Recker

Posted On: 02/17/21 8:00 AM

 

Recker

The favorite: Despite the fact that they play in a 2A league, we like Monticello in this substate. After qualifying for the 2A state tournament last year, the Panthers brought back all five starters from that group and they’ve been on a mission this year, winning games by an average of 31 points a game. Buoyed by a strong defense and a disciplined, efficient offense, the Panthers aren’t going to beat themselves. Senior forward Justin ReckerJustinRecker6'5" | PFMonticello | 2021StateIA (15.2, 7.2 rebounds) leads the team in scoring and rebounding, while all five starters are key contributors in sophomore Tate PetersenTatePetersen5'11" | PGMonticello | 2023StateIA (12.0, 39.7 3P%), and seniors Luke LambertLukeLambert6'3" | PGMonticello | 2021StateIA (10.3, 4.8 assists), Connor LambertConnorLambert6'4" | SFMonticello | 2021StateIA (8.3) and Ty KehoeTyKehoe6'0" | PGMonticello | 2021StateIA (4.3). Freshman Preston Ries (7.5) has given them some additional scoring off the bench. This veteran group is on a mission, is elite defensively, and isn’t going to back down from anyone. In a strong substate, they’ll have to work hard to make their way back to Des Moines, but this is the

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