BENDER

Charlie Bender Honorable Mention All-State

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

ALL-STATE TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Johnny Davis, La Crosse Central

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jerry Petitgoue, Cuba City

FIRST TEAM

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.

SECOND TEAM

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.

THIRD TEAM

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.

FOURTH TEAM

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.

HONORABLE MENTION

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.

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