Clayton, Gibb named all-state
Garrigan's Schnurr, PAC's Davidson, N-F's Coppock also honored
Fort Dodge senior Malcolm Clayton and St. Edmond junior Andrew Gibb were both named to the inaugural Iowa Print Sports Writers Association all-state boys basketball teams on Monday night.
Clayton and Gibb were third-team honorees in Class 4A and 1A, respectively. They were joined by Messenger-area selections T.J. Schnurr of Bishop Garrigan (second team, 1A), Jace Davidson of Pocahontas Area (third team, 2A), and Bryce Coppock of Newell-Fonda (third team, 1A).
Clayton is the first Dodger all-state selection in 11 years, and the first of the Tom Daniel era. The four-year starter averaged 17.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for FDSH (14-9 overall) this past season.
In a school-record 90 career games, Clayton scored 1,074 points — the third most in Dodger history, behind only Thomas Clark (1,309) and Wade Lookingbill (1,270). Fort Dodge accumulated 27 victories in the last two seasons, securing consecutive winning campaigns for the first time in 29 years.
”The recognition feels good to obtain because I really worked for it,” said Clayton, who also spearheaded the state’s 10th-ranked defense by often guarding the best frontcourt player from the opposing team despite being a 5-foot-11 guard. ”Nothing that happened was by accident or mistake. All year round, ever day, I worked on my craft, skills and leadership.
”I’ve had great teammates and coaches to help me. It wasn’t all me. My teammates made me look better than I was a lot and helped me be who I am. I loved all of it, and was proud to be a Dodger. I really appreciate the love that has been shown from the area and the state. Teachers, teammates, coaches, family members, and more were all by my side since I came to the high school academically and athletically, and I’m thankful for that.”
Reid Branderhorst (2007) was the last Dodger all-stater. Clayton is the 28th player ever to be honored from FDSH.
Gibb scored at a 20.8-point per game clip while shooting 50 percent from the field and 83 percent at the free throw line. The Gaels were 12-11 this past season.
”The award means a lot to me, but ultimately, I would trade any individual accolades to have been playing with my guys last week in Des Moines,” said Gibb, St. Edmond’s 26th all-stater. ”I would like to thank my coaches, Coach K (Adolph Kochendorfer), Coach (Nick) Clark and Coach (Jacob) Short, for really pushing me every day in practice and games.
”I also want to thank my teammates, who put me in a lot of opportunities to succeed.”
Gibb is the first Gael to be honored since Robby Burke in 2014.
Schnurr, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, averaged 18.9 points and 9.8 rebounds for the 19-5 Golden Bears. He made 54 percent of his field goals and 79 percent of his free throws.
Davidson, a 6-1 junior guard, scored 21.3 points per contest for the 14-8 Indians. He also grabbed 5.1 rebounds and dished out 4.7 assists.
Coppock, a 5-9 sophomore guard, averaged 21.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the 17-7 Mustangs.
Muscatine star Joe Wieskamp, a University of Iowa recruit, was named the state’s 2018 Mr. Basketball by the IPSWA. Wieskamp averaged 33.5 points and 13.5 rebounds for the Muskies, who advanced to the state tournament. Wieskamp finished his career with a 4A record 2,376 points.
IPSWA ALL-STATE BOYS BASKETBALL
First Team — Joe Wieskamp, sr., Muscatine; A.J. Green, sr., Cedar Falls; Patrick McCaffery, jr., Iowa City West; D.J. Carton, jr., Bettendorf; Tyreke Locure, jr., Des Moines North; Garrett Sturtz, sr., Newton; Corvon Seales, sr., North Scott; Devonte Thedford, sr., Des Moines Hoover.
Second Team — Nathan Johnson, sr., Waukee; CaRondis Harris-Anderson, sr., Waterloo West; Carter Stevens, sr., Dubuque Senior; Lucas Duax, sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Luke Appel, sr., Marshalltown; Trey Hutcheson, jr., Marion Linn-Mar; Sam Ingoli, sr., Dowling; Boston Grimes, sr., Johnston.
Third Team — Malcolm Clayton, sr., Fort Dodge; Aidan Vanderloo, jr., Sioux City East; Seybian Sims, sr., Iowa City West; Dylan Jones, jr., Waukee; Hunter Strait, sr., Ankeny Centennial; Troy Houghton, sr., Council Bluffs AL; Van Rees, sr., Sioux City East; Brian Dayman, sr., Pleasant Valley.
First Team — Brady Sartorius, sr., Mount Pleasant; Luke Vaske, sr., Norwalk; Zach Lester, sr., Clear Lake; Elijah Hazekamp, sr., Sioux City Heelan; Jarad Kruse, sr., Oskaloosa; Nate Mohr, sr., Glenwood; Nate Mohr, sr., Glenwood; Andrew Blum, sr., Glenwood; Matthew Mims, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier.
Second Team — Cole Henry, jr., Oskaloosa; Derek Krogmann, jr., West Delaware; Jackson Molstead, jr., Charles City; Cooper Ross, sr., Carroll; Xavier Foster, so., Oskaloosa; Bowen Born, so., Norwalk; Steve Borneman, sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Owen Coburn, jr., Spirit Lake.
Third Team — Connor Groves, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Spencer Touro, sr., Benton; Scott Leonard, sr., Atlantic; Chase Zielke, sr., Marion; Luke Velky, jr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Jackson Joens, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Gabe Shields, sr., South Tama; Shane Chamberlain, sr., Harlan.
First Team — Trenton Massner, sr., Wapello; Parker Badding, sr., Carroll Kuemper; Alec Oberhauser, sr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Jacob Vis, jr., Western Christian; Dillon Faubel, sr., Treynor; Isaac Prewitt, sr., Des Moines Christian; Carter Cuvelier, jr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Haris Hoffman, jr., Cascade.
Second Team — Marco Balderas, sr., South Hamilton; Zaine Leedom, sr., East Marshall; Luke Empen, sr., Goose Lake Northeast; Tyus Arends, sr., Sioux Center; Jarod Nichols, sr., Colfax-Mingo; Ryan Schmitt, jr., Van Meter; Luke Clausen, sr., Treynor; James Betz, jr., Garner-Hayfield/Ventura.
Third Team — Jace Davidson, jr., Pocahontas Area; Dev Patel, sr., Camanche; Beau Cornwell, jr., West Branch; Sam Snyder, sr., Forest City; R.J. Harris, sr., AHSTW; Mitch Gehling, sr., Dyersville Beckman; Drew Olson, sr., Osage; Kyle Boerhave, sr., Sheldon.
First Team — Jake Hilmer, jr., North Linn; Nicholas Ruden, sr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Brady Gavin, sr., Martendale St. Mary’s; Ryan Miller, sr., North Linn; Grant DeMeulenaere, sr., Grand View Christian; Jake Carley, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Zach Martinek, jr., West Fork; Jesse Van Wyk, sr., Lynnville-Sully.
Second Team — T.J. Schnurr, jr., Bishop Garrigan; Paul Rundquist, jr., Wapsie Valley; Peyton Brasser, sr., South O’Brien; Joe Weber, sr., Boyer Valley; Carter Boothe, sr., Central Decatur; Brett Givens, sr., Lisbon; Brady Happel, jr., Dunkerton.
Third Team — Andrew Gibb, jr., St. Edmond; Caden Kickbush, sr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Codey Hicks, jr., Janesville; Brennan Sefrit, so., Bettendorf; Keontae Luckett, jr., New London; Thomas Hensley, sr., CAM Anita; Jack Kelley, jr., Don Bosco.
LOCAL BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATERS
2018 (4A/3rd) G – Malcolm Clayton
2007 (4A/3rd) F – Reid Branderhorst
2006 (4A3rd/1st) G – Mitch Eslick
2005 (4A/1st) G – Mitch Eslick
1999 (4A/3rd/2nd) G – Zach Larson
1998 (4A/2nd) F – Ryan Maehl
1998 (4A/2nd) Back – Zach Larson
1989 (3rd) F – Marc Carlson
1988 (1st) C – Jay Goodman
1988 (1st) F – Wade Lookingbill
1987 (1st) F – Thomas Clark
1987 (3rd) C – Wade Lookingbill
1986 (4th) F – Thomas Clark
1985 (3rd) F – Mike Murphy
1984 (7th) F – Randy Reitsma
1983 (4th) F – Eli Lofton
1982 (4th) G – Dave Sjurson
1981 (4th) C – Mike Mosley
1978 (1st) G – Sam Mosley
1968 (3rd) G – Jose Grady
1965 (1st) G – Tom Goodman
1964 (3rd) G – Tom Goodman
1963 (3rd) G – Tom Chapman
1950 (5th) C – Franks
1944 (7th) G – Sells
1943 (4th) G – Muhl
1942 (4th) F – Magnusson
1926 (3rd) G – Fitzgerald
2018 (2A/3rd) G – Andrew Gibb
2014 (2A/3rd/2nd) C – Robby Burke
2012 (2A/1st/1st) G – Nick Clark
2012 (2A/2nd) G – Neil Flattery
2011 (2A/3rd/2nd) G – Nick Clark
2010 (2A/3rd) G – Nick Clark
2009 (2A/1st/1st) C – John Engler
2009 (2A/3rd) G – Joey Flattery
2008 (2A/1st/3rd) C – Andy Nagel
2008 (2A/1st) C – John Engler
2007 (2A/2nd) C – Andy Nagel
2006 (2A/3rd/1st) F – Sam Condon
2006 (2A/3rd) G – Justin Madsen
2004 (2A/2nd/1st) F – Nicholas Sandvig
2003 (2A/3rd) C – Max Crimmins, Sr
2000 (2A/1st/1st) G – Jack Brownlee
1999 (2A/3rd) G – Jack Brownlee
1995 (2A/2nd) F – Ryan Wade
1995 (2A/2nd/1st) F – Ryan Wade
1983 (5th) F – Dave Lang
1981 (1st) F – Tom Peterson
1980 (5th) F – Tom Peterson
1970 (2nd) C – Jim Collins
1969 (5th) F – Mark Weidenfeld
1967 (4th) C – John Perkins
1966 (5th) C – John Perkins
1957 (7th) G – Dick Collins