Several area boys’ basketball players received all-conference honors following the 2019-20 basketball season.
South Iowa Cedar League Class 1A first team All-Conference honors went to Juniors Trey Shearer and Cole Watts, both Montezuma, and Senior Noah Beck, BGM.
Second team All-Conference honors went to Sophomore Eddie Burgess, Montezuma.
Receiving Honorable Mention All-Conference honors were Freshman Masin Shearer and Senior Brayden Arendt, both Montezuma.
The league’s Golden Award went to Junior Grant Hall, BGM. This honor is given to a player who the coaches felt would have been an honoree, but was unable to play most of the season due to an injury.
Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Honors
The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association has named Braves Coach Derrick Dengler the Class 1A, Sub-state 5 Coach of the Year. Trey Shearer and Cole Watts, both Montezuma, and BGM’s Noah Beck, were named to Class 1A, Sub-state 5 Team.
“It’s an honor to be selected as Coach of the Year,” said Braves Coach Derrick Dengler. “Very fortunate to coach a great group of young men who make this job easier then it can be. I think it’s just another award that reflects our team’s success more then anything.”
1st Team SICL All-Conference
Trey Shearer – Montezuma
Cole Watts – Montezuma
JD Stout – Keota
Luke Hamman – Keota
Luke DeMeulenare – Belle Plaine
Noah Beck – BGM
Brady Berkey – Colfax Mingo
Kaden Hall – English Valleys
2nd Team SICL All-Conference
Eddie Burgess – Montezuma
Ben DeMeulenare – Belle Plaine
Trevin Straight – Belle Plaine
Mason Harter – Sigourney
Carson Cheney – HLV
Brayden Monroe – Tri-County
Bray Noun Harder – Lynnville-Sully
Honorable Mention SICL All-Conference
Masin Shearer -- Montezuma
Brayden Arendt -- Montezuma
Grant Hall -- BGM
Sam Gensely -- HLV
Coach of the Year
Derrick Dengler – Montezuma