Player of the Year:
Stats: 25.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 3.0 steals, 57.8 FG%, 39.5 3P%
DeJean’s future is on the gridiron, but he put together one heck of a high school basketball career as well, stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis, providing some insane highlights with his posterizing dunks, and helping lead OABCIG to the best season in school history. The football All-American was dominant on the hardwood during all four years of his varsity career, finishing with 1,832 points, 657 rebounds, 419 assists, and 218 steals during his time as a Falcon.
The future Division I wing put together another strong year for the Comets, leading them to an undefeated regular season and a runner-up finish in the class. The 6-5 wing can score from all three levels at a high clip, improved his ball-handling and playmaking, and makes an impact on the defensive end with his length.
The 6-4 forward was the leader of the Wolfpack team that took home the 2A title for a record-setting 10th time. Van Essen had ridiculous shooting splits of 59-55-79 and was a matchup problem all year long with his ability to score inside and out at such an efficient clip.
A 6-0 senior guard, Kelderman had a really strong and efficient year as Robin to Te Slaa’s Batman. The slashing guard has a smooth offensive game, using a quick first step to blow by defenders and set up his picturesque jumper.
, East Sac County (2021)
Stats: 22.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 3.8 blocks, 55.7 FG%, 47.6 3P%, 75.9 FT%
The 6-5 combo forward put up some huge numbers with fantastic efficiency for the Raiders. He was 3rd in 2A in points per game, 2nd in rebounds per game, 11th in assists, and 2nd in blocks. That type of production deserves to be recognized.
, Aplington-Parkersburg (2022)
Stats: 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 50.4 FG%, 42.0 3P%, 73.2 FT%
The athletic lead guard led a very balanced Falcons attack to the semifinals, and he was outstanding at the state tournament, averaging 27.5 points a game in their two games in Des Moines. He battled through an early-season injury that sapped some of his efficiency and effectiveness but was playing his best ball late in the year. He has committed to play at Upper Iowa.
, Iowa Falls-Alden (2021)
Stats: 22.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.8 steals
The Iowa football signee established himself early on as one of the state’s top scoring threats, and he continued that throughout his four years as a Cadet. His ability to drop 35+ on any given night made Iowa Falls an extremely dangerous team.
, Okoboji (2022)
Stats: 23.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 44.9 FG%, 41.8 3P%, 79.1 FT%
Had Lorenzen not been injured and missed 12 games, he likely would’ve been a first-teamer. The 6-4 junior forward can fill it up from all three levels and dominates the glass as well. He’s primed to have a big summer.
, AHSTW (2022)
Stats: 18.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.1 blocks, 46.9 FG%
Grobe led a surprising AHSTW team in scoring and had some huge games for the Vikings, who return their top eight scorers next season and should be one of the best teams in 2A.
, Central Lyon (2023)
Stats: 20.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.2 steals, 58.3 FG%, 45.2 3P%
The talented sophomore guard led a good Lions team in every major statistical category and was remarkably efficient in doing so, posting 58-45-69 shooting splits along the way. He’s a good athlete who can fill it up from anywhere but also thrives on getting others involved.
, Camanche (2022)
Stats: 15.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks, 47.8 FG%, 70.3 FT%
, Denver (2021)
Stats: 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.9 steals, 47.0 FG%, 37.8 3P%, 73.4 FT%
, Beckman Catholic (2023)
Stats: 13.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 blocks, 50.7 FG%, 43.0 3P%, 75.0 FT%
, South Central Calhoun (2021)
Stats: 16.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.1 steals, 48.0 FG%, 40.5 3P%, 79.7 FT%
Carter Harmsen, Mid-Prairie (2022)
Stats: 18.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals, 45.0 FG%, 75.2 FT%
, Dike-New Hartford (2021)
, Des Moines Christian (2021)
Caden Kirkman, Wilton (2023)
Creighton Morisch, Spirit Lake (2021)
, Treynor (2021)
Honorable mentions: Carson Lienau, Jesup (2022);, Pekin (2021); , Des Moines Christian (2022); Bo Clausen, Ridge View (2021); , Forest City (2021); Brayden Lund, AHSTW (2023); Kyle Sternberg, AHSTW (2023); , North Fayette Valley (2021); , Oelwein (2021); , Regina Catholic (2021); Cade Rohwer, Alta-Aurelia (2021); Jacob Hargens, Sioux Central (2023); , Spirit Lake (2022); Landyn Van Kekerix, Rock Valley (2022); , Dike-New Hartford (2021); , West Burlington (2021)