Morningside head coach Jim Sykes has announced the names of 18 recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2013-14 season.
The recruits are:
Jon Abbott, a 6-0 guard from Wahoo, Neb. Abbot is a senior at Wahoo High School, where he was the leading scorer for this past season’s Nebraska Class C-1 state champions. He earned first-team all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-Star, and Huskerland Prep and was named the captain of the Fremont Tribune and Wahoo Newspaper all-area teams. Abbott also received first-team All-Capitol Conference honors and was named to the all-state tournament team. He scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Wahoo’s 45-42 victory against Boone Central/Newman Grove in the state championship game.
Abbott averaged 14.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game and had 86 steals for a norm of 3.0 per game during his senior campaign. He made 171 of 340 field goal attempts for 50.3 percent.
He averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game and had 56 steals for an average of 2.1 per game as a junior en route to honorable mention Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star all-state recognition.
Grant Anderson, a 6-5 forward from Randolph, Neb. Anderson is a senior at Randolph High School, where he was a three-time first-team All-Northeast Nebraska Activities Conference performer. He amassed 1,001 points, 701 rebounds, 205 assists, 136 steals, and 126 blocked shots and drilled 50.1 percent of his field goal attempts and converted 70.5 percent of his free throw attempts during his prep career. Anderson was a second-team Class D-1 all-state selection of the Lincoln Journal-Star and Huskerland Preps and was an Omaha World-Herald honorable mention all-stater this past season. He was Randolph’s leading scorer and rebounder with averages of 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game to compliment norms of 3.4 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per contest.
He averaged a double-double as a junior with team-high averages of 14.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game to go along with averages of 2.8 assists and 1.7 blocked shots per game en route to honorable mention Class D-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star. Anderson was also an Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star honorable mention all-stater as a sophomore when he was Randolph’s leading scorer and rebounder with averages of 10 points and eight rebounds per game.
Tyler Bates, a 6-6 forward from Arlington, Minn. Bates is a senior at Sibley East High School, where he accumulated 901 points and 530 rebounds during his prep career. Bates averaged a double-double this past season with averages of 17.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game en route to All-Minnesota River Conference honors. He had 14 double-doubles during the season and had season’s high of 31 points against Watertown-Mayer and 14 rebounds in games against Lake Crystal-Wellcome-Memorial and Mayer Lutheran. Bates made 138 of 246 field goal attempts for 56.1 percent, 25 of 72 3-point field goal attempts for 34.7 percent, and 109 of 153 free throw attempts for 71.2 percent.
Wesley Brown, a 6-7 center from Clive, Iowa. Brown is a senior at West Des Moines Valley High School, where his playing time was limited due to an injury.
He previously attended Pflugerville High School in Texas and averaged 8.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in 27 contests.
Joshua Doering, a 6-4 forward from Hubbard, Iowa. Doering is a senior at South Hamilton High School, where he will graduate as the fifth leading rebounder in school history with 413 career caroms. Doering was a three-year starter and earned Heart of Iowa All-Conference recognition three times during his career.
He averaged 7.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game and made 58 of 123 field goal attempts for 47.2 percent this past season.
Doering was the Hawks’ leading rebounder as a junior when he averaged a career-high 6.7 rebounds per game to go along with career-high norms of 8.8 points and 2.3 assists per contest. He averaged 6.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game as a sophomore.
Jake Goltl, a 6-2 guard from La Vista, Neb. Goltl is a senior at Ralston High School, where he earned second-team Class B all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald this past season after he averaged 13.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocked shots per game.
Goltl received honorable mention all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star as a junior.
Austin Havlena, a 5-10 guard from Seward, Neb. Havlena is as senior at David City High School, where he amassed 1,021 points and set school records with 481 assists and 213 steals during his career.
He received honorable mention Class C-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star and was a first-team All-Southern Nebraska Conference selection this past season after he averaged 13.3 points, 7.2 assists, and 2.5 steals per game and shot 54.8 percent from the field. Havlena set school records with 14 assists in a game, 172 assists in a season, and an average of 7.2 assists per game.
Havlena also earned first-team all-conference and Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star honorable mention all-state honors as a junior. He received second-team all-conference recognition as a sophomore.
Tanner Johnson, a 6-2 guard from Red Oak, Iowa. Johnson is a senior at Red Oak Community High School, where he scored 950 points during his prep career. This past season he earned second-team All-Hawkeye 10 Conference honors, was named to the Red Oak Express all-area team, and was selected to play in the Southwest Iowa Classic all-star game co-sponsored by the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil and Iowa Western Community College.
Johnson was Red Oak’s leading scorer and rebounder with averages of 12.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this past season. He also had 53 assists and 46 steals for averages of 2.2 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.
Matthew Klemme, a 6-5 center from Spencer, Iowa. Klemme is a senior at Spencer High School, where he received fourth-team Sioux City Journal All-Northwest Iowa and first-team All-Lakes Conference honors this past season. Klemme averaged a double-double with norms of 16.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. He drilled 118 of 204 field goal attempts for 57.8 percent and converted 94 of 123 free throw attempts for 76.4 percent.
Klemme also received first-team All-Lakes Conference laurels following a junior season where he averaged 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and shot 52.0 percent from the field. He averaged 8.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game and drilled 56.9 percent of his field goal attempts en route to second-team All-Lakes Conference recognition as a sophomore.
Bryce Koch, a 6-5 forward from Garretson, S.D. Koch is a senior at Dell Rapids High School, where he earned first-team Class A All-State honors from the South Dakota High School Basketball Coaches Association and South Dakota Sports Writers Association this past season. He averaged 12.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 4.0 blocked shots per game.
Koch averaged a double-double as a junior with norms of 13.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game to earn second-team Class A all-state honors from the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and the South Dakota Sportswriters Association in addition to first-team All-Big Sioux Conference honors. He had 107 blocked shots for an average of 4.1 rejections per game and shot 60.0 percent from the field. Koch was named to the all-tournament team after he helped lead Dell Rapids to a third place finish at the South Dakota Class A State Tournament.
Koch, a second-team all-conference performer as a sophomore, amassed 903 points, 765 rebounds, and a school-record 272 blocked shots during his prep career.
Zane Lind, a 6-7 forward from Underwood, Minn. Lind is a senior at Underwood High School, where he amassed 927 points, 696 rebounds, 169 blocked shots, and 127 steals during his prep career.
Lind averaged just under a double-double this past season with norms of 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He also averaged 2.0 blocked shots per contest. He scored in double figures in 22 of Underwood’s 25 contests, including nine performances of 20 points or more. Lind had 15 double figure rebounding performances, including a streak of seven straight games in January.
He had season’s highs of 27 points against Rothsay and 16 rebounds against New York Mills.
Lucas Lazure, a 5-11 guard from Fort Calhoun, Neb. Lazure is a senior at Fort Calhoun High School, where he dealt a school-record 196 assists during his prep career. He received honorable mention Class C-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star in addition to first-team All-Nebraska Capitol Conference honors this past season after he set school records with 433 points, 78 steals, and 88 made free throws. Lazure averaged 17.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.1 steals, and 2.8 rebounds per game. He made 111 of 209 field goal attempts for 53.1 percent, 41 of 137 3-point field goal attempts for 30.0 percent, and 88 of 117 free throw attempts for 75.2 percent.
Lazure also received honorable mention all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald as a junior.
Jacob McLaughlin, a 5-10 guard from Onawa, Iowa. McLaughlin is a senior at West Monona High School, where he earned second-team All-South Division Western Valley Conference honors this past season. He averaged 9.1 points, 5.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game. McLaughlin was West Monona’s top 3-point shooter with 36 treys in 86 attempts for 41.9 percent. He made 73 of 152 field goal attempts for 48.0 percent and 37 of 48 free throw attempts for 77.1 percent. McLaughlin dealt 141 assists and had 63 steals to rank second on the team in both categories.
Jake Nannen, a 6-5 forward from Lincoln, Neb. Nannen is a senior at Lincoln Southeast High School, where he earned first-team all-city, All-Heartland Athletic Conference, and honorable mention all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star this past season. Nannen led Lincoln Southeast in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game to go along with 39 assists and 22 steals. He drilled 107 of 221 field goal attempts for 48.4 percent and converted 37 of 55 free throw attempts for 67.3 percent. Nannen scored a season’s high 21 points against Norfolk and had a season’s high 11 rebounds in games against Lincoln Northeast and Papillion La Vista.
Brett Page, a 6-0 guard from Sioux Falls, S.D. Page is a senior at Tri-Valley High School, where he has been a three-year starter and a two-time All-Big Sioux Conference performer. This season Page is averaging 16.5 points, 5.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game.
Page was named to the all-tournament team after he helped lead Tri-Valley to a fifth place finish at last year’s South Dakota Class A State Tournament.
Zach Polk, a 6-8 center from Elgin, Neb. Polk is a senior at Elgin High School and played his senior season for Elgin/Pope John. He averaged eight points, eight rebounds, 2.5 blocked shots, 2.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game this past season to earn honorable mention Class C-2 all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal-Star in addition to honorable mention All-Niobrara Valley Conference laurels.
Polk previously played at Silver Lake High School in Roseland, Neb., earlier in his career.
Ryan Tegtmeier, a 6-0 guard from Davenport, Neb. Tegtmeier is a senior at Bruning-Davenport-Shickley High School, where he will graduate as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,906 career points.
He earned first-team Class D-1 all-state honors from both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star and was Huskerland Prep’s Class D-1 Player of the Year and the Hastings Tribune’s Player of the Year this past season. Tegtmeier averaged 23.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.6 steals per game and had shooting accuracy marks of 49.5 percent from the field, 44.1 percent from the 3-point arc, and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.
As a junior, Tegtmeier was the honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald’s Class D-1 all-state team and was also a Lincoln Journal-Star first-team all-state selection when he averaged 20.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Tegtmeier also received first-team all-state laurels from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star as a sophomore when he averaged 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.
The recruits will join a Morningside team that posted an 18-15 record and finished fourth in the GPAC standings with an 11-9 league mark during the 2012-13 campaign. The Mustangs peaked at the end of the season when they won 10 of their final 13 contests and reached the championship game of the GPAC Post-Season Tournament.
Blake Van Ginkel, a 6-2 guard from Dakota Dunes, S.D. Van Ginkel is a senior at Dakota Valley High School, where he helped lead the team to a second place finish at last year’s South Dakota Class A State Tournament. He received second-team recognition on the 2013 South Dakota Class A All-State Team selected by the South Dakota High School Basketball Coaches Association and the South Dakota Sports Writers Association.
Van Ginkel averaged 15.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in his senior campaign. He made 63 of 146 3-point field goal attempts for 43.2 percent. He made 45.6 percent of his field goal attempts and 70.4 percent of his free throw attempts. Van Ginkel’s top scoring effort was a 26-point performance against Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic that featured a six-for-10 shooting performance from the 3-point arc. He had season’s highs of eight rebounds in games against Platte/Geddes and Harrisburg, six assists against Tea, and four steals against Sioux Falls Christian and Bon Homme.