| PG | Centennial
Previous: 24 Current: 13
A big, physical 6-1 guard, Crews had a great year for the Jaguars, averaging 15.9 points and 5.3 assists a game. He has a great feel for the game and sees the floor well. He’s at his best when he’s playing downhill, using his big, physical frame to bully his way to the bucket and to get to the free-throw line.
| SF | Cedar Falls
Previous: 33 Current: 16
A 6-6 wing headed to play Division II ball at Upper Iowa, Janssen had a great year for a Tigers team that was ranked #1 in 4A most of the year, averaging 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.0 assists a game, while shooting 47.2% from behind the arc. He’s a long and skilled wing with excellent court vision, but the thing that shot him up this final rankings update was the much-improved perimeter stroke.
A skilled, 6-2 guard, Austin has established himself as one of the best pure scorers in the state. He has the ability to get scorching hot from 3, has the ball-handling and quickness to blow past defenders and get to the bucket, and he’s a solid passer as well who is willing to keep the ball moving and not force shots. He averaged 18.4 points with 52-37-76 shooting splits in the state’s best league.
| C | Waterloo West
Previous: 45 Current: 23
Kuljuhovic is a late bloomer, a 6-6 forward with excellent footwork, great hands, and good touch around the bucket. He emerged for the Wahawks over the last two years, leading the team in scoring this season, averaging 16.7 points and 8.5 rebounds a game. He has committed to play JuCo ball at Lake Land College in Illinois, and will likely become a coveted prospect after a year or two there.
Groeteke is a late bloomer who could become a Division I player or a high-level Division II player after a year of prep school, should he choose to go that route. The 6-9 big man has a silky smooth stroke from behind the arc, knocking down 42.7% of his 3s as a senior. His ability to stretch the floor with his size and length is very valuable in modern basketball.
| SF | Dowling Catholic
Previous: 171 Current: 31
The 6-2 wing emerged as a major playmaker this year for the Maroons, averaging 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists a game. A well-built wing with good length, Riedl is a great passer who sees the floor well. He didn’t shoot the ball well from the perimeter this year, but he has shown the ability to shoot it from 3 in AAU play.
An efficient, 6-5 forward, Cornilsen had a huge year on both ends of the floor, averaging 22.9 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 5.0 steals a game for the River Hawks, while shooting 56% from the floor and 77% from the free-throw line. He has great hands and footwork, and excellent touch around the rim. He has range out to about 15 feet, and if he can add a few more feet to that range, he could be a lethal small college player.
Bartlett is a long and lean, 6-3 wing who can turn into an absolute flamethrower in an instant. He shot just under 38% from behind the arc as a season while leading the Rams in scoring at 12.6 points a game. He’s improved as a playmaker, dishing out 2.6 assists a game, but his value comes with his shooting and his versatility and IQ on the defensive end of the floor.
A 5-11 lead guard, Murphy established himself as one of the best pure point guards in the state this year, dishing out 5.1 assists a game and turning himself into a fantastic 3-point shooter, knocking down 37.8% of his 3-point attempts. He takes great care of the basketball and thrives on getting others involved.
| PG | Western Dubuque
Previous: 148 Current: 82
The 6-0 guard had a great senior year, averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 assists a game while leading the Bobcats to the state tournament. He’s a crafty lead guard who sees the floor and handles the ball very well. A streaky shooter with a quick release, he showed how good of a shooter he can be with his 8-9 3P performance against Kennedy this year.