaged double figures last year. He’ll pace a Fairfield team that should far and away be the best team in the conference this winter. 


First Team

2019 Austin Simpson, Fairfield (11.3 points, 8.0 rebounds)

The Trojans’ 6-4 big man, Simpson is a load in the paint who scores efficiently and rebounds at a high level. Don’t be surprised to see him average nearly a double-double this year for Fairfield. 

2019 Tristin Waugh, Fairfield (9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists)

Waugh will pair with Collin Breen as the team’s primary ball handlers, and if he can clean up the turnovers a bit (49 assists to 53 turnovers last year), he could be in line for a big senior season.

2019 Carson Crile, Fairfield (9.7 points, 7.3 rebounds)

Crile pairs with Simpson to give the Trojans a dynamic frontcourt that should dominate the glass this winter. He’s a versatile scorer who can stretch out to the arc and knock down an occasional 3.

2019 Logan Rashid, Fort Madison (9.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists)

The only non-Fairfield member of the first team, Rashid looks like the type of player who could lead the league in scoring this year. The Bloodhounds lost a pair of big-time scorers in Treavor Kokjohn and Kaleb Cresswell, who combined to average nearly 29 points a game, so plenty of shots are available for the athletic slashing guard.

2019 Collin Breen, Fairfield (8.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists)

The fourth returning starter for the Trojans, Breen figures to be the team’s primary ball handler this season after ranking second in assists last year.


Second Team

2020 Tyjai Mueller, Keokuk

2019 Brandon Keester, Fort Madison

2021 Anthony Potratz, Keokuk

2020 Luke Turner, Washington

2019 Rhett Zeglen, Mount Pleasant


Honorable Mentions
2019 Cade Hennigan, Washington
2020 Jayden Fedler, Fort Madison
2019 Alex Wolter, Keokuk
2019 Sheymouhr Redd-Donald, Fort Madison
2021 Isaiah Seay, Keokuk
2019 Cole Engle, Fairfield
2021 Trashaun Willis, Washington