YANKTON -- For the second consecutive season, Yankton’s Matthew Mors has been named the Gatorade South Dakota boys basketball player of the year.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pound junior helped guide the Bucks to a 17-4 record and the top seed in the Class AA tournament before the season was postponed due to the coronavirus. He averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while becoming the Class AA all-time leading scorer this season with 2,127 career points.
Mors joins Pierre’s Zach Hanson (2012-2013), Mitchell’s Mike Miller (1997-1998) and Aberdeen Central’s Eric Kline (1990-1991) as the state’s only two-time winners in the 35-year history of the award.
He has also posted a 3.96 grade point average. The University of Wisconsin commit is the vice president of Yankton’s service club and volunteered as a youth basketball coach.