Posted On: 10/26/21 2:14 PM

Preseason 1A Player of the Year: 2022 Austin Hilmer Austin Hilmer 5'11" | PG North Linn | 2022 State IA , North Linn

Great arguments could be made for a number of players in the class, but we’ll side with Hilmer here, who leads a Lynx team that we project as the top team in 1A this season. His ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor with his athleticism, quickness, and talent is a major key for why North Linn can play the frenetic style that they thrive in. 

 

First Team

2022 Austin Hilmer Austin Hilmer 5'11" | PG North Linn | 2022 State IA , North Linn: 17.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 3.6 steals, 45.8 FG%, 35.8 3P%, 73.9 FT%

The best player on the team that we expect to be the best in 1A this season, Hilmer impacts the game at a high level on both ends of the floor. The Upper Iowa commit is a lightning-quick guard who flies all over the court defensively, gets into the paint routinely, and he’s an excellent passer with a great feel for the game. His 208 assists last year trailed only Janesville’s Leo Dodd Leo Dodd 5'11" | PG Janesville | 2022 State IA in the state (209), and his 97

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