Posted On: 10/13/21 11:20 AM

Preseason Player of the Year: 2022 Ben DeMeulenaere Ben DeMeulenaere 6'3" | PF Belle Plaine | 2022 State IA , Belle Plaine

Strong arguments can be made for DeMeulenaere, Brody Ward Brody Ward 6'1" | PG Iowa Valley | 2022 State IA , or Kaden Hall Kaden Hall 6'2" | PF English Valleys | 2022 State IA for this honor. All three of those players put up massive numbers last season and will continue to do so this season. We'll give the slight nod to DeMeulenaere, but this should be one of the better POY races this season.

 

First Team

2022 Ben DeMeulenaere Ben DeMeulenaere 6'3" | PF Belle Plaine | 2022 State IA , Belle Plaine: 18.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.5 blocks, 62.5 FG%

DeMeulenaere’s 299 rebounds last season ranks third among all returnees in the state. An efficient double-double machine, he’ll post some ridiculous numbers for the Plainsmen as a senior.

2022 Kaden Hall Kaden Hall 6'2" | PF English Valleys | 2022 State IA , English Valleys: 19.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals, 2.3 blocks, 52.0 FG%

A walking double-double, Hall led the Bears to more wins (12) than they’ve had in any season during the QuikStats/VarsityBound era (dating back to 2006-07). An active and physical 6-3 forward, he scores efficiently around the rim and protects the paint defensively.

2022 Brody Ward Brody Ward 6'1" | PG Iowa Valley | 2022 State IA , Iowa Valley: 23.0 points,

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