Brock Voigt appeared in only 16 games and scored only 29 points his junior year, but he wanted to make a splash his senior year.
“I knew we had some graduation losses and it might be a possibility (to start) so I just worked hard over the summer,” said the 6-foot-5 guard/forward.
All Voigt did was lead Sun Prairie to the greatest finish in program history, a state runner-up finish in Division 1 while being the team’s leading scorer.
Voigt was named first-team All-Big Eight Conference after averaging 16.2 ppg, and was chosen to compete in the 2019 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game.
Voigt and the Division 1 South Team will face the North in a 4 p.m. tipoff at JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.
Voigt’s first-career start came in the first game of his senior season, but things didn’t look good for a program that lost all five starters from the 2018 WIAA State Tournament team. The Cardinals trailed Big Eight rival Madison Memorial 40-14 at halftime.
“At halftime, we just came together and decided ‘this isn’t us,’” recalled Voigt. “We came back and made a game of it.”
Voigt led a near comeback, scoring an at-the-time career-high 26 points as Sun Prairie lost by a respectable score of 71-61.
It was then that Voigt knew the team had something special.
“We knew that we were a good group of players that worked well together; if we could continue that, we’d be a competitive team,” Voigt said. “Each playoff game we gained confidence.”
Sun Prairie would go on to reach the WIAA State Tournament for a second-straight year, and for the first time in program history played for the Division 1 title. The Cardinals lost 69-52 to Brookfield Central, but raised the silver ball.
Voigt scored a team-best 31 points during the state run.
Also making Voigt’s senior year special was playing with identical twin brother Alex.
“There’s nothing like it,” said Voigt of playing with Alex, who incidentally is 1 minute older. “To be able to play with him throughout my career, and now being able to play with him in college is special.”
The Voigt twins were recruited and will play at UW-Eau Claire next season.
Voigt will have the opportunity to play with and not against one of his Big Eight Conference rivals, conference Player of the Year Damonte Thompson.
“To play with him will be great, and it’s going to be fun to play with and against some of the best players in the state,” Voigt said.