Posted On: 11/6/19 7:19 PM

The Teams

Josh Ollendieck

Cedar Falls (21-3, 16-3): Only one starter returns for the Tigers, but we still have them ranked atop the 4A rankings to open the year. And they’re there for two reasons. First, the top 21 scorers in Class 4A from last year either graduated, are injured for the year (Ames’ Tamin Lipsey) or have transferred out-of-state (Kennedy’s Jack Wetzel). So returning production doesn’t mean nearly as much as it does most years. And second, Cedar Falls has emerged as the best basketball program in the state. The two-time defending champions may only have one starter coming back in guard Josh Ollendieck (10.3, 45.5 3P%), but that doesn’t mean this group is going to be short on talent. In fact, they’re going to be loaded once again. Ollendieck, a 6-3 guard with immense length and the ability to shoot from anywhere, is a good place to start. 6-9 junior big man Chase Courbat (5.9, 36 blocks) is one of the best young big men in the Midwest, a versatile big man who moves extremely well and has a great understanding of

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