DES MOINES — Seventeen western Iowa boys basketball players have been named as all-state performers by the Iowa Newspaper Association.
The INA’s statewide panel of sportswriters selected its annual honor teams on Saturday, and seven WI players earned first-team all-state recognition in their respective class: Orient-Macksburg senior Michael Kaufman in Class 1-A; Logan-Magnolia senior Levi Ettleman and OA-BCIG senior Nick Petersen in 2-A; Carroll junior Casey Kasperbauer along with Sioux City Heelan senior Alex Malloy and junior Wesley Staten in 3-A; and Sioux City East junior Adam Woodbury in 4-A.
Seven more western Iowa standouts picked up second-team laurels in their respective class: Coon Rapids-Bayard senior Jacob Esdohr in 1-A; Council Bluffs St. Albert senior Steve O’Neill and Treynor senior Brock Meis in 2-A; Carroll senior Jordan Holdsworth, Denison-Schleswig senior Ricky Torres and Glenwood senior Cole Darrow in 3-A; and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln senior Alex Olsen in 4-A.
Three Class 1-A players from WI earned third-team honors: Corning junior Wyatt Henkenius, Exira-EHK senior Tony Santisteban and Villisca senior Marshall Dolch.
In addition, the INA also named Cedar Rapids Jefferson senior Jarrod Uthoff its Mr. Basketball for the 2010-11 season.
At 6-foot-8, Uthoff helped Jefferson to the Class 4-A state tournament for a second straight year, leading the state with a 26.2 scoring average despite facing constant double and triple teams. He also averaged 11.2 rebounds and shot 54.8 percent from the field and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Uthoff, who will play at Wisconsin, transferred to Jefferson his sophomore year from Iowa Valley High School.
Twenty-two sportswriters from around the state selected the teams, with assistance from 18 coaches.
Here are the INA all-state teams:
Front line: Dustin Clark, 6-5, Sr., Guthrie Center; Brandon Eley, 6-3, Sr., Colo-NESCO; James Wright, 6-5, Sr., Woodbury Central. Back court: Kyle Denning, 6-0, Sr., Cedar Falls NU High; Michael Kaufman, 6-2, Sr., Orient-Macksburg; Steven Soukup, 6-4, So., Danville. Utility: Chase Cullen, 6-1, Jr., Lynnville-Sully; Kennedy Drey, 6-5, So., Storm Lake St. Mary’s.
Front line: Seth Nutting, 6-5, Sr., Southeast Warren; Austin Stumbo, 6-4, Sr., Laurens-Marathon; Lucas Hefty, 6-4, Sr., North Tama. Back court: Michael Soukup, 6-4, So., Danville; Ben Knake, 6-0, Jr., Lisbon; Grady Gallagher, 6-2, Sr., Woodbury Central. Utility: Jacob Esdohr, 6-0, Sr., Coon Rapids-Bayard; Ethan Gingerich, 5-9, Sr., Iowa Mennonite.
Front line: Wyatt Henkenius, 6-4, Jr., Corning; Austin Vaske, 6-0, Jr., Algona Garrigan; Tony Santisteban, 6-2, Sr., Exira-EHK. Back court: Luke Lenhart, 5-10, So., Storm Lake St. Mary’s; Brandt Van Roekel, 6-3, So., Boyden-Hull; Reed Mells, 5-9, Sr., DM Grandview Park Baptist. Utility: Marcus Mechaelsen, 5-10, Jr., Northeast Hamilton; Marshall Dolch, 6-3, Sr., Villisca.
Front line: Seth Tuttle, 6-9, Sr., West Fork; Scott Bruxvoort, 6-4, Jr., PCM; Levi Ettleman, 6-4, Sr., Logan-Magnolia. Back court: Tyler Wolterstorff, 6-5, Sr., Western Christian; Jordan Hay, 6-6, Sr., North Cedar; Trey Sathoff, 6-4, Jr., Pekin. Utility: Regan Takes, 6-3, Sr., Cascade; Nick Petersen, 6-1, Sr., OA-BCIG.
Front line: Andrew Mathison, 6-6, Jr., Central Lee; Brock Meis, 6-5, Sr., Treynor; Isaiah Miller, 6-6, Sr., Ridge View. Back court: Nick Clark, 6-3, Sr., Fort Dodge St. Edmond; Michael Aldeman, 5-10, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Steve O’Neill, 6-1, Sr., CB St. Albert. Utility: Kyle Nikkel, 6-6, Sr., Pella Christian; Lance Welsh, 6-3, Sr., Dike-New Hartford.
Front line: Beau Hassebroek, 6-4, Sr., West Lyon; Greg Sibenaller, 6-7, Sr., Westwood; Nick Wuebker, 6-9, Sr., Emmetsburg. Back court: Rees Beaver, 6-3, Sr., Sioux Center; Colt Feltes, 6-4, Sr., Maquoketa Valley; Bo Pagel, 6-1, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg. Utility: Kyle Muyskens, 5-10, Sr., Panorama; Michael Newton, 6-6, Jr., West Marshall.
Front line: Alex Malloy, 6-4, Sr., Sioux City Heelan; Henry Krieger-Coble, 6-4, Sr., Mount Pleasant;
Daniel Jansen, 6-8, Jr., MOC-Floyd Valley. Back court: Casey Kasperbauer, 6-2, Jr., Carroll; Scott Hahn, 6-4, Sr., Mount Pleasant; Wesley Staten, 6-1, Jr., Sioux City Heelan. Utility: Kasey Semler, 6-0, Sr., Marion; Jake Logan, 6-8, Sr., Norwalk.
Front line: Jordan Holdsworth, 6-5, Sr., Carroll; Ricky Torres, 6-6, Sr., Denison-Schleswig; Patrick Burmeister, 6-9, Sr., DeWitt Central. Back court: Ryan McMahon, 5-9, Sr., Algona; Connor Coleman, 6-2, Jr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Cole Darrow, 6-4, Sr., Glenwood. Utility: JT Vonderhaar, 6-5, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Jared Homan, 6-5, Jr., Le Mars.
Front line: Derek Bradley, 6-5, Jr., Iowa Falls-Alden; Zach Twedt, 6-3, Sr., Benton Community; Tyler Kanstantin, 6-6, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes. Back court: Aaron Schueller, 6-0, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Zach Velez-Westphal, 6-4, Sr., Solon; Clay Miller, 6-2, Jr., Clear Creek-Amana. Utility: Mick Donohue, 6-2, Jr., Williamsburg; Paxton Strub, 6-7, Sr., Le Mars.
Front line: Adam Woodbury, 7-1, Jr., Sioux City East; Jarrod Uthoff, 6-8, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Kale Abrahamson, 6-7, Jr., West Des Moines Valley. Back court: Marcus Paige, 6-1, Jr., Linn-Mar; Matt Bohannon, 6-4, Sr., Linn-Mar; Wes Washpun, 6-1, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington. Utility: Josh Oglesby, 6-5, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Matt Tiby, 6-8, Sr., Urbandale.
Front line: Judd Welfringer, 6-5, Sr., Waukee; Gage Heffernan, 6-4, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Peter Jok, 6-6, So., Des Moines Roosevelt. Back court: Trent Trowbridge, 6-0, Sr., Marshalltown; Corey Schaefer, 6-0, Sr., Johnston; James Harrington, 6-0, Jr., Cedar Falls. Utility: Grant Lang, 6-4, Sr., Ankeny; Alex Olsen, 6-5, Sr., CB Abraham Lincoln.
Front line: Josh Weeber, 6-5, So., Dubuque Senior; Tavian Pomlee, 6-5, Sr., Davenport Central; Kelly Madison Jr., 6-3, Sr., Des Moines Hoover. Back court: Joe Scott, 5-8, Jr., Davenport West; Dwight Sistrunk Jr., 5-9, Jr., Des Moines Hoover; Brandon Voss, 5-10, Sr., North Scott. Utility: Dondre Alexander, 6-3, So., Iowa City West; Blake Huser, 6-1, Sr., Southeast Polk.
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