Boys' basketball: Meet the Des Moines Register's 2018 All-Iowa team
This was quite the year for boys' basketball in Iowa, with one of the deepest talent pools in recent memory. That means some great players didn't make any of the All-Iowa teams. It means those who did were truly the best of the best.
We selected the All-Iowa teams based on observations from both the Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen sports staffs, as well as consultations with high school and college contacts.
The All-Iowa basketball teams will be honored June 23 at the Des Moines Register Sports Awards at Wells Fargo Arena. All honorees are invited to the event, free of charge.
Senior | Point guard | Cedar Falls
Green averaged 25.7 points at the Class 4A state tournament while leading Cedar Falls to its first state title. A Northern Iowa signee, Green ranked fourth in 4A in scoring for the season (25.8) and he added 2.8 assists per game. He shot 48.8 percent from 3-point range and his 119 made 3-pointers are most in 4A single-season history.
Senior | Small forward | Muscatine
Wieskamp led Muscatine to its first state tournament berth since 2002 and notched a 29-point, 11-rebound double-double in a quarterfinal loss to Iowa City West. He ranked second in the state with 33.7 points per game and he led 4A with 13.5 rebounds per game. An Iowa signee, Wieskamp scored 2,376 points in his illustrious high school career — good for most all-time in 4A and sixth all-time among all classes.
Senior | Guard/wing | Newton
Sturtz led the state with 34.7 points per game, and he added 3.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game. A Drake walk-on recruit, Sturtz racked up 1,746 career points at Newton — good for first place by 351 points. He’s also the school’s all-time assists leader. He topped 40 points six times this season, including 54- and 56-point performances in two of his final three games.
Junior | Point guard | Des Moines North
Locure led North to a 20-4 record and a substate final appearance against Johnston. This is his second consecutive year on the Elite Team. Entering the state tournament, he led 4A with 94 steals, and he ranked second and third with 166 assists and 28.1 points per game, respectively.
Junior | Forward | Iowa City West
McCaffery led the Trojans to their third consecutive state title game, averaging 19.9 points (on 52.3 percent shooting) and 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists along the way. The Iowa commit averaged 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds at the state tournament, earning a spot on the 4A all-tournament team.
Class 4A First Team
AJ Green, sr., Cedar Falls
Joe Wieskamp, sr., Muscatine
Garrett Sturtz, sr., Newton
Tyreke Locure, jr., Des Moines North
Patrick McCaffery, jr., Iowa City West
Class 3A First Team
Brady Sartorious, sr., Mount Pleasant
Matthew Mims, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Elijah Hazekamp, sr., Bishop Heelan
Zach Lester, sr., Clear Lake
Luke Vaske, sr., Norwalk
Class 2A First Team
Trenton Massner, sr., Wapello
Alec Oberhauser, sr., Aplington-Parkersburg
Parker Badding, sr., Kuemper Catholic
Jacob Vis, jr., Western Christian
Dillon Faubel, sr., Treynor
Class 1A First Team
Jake Hilmer, jr., North Linn
Grant DeMeulenaere, sr., Grand View Christian
Brady Gavin, sr., Martensdale-St. Marys
Ryan Miller, sr., North Linn
Nicholas Ruden, sr., St. Mary's Remsen
Corvon Seales, sr., North Scott
D.J. Carton, jr., Bettendorf
Luke Appel, sr., Marshalltown
Devonte Thedford, sr., Des Moines Hoover
Sam Ingoli, sr., Dowling Catholic
Xavier Foster, soph., Oskaloosa
Jarad Kruse, sr., Oskaloosa
Nate Mohr, sr., Glenwood
Derek Krogmann, jr., West Delaware
Owen Coburn, jr., Spirit Lake
Harris Hoffman, sr., Cascade
Carter Cuvelier, jr., Aplington-Parkersburg
Marco Balderas, sr., South Hamilton
Isaac Prewitt, sr., Des Moines Christian
Ryan Schmitt, jr., Van Meter
Issa Samake, jr., Grand View Christian
Jesse Van Wyk, sr., Lynville Sully
Zack Martinek, jr., West Fork
Carter Boothe, sr., Central Decatur
Jake Carley, sr., At. Albert Council Bluffs
Sports awards info
The Des Moines Register Sports Awards recognizes and honors top athletes from across the state of Iowa in 21 sports. This event is hosted by the Des Moines Register and will take place June 23, 2018 at Wells Fargo Arena. The show features various awards, contests and a special appearance from Venus Williams.
Ticket info: General admission tickets are now on sale for the Des Moines Register Sports Awards. Purchase your tickets at SportsAwards.DesMoinesRegister.com.
Athletes: Each honored athlete will receive one complementary ticket. Athletes will be contacted by their athletic director or coach with details on how to RSVP for the event.
General admission: Public tickets are now on sale for the event.
Individual ticket price: $35 plus service fees.
Family four-pack ticket price: $112 plus service fees.
Student ticket price: $25 plus service fees. Limited two per order. Use promo code STUDENT at checkout.
Merchandise: Sports Awards T-shirts, tank tops and more are on sale now at ShopDMRegister.com/SportsAwards.
Hotel: Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel. Book at http://dmreg.co/SAHotel or call 1-800-514-4706 and ask for the “Des Moines Register All Iowa Sports Awards group block.”
Matthew Bain covers college football and basketball recruiting for the Des Moines Register. He also helps out with Iowa and Iowa State football and basketball coverage for HawkCentral and Cyclone Insider. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @MatthewBain_.