Congratulations to Shiloh Christian on your 2nd place finish at the State Tournament and your Region 5 Championship! PHD also wants to give a big shout-out to Justin Folk from Garrison who was selected as the Region 5 Coach of…
Congratulations to Shiloh Christian on your 2nd place finish at the State Tournament and your Region 5 Championship!
PHD also wants to give a big shout-out to Justin Folk from Garrison who was selected as the Region 5 Coach of the Year!
The Troopers had another big honoree with Region 5 Senior Athlete of the Year!, he won
We previously looked at the All-Region Teams for 1, 2, and 4. We also checked out the All-District Teams in 5 & 6. Today, we head west and examine Region 5. Look below for comments on the 15 players who were selected to the All-Region 5 Team.
All-Region 5 Team
(2023) |6’7 PF| Shiloh Christian
Region Champion and All-Tournament Team at State. 12 ppg, 10 rpg, 3.5 apg, 59 FG% and 75 FT%. Wanzek is a BIG boy that provided a physical presence in the post. He and Wilkinson were deadly working together and they did excellent work in the high-low game. Wanzek was a double-double machine and a mismatch with his size, strength, and outside shooting ability. Wanzek had a fantastic season and an amazing career at Shiloh.
(2023) |6’0 G| Shiloh Christian
Region Champion and All-Tournament Team at State. He is a solid all-around guard and a senior leader. Klein handled the pressure all season long. Kyler is a team player that did the little things to help the Skyhawks win. Klein is quick and he was reliable on the defensive end.
(2024) |6’6 PF| Shiloh Christian
Region Champion. He had a productive State Tournament and easily could have made the All-Tournament Team. Wilkinson is a tireless worker that gives everything that he has. He is a BIG kid that is strong and tough. Atticus is also a gifted athlete that powerful and bouncy. He is an impressive dunker and creative finisher. Wilkinson will also knockdown jump shots. Atticus is unselfish and he shares the rock. Wilkinson took what the defense gave him and he had some splashy games. Atticus plays hard every game and he always does the little things to help his team.
(2023) |6’1 PG| Garrison
He is the All-Time leader in steals at Garrison with 269 and also the All-Time leading scorer with 1,718 points. Last season (junior year), Kerzmann knocked down 83 3-pointers and was the best shooter in Class B. In my opinion, Connor should have been an All-State player. Coming into his senior year, Kerzmann had major surgery on his leg, it is crazy how well he recovered and played this season. 22.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.3 spg, 54.8 FG%, and 56 made triples. Kerzmann was Region 5 Senior Athlete of the Year. His shot is beautiful and he is a quick/fast athlete. Kerzmann is beyond tough and a super competitor. Some college coach is going to get a steal when they get Connor to commit.
(2024) |6’1 PG| Garrison
14.7 ppg on 53% shooting. 3.5 apg, 3 spg, and 68 deflections on the year. Braxton had a high assist-to-turnover ratio, you have to love that for your PG. Braxton is a skilled lead guard with razor-sharp handles and is a smart passer. I like his floater game and moxie on the court. Oftentimes, it looks like Iglehart is thinking a play ahead of everyone on the court. Braxton is not just skilled & smart, he is speedy on the hardwood. He is a better shooter than I initially thought and Braxton really stands out on the defensive end of the floor. Iglehart will be a player to watch next season in Class B, with Kerzmann graduating, expect Iglehart to put up big points in 2023-24.
(2024) |6’2 SG| Standing Rock
You have to chase this kid, if he gets a breath of fresh air, Harrison is scoring. Brently can score from every level and his range is extensive. He is long and athletic with admirable skills. Once he sees the ball go through the net, look out! Many more buckets will follow. Harrison is a tough matchup because of his length/long arms. On defense, Brently covers a ton of ground and he excels at altering shots. Harrison was a key player and a leader for the 18-4 Warriors.
(2024) |5’10 SG| Standing Rock
He is a great floor general that helped the Warriors win 18 games. Lance can get hot quickly and pour in the baskets. He shoots it quickly and does not need much room to get a good look. Bradley does a nice job of finding the open man. He is a leader on the floor that does not get rattled. Lance is a skilled player and if he has a 1 vs. 1 matchup, there is no stopping Bradley from getting to the rim.
(2023) |6’0 G| Wilton/Wing
He can do it all on the hardwood. On defense, Koski was tasked with guarding BIGs because the Miners did not have much size. Trey worked his tail off and he was all over the court. He made plays that only Koski could make. Trey is tough off the bounce and he finished well at the rim. He is an unselfish player that made his teammates better players.
(2025) |5’11 SG| Wilton/Wing
He is super athletic and a southpaw. Fetzer is bouncy and he has a lightning-quick first step. When slashing, if he gets a step on you and he gets to his left, there is no stopping Dontaye. He sees the floor well, creates for others, and sets up teammates for good looks. Fetzer is going to be a did in Class B next year.
(2024) |6’1 SG| Washburn
All-Region selection last year. This season, Retterath averaged 18.5 ppg, 9 rpg, 2.2 apg, and 2.3 spg. Alex has a good head on his shoulders and he is a multi-dimensional scorer. I like his spin & behind the back move but I love his hesitation move! Retterath knows exactly when to slow up, this gets the D to pause or rise and Alex slips by and into the paint. He is really productive slashing to his left and he finishes with a buttery smooth finger roll. Alex will also post up and he has a nice fadeaway J. His floater game is nice and he will drill the 3-ball in catch-n-shoot situations. Alex is crafty, skilled, and he looks to have a marvelous feel for the game.
(2026) |6’1 G| Washburn
15 ppg, 1.8 rpg, and 1.7 apg. Jacobson had a historic year shooting the ball from beyond the arc. Parker made 101 3-pointers and he shot a blistering-hot 49.5 3FG%. 101 triples puts Jacobson 5th All-Time for 3’s made in a season in North Dakota high school basketball. The crazy thing is, Parker is only a 9th grader!! Parker is smart about spacing the floor, reacting to the defense, and at finding spots to get open for good looks. He sets his feet quickly and he shoots with amazing balance. He has a shooter’s touch and his shot is as soft as velvet. Parker puts in the time and his skills have improved in the past year. He does not turn the ball over and he is a SNIPER! I can not wait to watch Jacobson this spring/summer in AAU hoops. Write the namedown, he is in the history books when it comes to the best shooters in ND history!
(2024) |6’2 G| Flasher
All-Region as a soph. Friesz is already the leading scorer for Flasher with 1,530+ points. This season he went for 29 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 apg, and he shot 46 FG%. He is a 1-man wrecking crew and a scoring machine. Javin is skilled, athletic, and intelligent on the court. He was no stranger to scoring in the 30’s and 40’s this season. Javin is a gamer that hits clutch shots at the end of the shot clock, quarters, and games. His jumper is pure, his handles are tight, and his finishing package is complex. Friesz is also a great rebounder for a 6’2″. Calling this kid a DUDE is an understatement.
(2024) |6’4 PF| Center-Stanton
All-Region as a sophomore. This kid is a man-child! Hoffman is long, moves well, and is versatile. Hunter creates matchup problems with his size and ability to play inside-out. If you leave Hoffman open on the perimeter, odds are, he is hitting the shot. Hunter is a lane protector and a decent shot blocker. He is crafty with the ball and he screens well. It was a nice season for Hoffman and he will be one of the toughest BIGs in Class B next season.
(2025) |6’5 PF| New Salem-Almont
He is young but Kuhn is physical, strong, and he does not avoid contact. Wyatt can score from every layer of the defense. He will finish through & around defenders. Hit the 15-foot jumper and make the open 3-ball. He is aggressive on defense with intriguing mobility. He cleans up the glass and often puts up a double-double. Expect the young Kuhn to be a highly productive player over the next two years. Nobody looks forward to going up against Wyatt.
Erick Talbott (2023) |6’1 G| Max
He is a good player and a high-character kid. If you give Talbott too much space, he will make you pay. Erick had an injury early in the season but came on strong late. He plays very hard and is a well-rounded player. Erick had some big performances and he often kept his squad in games because of his determination, grit, and playmaking.