ALL-GTNS 2017 SMALL SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM
Mason Porter, of New London, was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Golden Triangle News Service Small School Boys’ Basketball Team. Others on the squad are Zack Lasek, Jacob Wickenkamp, Nick Yutzy, Ben Dentlinger and Bryce Robison.
Lasek is a freshman from Highland and was the leader in scoring for the Huskies. He had 368 points, averaging 15.3 points per game. He connected on 68.7 percent from the free-throw line, making 68 of 99. He also led the team in rebounds with 170 and had 40 blocks. He was selected for the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North First Team.
The senior from Keota scored 291 points this season for the Eagles, averaging 12.7 points per game. He made 58 of 80 shots from the free-throw line, 72.5 percent. He led the team in assists with 167 and had 41 steals.
Nick is a senior from Iowa Mennonite School named to the Academic All-State Basketball Team by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association and was also selected to the IBCA All-Substate 5 Team. Yutzy was also picked for the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North First Team. He led IMS in scoring with 257 points, averaging 10.7 points per game. He had 107 assists and 71 steals.
Most Valuable Player, Mason Porter
Porter is a sophomore. The New London star scored 19.5 points per game and had 206 rebounds this year. The Tiger wing also finished with 58 assists, 65 steals and 14 blocks en route to All-GTNS MVP honors.
The New London senior big man missed 13 games this season and still did enough to get on the elite All-GTNS squad. Dentlinger finished the year with 15.1 points per game, 79 rebounds, 28 steals and 47 blocks.
A senior from Winfield-Mt. Union, Robison was one of the few remaining pieces from a W-MU core that was stacked with seniors last season. The Wolves’ senior filled the stat sheet every night and led the squad in points (17.5 ppg), rebounds (253), assists (73) and blocks (20).