March 31, 2009

Ben Averkamp

6-8 senior center


Player of

the Year

Repeat CNI All-Suburban Player of Year will attend Loyola University of Chicago … led Germantown to 21-3 record and second straight state tournament … averaged 18.9 points on 58-percent shooting from field … averaged 12 rebounds, made nine 3-pointers and totaled 70 blocked shots, 40 assists and 20 steals … became Germantown's all-time leading scorer, breaking 49-year-old record … with him in middle, Germantown was 60-9 over three years.

Coach Steve Showalter: "What he's done here is unprecedented. Whatever he does until the day his career is done here will be unmatched for a long, long time."

Jimmy Sherburne

6-2 senior guard

Whitefish Bay

Tri-Player of Year in North Shore Conference led Blue Dukes to league title and 21-2 record … averaged 16 points on 61-percent shooting from field and hit 33 percent of 3-pointers (38 of 115) … drained 61 of 78 free throws and contributed 90 rebounds, 70 assists and 40 steals … all-NSC quarterback in football turned down college football offers to pursue basketball at Princeton University.

Coach Dave Shaw: "He was at all the offseason events and led by example. He has a real good savvy of the game. He just knows what needs to be done, and that is not always true of high school players."

Alex Merg

6-1 senior guard


Co-Woodland Conference South Division Player of Year averaged 17.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.9 steals … shot 52 percent on 2-point field-goal attempts, 76 percent from free-throw line and made 31 3-pointers in 121 tries … scored season-high 35 points in triple-overtime game … missed half of junior year and first game this season with back injury, came back to lead Panthers to second place in Woodland South.

Coach Paul Krajewski: "The bottom line of the whole thing is he works very hard at his game. He's become a much more efficient player and a much stronger player going to the basket."

Bryan Stave

6-4 senior forward Whitnall

Four-year varsity performer improved each season and was recognized as Woodland Conference South Division Co-Player of the Year as senior … overcame two permanent stress fractures in vertebrae to become two-time all-Woodland South pick … averaged 16.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and totaled 43 assists, 32 blocks and 18 steals … helped Falcons win second consecutive Woodland South title and sectional berth.

Coach Kent Kroupa: "Bryan has made great progress since his freshman year. He was first-team all-conference the past two years and player of the year this year. He was our go-to guy and most consistent player all year. He has a quiet presence and gets great results."

Andrew Windler

6-9 senior forward



Made eight-member all-Southeast Conference team … averaged 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and shade under 2 blocks per game … shot 79 percent from free-throw line and 42 percent from 3-point range … will walk on at Division-I Samford University of Birmingham, Ala., and receive scholarship as sophomore.

Coach John Riggins: "He had an excellent touch from beyond the arc and was a good finisher around the basket."

Eric Williams

6-3 senior forward/guard Wauwatosa East

Coach Tim Arndorfer early in the year called Williams "his horse" and he wanted to hitch team's wagon to him … responded by averaging team-best 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds … shot 46 percent from field, 75 percent from line and totaled 26 assists, 19 steals, 9 blocked shots and averaged just 1.1 turnovers … first-team all-Greater Metro Conference pick topped team in scoring in 12 of 23 games, averaging 17.3 points in those contests … had games of 20 against Humble (Texas) Christian Life and season-high 23 against Arrowhead.

Coach Tim Arndorfer: "Eric was our most dynamic scorer, our biggest threat offensively all season."

Lee Becker

6-5 senior forward

Menomonee Falls

First-team all-Greater Metro Conference selection assumed leadership role as Falls reached sectional final for first time in seven years … averaged 12.6 points and 4 rebounds, shot 48 percent from field and sank 95 of 125 free-throw attempts … averaged only one turnover a game.

Coach Ben Siebert: "He had a really good season for us, just so steady. He can play inside or step outside and take the 3. He just got more opportunities this year and really worked hard in the summer."

Chad Mathwig

6-4 sophomore forward New Berlin West

Sophomore emerged as Vikings' leading scorer at 13.9 points per game, hitting 59 percent from 2-point range … averaged 10.2 rebounds, ranked first in Woodland Conference North Division in scoring average and second in rebounding.

Coach Jeff Lewiston: "As just a sophomore, he became an all-conference player."

J.P. Tokoto

6-5 freshman forward

Menomonee Falls

Second-team all-Greater Metro Conference pick for 15-9 Indians … ranked second among state's freshmen, averaged 12.1 points, team-high 9 rebounds, collected team bests of 47 assists and 33 blocks and ranked second in steals with 28 … shot 48 percent from field and 65 percent from line … played well in three WIAA playoff games before being keyed on by Germantown in sectional final.

Coach Ben Siebert: "He's so very talented and he's only going to get better. The first thing that you notice about him is his rebounding. Our whole fast break is predicated on him getting the rebound and launching the outlet pass."

Austin Selvick

6-4 senior guard

New Berlin


Earned all-Woodland Conference North Division honors after averaging 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and team highs of 2.7 steals and 2.9 assists … hit 50 percent from 2-point range, 39 percent (23-of-59) from 3-point range and 68 percent from line … ranked second among Lions with eight blocked shots … helped Eisenhower win share of Woodland North title and finish 20-3.

Coach Dave Scheidegger: "He was one of the best point guards in the area this year. He could dribble and drive, shoot the 3, and he got to the line. He was a triple whammy - he could drive, shoot or pass, and he could post up. He was a physical presence both offensively and defensively."

Coach of the Year

Dave Shaw

Whitefish Bay

Blue Dukes were projected to finish sixth in North Shore Conference by Wisconsin Men's Basketball Yearbook, but dispelled doubters by winning conference title and finishing 21-2 … Shaw got great mileage out of undersized, guard-oriented lineup.

High Honorable Mention

Patrick Drew, 6-3 senior forward, New Berlin Eisenhower; Ben Hart, 6-3 senior guard/forward, West Allis Central; John Johnston, 6-1 junior guard, Whitefish Bay; Mike Laubenheimer, 6-8 senior forward, Germantown; Josh Pelkofer, 6-3 senior wing, Whitnall; William Pelkofer, 6-0 junior guard, Whitnall; Alde Selenica, 5-4 senior guard, St. Francis

Coaches: Kent Kroupa, Whitnall; Jim Nowak, Greenfield; Dave Scheidegger, New Berlin Eisenhower; Ben Siebert, Menomonee Falls

Honorable Mention

Antwain Barfield, 5-9 senior guard, Shorewood; Connor Beaudoin, 6-0 senior guard, Menomonee Falls; Nick Brzozowski, 6-2 senior guard, Muskego; John Cording, 6-1 junior guard, Menomonee Falls; Keondre Gholston, 6-2 senior guard, Wauwatosa East; C.J. Gregg, 6-4 sophomore forward, Brookfield East; Myles Henry, 6-3 junior guard, Nicolet; Kevin James, 6-4 senior center, Whitefish Bay; Alex Kingsley, 6-1 senior guard, West Allis Central; John Laihinen, 6-4 junior forward, Homestead; Joziah Mallett, 5-11 sophomore guard, Brown Deer; Jalen McCloud, 5-8 junior guard, Germantown; Andy Minkley, 5-11 senior guard, Wauwatosa West; Mike Minsky, 6-2 senior guard, Germantown; D.J. Mlachnik, 6-1 sophomore guard, Muskego; Alec Molter, 6-5 junior center, Greenfield; Christopher Morgan, 5-10 senior guard, Brown Deer; Anthony Oliphant, 5-11 senior guard, Shorewood; Daniel Patton, 5-10 senior guard, Brookfield East; Chris Prushiek, 6-3 senior guard/forward, New Berlin West; Jaleel Queary, 6-1 sophomore guard, Brown Deer; Fraizier Reiland, 6-7 senior forward, Wauwatosa East; Nick Romanowski, 6-7 sophomore forward/center, Franklin; Dan Wall, 5-10 senior guard, West Allis Hale

Coaches: Andy Bauschelt & James Flegel, Brown Deer; Mike Jossie, West Allis Central; Jeff Lewiston, New Berlin West; Steve Showalter, Germantown




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