Tucker Volesky, Devon Brecke honored at Dakota Showcase tourneyA pair of area prep basketball standouts were honored following the Mr. Basketball & Miss Basketball Dakota Showcase Tournament from June 30 to July 2 in Sioux Falls.
By: Travis Mester, The Daily Republic
By TRAVIS MESTER
The Daily Republic
A pair of area prep basketball standouts were honored following the Mr. Basketball & Miss Basketball Dakota Showcase Tournament from June 30 to July 2 in Sioux Falls.
Mitchell’s Tucker Volesky and Wagner’s Devon Brecke each were named to the all-tournament team following the 11th annual event.
Both players will be seniors next season. Fifteen players were named to the all-tournament teams.
Volesky played on the Mitchell Kernels team, which was constituted of other upperclassman from MHS. The team played four games and went 1-3 in the three-day tournament.
“For the showcase, it was basically just our high school team,” Volesky said. “The team we lost to in bracket play ended up winning the whole thing.
“It was really good competition.”
Volesky averaged 20.25 points in the tournament. Anders Broman, of Duluth, Minn., was the only player to average more points per game in the tournament. Broman averaged 21.8 points in his team’s five games.
Volesky led Class AA in scoring during his junior season. He averaged 18.2 points per game and helped the Kernels to a 21-4 record and a runner-up finish at the state tournament in March.
He, along with his M33M South Dakota teammates, was in Indianapolis earlier this week for an Adidas Invitational AAU tournament. Volesky, Brian and Brady Maxwell, Tate Martin, Jade Miller and Matt Henriksen are the Mitchell players on the M33M South Dakota team. The team also has Bon Homme’s Kodi Larson and Yankton’s Bryan Youngberg on the roster.
“I’ve just been working every day on fundamentals,” Volesky said of his summer thus far.
Volesky, who was a first-team selection in Class AA following his junior year, also was named The Daily Republic’s boys’ basketball player of the year.
The M33M South Dakota Team traveled from Indianapolis to Chicago for a three-day tournament that began Friday. Then, Volesky said the team has a tournament in Minneapolis next week. The team will take a week off before heading to Las Vegas for a tournament later this month.
Brecke, who last week gave a verbal commitment to play collegiately at Northern State University in Aberdeen, averaged 12 points in her team’s five games at the tournament. She played on the Dakota Blue Devils team.
Brecke was a first-team selection in Class A for her efforts during her junior season. She averaged 20.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists last season for the Red Raiders. Brecke finished second to Mitchell’s Kerri Young in The Daily Republic’s girls’ basketball player of the year voting last season.