All-Herald boys basketball team

Published 9:58 pm Friday, March 25, 2011

Hayfield junior Bobbie Stephens gave the Vikings a lift with a great outisde shot this season. -- Eric Johnson/


G — Zach Wessels, Austin

The freshman play-maker gave the Packers (14-12 overall) a boost on offense as he averaged 9.4 points, 2.4 assists and 2 steals per game.

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G — Bobbie Stephens, Hayfield

The junior sharpshooter set a Hayfield school record with 104 threes and he made 42.8 percent of his attempts from long distance. He led the Vikings (17-11 overall) with 13 points per game and also chipped in 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per contest. Stephens had just 28 turnovers in 921 minutes and he also broke the Hayfield record for threes made in one game with nine.

F — Mike Goergen, Southland

Southland sophomore Mike Goergen should be a solid player for years to come. -- Eric Johnson/

The sophomore was often thrown into the middle amongst much taller players, but he still averaged a team-high 16.6 points per game, while pulling down 6 rebounds per game for the Rebels (14-13 overall).

F — Tom Aase, Austin

The sophomore was a big presence on defense and on the boards for Austin. He averaged 8.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2 blocks per game.

C — Joe Aase, Austin

The sophomore big man scored inside and outside for Austin. Aase, who scored 17.8 points per game over the last six games of the season, averaged 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds on the year.


G — Cole Kruger, Hayfield

The freshman stepped up at the point guard position for Hayfield as he averaged 9.6 points, 4.1 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.9 steals, while hitting 44.8 percent of his field goals.

G — Alan May, Southland

The senior used his athleticism to tally 14.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.

F — Michael Thomas, Blooming Prairie

The sophomore stepped for the Awesome Blossoms (6-18 overall) by averaging 10.7 points, 7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.

F — Skylar Meyer, Lyle/Pacelli

The sophomore averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks for the Athletics (9-16 overall) this season. He scored a career-high 30 points against GM and had six double-doubles on the year.

F — Brady Kramer, Hayfield

The sophomore filled up the lane for Hayfield as he scored 11.6 points per game, while averaging 4.9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal per game. Kramer hit 48.5 percent of his field goals.

Ryan Rust, center, Lyle/Pacelli

The senior gave L/P a lot of hustle inside and he averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds per game.

Cooper Nelson, center, Blooming Prairie

Despite missing the second half of the season with a knee injury, the senior was solid early on. He averaged 13.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Tyler Krekling, guard, Hayfield

The senior sacrificed a lot of his offense for the Vikings, but he was a big play-maker, who averaged 7.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals, while shooting 35.2 percent on three-pointers.

Caleb Leichtnam, guard, Grand Meadow

The former wrestler gave the Superlarks (6-19 overall) a big lift in his first year out for basketball. He averaged 20.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and shot 32.4 percent from the arc. Leichtnam poured in a career-high 40 points in a win over LeRoy/Ostrander in the second game of the season.

Bryce Benson, center, Grand Meadow

The sophomore big man averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks for GM.

Kirk Nelson, guard, LeRoy/Ostrander

The senior point guard led LeRoy/Ostrander (5-21 overall) in points (13.8), steals (3.8) and assists (3.9) per game and was second on the team with rebounds per game at 5.2.