The dynamic senior guard capped off a fantastic high school career by helping lead the Braves to their first state title since 1990. He scored 2,297 career points, which ranks 13th all-time in the state. He’s headed to play his college ball at D2 Truman State.
, Bishop Garrigan (2021)
Stats: 28.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.6 blocks, 58.2 FG%
The 6-9 big man was fabulous this season on both ends of the floor, putting up absurd numbers and leading the Golden Bears to two games within a return trip to the state tournament, despite being a very inexperienced group. A mobile big with great touch around the rim, he’ll head to play his college ball at Augustana (SD), who is making the transition to Division I.
Cornilsen missed last year’s substate final, an upset loss for the River Hawks, with an injury, but he helped lead them to the state tournament this year. An efficient and active big man with great hands, the 6-5 forward put up fantastic numbers each of the last two years.
The catalyst for 1A’s highest-scoring offense and best scoring defense, Hilmer makes a major impact on both ends of the floor with his quickness, athleticism, and talent. He has excellent court vision and loves to get others involved, almost too much at times, passing up good looks of his own to get his teammates involved. The emotional leader for the Lynx, he’ll join his older brother Jake at Upper Iowa in a few years.
, Gehlen Catholic (2023)
Stats: 20.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 58.8 FG%, 40.5 3P%, 74.7 FT%
Bonderson was named to the second team by the media (which puts eight players on each team) and is our biggest disagreement on the all-state teams. The athletic, 6-0 lead guard was sensational on both ends of the floor for a Jays team that was among the best in 1A this year and will be great again next season. His quickness, shooting, and athleticism make him nearly impossible to defend at this level.
, Springville (2021)
Stats: 19.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 4.6 steals, 54.6 FG%, 74.7 FT%
Koppes has helped lead a resurgence for the Springville program, helping lead them to the state tournament last year for the first time in 60 years. And he helped the Orioles stay among the top 5 in 1A for a majority of this season. His quickness created a lot of chaos on the defensive end of the floor, and he excels at turning that defense into quick and easy offense.
, Lake Mills (2021)
Stats: 18.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 57.3 FG%, 38.4 3P%
Lake Mills lost a lot from last year’s #1 seed at the state tournament, but Linnen helped lead the Bulldogs back to State with an undefeated record. The 6-3 wing is big, physical and efficient, and he has the ability to score from all three levels at a high clip.
, West Fork (2021)
Stats: 15.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 steals, 49.0 FG%, 40.6 3P%
Few players in the state are capable of getting as hot as Ames, who is a threat to go 8-10 from behind the arc on any given night. The 6-0 shooter moves incredibly well off the ball and has a quick release that he uses to torch opposing teams.
, Martensdale-St. Marys (2021)
Stats: 13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 51.4 FG%
Baker didn’t put up the eye-popping numbers that some of the other players on these all-state teams did, but he was the key piece for a balanced Blue Devils team that made it to the state tournament for the first two times in the school’s history these last two seasons. A physical forward who can also stretch the floor, he’ll head off to NAIA Graceland for his college ball.
, New London (2023)
Stats: 22.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.3 steals, 52.5 FG%, 41.1 3P%, 74.5 FT%
A lightning-quick 6-0 lead guard, Porter already holds a Division I offer from Bryant. He’s super talented, improved his perimeter stroke in a major way this year, and has the quickness and ball-handling to be an impossible player to defend at this level. He’ll be the best player in 1A basketball next year, and one of the best in the state.
, Montezuma (2022)
Stats: 13.2 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.7 blocks, 70.3 FG%
, Wapello (2021)
Stats: 17.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 4.2 steals, 56.4 FG%, 72.4 FT%
, Montezuma (2021)
Stats: 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.1 steals, 57.3 FG%, 49.0 3P%, 75.0 FT%
, Grand View Christian (2022)
Stats: 19.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 38.9 3P%
, Grand View Christian (2023)
Stats: 10.0 points, 15.9 rebounds, 4.9 blocks, 72.3 FG%
, Marquette Catholic (2021)
Tate Haughenbury, North Linn (2023)
, Meskwaki Settlement (2021)
, Lake Mills (2021)
William Kiburis, Gladbrook-Reinbeck (2023)
Honorable mentions:, Tri-Center (2021); , Wapsie Valley (2022); Jacob Herold, South Winneshiek (2021); , Edgewood-Colesburg (2021); Brody Ward, Iowa Valley (2022); Dallas Kluender, Woodbury Central (2022); , Moravia (2021); , Gehlen Catholic (2022); , Janesville (2022); Jaixen Frost, Mount Ayr (2023); , New London (2023); , Alburnett (2021); , Newman Catholic (2023)