DES MOINES — The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced the 2019 boys basketball all-state teams Tuesday. The teams were selected by print sports writers in Iowa during a meeting 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. Carton 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 football, 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.
WACO’s Nik Coble made the second team in Class 1A. Keota’s JD Stout was a pick for the third team in Class 1A. Both were All-GTNS picks. Stout was the captain of the All-GTNS team.
Andrew Gigg, sr., Fort Dodge St. Edmond; Brennan Sefrit, jr., Bedford; Codey Hicks, sr., Janesville; Issa Samake, sr. Grand View Christian; Nick Reid, jr., Central City; T.J. Schnurr, sr., Algona Garrigan; Trey Shearer, so., Montezuma; Zach Martinek, sr., West Fork
Brady Happel, sr., Dunkerton; Bryce Coppock, jr., Newell-Fonda; Cole Burmeister, sr., Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton; Hunter Decker, sr., Sioux Central; Izic Mackey, sr., Alburnett; Jackson Louscher, jr., South O’Brien; Kaidon Larson, sr., Prince of Peace; Nik Coble, jr., WACO
Angelo Winkel, so., Algona Garrigan; Caleb Grizzle, sr., Ankeny Christian; Hunter Rickels, sr., Calamus-Wheatland; JD Stout, jr., Keota; Jack Kelley, sr., Don Bosco; Jared Gast, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Parker Hitt, sr., Mormon Trail; Spencer Schorg, jr., Remsen-St. Mary’s
Beau De Jongh, sr.; Boyden-Hull. Ben Heeren, sr., Ogden; Conner Hill, sr., South Hamilton; Cooper DeJean, so., OABCIG; Jace Davidson, sr., Pocahontas Area; Jake Hilmer, sr., North Linn; Masen Miller, jr., Iowa City Regina; Ryan Schmitt, sr., Van Meter
Andrew VanRyswyk, sr., PCM; Avery Busta, sr., Forest City; Cade Fuller, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Caleb Delzell, jr., Camanche; Carter Cuvelier, sr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Hunter Dekkers, jr., West Sioux; James Betz, sr., Garner-Hafield/Ventura; Keaton Mitchell, sr., Wapello
Ben Wolgemuth, sr., Mediapolis; Cam Spenkson, jr., Camanche; Curran Ingram, jr., Des Moines Christian; Haros Hoffman, sr., Cascade; Justin Recker, so., Monticello; Logan Peters, sr., South Hamilton; Trey Hinote, sr., Greene County; Zane Neubaum, jr., South Central Calhoun
A.J. Becker, sr., Maquoketa; Bowen Born, jr., Norwalk; Cole Henry, sr., Oskaloosa; Collin Lister, sr., Carlisle; Derek Krogmann, sr., West Delaware; Jackson Molstead, jr., Charles City; Owen Cobum, sr., Spirit Lake; Xavier Foster, jr., Oskaloosa
Alex Irwin, sr., Le Mars; Christian Stanislav, sr., Glenwood; Conner Groves, sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Drew Enke, sr., Clear Lake; Dylan Peeters, sr., Davenport Assumption; Easton Darling, jr., Winterset; Goanar Billiew, jr., Denison-Schleswig; Kylan Smallwood, sr., Creston
Daniel Wright, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Jacon Schockemoehl, jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Keaton Kutcher, so., Mount Vernon; Kieren Nichols, so., Knoxville; Logan Shetterly, jr., Pella; Macklin Shanahan, sr., Maquoketa; Nate Michels, sr., Benton; Rian Yates, sr., Oskaloosa
Aidan Vanderloo, sr., Sioux City East; D.J. Carton, sr., Bettendorf; Keegan Murray, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Logan Wolf, sr., Cedar Falls; Noah Carter, sr., Dubuque Senior; Patrick McCaffery, sr., Iowa City West; Trey Hutcheson, sr., Linn-Mar; Treyke Locure, sr., Des Moines North
Cliff McCray, sr., Sioux City West; Dylan Jones, sr., Waukee; Evan Gauger, sr., Indianola; Keshawn Pegues, sr., Davenport Central; Kris Murray, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Tamin Lipsey, fr., Ames; Ty Anderson, jr., North Scott; Tyrese Nickelson, sr., Waterloo East
Cortaviaus Seales, sr., North Scott; Jack Wetzel, jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Japannah Kellogg, sr., Ames; Matt Stilwell, jr., West Des Moines Dowling; Mick McCurry, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Noah Hart, sr., Waukee; Peyton Williams, sr., Johnston; Trayvon Williams, sr., West Des Moines Valley