Posted On: 06/6/19 10:54 PM

Earlier this week, Kaukauna forward Jacob Newhouse told me, “There’s no other big in the FVA who can guard me.”

Let’s give this some context.

The FVA conference features many elite programs and big men. The POTY in the FVA last year, Levi Nienhaus-Borchert, was a big man. One of the better upcoming players in Wisconsin, Max Nelson, is a forward for Appleton North. And with Tyrese Haliburton making his way onto draft boards after one year at Iowa State, Jordan McCabe making an immediate impact at West Virginia, and plenty more players kick-starting their collegiate careers, the conference has solidified their reputation as a conduit to college. So, even in an assumed “down year” for the FVA, claiming to be an unguardable big man in the conference — that’s bold.

But it’s hard to rebut.

Newhouse is a do-it-all forward that is a player you can have as your centerpiece. And, following Kaukauna's back-to-back years of key departures (Jordan McCabe in 2018 and Donovan Ivory in 2019), his senior year may have been perfectly timed.

Passing, though a nuance of a trait for big men, has added to his unique toolset. At 6-foot-5, his ability to locate cutters and

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