Posted On: 11/25/19 9:00 AM

It’s been quite the run in recent years for Lake City. Consistently an excellent program, the Tigers got the state tournament for the second time in three years behind a staunch defense and one of the best tandems in the state. All the components that made the Tigers good last year are back and they go into 2019-20 with state-title potential.

KEY RETURNERS: Nate Heise, Reid Gastner, Jake Wohlers

Finally seniors, Heise and Gastner will go down as two of the best players in school history and are looking to end their careers with three state tournament trips in four years. 

Heise moved to point guard as a junior and had no issue, averaging 22 points, nearly seven rebounds and five assists while knocking down nearly 40 percent of his 3-point attempts on his way to earning Hiawatha Valley League Player-of-the-Year. He followed that up with an awesome spring and summer, ultimately landing a scholarship from Northern Iowa. He’s one of the best players in Class AA.

Gastner’s been steady and consistent each of his three years at the varsity level. The 6-foot-4 combo-forward took his game to the perimeter

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