Iowa’s newly anointed Mr. Basketball wrapped up a fantastic high school career with Norwalk’s first state title. He finished the season with 983 points, which ranks third in single season scoring, and 2,494 career points, sixth all-time in state history. The future UNI Panther is not only an outstanding scorer, but also a dynamic passer and playmaker who does a great job setting his teammates up. He’s a highly efficient, lefty scorer who posted 55-41-87 shooting splits this year.
Peeters was named the MAC Player of the Year, and became Assumption’s all-time leading scorer this season. An athletic, 6-5 forward who crashes the glass on both ends of the floor, he can score at will on the block with either hand, using great footwork and touch.
That 87.7% from the floor is not a type. The future Northwestern College forward was absolutely dominant on both ends of the floor for the Dutchmen. He put together one of the strongest summers of any player in the state last year, and followed it up with a fantastic senior season.
Darling was extremely efficient this season, shooting over 54% from the floor and finishing second in the class in scoring behind only Born. His 70 steals ranked fourth in the class, and he was the headliner for a Huskies team that was among the best in 3A all season. Headed to play Division II ball at Central Missouri.
The 6-0 junior guard led the Mustangs in scoring and steals this season, while leading them to one of the best seasons of any team in 3A. A sharpshooter who can fill it up in a hurry, he accounted for over 50% of Mount Vernon’s made 3s this year. He currently holds an offer from Western Illinois.
, Oskaloosa (2020)
Stats: 23.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.7 blocks
The future Iowa State big man battled through an illness early in the season, but was still highly productive when he was on the floor. Despite playing in just 16 games, he ranked fifth in 3A in blocks with 59.
, Knoxville (2021)
Stats: 25.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals
A quick 6-0 guard, Nichols’ 25.9 points a game ranked third in 3A. He’s got a solid mid-range game and can knock down a 3, but he’s at his best when he’s playing downhill and attacking the rim.
, Pella (2020)
Stats: 19.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.1 steals
Shetterly paced 3A’s highest scoring offense, as the Dutch averaged 76.2 points a game. He led the team in scoring, assists and steals, and is the type of player who can get red hot and carry a team for long stretches at a time.
, Sergeant Bluff-Luton (2020)
Stats: 15.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists
The 6-8 forward will play quarterback at Wisconsin, but put together a strong senior year on the hardwood before heading to Madison. He has the ability to score inside and out, and is an extremely gifted passer who sees the floor really well. During the state tournament, he dished out 14 assists against no turnovers while leading the Warriors to a runner-up finish.
, Ballard (2021)
Stats: 18.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 51.9 FG%, 39.8 3P%
A talented 6-6 combo forward, Drew led the Bombers in scoring and rebounding this season, while putting up 52-40-70 shooting splits. His ability to score inside and out make him a difficult matchup.
, Algona (2020)
Stats: 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.7 steals, 51.2 FG%
, Iowa Falls-Alden (2021)
Stats: 23.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals, 72 3PM
, Dallas Center-Grimes (2021)
Stats: 13.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 3.0 steals
, Glenwood (2021)
Stats: 19.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.6 blocks
, Clear Creek-Amana (2021)
Stats: 15.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 51.6 FG%
Tyler Johnson, Norwalk (2020)
, Central DeWitt (2020)
, Dallas Center-Grimes (2022)
, Center Point-Urbana (2020)
, Clear Lake (2021)
Honorable mentions:, Carroll (2020); Connor Bruck, Harlan (2020); , Wahlert Catholic (2020); Matthew McDonald, Centerville (2020); , North Polk (2022); , Spencer (2022); , Grinnell (2020); , Gilbert (2020); Bradley Andrews, Charles City (2020); Ashton Hermann, Ballard (2022); , Clear Lake (2022); Jaylen DeVries, Clear Lake (2020); , Marion (2020); , Waverly-Shell Rock (2022); , Glenwood (2020); Noah Erickson, Mount Vernon (2020); Kyle Christy, MOC-Floyd Valley (2020); Jacob Schockemoehl, Wahlert Catholic (2020)