Mitchell's Young makes second team all-state
Two players who faced off in the state championship game are featured on the Class AA all-state boys' basketball first team. Sioux Falls Lincoln's Anthony Muilenburg, who helped Lincoln claim the state title with a perfect 25-0 record, is part of...
Two players who faced off in the state championship game are featured on the Class AA all-state boys' basketball first team.
Sioux Falls Lincoln's Anthony Muilenburg, who helped Lincoln claim the state title with a perfect 25-0 record, is part of the squad selected by the High School Coaches Association and the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.
Muilenburg, a 6-foot-2 senior guard who averaged 12 points and 9.2 rebounds a game, was known more for rattling opponents by sparking the Patriots' relentless defensive pressure.
"Anytime you press like we did, you need somebody out there who can get things started," said Lincoln coach Robin Burgard. "Anthony got his hands on so many passes this year, which led to a lot of steals and easy baskets. We always waited for that big spurt, and he was the one who got things going."
Two other Lincoln seniors -- forward Derek Carlson and guard Almir Krdzalic -- were named to the all-state second team.
Making the first team was Huron junior forward Terrell Newton, who averaged 15.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists to lead the Tigers to an Eastern South Dakota Conference title and a berth in the state finals against Lincoln.
Muilenburg and Newton are joined on the first team by Watertown senior Dusty Tetzlaff, Brookings senior Brayden Carlson, Sioux Falls Roosevelt junior Cody Larson and Sioux Falls Washington senior Riley Conklin.
Tetzlaff, a 6-foot-7 forward headed to the University of South Dakota, averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds while leading the Arrows to the Class AA semifinals. Teztlaff, the son of former Hamlin and South Dakota State standout Mark Tetzlaff, shot 52 percent from the field.
Brayden Carlson, a 6-5 forward who will play at SDSU, averaged 21.2 points and 8.0 rebounds a game while shooting 54 percent from the field. He scored a career-high 34 points in wins over Mitchell and Pierre.
Larson, a 6-8 forward headed to Iowa, averaged 17.8 points and 9.4 rebounds for Roosevelt while also blocking 33 shots on the season.
Rounding out the first team is Conklin, a 6-foot swingman who averaged 16.1 points and 6.9 rebounds and shot 47 percent from the field while leading Washington to the state tournament for the first time since 2004.
The all-state second team consists of Krdzalic and Derek Carlson, Lincoln; Chase Douglas, Brandon Valley; Brett Young, Mitchell; Curry Kuehl, Pierre and Danny Hughes, O'Gorman.