Posted On: 06/1/21 1:00 PM

We begin looking at the 2021-22 South Dakota basketball season with our Summer Breakdown.  Looking back at regions, and what the teams in those regions will look like next year.  Top players, top teams, etc. 

Region 1 Predictions

  1. Aberdeen Christian
  2. Waubay-Summit
  3. Warner
  4. Waverly-South Shore
  5. Great Plains Lutheran
  6. Northwestern
  7. Langford Area
  8. Leola/Frederick Area
  9. Wilmot
  10. Briton-Hecla

 

Preseason All Region First Team

Malek Wieker Malek Wieker 5'11" | PG Aberdeen Christian | 2023 State SD (Jr) of Aberdeen Christian

Jackson Isakson Jackson Isakson 6'3" | SG Aberdeen Christian | 2023 State SD (Jr) of Aberdeen Christian

Damon Opdahl Damon Opdahl 5'9" | PG Waubay/Summit | 2023 State SD (Jr) of Waubay-Summit

Sam Hansen Sam Hansen 6'5" | PF Great Plains Lutheran | 2022 State SD (Sr) of Great Plains Lutheran

Ethan Russell Ethan Russell 6'6" | SF Aberdeen Christian | 2023 State SD (Jr) of Aberdeen Christian

 

Preseason All Region Second Team

Hunter Cramer (Soph) of Warner

Jonathan Johnston Jonathan Johnston 6'2" | SF Waubay/Summit | 2023 State SD (Jr) of Waubay-Summit

Carter Comes Carter Comes 6'7" | C Waverly/South Shore | 2022 SD (Sr) of Waverly-South Shore

Chase Neiber (Jr) of Northwestern

Quintin Fischbach (Jr) of Northwestern 

Trey Jurgens (Sr) of Wilmot

 

Summary

Aberdeen Christian finished second in state and they have two first team all conference players (Wieker and Isakson) back as well as Ethan Russell Ethan Russell 6'6" | SF Aberdeen Christian | 2023 State SD in the frontcourt.  This core of players pushed the team to the state title game and a 20 win season so the Knights are surely

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