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Boys Basketball: Underclassmen highlight honorable mention

Crosby-Ironton’s Jonathan Jacobson looks to pass the ball during a game this season. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

Six underclassmen landed spots on this year's Brainerd Dispatch All-Area team's honorable mention list, including four sophomores.

Players for the all-area team are nominated by their coaches and then selected for the team by the Dispatch Sports Staff.

Hunter Moe, Aitkin

Senior, forward

The All-Mid-State Conference player finished with 293 points (12.2 points per game), 123 rebonds (5.1), 65 assists (2.7) and 29 steals. He shot 45.9 percent (79-172) from the field, 33.3 percent (36-108) from 3-point and 67.5 percent (27-40) from the line.

Brandon Burggraff, Brainerd

Senior, forward

The All-Central Lakes Conference honorable mention player finished with 310 points (11.5 points per game), 134 rebounds (5.0), 29 assists (1.1), 14 steals and one blocked shot. He shot 49.5 percent (105-212) from the field, 42.5 percent (54-127) from 3-point and 78.0 percent (46-59) from the line.

Chase Larson, Pequot Lakes

Senior, guard

The All-Mid-State Conference player finished with 289 points (10.3 points per game) and 70 assists (2.5). He shot 47.2 percent (144-305) from the field, 38.9 percent (56-144) from 3-point and 64.3 percent (45-70) from the line.

Peter Schommer, Pierz

Sophomore, guard

The All-Central Minnesota Conference player finished with 406 points (15.0 points per game), 149 rebounds (5.5), 131 assists (4.9), 31 steals (1.1) and one blocked shot. He shot 39.1 percent (151-386) from the field, 29.7 percent (35-118) from 3-point and 75.8 percent (69-91) from the line.

Tanner Swanson, Pillager

Senior, forward

The All-Park Region Conference player finished with 305 points (12.2 points per game), 138 rebounds (5.5), 25 assists (1.0) and 33 steals (1.3). He shot 35 percent (122-346) from the field, 30 percent (34-111) from 3-point.

Spencer Schaefer, Pillager

Sophomore, center

The All-Park Region Conference player finished with 321 points (11.9 per game), 250 rebounds (9.3), 45 assists (1.7), 21 steals and 68 blocked shots (2.5). He shot 48 percent (139-286) from the field and 62 percent (39-62) from the line.

Torry Hirschey, PRB

Junior, guard

The All-Northland Conference honorable mention player finished with 363 points (13.0 points per game), 160 rebounds (5.7), 127 assists (4.5), 47 steals (1.7), and 56 blocked shots (2.0). He shot 40 percent (132-330) from the field, 33 percent (42-129) from 3-point, 61 percent (57-93) from the line.

Brady Raph, PRB

Sophomore, guard

The All-Northland Conference honorable mention player finished with 394 points (14.1 points per game), 108 rebounds (3.9), 78 assists (2.8), 43 steals (1.5) and six blocked shots. He shot 38 percent (134-349) from the field, 37 percent (84-228) from 3-point, 81 percent (42-52) from the line.

Josh Lombard, Staples-Motley

Junior, guard

Finished with 388 points (15.6 points per game) and shot 68 percent from the line.

Owen Korf, Verndale

Senior, guard

The All-Park Region Conference player finished with 417 points (16.0 points per game), 140 rebounds (5.4), 33 assists (1.3), 52 steals (2.0) and 6 blocked shots. He shot 37.6 percent (150-399) from the field, 31.4 percent (85-271) from 3-point and 62.8 percent (32-51) from the line.

Bereket Loer, Wadena-Deer Creek

Sophomore, guard

The All-Park Region Conference player finished with 333 points (13.9 points per game), 72 rebounds (3.0), 62 assists (2.6), 41 steals and 1 blocked shots. He shot 39.0 percent (121-310) from the field, 34.6 percent (66-191) from 3-point and 75.8 percent (25-33) from the line.

Total points

Name, School, Total

Noah Ross, WDC 559

Nick Ackerman, PRB 512

Nick Christenson, LR 447

DJ Haasken, Ait 445

Luke Weniger, Vern 438

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 431

Owen Korfe, Vern 417

Peter Schommer, Prz 406

Zach Sjoblad, PL 397

Joe Alholm, LF 394

Brady Raph, PRB 394

Chris Karels, Brd 388

Josh Lombard, SM 388

Griffin Webster, SM 370

Torry Hirschey, PRB 363

Joey Sauer, Brd 350

Bereket Loer, WDC 333

Spencer Schaefer, Pill 321

Joshua Doss, Pill 313

Brandon Burggraff, Brd 310

Points Per Game

Name, School, Average

Noah Ross, WDC 20.7

Nick Christenson, LR 19.4

Nick Ackerman, PRB 18.3

Luke Weniger, Vern 16.9

DJ Haasken, Ait 16.5

Zach Sjoblad, PL 16.5

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 16.0

Owen Korfe, Vern 16.0

Josh Lombard, SM 15.6

Peter Schommer, Prz 15.0

Chris Karels, Brd 14.9

Griffin Webster, SM 14.8

Joe Alholm, LF 14.6

Brady Raph, PRB 14.1

Bereket Loer, WDC 13.9

Joey Sauer, Brd 13.0

Torry Hirschey, PRB 13.0

Hunter Moe, Ait 12.2

Tanner Swenson, Pill 12.2

Spencer Schaefer, Pill 11.9

Total rebounds

Name, School, Total

Nick Christenson, LR 300

Spencer Schaefer, Pill 250

Noah Ross, WDC 245

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 241

Griffin Webster, SM 240

Nick Ackerman, PRB 213

Luke Weniger, Vern 189

Ryan Anderson, WDC 170

DJ Haasken, Ait 161

Torry Hirschey, PRB 160

Caleb Strack, LF 157

Zach Sjoblad, PL 156

Kyle Skeim, CI 149

Peter Schommer, Prz 149

Austin Erdmann, LF 146

Jonathan Pantages, WDC 146

Carter Schmitz, Vern 144

Daniel Kientzle, LR 141

Carson Moore, LR 141

Owen Korfe, Vern 140

Rebounds per game

Name, School, Average

Nick Christenson, LR 13.0

Griffin Webster, SM 9.6

Spencer Schaefer, Pill 9.3

Noah Ross, WDC 9.1

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 8.9

Nick Ackerman, PRB 7.6

Luke Weniger, Vern 7.3

Zach Sjoblad, PL 6.5

Ryan Anderson, WDC 6.5

Carson Moore, LR 6.4

DJ Haasken, Ait 6.0

Daniel Kientzle, LR 5.9

Caleb Strack, LF 5.8

Torry Hirschey, PRB 5.7

Jonathan Pantages, WDC 5.6

Kyle Skeim, CI 5.5

Peter Schommer, Prz 5.5

Tanner Swenson, Pill 5.5

Carter Schmitz, Vern 5.5

Austin Erdmann, LF 5.4

Owen Korfe, Vern 5.4

Assists

Name, School, Total

Peter Schommer, Prz 131

Torry Hirschey, PRB 127

Nick Ackerman, PRB 113

Joshua Doss, Pill 105

Matt Steege, Vern 98

Cayden Turk, CI 95

Noah Ross, WDC 92

Derek Kennedy, SM 85

Brady Raph, PRB 78

Chase Larson, PL 70

Hunter Moe, Ait 65

Tommy Thompson, LR 64

Bereket Loer, WDC 62

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 60

Zach Sjoblad, PL 60

Luke Weniger, Vern 60

Jonas Boelter, LR 59

Tanner Lundberg, Brd 56

Chris Karels, Brd 55

Daniel Kientzle, LR 55

Thomas Kunkel, LF 55

Ty Swenson, Pill 55

Louis Bueckers, PRB 55

Steals

Name, School, Total

Joshua Doss, Pill 77

Jonas Boelter, LR 64

Joey Sauer, Brd 63

Nick Ackerman, PRB 63

DJ Haasken, Ait 57

Tommy Thompson, LR 57

Owen Korfe, Vern 52

Isaac Burley, CI 51

Daniel Kientzle, LR 50

Carson Moore, LR 49

Nick Christenson, LR 49

Noah Ross, WDC 49

Zach Sjoblad, PL 48

Torry Hirschey, PRB 47

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 46

Michael Leidenfrost, Prz 44

Brady Raph, PRB 43

Thomas Kunkel, LF 42

Bereket Loer, WDC 41

Joe Alholm, LF 37

Blocks

Name, School, Total

Spencer Schaefer, Pill 68

Torry Hirschey, PRB 56

Kyle Skeim, CI 37

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 31

Joey Sauer, Brd 20

Carter Schmitz, Vern 17

Eli Richter, LR 15

Preston Rocheleau, Prz 15

Nick Christenson, LR 14

Nick Ackerman, PRB 12

Jonathan Pantages, WDC 12

Noah Ross, WDC 11

Owen Davies, Brd 10

Hunter Hawkins, WDC 10

Field Goal Percentage

Name, School, Percentage

(Minimum 100 attempts)

Zach Sjoblad, PL 63.7

Kyle Skeim, CI 60.1

Nathan Wosmek, PRB 57.1

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 56.1

Nick Christenson, LR 52.7

DJ Haasken, Ait 52.4

Jonathan Pantages, WDC 49.7

Joey Sauer, Brd 49.6

Brandon Burggraff, Brd 49.5

Spencer Schaefer, Pill 48.6

Nick Ackerman, PRB 47.7

Chase Larson, PL 47.2

Carter Schmitz, Vern 47.5

Hunter Moe, Ait 45.9

Chris Karels, Brd 45.9

Ty Swenson, Pill 44.6

Taylor Shelito, Brd 43.1

Dakota Mitchell, CI 42.9

Matt Steege, Vern 42.7

Noah Ross, WDC 41.9

Torry Hirschey, PRB 40,0

3-point Percentage

Name, School Percentage

(Minimum 50 attempts)

Nick Ackerman, PRB 45.8

Brandon Burggraff, Brd 42.5

Dakota Mitchell, CI 39.5

Chris Karels, Brd 39.2

Chase Larson, PL 38.9

Matt Steege, Vern 38.0

Mason Malone, Brd 37.5

Brady Raph, PRB 36.8

Brandon Stuckmayer, Prz 36.7

Joe Alholm, LF 34.9

Noah Ross, WDC 34.8

DJ Haasken, Ait 34.7

Louis Bueckers, PRB 34.6

Bereket Loer, WDC 34.6

Joey Sauer, Brd 33.8

Hunter Moe, Ait 33.3

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 32.7

Preston Rocheleau, Prz 32.6

Torry Hirschey, PRB 32.6

Owen Korfe, Vern 31.4

Cayden Turk, CI 30.6

Free Throw Percentage

Name, School Percentage

(Minimum 50 attempts)

DJ Haasken, Ait 84.3

Noah Ross, WDC 82.4

Brady Raph, PRB 80.8

Nick Ackerman, PRB 80.2

Brandon Burggraff, 78.0

Peter Schommer, Prz 75.8

Joe Alholm, LF 75.3

Jonathan Jacobson, CI 75.0

Isaac Burley, CI 74.7

Noah Nordlie, LF 72.7

Chris Karels, Brd 71.7

Zach Sjoblad, PL 67.7

Hunter Moe, Ait 67.5

Luke Woidyla, Pill 66.7

Chase Larson, PL 64.3

Jonah Prokott, Prz 62.7

Owen Korfe, Vern 62.7

Luke Weniger, Vern 61.4

Torry Hirschey, PRB 61.3

Taylor Shelito, Brd 60.7

Jeremy Millsop
My career at the Brainerd Dispatch began May 11, 1999 after graduating from North Dakota State University. My areas of emphasis includes local high school sports, Central Lakes College, the lakes area golf mecca and once a year I dabble in the NHRA when the Lucas Oil Nationals come to Brainerd International Raceway.
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