Full listing of the 2023 South Dakota high school boys basketball all-state teams

Honor classes announced for the three classes of high school boys basketball in South Dakota.

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Ethan's Riley Endres drives past an Aberdeen Christian defender during a high school boys basketball Class B state quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in Aberdeen.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — The following players have been selected to the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state teams for boys basketball in 2022-23.

The players are selected to the teams based on votes of the coaches in their respective classes. The top vote-getter in each class as voted upon by the coaches is the SDBBCA's player of the year:

South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association all-state teams


Both seniors, Soulek and Morgan both landed on the all-state squad for the first time.

First team

JT Rock, SF Lincoln, 7-1, jr., F (18 ppg, 10 rpg, 81 blocks)

Lincoln Kienholz, Pierre, 6-3, sr., G (18.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.3 apg)


Rugby Ryken, Yankton, 6-0, sr., G (12 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 7.5 apg)

Taylen Ashley, SF Jefferson, 6-1, sr., G (17.3 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg)

Kaden Year, SF Jefferson, 6-5, sr., G (17 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

Spencer Barr, Aberdeen Central, 5-11, sr., G (18.5 ppg, 2.4 apg)

Jefferson's Kaden Year (23) makes a move as Lincoln's Jack Hilgenberg (15) and JT Rock (35) defend during a high school basketball game at the Lincoln gym in Sioux Falls.
Matt Zimmer/Forum News Service

Second team

Ethan Determan, Harrisburg, 6-3, sr., G (18 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.5 apg)

Dylan Soulek, Mitchell, 6-3, sr., G (13.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.4 apg)

Reilyn Zavesky, Huron, 6-3, sr., G (23.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.1 apg)


Jacoby Mehrman, Harrisburg, 6-4, jr., G (15 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.2 apg)

Steele Morgan, Mitchell, 6-5, sr., F (11.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.2 apg)

Matt Eng, SF O'Gorman, 6-2, sr., G (18.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.9 apg)

Repeat selections: 2022 (Kienholz, first team; Determan, Eng, Year and Ashley, second team); 2021 (Kienholz, second team).

Class AA players of the year: JT Rock, Sioux Falls Lincoln

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Sioux Valley's Oliver Vincent drives to the basket against Hamlin during the Class A state boys basketball tournament on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic


Three Mitchell-area standouts received all-state recognition in Class A boys basketball for the 2022-23 season, as selected by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.

First team

Isaac Bruns, Dakota Valley, 6-4, sr., G (26.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg)


Caleb Hollenbeck, St. Thomas More, 6-3, sr., F (24.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.1 apg)

Oliver Vincent, Sioux Valley, 6-1, sr., G (20 ppg, 6 rpg, 7 apg)

Randy Rosenquist, Dakota Valley, 6-1, sr., G (13.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 8.8 apg, 80 steals)

Porter Ihnen, Lennox, 6-6, jr., G (21.6 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg)

Ethan Bruns, SF Christian, 6-6, sr., F (17 ppg, 7 rpg)

Winner boys basketball (Blake Volmer)
Winner's Blake Volmer (24) leans into a shot in front of Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Jordan Stoltz (34) during the first half of a boys basketball contest on Jan. 28, 2022, at the Plankinton School.
Landon Dierks / Mitchell Republic

Second team

Blake Volmer, Winner, 6-3, sr., G (19.2 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 4.1 apg)

Brayden Pankonen, Dell Rapids, 5-10, sr., G (20.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.9 apg)


Reed Rus, Mount Vernon-Plankinton, 6-4, sr., G (18.6 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 7.8 apg, 3.3 spg)

Aiden Jensen, Madison, 6-9, sr., F (20.9 ppg, 9 rpg, 60 blocks)

Alec Squires, Sioux Valley, 6-10, jr., C-F (15 ppg, 11 rpg, 60 blocks)

Ethan Cheeseman, Hanson, 6-3, sr. F, (19.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg)

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Hamlin's Easton Neuendorf controls the ball during the Class A state boys basketball tournament on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic

Third team

Damon Opdahl, Waubay-Summit, 6-1, sr., G (19.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.7 apg, 103 steals)

Easton Kempf, Elk Point-Jefferson, 6-5, sr., F (15 ppg, 7 rpg, 3 apg)

Easton Neuendorf, Hamlin, 5-11, so., G (13.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.9 apg)


Blake Thompson, Tea Area, 5-11, sr., G (13.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 5.2 apg)

Tyson Stevenson, Hamlin, 6-2, jr., G (14.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.3 apg)

Tate VanOtterloo, Beresford, 6-5, sr., G (18.8 ppg, 6 rpg, 3.5 apg)

Repeat selections: 2022 (I. Bruns, Vincent, Rosenquist and Volmer, first team; Ihnen, Rus, Hollenbeck, Pankonen and E. Bruns, second team; and Opdahl, Class B second team); 2021 (I. Bruns and Vincent, first team).

Class A player of the year: Isaac Bruns, Dakota Valley

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Aberdeen Christian's Ethan Russell puts up a shot over the hand of White River's Gavin Folkers during the boys Hanson Classic on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at the Corn Palace.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic


The Huskies' Arend is joined on the six-player first team comprised solely of seniors this year.

First team

Joe Sayler, White River, 6-4, sr., G (30.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.7 apg)


Damon Wilkinson, De Smet, 6-10, sr., C (22 ppg, 13 rpg)

Brian LaRoche Jr., Lower Brule, 6-1, sr., G-F (24.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 83 steals)

Ethan Russell, Aberdeen Christian, 6-7, sr., G-F (16.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg)

Gavin Thigh, Lower Brule, 5-11, sr., G-F (18.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 65 steals)

Sutton Arend, Bridgwater-Emery, 6-4, sr., G (22 ppg, 9 rpg)

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De Smet's Damon Wilkinson gathers the ball to go up for a layup during a high school boys basketball Class B state semifinal game against Aberdeen Chrsitian on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Aberdeen.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic

Second team

Malek Wieker, Aberdeen Christian, 6-1, sr., G (15 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.4 apg)

Keegan Hett, Harding County, 6-1, sr., G (19.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 96 steals)

Nick Hanson, Viborg-Hurley, 6-6, so., C (16.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 55 blocks)

Bryon Laue, Castlewood, 6-8, so., C (14.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 62 blocks)

Lane Tvedt, Castlewood, 6-0, jr., G (16.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 64 steals)

Jackson Schauer, Faith, 6-1, jr., G (20.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 66 steals)

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Canistota's Tage Ortman tries to dribble past Hanson's Sutton Dewald during a high school boys basketball game on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, in Canistota.
Zech Lambert / Mitchell Republic

Third team

Daniel Mitchell, Gregory, 6-7, jr., F (15 ppg, 8.4 rpg)

Tage Ortman, Canistota, 5-11, jr., G (18.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.5 apg)

Riley Endres, Ethan, 6-0, sr., G (15.2 ppg, 7 rpg)

Nicolas Marshall, White River, 6-1, jr., G (17.8 ppg, 4 rpg, 5.3 apg, 82 steals)

Layne Cotton, Faulkton Area, 6-3, jr., F (23.1 ppg, 10.2 rpg)

Tray Hettick, Herreid-Selby Area, 6-2, sr., G (18.8 ppg, 5 rpg, 7 apg)

Repeat selections: 2022 (Sayler and Wieker, first team; Wilkinson, Mitchell and Russell, second team; LaRoche Jr., third team); 2021 (Sayler, first team; Wieker, second team; and Mitchell, third team).

Class B player of the year: Joe Sayler, White River

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