DES MOINES — The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced the 2019 boys basketball all-state teams on Tuesday. The teams were selected by print sports writers in Iowa during a meeting on Sunday.
Of 49 votes cast by sports writers and coaches in attendance, there was a tie vote for two Mr. Basketball candidates. Therefore, the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association has named Bettendorf’s D.J. Carton and North Linn’s Jake Hilmer as co-Mr. Basketball.
Carton, an Ohio State signee, averaged 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game for Bettendorf. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A by the Associated Press at the end of the regular season, finished the year 21-2 with losses to state runner-up Dubuque Senior and fourth place North Scott. He had a career-high 49 points in a regular-season win over Davenport West.
With more than 25 Division I offers, the 6-foot-2 point guard is a five-star prospect and ranks among the top 30 recruits in the country for the 2019 class. He has committed to play in the Iverson Classic this spring. A three-year starter and a first team all-stater the past two seasons by the IPSWA, Carton scored a school-record 1,198 career points along with snagging 372 rebounds and dishing out 257 assists. The Bulldogs played in one state tournament and won 49 games in his three years.
Hilmer capped a brilliant four-year career by helping North Linn to the Class 2A state championship. The Lynx went 102-4 in his career, with a first-place state finish and a second and a third.
Hilmer averaged 26.1 points per game (2nd in Class 2A), shooting 57.8 percent from the field. He led the state with 263 assists. In his career, the 5-foot-11 point guard headed to Upper Iowa University for basketball and baseball, set state records for most single-season assists and steals and career assists and steals. He is the only player in state history to surpass 2,000 career points (2,332) and 1,000 career assists (1,106).
It is the first time since 1999 that two players have shared Mr. Basketball honors. That year, Sioux City West’s Kirk Hinrich and Iowa Falls’ Nick Collison shared the title. Both went on to play for the University of Kansas and later in the NBA.
Sports writers attending the meeting: Brenden West, Telegraph Herald; Brian Rathjen, Atlantic News Telegraph; Carter Eckl, Creston News Advertiser; Colin Peters, Daily Iowegian; Greg Gabianowski, Kossuth County Advance; Jeff Johnson, Cedar Rapids Gazette; Jim Gries, Oskaloosa Herald; Kristi Nixon, Hampton Chronicle; Kyle Ocker, Daily Iowegian; Matt Coss, Quad-City Times; Mike Oeffner, Harlan Newspapers; Nick Moffitt, Kalona News; Scott Spurgeon, Bloomfield Democrat; Thorn Compton, Marshalltown Times-Republican; Troy Banning, Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal; Troy Hyde, Newton Daily News; and Tyler Hetu, Creston News Advertiser.
Coaches attending the meeting: Alan Jenkins, Southeast Polk; Bob Hilmer, North Linn; Brian Friesner, Pocahontas Area; Brian Peterson, West Hancock; Chris Nelson, Greene County; Courtney Henderson, Des Moines Hoover; Dan Rosacker, Forest City; Dan Stout, Keota; Don Logan, IBCA; Doug Newton, Exira-Elkhorn-Kimballton; Dwight Gingerich, Iowa Mennonite; Frank Sefrit, Bedford; Greg Moore, Dike-New Hartford; Greg Wossull, Mediapolis; Jake Mohling, Woodward-Granger; Jason Van Mersberger, Des Moines Christian; Jed Alexander, Van Meter; Jeff Christopherson, Alburnett; Joel Rankin, Dallas Center-Grimes; Josh Davis, Camanche; Ken Spielbauer, Wapello; Larry Carlson, Benton Community; Larry Carlson, Benton Community; Mark Meister, Bishop Garrigan-Algona; Mike Hilmer, North Linn; Mike O’Connor, Dowling Catholic; Nathan Hill, South Hamilton; Ras Vanderloo, Sioux City East; Tim Lambert, Monticello; Todd Kuntz, Dunkerton; Tom Bet, IBCA Bishop Heelan; Travis Temple, Janesville; Tyler Miklo, Johnston.
The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association was founded in February 2018 to carry on the tradition of newspapers selecting all-state teams for Iowa high school sports.
|Andrew Gibb||Fort Dodge St. Edmond||Sr.|
|Issa Samake||Grandview Christian||Sr.|
|Nick Reid||Central City||Jr.|
|TJ Schnurr||Algona Garrigan||Sr.|
|Zach Martinek||West Fork||Sr.|
|Hunter Decker||Sioux Central||Sr.|
|Jackson Louscher||South O’Brien||Jr.|
|Kaidion Larson||Prince of Peace||Sr.|
|Caleb Grizzle||Ankeny Christian||Sr.|
|Jack Kelley||Don Bosco||Sr.|
|Jared Gast||Council Bluffs St. Albert||Sr.|
|Parker Hitt||Mormon Trail||Sr.|
|Spencer Schorg||Remsen St. Mary’s||Jr.|
|Beau De Jongh||Boyden-Hull||Sr.|
|Conner Hill||South Hamilton||Sr.|
|Jake Hilmer||North Linn||Sr.|
|Masen Miller||Iowa City Regina||Jr.|
|Ryan Schmitt||Van Meter||Sr.|
|Avery Busta||Forest City||Sr.|
|Cade Fuller||Dike-New Hartford||Sr.|
|Hunter Dekkers||West Sioux||Jr.|
|Curran Ingram||Des Moines Christian||Jr.|
|Logan Peters||South Hamilton||Sr.|
|Trey Hinote||Greene County||Sr.|
|Zane Neubaum||South Central Calhoun||Jr.|
|Derek Krogmann||West Delaware||Sr.|
|Jackson Molstead||Charles City||Sr.|
|Owen Coburn||Spirit Lake||Sr.|
|Alex Irwin||Le Mars||Sr.|
|Conner Groves||Sergeant Bluff-Luton||Sr.|
|Drew Enke||Clear Lake||Sr.|
|Dylan Peeters||Assumption, Davenport||Sr.|
|Daniel Wright||Sergeant Bluff-Luton||Jr.|
|Jacob Schockemoehl||Wahlert Catholic||Jr.|
|Keaton Kutcher||Mount Vernon||So.|
|Aidan Vanderloo||Sioux City East||Sr.|
|Keegan Murray||Cedar Rapids Prairie||Sr.|
|Logan Wolf||Cedar Falls||Sr.|
|Noah Carter||Dubuque Senior||Sr.|
|Patrick McCaffery||Iowa City West||Sr.|
|Treyke Locure||Des Moines North||Sr.|
|Cliff McCray||Sioux City West||Sr.|
|Keshawn Pegues||Davenport Central||Sr.|
|Kris Murray||Cedar Rapids Prairie||Sr.|
|Ty Anderson||North Scott||Jr.|
|Tyrese Nickelson||Waterloo East||Sr.|
|Cortaviaus Seales||North Scott||Sr.|
|Jack Wetzel||Cedar Rapids Kennedy||Jr.|
|Matt Stilwill||West Des Moines Dowling||Jr.|
|Mick McCurry||Cedar Rapids Washington||Sr.|
|Trayvon Williams||West Des Moines Valley||Sr.|