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All-State Basketball: De Smet's Garry, Dakota Valley's Bruns and Mitchell's Hinker earn POY honors

De Smet senior standout Kalen Garry leads the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association's 2021-22 Class B All-State boys basketball team. Garry, a four-time selection, earned first-team and Class B Player of the Year honors for the third-straight year.
De Smet senior standout Kalen Garry leads the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association's 2021-22 Class B All-State boys basketball team. Garry, a four-time selection, earned first-team and Class B Player of the Year honors for the third-straight year.

Player of the Year honorees Kalen Garry of De Smet (Class B), Isaac Bruns of Dakota Valley (Class A) and Caden Hinker of Mitchell (Class AA) spearhead the 2021-22 All-State boys basketball teams announced today.

The teams are selected by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.

Garry, a four-time All-State selection and three-time Player of the Year, leads the Class B team that includes fellow repeat first-teamer Joe Sayler of White River.

Other repeat selections in Class B are Rett Osthus of De Smet, Malek Wieker of Aberdeen Christian, Caden Foxley of Platte-Geddes, Grant Luikens of Potter County and Daniel Mitchell of Gregory.

Bruns leads the Class A honor squad along with fellow repeat first-teamer Oliver Vincent of Sioux Valley. Tash Lunday of Flandreau, a three-time honoree, and Cael Lundin of Tea Area are also repeat Class A selections.

Hinker made the Class AA team for the third-straight year with a second-straight selection to the first team. Mikele Kambalo of Sioux Falls Washington and Lincoln Kienholz of Pierre each moved up from the second team to the first team this winter.

2021-22 All-State Boys Basketball Teams

Chosen by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association

CLASS AA

First Team

Caden Hinker, Mitchell, 6-8, sr., G-F (21.8 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game, 3.3 assists per game)

Marcus Phillips, SF Roosevelt, 6-6, sr., F-C (15.8 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.3 apg)

Mikele Kambalo, SF Washington, 5-9, sr., G (18.4 ppg, 4 rpg, 36 steals)

Lincoln Kienholz, Pierre, 6-3, jr., G (19.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 36 steals)

Drew Norberg, Watertown, 6-2, sr., G (21.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.4 apg)

David Alpers III, SF O’Gorman, 6-6, sr., C (12.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg)

Mitchell's Caden Hinker blocks a shot by Harrisburg's Jacob Mehrman during the 2022 state Class AA boys basketball tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. Hinker has been named the Class AA Player of the Year and an All-State honoree for the third-straight year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.
Mitchell's Caden Hinker blocks a shot by Harrisburg's Jacob Mehrman during the 2022 state Class AA boys basketball tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. Hinker has been named the Class AA Player of the Year and an All-State honoree for the third-straight year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.

Second Team

Micah Johnson, SF Roosevelt, 5-11, sr., G (14.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.3 apg)

Ethan Determan, Harrisburg, 6-2, jr., G (20 ppg, 4.1 rpg)

Matt Eng, SF O’Gorman, 6-2, jr., G (16.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.3 apg)

Kaden Year, SF Jefferson, 6-6, jr., F (16 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg)

Taylen Ashley, SF Jefferson, 6-0, jr., G (14 ppg, 4 rpg, 5 apg)

Sam Rohlfs, Aberdeen Central, 6-4, sr., G (12.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.6 apg)

Repeat Selections — 2021 (Hinker, first team; Kambalo and Kienholz, second team); 2020 (Hinker, second team).

CLASS A

First Team

Isaac Bruns, Dakota Valley, 6-4, jr., G (24.2 ppg, 9 rpg)

Tash Lunday, Flandreau, 6-5, sr., F (24.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.8 apg)

Oliver Vincent, Sioux Valley, 6-1, jr. G (17.5 ppg, 4 rpg, 6.8 apg)

Cael Lundin, Tea Area, 6-3, sr., G (20.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.2 apg, 55 steals)

Randy Rosenquist, Dakota Valley, 6-0, jr., G (12.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.7 apg, 106 steals)

Blake Volmer, Winner, 6-3, jr., G (16.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 4.1 apg)

Second Team

Porter Ihnen, Lennox, 6-5, so., G (19.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.2 apg)

Reed Rus, Mount Vernon-Plankinton, 6-4, jr., G (20.5 ppg, 10 rpg, 4 apg, 65 steals)

Cade Kandolin, St. Thomas More, 6-0, sr., G (15.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.4 spg)

Caleb Hollenbeck, St. Thomas More, 6-2, jr., G (14.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

Brayden Pankonen, Dell Rapids, 5-11, jr., G (17 ppg, 4 rpg, 57 steals)

Ethan Bruns, SF Christian, 6-6, jr., F (13 ppg, 5.3 rpg)

Third Team

Chase LeBrun, Flandreau, 6-6, sr., F (16 ppg, 6.8 rpg)

Hayden Ruesink, Sioux Valley, 6-5, sr. C (14 ppg, 8 rpg)

Rance Harrison, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 6-1, sr., G (28.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.5 apg)

Grafton Stroup, West Central, 6-0, sr., G (16 ppg, 3.7 rpg)

Lathan Prince, Stanley County, 6-1, sr., G (17.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.6 apg)

Jeff Worth, Tea Area, 5-11, sr., G (14.2 ppg, 3.8 apg)

Carter Robertson, Parker, 6-1, sr., G (20.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg).

Repeat Selections — 2021 (Bruns and Vincent, first team; Lunday and Lundin, third team); 2020 (Lunday, second team).

Dakota Valley's Isaac Bruns has been chosen as the Class A Player of the Year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association. Bruns made the Class A All-State first team for the second-straight year.
Dakota Valley's Isaac Bruns has been chosen as the Class A Player of the Year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association. Bruns made the Class A All-State first team for the second-straight year.

CLASS B

First Team

Kalen Garry, De Smet, 6-3, sr., G (21 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3 apg)

Joe Sayler, White River, 6-3, jr., G (29.1 ppg, 6 rpg, 60 steals)

Grant Luikens, Potter County, 6-3, sr., G (21.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3 apg, 67 steals)

Keshaume Thigh, Lower Brule, 6-2, sr., F-G (18.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 79 steals)

Malek Wieker of Aberdeen Christian is a member of the Class B all-state boys basketball team.
Malek Wieker of Aberdeen Christian is a member of the Class B all-state boys basketball team.

Malek Wieker, Aberdeen Christian, 6-0, jr., G (17.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.5 apg)

Rett Osthus, De Smet, 6-1, sr., G (10.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5 apg)

Second Team

Damon Opdahl, Waubay-Summit, 6-0, jr., G (17.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 5 apg, 78 steals)

Damon Wilkinson, De Smet, 6-9, jr., C (14.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 43 blocks)

Daniel Mitchell, Gregory, 6-7, so., F (19.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 48 blocks)

Dylan Marshall, White River, 6-0, sr., G (15.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 57 steals)

Cooper Logan, Potter County, 6-1, sr., G (19.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.2 apg, 57 steals)

Ethan Russell, Aberdeen Christian, 6-6, jr., F (14.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg)

Third Team

Bryce Frank, Burke, 6-4, sr., G (20 ppg, 4 rpg, 6 apg, 6 spg)

Caden Foxley, Platte-Geddes, 6-5, sr., C (16 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 63 blocks)

Mason Schelske, Wessington Springs, 6-6, sr., F (21.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 3.5 apg)

Hank Kraft, Timber Lake, 5-8, sr., G (16 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.8 apg, 54 steals)

Brian Laroche Jr., Lower Brule, 6-1, jr., G-F (15.6 ppg, 4 rpg, 4.4 apg, 58 steals)

Quincy Blue, Freeman Academy-Marion, 6-0, sr., G (16.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg)

• Repeat Selections — 2021 (Garry, first team and Player of the Year; Sayler, first team; Osthus and Wieker, second team; Foxley, Luikens and Mitchell, third team); 2020 (Garry, first team and Player of the Year); 2019 (Garry, second team).

This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: All-State Boys Basketball: De Smet's Garry, Dakota Valley's Bruns and Mitchell's Hinker receive POY honors