Albert Lea Tribune All-Area First team

Published 3:38 am Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chris Throne, senior, Lake Mills

A first team all-state selection, Throne finished in the top 20 in the state in scoring and top four for 3-point field goals. Throne also made 80 percent of his free throws and 46 percent of his shots from the field. Throne can hit from all over the court at any time with his quick release and averaged six rebounds per game. He twice scored 37 points in a game and hit 10 3s in a game.

Colby Strilaeff, senior, Albert Lea

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Strilaeff was well known for his 3-point shooting before his senior year, he set the school record for 3s made in a season twice, but he added to his repertoire this season by driving to the lane more frequently. Strilaeff averaged 10.9 points per game and shot 33 percent from the 3-point line.

Kyle Bauman, sophomore, USC

Blue Earth head coach Gary Holmseth said Bauman might be one of the best players in the southern Minnesota next season and that could hold true. Just a sophomore, Bauman led the Rebels with 16.6 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game. At 6-foot-7 he is one of the toughest players to stop in the Gopher Conference and will be for the next two years.

Riley Swearingen, senior, USC

Swearingen averaged 16.4 points per game and finished just behind teammate Kyle Bauman for the team lead. Swearingen also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per game while shooting 42 percent from the field in his senior season. The inside-out game for the Rebels was key with Swearingen’s ability from the perimeter.

Cory Camerer, senior, NRHEG

Camerer led the Panthers in scoring with 14.9 points per game and rebounding with 9.5 per game. Camerer shot 51 percent from the field and led the team in blocks. Camerer drew from an array of moves around the basket and showed a deft shooting touch this season.