Lake Mills junior forward Charlie Bender was named to the all-state boys basketball team by The Associated Press.
Bender averaged 15.3 points per game along with 6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 blocks, shooting over 50 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3.
“I thought for him to get it as a junior was impressive,” said Lake Mills boys basketball coach Steve Hicklin about Bender’s WBCA all-state selection. “We’ve had guys make it as a senior. Aside from Turner Moen, he’s the first non-senior. When you look up and down that list you don’t see a lot of juniors. Another thing Charlie can look back on with some pride to have accomplished this season.”
Bender scored a career-high 34 points in the team’s 68-61 victory at Edgewood on Jan. 4.
The L-Cats went 21-4 with a 9-1 league record and won the Capitol North.
2019-20 AP BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Johnny Davis, La Crosse Central
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jerry Petitgoue, Cuba City
Player School Ht. Yr.
Patrick Baldwin, Jr. Sussex Hamilton 6-9 Jr.
Johnny Davis La Crosse Central 6-5 Sr.
Carter Gilmore Hartland Arrowhead 6-7 Sr.
Tyrese Hunter Racine St. Cat’s 6-1 Jr.
Jacob Ognacevic Sheboygan Luth. 6-8 Sr.
Dalton Banks Eau Claire North 6-2 Sr.
David Joplin Brookfield Central 6-7 Jr.
Max Klesmit Neenah 6-3 Sr.
Isaiah Stewart Madison La Follette 6-0 Sr.
AJ Vukovich East Troy 6-5 Sr.
Jake Buchanan Kimberly 6-0 Sr.
Jordan Davis La Crosse Central 6-4 Sr.
Alex Huibregtse Grafton 6-4 Sr.
Keonte Jones Madison East 6-3 Sr.
Preston Ruedinger Oshkosh Lourdes 6-2 Jr.
Cole Booth Plymouth 6-1 Sr.
Brayden Dailey Cuba City 6-6 Jr.
Mason Dorn Seymour 6-1 Jr.
Kobe Johnson Glendale Nicolet 6-3 Jr.
Kamari McGee Racine St. Cat’s 6-0 Jr.
Alex Antetokounmpo, sr., Whitefish Bay Dominican; Carson Arenz, sr., Onalaska; Grant Beirne, sr., Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau; Charlie Bender, jr., Lake Mills; Caden Boser, sr., Eau Claire Memorial; Michael Casper, Sr., Merrill; Aidan Clarey, sr., Brookfield Academy; John Bunks, sr., Appleton Xavier; Ryan Claflin, sr., Southern Door; Cole Crubel, sr., Riv-er Ridge; Mason Dopirak, jr., Manitowoc Lincoln; Ben Emler, sr., Columbus; Will Fuhr-mann, sr., Reedsburg; Logan Geissler, sr., Bay Port; Derek Gray, sr., Madison La Follette; Reed Gunnink, sr., Laconia; Cade Hall, Sr., Mauston; Darius Hannah, sr., Milwaukee Academy of Science; Luke Healy, jr., Hudson; Sam Haese, jr., Wrightstown; Adam Hob-son, sr., Stoughton; Logan Jedwabny, sr., Kaukauna; Jordan Johnson, jr., Elkhorn; Zac Johnson, jr., River Falls; Matthew Kissner, Sr., Pittsville; Mason Kramer, sr., Prairie du Chien; Gabe Krueger, Sr., Wausau East; Carter Lancaster, jr., Darlington; Grant Manke, sr., Bangor; Cade Meyer, jr., Monroe; Quinton Murrell, jr., Milwaukee King; Parker Niel-sen, sr., Prescott; Brady Olson, sr. Cuba City; Peyton Rogers-Schmidt, sr., Chippewa Falls; Cameron Palesse, jr., Waukesha West; Brandin Podziemski, jr., St. John’s North-western Military Academy; Colin Schaefer, sr., Sun Prairie; Donovan Schwartz, sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy; Tyrell Stuttley, sr., Onalaska; Kaleim Taylor, sr., Milwau-kee Academy of Science; Karter Thomas, sr., Oshkosh West; JaKobe Thompson, jr., Ra-cine Case; Terrance Thompson, sr., La Crosse Central; Casey Verhagen, so., Sheboygan Lutheran; Caleb Williams, Sr., Wild Rose.