All-Area Boys’ Basketball Team

Published 2:25 pm Saturday, March 26, 2011

Andrew Lau, senior, forward, Glenville-Emmons

Andrew Lau was the area’s most prolific scorer this season, averaging 21.9 points per game and scoring a career-high 43 against Immanuel Lutheran on Jan. 14.

Andrew Lau

Lau led the Southeast Conference in rebounding, too, grabbing 11.5 per game.

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Lau was named Southeast All-Conference after leading Glenville-Emmons to a school-first SEC championship. He was also named team MVP and Best Offensive Player.

After starting the season on the bench, Lau helped fill the void left by injured Peter Hansen, the team’s top player last season.

  • First team Southeast All-Conference
  • Team MVP
  • Team Best Offensive Player
  • 21.9 points per game
  • 11.5 rebounds per game
  • 3.1 assists per game
  • 2.3 steals per game
  • Scored career-high 43 points, Jan. 14 at Immanuel Lutheran

Marcus Gaskill, senior, center, Lake Mills, Iowa

Marcus Gaskill was named North Iowa Conference Player of the Year this season after averaging 16.5 points and 11.9 rebounds per game and leading Lake Mills, Iowa, to a 19-5 record.

Marcus Gaskill

Gaskill was sixth in the state of Iowa in total rebounds and shot an astounding 60.6 percent from the field.

Gaskill was also named to the Mason City Globe-Gazette All-Area Team and Class AA All-Substate Team.

  • North Iowa Conference Player of the Year
  • First team All-North Iowa
  • Class AA All-Substate Team
  • 16.5 points per game
  • 11.9 rebounds per game
  • 60.6 percent field goal percentage

Kyle Bauman, junior, center, United South Central

Despite missing seven games due to mononucleosis, United South Central’s Kyle Bauman averaged 18.1 points and 12.3 assists per game this season.

Kyle Bauman

Bauman reached 1,000 points for his career during the team’s final regular season game and finished with 325 for the season in 18 games.

When healthy, Bauman had a major impact on the game and helped lead the Rebels to a third-place finish in the Gopher Conference.

  • Gopher All-Conference
  • 1,000 point scorer
  • Scored career-high 32 points vs. Minnesota Valley Lutheran on March 1
  • 18.1 points per game
  • 12.3 rebounds per game
  • 2 assists per game

Kyle Ooms, junior, forward, Albert Lea

Kyle Ooms was a force in the paint this season for Albert Lea, averaging career highs with 14.9 points and nine rebounds per game.

Klye Ooms

Ooms was named second team Big Nine All-Conference and led the Tigers in blocked shots.

Ooms was the team’s most aggressive player and could carry the offensive and emotional load if the team was struggling.

  • Second team Big Nine All-Conference
  • 14.9 points per game
  • 9 rebounds per game

Alex Grunhovd, senior, guard, Lake Mills, Iowa

Alex Grunhovd set a Lake Mills school record this season for assists in a season and career as he averaged 8.1 per game.

Alex Grunhovd

Grunhovd dished out a school-record 18 assists on Feb. 8 against Glenville-Emmons and was named second team North Iowa All-Conference.

Grunhovd finished the season third in the state of Iowa in total assists and averaged 7.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

  • Second team North Iowa All-Conference
  • 194 assists this season, third in Iowa
  • 8.1 assists per game
  • 7.8 points per game
  • 4.7 rebounds per game
  • 18 assists in a game, school record, Feb. 8 vs. Glenville-Emmons

All-Area 2nd Team

Tyler Woodside, senior, forward, Glenville-Emmons

Tyler Woodside averaged 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season for Glenville-Emmons. He led the team with 55 blocks and was named first team Southeast All-Conference. Woodside led the SEC in blocks and was fourth in rebounding, while being voted the team’s top defender.

Evan Ferber, senior, center, NRHEG

Evan Ferber averaged 10.2 points and six rebounds per game this season and helped New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva win 11 of their final 13 regular season games. Ferber was named Gopher All-Conference, shot 41.7 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from the 3-point line.

Riley Niebuhr, senior, forward, United South Central

Riley Niebuhr was arguably the top defender for USC this season and shot a team-high 56.8 percent from the field. Niebuhr averaged 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and was named Gopher All-Conference despite missing five games due to illness.

Tyler Rice, senior, guard, Lake Mills, Iowa

Tyler Rice was named second team North Iowa Conference this season after helping lead Lake Mills to a 19-6 record. He averaged 14 points per game and made 43 3-pointers at a 34.4 percent clip. Rice also averaged 3.2 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists.

Tyler Wichmann, junior, guard, Albert Lea

Tyler Wichmann was named Big Nine All-Conference honorable mention this season after averaging 11.5 points per game for Albert Lea. The junior combo guard averaged three assists per game and led the team in 3-pointers made with 41.

Honorable Mention

Cole Stencel, sophomore, guard, United South Central, Hunter Eustice, forward, senior, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva; Tyler Adix, senior, center, Alden-Conger; Tim Brandt, senior, guard, Lake Mills; Aaron Klatt, senior, guard, Albert Lea.

All-Area 3rd Team

Michael Reyerson, senior, forward, Alden-Conger

Michael Reyerson was voted Alden-Conger’s co-team MVP this season after recording 15 double-doubles in 23 games. Reyerson averaged 13.3 points and 11 rebounds per game this season while dishing out a team-high 3.1 assists.

Peter Hansen, senior, guard, Glenville-Emmons

Limited by an ankle injury, Peter Hansen played 12 games this season but had a major impact while on the floor. He averaged 16.2 points and 5.3 assists per game while grabbing 4.9 rebounds. He helped his team secure a Southeast Conference championship.

Landon Hall, senior, guard, Glenville-Emmons

While playing the unnatural position of point guard for much of the season, Landon Hall averaged 9.7 points, 5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game. He was named second team Southeast All-Conference and was second in the conference in assists.

Alik Smed, senior, guard, Albert Lea

Alik Smed provided an emotional spark this season for Albert Lea. Smed averaged 10.3 points per game and was one of the most aggressive players on the floor. Smed had a fast-break dunk against Rochester John Marshall on Feb. 15 to help the Tigers win back-to-back games.

Matt Carlson, junior, guard, NRHEG

Matt Carlson led the Panthers in scoring this season with 10.7 points per game and was named Gopher All-Conference. He led the team in shooting with a 46-percent field goal percentage and 40.1-percent 3-point percentage. Carlson also shot a team-high 74.6 percent from the free throw line, grabbed 2.9 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals.