Hilmer

Posted On: 02/8/21 10:54 AM

Hilmer

The favorite: There won’t be a bigger favorite in any district or substate than North Linn is in this district. The Lynx are the top-ranked team in 1A, cruising to a 19-0 record as of time of writing, with an average margin of victory of 46 points a game. Paced by junior lead guard Austin HilmerAustinHilmer5'11" | PGNorth Linn | 2022StateIA (19.5, 8.5 assists, 4.2 steals), the Lynx have 1A’s highest-scoring offense at 81.6 points a game. Sophomore wing Tate Haughenbury (16.0), junior guard Dylan KurtDylanKurt6'3" | SFNorth Linn | 2022StateIA (15.1), and junior wing Cade HaughenburyCadeHaughenbury6'2" | SFNorth Linn | 2022StateIA (10.2) give the Lynx a quartet of double-figure scorers, and Ben Wheatley (9.8) is another capable scoring threat. This group, in large part because of Hilmer, does a great job sharing the basketball, dishing 20.5 assists a game, and they thrive on creating chaos on the defensive end of the floor. If you can’t protect the ball, you have no chance at beating this group because they turn defense into offense in the blink of an eye.

The biggest threat: The most likely opponent for

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