Posted On: 12/11/19 3:40 PM
Here are the PHD Preseason Players of the Year for South Dakota’s Class B level.
Region 1: Zach Clemens of Northwestern. Six-foot-3 senior that averaged 25.2 points per game last season for the 17-4 Wildcats. Tall and athletic. Had 35 and 12 versus Waubay-Summit last year. First team All Stater from last season.
Runner Up: Andrew Rohrbach of Aberdeen Christian (5-foot-11 Senior). Averaged 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5.5 assists last season. Leads the squad in every possible way.
Region 2: Nick Wittler of Sully Buttes. A six-foot senior that averaged 21.3 points and 4.3 boards a game. First team all Stater returns for the 20-6 Chargers from last season. Can light up the scoreboard.
Region 3: Kalen Garry of DeSmet. A 6-foot-2 sophomore scoring 22 points a game with 7 rebounds per last year for the 23-3 State Runners Up. Kalen was an All State secebt team selection last season. Strong athletic sophomore that will only get better.
Region 4: Connor Libis of Dell Rapids St Mary. A five-foot-9 junior that averaged 27.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game last season. Connor leads the 18-5 Cardinals and was a 1st team All State selection last season. Has 211 made 3’s in his career shooting 40 percent from 3.
Region 5: Chase Merrill of Canistota. A 6-foot-1 junior coming off of a 14.9 point, 3.5 rebound, and 2.5 assist per game season for the 14-7 Hawks. Worker and gym rat, loves the game.
Region 6: Kelby VanDerWerff of Platte-Geddes. A 6-foot-4 junior that averaged 17.2 points and 8.5 rebounds in 18-19. Platte moves into Class B hoping to make some big noise. Kelby will be the muscle.
Region 7: Nick Sayler of White River. A 6-foot-1 guard that scored 8.6 points a game with five boards. Nick will lead the new look Tigers and he leads from the defensive end. Strong, athletic player that will defend the best every game.
Region 8: Zach Anders of Harding County. A 5-foot-11 senior that averaged 19.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for the 12-9 Ranchers last season. Anders shot 50 percent from the field and 38 percent from the three point line.