Posted On: 09/21/21 6:30 PM

Preseason Player of the Year: 2022 Ty Van Essen Ty Van Essen 6'4" | PF Western Christian | 2022 State IA , Western Christian

The best player on 2A's best team, Van Essen put up some ridiculous efficiency numbers last season, posting 59-55-79 shooting splits. That type of efficiency as a 6-5 combo forward makes him one of the most difficult matchups in the state. He'll lead the Wolfpack back to the top of the league, and they're the favorites to take home the 2A crown again this season.

 

First Team

2022 Ty Van Essen Ty Van Essen 6'4" | PF Western Christian | 2022 State IA , Western Christian: 16.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals, 58.5 FG%, 55.4 3P%, 78.6 FT%

Van Essen's eye-popping efficiency and ability to score from anywhere on the floor makes him an extremely difficult matchup. He rebounds at a high level on both ends of the floor, gets others involved, and doesn't force anything. He's a high IQ player who dominates the game in every facet.

2022 Karter Petzenhauser Karter Petzenhauser 6'4" | SG Spencer | 2022 State IA , Spencer: 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 55.4 FG%, 39.4 3P%, 74.7 FT%

Petzenhauser is a big, physical wing who can fill it up from all three levels at

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