Central SD well represented on all-state men’s basketball teams

SIOUX FALLS — Central South Dakota players dot all-state teams in all three South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association 2022 Boys All-State Team Rankings, announced Tuesday.

Pierre junior Lincoln Kienholz was named a States First-Team Class AA player after being named a second-team player in his sophomore year. Kienholz averaged just under 20 points per game, with 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

Junior winner Blake Volmer earned an all-state first-team Class A honor by helping the Warriors advance to the state tournament. Volmer averaged 16.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Stanley County senior Lathan Prince was named to the third team. Prince averaged 17.5 points per game and made 62 three-pointers for the Buffaloes, who missed one game to qualify for the state tournament. Rance Harrison of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, the state’s second-leading scorer with 28.7 points per game, was also on the second team.

White River’s Joe Sayler, Potter County’s Grant Luikens and Lower Brule State runner-up Keshaume Thigh all made the Class B first team. Sayler led the state in scoring 29 points per game and in three points with 79, also hitting 80 percent of his free throws. Luikens averaged 21.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. Thigh scored 18.7 points per game and had 79 Class B interceptions. Seniors Dylan Marshall of White River and Cooper Logan of Potter County made the second team. Hank Kraft of Timber Lake, Kaden Foxley of Platte-Geddes and Brian LaRoche Jr. of Lower Brule made the third team.

Mitchell’s postman Caden Hinker was named AA Player of the Year. Dakota Valley’s Isaac Bruns, a 24 ppg scorer, received the Class A honor. For the second year in a row, Kalen Garry of two-time state champion De Smet is Class B Player of the Year. Garry was also named Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year for South Dakota.

2022 All-State Boys SDBCA Basketball Teams
Class AA
first team
Caden Hinker (Sr), Mitchell – Player of the Year
21.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists per game; 17 interceptions, 31 blocks, 46 three-point shots, ##% FT

Marcus Phillips (Sr), Sioux Falls Roosevelt
15.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists per game; 27 interceptions, 15 blocks, 56% FG, 25 three-pointers (44%), 67% FT

Mikele Kambalo (Sr), Sioux Falls Washington
18.4 points, 4 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game; 36 interceptions, 42 three-pointers (39%), 77% FT

Lincoln Kienholz (Jr), Peter
19.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists per game; 36 interceptions, 47% FG, 27 three-pointers, 73% FT

Drew Norberg (Sr), Watertown
21.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game; 19 interceptions, 7 blocks, 45 three-point shots, 77% FT

David Alpers (Sr), O’Gorman
12.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game; 28 steals, 6 blocks, 61% FG

second team
Micah Johnson (Sr), Sioux Falls Roosevelt
14.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists per game; 25 interceptions, 54% FG, 31 three-pointers (49%), 67% FT

Ethan Determan (Jr), Harrisburg
20 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game; 18 interceptions, 53% FG, 66 three-pointers (44%), 82% FT

Matt Eng (Jr), O’Gorman
16.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game; 22 interceptions, 72 three-pointers (39%), 84% FT

Kaden Year (Jr), Sioux Falls Jefferson
16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists per game; 18 interceptions, 16 blocks, 58% FG, 32 three-pointers (39%), 69% FT

Taylen Ashley (Jr), Sioux Falls Jefferson
14 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists per game; 20 interceptions, 46% FG, 37 three-pointers, 73% FT

Sam Rohlfs (Sr), Aberdeen Central
12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists per game; 36 interceptions, 13 three-point shots, 65% FT

Class A
first team
Isaac Bruns (Sr), Dakota Valley – Player of the Year
24.2 points, 9 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game; 27 interceptions, 17 blocks, 50% FG, 41 three-pointers, 87% FT

Tash Monday (Sr), Flandreau
24.1 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists per game; 29 interceptions, 7 blocks, 54% FG, 25 three-pointers, 78% FT

Oliver Vincent (Jr), Sioux Valley
17.5 points, 4 rebounds, 6.8 assists per game; 40 interceptions, 15 blocks, 51 three-point shots (42%), 83% FT

Cael Lundin (Sr), Tea Zone
20.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists per game; 55 interceptions, 12 blocks, 48% FG, 40 three-pointers (40%), 74% FT

Randy Rosenquist (Jr), Dakota Valley
12.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists per game; 106 interceptions, 9 blocks, 46% FG, 15 three-pointers, 70% FT

Blake Volmer (Jr), Winner
16.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists per game; 46 interceptions, 6 blocks, 46% FG, 28 three-pointers, 73% FT

second team
Porter Ihnen (Soph), Lennox
19.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game; 34 interceptions, 48% FG, 18 three-pointers (40%), 78% FT

Rus Reed (Jr), Mount Vernon/Plankinton
20.5 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists per game; 65 interceptions, 23 blocks, 15 three-point shots, 70% FT

Cade Kandolin (Sr), St. Thomas More
15.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game; 60 interceptions, 7 blocks, 44 three-point shots, 76% FT

Caleb Hollenbeck (Jr), St. Thomas More
14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game; 48 interceptions, 16 blocks, 46% FG, 32 three-pointers, 80% FT

Brayden Pankonen (Jr), Dell Rapids
17 points, 4 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game; 57 interceptions, 51 three-point shots, 80% FT

Ethan Bruns (Jr), Sioux Falls Christian
13 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists per game; 15 interceptions, 54% FG, 12 three-pointers, 77% FT

Third team
Chase LeBrun (Sr), Flandreau
16 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game; 12 interceptions, 29 blocks, 54% FG, 41 three-pointers (42%), 67% FT

Hayden Ruesink (Sr), Sioux Valley
14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists per game; 27 interceptions, 17 blocks, 51% FG, 16 three-pointers, 75% FT

Rance Harrison (Sr), Cheyenne-Eagle Butte
28.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game; 42 interceptions, 17 blocks, 41 three-point shots, 71% FT

Grafton Stroup (Sr), West Central
16 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game; 19 interceptions, 45% FG, 56 three-pointers, 79% FT

Lathan Prince (father), Stanley County
17.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists per game; 39 interceptions, 62 three-point shots, 82% FT

Jeff Worth (Sr), Tea Zone
14.2 points, 1.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists per game; 45 interceptions, 47% FG, 66 three-pointers (45%), 81% FT

Carter Robertson (Sr), Parker
20.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game; 40 interceptions, 7 blocks, 43 three-point shots, 67% FT

Class B
first team
Kalen Garry (Sr), De Smet – Player of the Year
21 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3 assists per game; 26 interceptions, 20 blocks, 49% FG, 46 three-pointers, 64% FT

Joe Sayler (Jr), White River
29.1 points, 6 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game; 60 interceptions, 9 blocks, 49% FG, 79 three-pointers, 80% FT

Grant Luikens (Sr), Potter County
21.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3 assists per game; 67 interceptions, 11 blocks, 49% FG, 40 three-pointers, 80% FT

Thigh Keshaume (Sr), Lower Burn
18.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game; 79 interceptions, 15 blocks, 56% FG, 47 three-pointers (45%), 63% FT

Malek Wieker (Jr), Aberdeen Christian
17.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists per game; 29 interceptions, 47% FG, 68 three-pointers (46%), 70% FT

Rett Osthus (Sr), De Smet
10.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5 assists per game; 34 interceptions, 16 blocks, ##% FG, 26 three-pointers

second team
Damon Opdahl (Jr), Waubay/Summit
17.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5 assists per game; 78 interceptions, 14 blocks, 46% FG, 39 three-pointers, 79% FT

Damon Wilkinson (Jr), De Smet
14.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1 assist per game; 17 interceptions, 43 blocks, 57% FG

Daniel Mitchell (Soph), Gregory
19.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1 assist per game; 27 interceptions, 48 ​​blocks, 51% FG, 27 three-pointers, 76% FT

Dylan Marshall (Sr), White River
15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists per game; 57 interceptions, 7 blocks, 52% FG, 23 three-pointers, 85% FT

Cooper Logan (Sr), Potter County
19.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game; 57 interceptions, 7 blocks, 49% FG, 30 three-pointers, 67% FT

Ethan Russell (Jr), Aberdeen Christian
14.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists per game; 12 interceptions, 32 blocks, 48% FG, 22 three-pointers, 72% FT

Third team
Bryce Frank (Sr), Burke
20 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists per game; 46% FG, 52 three-pointers (41%)

Caden Foxley (Sr), Platte-Geddes
16 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game; 14 interceptions, 63 blocks, 64% FG

Mason Schelske (Sr), Wessington Springs
21.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game; 16 steals, 22 blocks, 54% FG, 68% FT

Hank Kraft (Sr), Timber Lake
16 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists per game; 54 interceptions, 6 blocks, 65% FG, 15 three-pointers (41%), 71% FT

Brian LaRoche Jr. (Jr), Lower Brule
15.6 points, 4 rebounds, 4.4 assists per game; 58 interceptions, 50 three-point shots, 84% FT

Quincy Blue (Sr), Freeman Academy/Marion
16.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game; 42 interceptions, 6 blocks, 51% FG, 53 three-pointers, 91% FT