Posted On: 10/12/18 9:30 AM
One of just four Class 3A players to average a double-double last year, the future Northern Iowa Panther has put together a fantastic career for the Hawks. As long as he stays healthy, he’ll become just the 31st player in Iowa high school history to pull down 1,000 career rebounds.
2019 Derek Krogmann, West Delaware (20.7 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 58.7 FG%)
The second leading returning rebounder in the state (Ar-We-Va’s Keegan Simons averaged 13.0 last year), don’t be surprised to see the 6-7 lefty average something along the lines of 25-15 this season for West Delaware. He’s an efficient scorer who dominates games on both ends of the floor.
2020 AJ Coons, Solon (17.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 48.2 FG%, 45.3 3P%)
A long, athletic, 6-5 junior wing, Coons will have the ball in his hands a ton for the Spartans, who need to replace point guard Ben Krutzfeldt. Coons is a talented playmaker, so don’t be surprised to see him averaging 5+ assists a game this winter in addition to his scoring numbers.
2019 Abe Becker, Maquoketa (18.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 88 3PM, 44.2 3P%)
Only three players in the state made more 3-pointers last season than Becker, who burst onto the scene last year and finished as the division’s second leading scorer. The Cardinals return their top four scorers, so expect to see Becker’s numbers stay pretty efficient.
2020 Michael Keegan, Dyersville Beckman (11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.5 blocks, 50.2 FG%)
An athletic 6-3 wing, Keegan is coming off a strong summer with Martin Brothers. One of the most talented all-around players in the division, few players will stuff the stat sheet like he does, making a major impact on both ends of the floor on a nightly basis.
2021 Keaton Kutcher, Mount Vernon (12.9 points, 58 3PM, 41.7 3P%)
Only Iowa Falls-Alden’s Karson Sharar made more 3s last season as a freshman, and he holds an offer from Drake. So it’s safe to say Kutcher had a highly productive freshman season. He showed how explosive he can be with a 10-13 3P showing against Anamosa last season, and with quite a bit gone from Mount Vernon, look for his scoring numbers to explode this year.
2020 Alex McAleer, Central DeWitt
2019 Macklin Shanahan, Maquoketa
2019 Kane Kopp, Maquoketa
2019 Drew Kueter, Central DeWitt
2020 Cam Miller, Solon
2021 Connor Becker, Maquoketa
2021 Kyle Kelley, West Delaware
2019 Jeff Grau, Central DeWitt
2021 Caiden Atienza, Maquoketa
2020 Nolan Brand, Mount Vernon