Morniningside men’s basketball coach Jim Sykes announced the names of our high school recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2015-16 season.
Morningside College head men’s basketball coach Jim Sykes announced the names of four high school recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2015-16 season.
The recruits are:
Brody Egger, a 6-2 guard from Urbandale, Iowa. Egger is a senior at Urbandale High School, where he received second-team Class 4A all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) this past season. Egger was the leading scorer with an average of 17.0 points per game for an Urbandale team that had an 18-6 record. Aside from leading the J-Hawks in scoring, Egger also dealt a team-high 88 assists for an average of 3.7 per game and was second on the team with 23 steals. He was Urbandale’s fourth leading rebounder with a norm of 3.1 caroms per game.
Egger ranked among Iowa’s prep leaders with 180 free throw attempts. He converted 146 of his attempts for 81.1 percent. He made 112 of 249 field goal attempts for 45.0 percent and 38 of 102 3-point field goal attempts for 37.3 percent.
Egger also led Urbandale in scoring as a junior when he averaged 14.4 points per game.
Mason Myers, a 6-0 guard from Webster City, Iowa. Myers is a senior at Webster City High School, where he was a three-year starter and will graduate as the fourth leading scorer in Lynx history with 1017 career points.
Myers was Webster City’s leading scorer and rebounder this past season with averages of 17.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He also topped the Lynx with 10 blocked shots and was third on the team with 35 steals. Myers made a team-high 53 3-point field goals in 141 attempts for 37.6 percent. He made 138 of 295 field goal attempts for 46.8 percent and converted 81 of 107 free throw attempts for 75.7 percent.
Myers was Webster City’s leading scorer and rebounder as a junior with averages of 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and he also led the team in scoring as a sophomore with an average of 13.5 points per contest.
Andrew Semadeni, a 6-1 guard from Fort Collins, Colo. Semadeni is a senior at Fossil Ridge High School, where he helped lead the team to an 18-7 record and a state tournament appearance this past season. He averaged 8.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. Semadeni made 82 of 170 field goal attempts for 48.2 percent and converted 30 of 38 free throw attempts for 78.9 percent.
Semadeni had 12 double figure scoring performances, including a season’s high 17 points against Mountain Ridge when he drilled eight of nine field goal attempts. He had season’s highs of seven rebounds against Montbello and six assists against Boulder.
As a junior, Semadeni played for a Fossil Ridge team that posted a 27-1 record and was Colorado’s Class 5A state tournament runner-up behind Denver East. Semadeni averaged 4.9 points per game and was one of the team’s most accurate shooters from the field and the 3-point arc with 52 field goals in 99 attempts for 52.5 percent and 17 3-point field goals in 37 attempts for 45.9 percent.
Nate Skrdla, a 6-2 guard from Gretna, Neb. Skrdla is a senior at Gretna High School, where he earned honorable mention Class B all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star this past season for a team that lost 59-58 against eventual champion Elkhorn South in the semifinals of the Class B state tournament. Skrdla helped lead the Dragons to a record of 25-3.
Skrdla, named to the All-Eastern Midlands Conference Team, was Gretna’s second leading scorer and third leading rebounder with averages of 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He dealt a team-high 98 assists for an average of 3.5 per game. Skrdla made 126 of 264 field goal attempts for 47.7 percent, 20 of 57 3-point field goal attempts for 35.1 percent, and 87 of 116 free throw attempts for 75.0 percent.
He averaged nine points and four rebounds per game as a junior.
The recruits will join a Morningside team that enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in school history during the 2014-15 campaign. Morningside finished with a 28-5 record for the second highest victory total in school history and was the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) co-champion with a 17-3 league record. The Mustangs made their fifth national tournament appearance in the last 10 years, where they lost 72-70 in the second round against the University of Saint Francis.