All-NICL West Boys Basketball Team: G-R's Tscherter unanimous first-teamer, GC's Nelson top coach

Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Tyler Tscherter puts up a shot during a game with Grundy Center earlier this season. Tscherter was a unanimous first-team selection to the All-NICL West boys basketball team. (Jake Ryder photo)
Jake Ryder

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Tyler Tscherter was one of two unanimous first-team selections on the All-NICL West boys basketball teams this week.

Tscherter joins South Hardin junior Beau Butler as unanimous picks. Butler was named the NICL West's Outstanding Player and Grundy Center head coach Joe Nelson received Coach of the Year honors.

AGWSR senior Luke Starr, BCLUW senior Treye Teske and Grundy Center sophomore Brayden Sawyer join Tscherter on the first team.

Tscherter, a Kirkwood Community College baseball commit, averaged 15.7 points per game for the Rebels in division play this season. He added 5.5 rebounds per game and had 41 assists and 16 steals.

Starr led the NICL West averaging 17.3 points per division game, adding 5.5 rebounds per game. Teske averaged 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per division game.

Sawyer scored 12.3 points per game for the Spartans, leading the West with 28 made three-pointers in division games this season and adding 5.4 rebounds per game.

Second-teamers from the Grundy Register coverage area were AGWSR's Jaden Penning, BCLUW's Mason Yantis, Gladbrook-Reinbeck's William Kiburis and Grundy Center's Wes Willis.

Penning scored 10.3 points per game and had 20 steals and 27 assists for the Cougars in division play; Yantis averaged 8.3 points and was the Comets' leading rebounder at 6.4 boards per game; Kiburis averaged 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals as a freshman for the Rebels; Willis led the Spartans with 6.9 rebounds per game and added 10.8 points per game.

Honorable mention went to AGWSR's Titan Opperman, BCLUW's Jesse Moore, Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Eli Thede and Grundy Center's Jensen Clapp.


All-NICL West Boys Basketball Team


Final Standings

South Hardin                  10-2

Gladbrook-Reinbeck        8-4

Grundy Center                8-4

East Marshall                   5-7

AGWSR                           4-8

BCLUW                           4-8

West Marshall                  3-9


Outstanding Player

Beau Butler, South Hardin


Coach of the Year

Joe Nelson, Grundy Center


First team

(* unanimous)

*Beau Butler            jr.           So. Hardin

*Tyler Tscherter       sr.    Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Luke Starr               sr.             AGWSR

Treye Teske            sr.             BCLUW

Logan Bowie           jr.           E. Marshall

Brayden Sawyer   soph.     Grundy Center

Garrison Tripp          jr.           So. Hardin


Second team

Jaden Penning        jr.             AGWSR

Mason Yantis          sr.             BCLUW

Drew Runner          jr.          East Marshall

William Kiburis          fr.    Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Wes Willis                 jr.        Grundy Center

Dante Dolash          jr.         South Hardin

Caleb Keigan          sr.         West Marshall


Honorable mention (Register-area only): Titan Opperman, sr. AGWSR; Jesse Moore, jr. BCLUW; Eli Thede, sr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Jensen Clapp, sr., Grundy Center.


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