Preseason All-Conference: Top of Iowa – West


Posted On: 10/23/18 9:00 AM

Preseason Player of the Year: James Betz, GHV2019

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. 



First Team

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. 



Second Team

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.