Posted On: 10/9/21 2:30 PM

As part of our preseason preview content, we’re counting down the top dozen candidates for this year’s Mr. Basketball award, presented annually to the top senior in the state. The list continues with our No. 8 player, North Linn point guard Austin Hilmer Austin Hilmer 5'11" | PG North Linn | 2022 State IA .


Name: Austin Hilmer Austin Hilmer 5'11" | PG North Linn | 2022 State IA
Height: 6-2
Position: PG
School: North Linn

2020-21 stats: 468 points (17.3/game), 85 rebounds (3.1), 208 assists (7.7), 97 steals (3.6), 46.0 FG%, 35.8 3P%, 73.9 FT%
Career stats: 1,216 points (15.2), 223 rebounds (2.8), 493 assists (6.2), 256 steals (3.2), 46.3 FG%, 36.9 3P%, 71.9 FT%

About Hilmer: One of the most enjoyable players in the state to watch, Hilmer is a fiery competitor on both ends of the floor who plays at a frenetic, but under control, tempo. He has the ability to both score and facilitate at a high level, and he flies all over the court on the defensive end as the key cog in the Lynx's constant pressure defense. He will likely end up finishing in the top-10 all-time in assists and top-15 in steals. He already has a state championship

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