Posted On: 01/2/20 11:56 AM

With the holiday break upon us, it’s time to take a look at who the state’s blocks leaders are through the first half of the season. (Note: Stats are through games that were entered into QuikStats by December 30 at 11:30 am, and total blocks rather than blocks per game).

 

1.) 2020 Matt Haken, George-Little Rock - 32 blocks

The 6-5 senior forward has not only blocked the most shots in the state so far, he's also averaging 18.3 points and has pulled down 50 more rebounds than any other Mustang.

 

T2.) 2020 Alex Van Kalsbeek, MOC-Floyd Valley - 31 blocks

Good luck scoring on the interior in the Siouxland, apparently, as Van Kalsbeek and Haken are Siouxland Conference rivals. Van Kalsbeek had one of the best summers of any player in the state, and he's having a monster senior season, averaging 19.1 points and 12.0 rebounds while also leading the team in assists, steals and blocks. Oh, and he's shooting 81.9% from the floor. 

 

T2.) 2020 Christian Heilbuth, Siouxland Christian - 31 blocks

After leading the state with 156 blocks last year, Heilbuth isn't turning away shots at quite the same rate this season, but

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