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Posted On: 10/23/18 9:00 AM
Preseason Player of the Year: James Betz, GHV — 2019
The Northern Iowa-commit has long-established himself as one of the best prospects in the state, and is now heading into his senior season as a grizzled vet. As a junior, he was dominant, and was just a hair shy of averaging a double-double. We expect him to get that double-double average this year, and should be dominant on both sides of the ball for the Cardinals.
James Betz, GHV — 2019
15.4 points, 2.5 assists, 1.7 blocks, 9.9 rebounds
A long, strong and very bouncy 6-foot-6 forward, Betz is one of the most physically imposing forwards in the state, and he has the skill to pair. He’ll dominate each night out.
TJ Schnurr, Bishop Garrigan — 2019
18.9 points, 3.0 assists, 9.8 rebounds
Another forward who will dominate each night out, Schnurr will pass, shoot and control the paint for a Bears squad that has a chance to bring home a state title this winter.
Angelo Winkel, Bishop Garrigan — 2021
14.8 points, 2.1 blocks, 6.9 rebounds
As a freshman, Winkel proved that he was one of Iowa’s best Class of 2021 guys, and he’s spent his offseason working tirelessly to continue and improve.
Chett Helming, Lake Mills — 2020
14.0 points, 1.5 steals, 6.9 points
A very long and skilled guard, Helming had a big-time sophomore season with Lake Mills. We saw what the athletic wing was capable of when he was showing out at out Top 250 Expo last month: he’s very good.
Gavin Becker, West Hancock — 2019
16.9 points, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 5.4 rebounds
West Hancock will rely heavily on this 6-foot-1 senior, who will not only score and rebound at a high clip, but he’ll turn it up on the defensive end , too.
Cade Winkel, Bishop Garrigan — 2020
John Joyce, Bishop Garrigan — 2020
Avery Busta, Forest City — 2019
DaShawn Linnen, Lake Mills — 2021
Dominyk Price, North Iowa — 2021
Honorable Mentions: Noah Miller, Lucas Weiland, Micah Lambert, Easton Barrus, Koty Khuhlers, Brad Capesius, Enzo Gebara, Jared Graham, Caleb Bacon, Isaiah Walk, Robert Orman, Joe Smith, Tristan Furgeson.