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2020 SD High School Basketball Players of the Year

Every year, we at MidcoSN put together our players of the year by class. Every year I struggle to delineate these players based on their overall game. We also asked you to vote on Instagram to help in this decision – and although the fan vote isn’t the final say, it does help us in our decision. Here are the MidcoSN Player of the Year for each class, the honorable mentions for each class and the fan vote winner. Congrats to all these outstanding players.

Girls Class AA

2020 MidcoSN Player of the Year

Emma Ronsiek, Sr. – O’Gorman
16.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.4 APG, 43 blocks

Ronsiek had an outstanding season again, leading her team to the first undefeated regular season in school history. She ended her career as the all-time leading scorer at O’Gorman and will continue her basketball career at Creighton next year.

Fan Vote

Emma Ronsiek 62%
Morgan Hansen 38%

Honorable Mention

Morgan Hansen, Sr. – SF Lincoln
17.6 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.7 APG

Havyn Heinz, Sr. – Huron
17.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.1 APG

Emma Osmundson, Sr. – SF Lincoln
16.8 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.9 SPG

Sydni Schetnan, Jr. – SF Washington
12.8 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 3.7 BPG

Kyah Watson, Sr. – RC Stevens
13.8 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.8 APG

Madison Wuebben, Sr. – Yankton
15.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.0 APG

Boys Class AA

2020 MidcoSN Player of the Year

Matthew Mors, Jr. – Yankton
19.4 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.8 APG

This is Mors's third consecutive MidcoSN Player of the Year award. Mors became the all-time leading scorer in Class AA this season as a junior. He led all players in the class in points per game and was a dominant rebounder and defender. Mors and the Yankton Bucks were the number one seed entering the state tournament. Matthew has one more year to add to his career totals before heading to Wisconsin to play collegiate basketball.

Fan Vote

Matthew Mors 82%
Kobe Busch 18%

Honorable Mention

Akoi Akoi, Sr. – O’Gorman
14.0 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.9 APG

Kobe Busch, Sr. – Huron
15.0 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.8 APG

Cooper Cornemann, Sr. – Yankton
15.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.4 APG

Teegan Evers, Sr. – Huron
16.4 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 2.1 APG

Tyler Feldkamp, Jr. – SF Roosevelt
14.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.4 APG

Girls Class A

2020 MidcoSN Player of the Year

Madysen Vlastuin, Sr. – Lennox
20.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 2.0 APG

Vlastuin had an outstanding career at Lennox. She broke the school record for points this year and won her second consecutive MidcoSN Player of the Year award. She led Lennox to a one-loss season. She is headed to Brookings next year to play at SDSU for coach Aaron Johnston.

Fan Vote

Bella Swedlund 63%
Madysen Vlastuin 37%

Honorable Mention

Kelsie Herman, Sr. – Todd County
26.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.8 APG

Rianna Fillipi, Sr. – Lennox
15.9 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.9 APG, 4.4 SPG

Hannah Parsley, Sr. – Flandreau
18.2 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 4.0 APG, 5.0 SPG

Lexi Plitzuweit, Jr. – Vermillion
16.9 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 4.1 APG

Jacy Pulse, Sr. – McCook Central/Montrose
18.5 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 4.0 APG

Olivia Ritter, Jr. – Tea Area
21.6 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.5 APG

Bella Swedlund, So. – Winner
20.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 3.0 SPG

Haleigh Timmer, Jr. – St. Thomas More
22.8 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 3.1 APG

Kaylee Wells, Sr. – Crow Creek
22.4 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.1 APG

Boys Class A

2020 MidcoSN Player of the Year

Paul Bruns, Jr. – Dakota Valley
29.0 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 3.5 APG

Bruns accounted for 38.5% of his team’s scoring and 44.2% of his team’s rebounds. He had just one game this year where he scored less than 20 points. He led the state, regardless of class, in points per game and guided Dakota Valley to a state tournament appearance.

Fan Vote

Paul Bruns 71%
Ryder Kirsch 29%

Honorable Mention

Josh Arlt, Sr. – Lennox
20.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.3 APG

Brady Fritz, Jr. – Winner
27.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.9 APG

Ryder Kirsch, Sr. – St. Thomas More
20.5 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 4.2 APG

Tash Lunday, So. – Flandreau
22.6 PPG, 11.6 PPG, 2.8 APG

Max Nielson, Sr. – Sioux Valley
16 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 1.5 APG

Luke Wells, Sr. – Crow Creek
16.4 PPG, 13.0 RPG, 3.7 APG

Zach Witte, Sr. – SF Christian
18.0 PPG, 8 RPG, 3 APG

Girls Class B

2020 MidcoSN Player of the Year

Avery Broughton, Fr. – Corsica-Stickney
19.9 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 3.1 APG

Broughton continued to accelerate her career with a huge 2019-20 season. She put her career total over 1,000 points already – as a freshman. She is a versatile scorer who plays excellent defense. She and her team were undefeated and the top seed at the state tournament this year.

Fan Vote

Avery Broughton 50%
Hilary Albrecht 50%

Honorable Mention

Hilary Albrecht, Sr. – Howard
19.1 PPG, 11.4 PPG, 1.8 APG

Alayna Benike, Jr. – Castlewood
16.1 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 6.0 APG, 3 SPG

Ady Dwight, Sr. – Langford Area
24.3 PPG, 13.4 RPG, 1.5 SPG

Morgan Edelman, Jr. – Menno
23.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 4.0 APG, 5.1 SPG

Caelyn Valandra-Prue, Jr. – White River
31.0 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 1.8 APG


Boys Class B

2020 MidcoSN Player of the Year

Kalen Garry, So. – De Smet
21.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3 APG

Garry led his team to an 18-2 regular season and the top seed in the State tournament. He scored more than 30 points against Viborg-Hurley, Arlington and Estelline – and recorded a double-double against St. Mary and Howard. Garry was at his best in the big moments. Though just a sophomore, Garry has a leadership and team-first mentality that makes his among the best players in the state.

Fan Vote

Kalen Garry 56%
Andrew Rohrbach 44%

Honorable Mention

Chase Arend, Sr. – Bridgewater-Emery
20.4 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.7 APG

Zech Clemens, Sr. - Northwestern
24.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.7 APG

Connor Libis, Jr. – Dell Rapids St. Mary
25.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.8 APG

Andrew Rohrbach, Sr. – Aberdeen Christian
18.0 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 7.4 APG

Reggie Slaba, Sr. - Hanson
22.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.1 APG

Dalton Voelker, Sr. – Colman-Egan
22.2 PPG, 13 RPG, 2.6 APG

Nick Wittler, Sr. – Sully Buttes
23.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.1 APG

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