All-Area boys’ basketball teams named

Published 6:58pm Saturday, April 7, 2012

First Team

Kyle Bauman, USC, senior forward

Bauman recorded more than 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds during his career. He led the Rebels in five statistical categories this season, including points (19.5), rebounds (14.7), blocks (3.5), assists (2.8) and steals (2.2). Bauman led the state in rebounding, was named Gopher All-Conference and an All-State honorable mention. He has committed to Winona State University.

Kyle Ooms, Albert Lea, senior forward

Ooms became the second all-time leading scorer in Albert Lea history this season. He averaged 19 points and nine rebounds per game, while shooting 54 percent from the field. Ooms was named Big Nine All-Conference and an All-State honorable mention. He has committed to Northwestern University in St. Paul.

Tyler Wichmann, Albert Lea, senior guard

Wichmann was the Tigers’ second-leading scorer this season, averaging 13.4 points per game. He led the team in steals (55), assists (97) and 3-pointers made (67), while shooting 36 percent from behind the arc. Wichmann was named Big Nine All-Conference

Derek Olson, Glenville-Emmons, junior guard

Olson set the Wolverines’ single-season record for 3-pointers this year, knocking down 91 from behind the arc. He averaged 16.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game en route to being named Southeast All-Conference and Team MVP.

Matt Carlson, NRHEG, senior guard

Carlson averaged 14.4 points per game this season and made 59 3-poiners. He was a strong defender, who would always guard the opposing team’s top guard, and was named Gopher All-Conference.

Second Team

Evan Templeman, Albert Lea, senior guard

Templeman was named the Tigers’ Most Improved Player this season after averaging nine points per game and shooting 79 percent from the free throw line. He averaged 2.7 assists per game, shot 45 percent from behind the arc and scored a career-high 24 points in the Tigers’ Section 1AAA quarter final win at Kasson-Mantorville.

Trey Allis, USC, junior guard

Allis was one of the Rebels’ top defenders this season and crucial in the team’s Section 2AA run. He was named Gopher All-Conference and averaged 7.7 points per game.

Wyatt Madson, Glenville-Emmons, junior forward

Madson was named the Wolverines’ top defender this season and led the team in rebounds (10.9), steals (2.9), blocks (1.2) and charges taken per game. He averaged a double-double, scoring 12.8 points per game and was named Southeast All-Conference.

Brady Cotter, Northwood-Kensett, junior guard

Cotter averaged 12.5 points per game this season and shot 86.3 percent from the free throw line. He led the Vikings in 3-pointers made (36) and steals (28).

Dylan See-Rockers, Albert Lea, junior guard

See-Rockers was the Tigers’ top ball handler this season and averaged 8.3 points per game. He was an 83 percent free throw shooter and the team’s top guard rebounder, averaging 3.3 rebounds per game. See-Rockers was second on the team in steals and assists.

Third Team

Cole Stencel, USC, junior guard

Stencel averaged 7.7 points and 2.2 assists per game this season, while leading the Rebels in 3-pointers made (30). He was named Gopher All-Conference.

Steve Voigt, USC, sophomore forward

Voigt was the Rebels’ second-leading scorer, averaging 8.5 points per game this season. She averaged 7.5 rebounds and shot a team-best 36 percent from behind the arc. Voigt was named a Gopher All-Conference honorable mention.

Tyler Vandenheuvel, Albert Lea, sophomore forward

Vandenheuvel averaged eight points per game this season and was an 83 percent 3-percent 3-point shooter. He was second on the team in 3-pointers made with 42 and first in percentage, shooting at a 47-percent clip.

Tyler Sorenson, NRHEG, senior guard

Sorenson averaged 13 points per game this season and led the Panthers in rebounding with seven per contest. He also led the team in steals and was named a Gopher All-Conference honorable mention.

Sam Lundberg, NRHEG, senior forward

Lundberg did all the dirty work for the Panthers this season, averaging seven points, six rebounds and four assists per game. He was named a Gopher All-Conference honorable mention.