Editor's note: Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for ESPN Madison 100.5 FM.
It was quite a run for Stevens Point Area High School the past two years capped by an undefeated season for senior Trev Anderson and the Panthers.
For his efforts in directing the relentless attack on offense and defense, Anderson has been named The Associated Press’ Player of the Year in Wisconsin after helping guide the Panthers to a repeat Division 1 title.
Waupun’s Dan Domask was named AP’s Coach of the Year after guiding the school to its first trip to the state tournament since 1927 and the Division 3 title.
Waupun held on for a thrilling 59-58 victory over Appleton Xavier to win the title last month.
Anderson, a UW-Green Bay recruit, capped his four-year career with more than 2,000 points and also shared the state’s Mr. Basketball award with teammate Sam Hauser, a Marquette recruit. They also were the only two unanimous choices on the AP all-state team.
A phenomenal scorer, Anderson averaged 24.9 points per game, shooting 63 percent from the field, including 53 percent from 3-point range, and 89 percent at the free-throw line. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists for Stevens Point, which finished 28-0. The Panthers’ closest victory was a nine-point win over Sauk Prairie in December.
Joining Anderson and Hauser on the first team were junior Kobe King of La Crosse Central, a Division 2 state semifinalist, sophomore Jordan McCabe of Division 2 state champion Kaukauna, and Germantown senior Juwan McCloud, a second-team AP selection last year and a Northern Iowa recruit.
King has made a verbal commitment to play for the University of Wisconsin and coach Greg Gard.
Big Eight Conference Player of the Year Deang Deang of Madison East topped the second team, which also included Stevens Point sophomore Joey Hauser, Sam’s younger brother, senior David Larson of Division 1 semifinalist Sheboygan North, senior Terrence Lewis of Milwaukee Riverside and Te’Jon Lucas of Milwaukee Washington.
Deang, who will attend Highland Community (Ill.) College, averaged 19.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.0 steals per game, shooting 58.8 percent from the field, and was one of the state’s top defenders.
Middleton junior forward Tyree Eady earned second-team honors along with Sauk Prairie senior guard Seth Kostroski, while Evansville senior forward Kyle Rutkowski earned fourth-team honors.
Eady led the Big Eight Conference in scoring, averaging 20.7 points along with 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 1.8 assists per game. He helped lead Middleton to a share of its first conference title since 2001.
Kostroski, the two-time Badger North Conference Most Valuable Player, finished as the Eagles’ all-time leading scorer and averaged 19.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game.
Rutkowski averaged a double-double for the Blue Devils with 17.4 points and 16.0 rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Mitch Listau of Waunakee, the Division 2 state runner-up, and junior guard Matthew Myers of Division 5 state semifinalist Barneveld lead a list of area players receiving honorable mention recognition.
Also honored were: Deerfield senior Blake Ehrke; Lake Mills senior Simon Lensmire; Madison Memorial junior Chris Knight; McFarland senior Benjamin Rounds; Middleton junior Storm Murphy; and Oregon senior Charlie Soule.
2016 ASSOCIATED PRESS BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM
Player of the Year -- Trev Anderson, Stevens Point
Coach of the Year -- Dan Domask, Waupun
Trev Anderson, 6-2, Senior, Stevens Point (Unanimous)
Sam Hauser, 6-6, Senior, Stevens Point (Unanimous)
Kobe King, 6-3, Junior, La Crosse Central
Jordan McCabe, 5-10, Sophomore, Kaukauna
Juwan McCloud, 6-0, Senior, Germantown
Deang Deang, 6-4, Senior, Madison East
Joey Hauser, 6-7, Sophomore, Stevens Point
Davis Larson, 6-4, Senior, Sheboygan North
Terrence Lewis, 6-6, Junior, Milwaukee Riverside
Te’Jon Lucas, 6-1, Senior, Milwaukee Washington
Tyree Eady, 6-3, Junior, Middleton
Ben Heiligenthal, 6-3, Senior, Burlington Catholic Central
Seth Kostroski, 5-11, Senior, Sauk Prairie
Caleb Wagner, 6-2, Senior, Muskego
Nick Wagner, 6-3, Senior, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau
Peyton Dibble, 6-6, Senior, Cameron
Jack Flynn, 6-8, Senior, Appleton West
Tyler Herro, 6-4, Sophomore, Whitnall
Logan Rohrscheib, 6-2, Senior, Eau Claire Regis
Kyle Rutkowski, 6-6, Senior, Evansville
Blake Ehrke, Sr., Deerfield
Alec Fruin, Jr., Beloit Turner
Mitch Listau, So., Waunakee
Jake Nixon, Sr., East Troy
Benjamin Rounds, Sr., McFarland
Charlie Soule, Sr., Oregon
Chris Knight, Jr., Madison Memorial
Simon Lensmire, Sr., Lake Mills
Storm Murphy, Jr., Middleton
Matthew Myers, Jr., Barneveld
Sam Burkart, Sr., Appleton Xavier
Ryan Krueger, Jr., Hortonville
Zac Haese, Sr., Wrightstown
Nathan Schmidt, Sr., Shiocton
Adam Smith, Jr., Kaukauna
Jake Zeitler, Sr., Luxemburg-Casco
Mitch McFarlane, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran
Marcus Domask, Fr., Waupun
Michael Richter, Sr., Ozaukee
Devin Gallenberger, Sr., Howards Grove
Tyler Biadasz, Sr., Amherst
Josiah Goerlitz, Jr., Owen-Withee
Jared Joslin, Sr., Port Edwards
Nathan Schmidt, Sr., Shiocton
Adam Vandenberghe, Sr., Solon Springs
DeAndre Johns, Jr., Kenosha St. Joseph
Harrison Cleary, Sr., Oak Creek
Koreem Ozier, Jr., Racine Case
Kaj Days, Sr., Racine Park
Kostas Antetokounmpo, Sr., Whitefish Bay Dominican
Job Alexander, Sr., Marquette
John Diener, Soph., Cedarburg
Taurus Adams, Sr., Brown Deer
Jordan Poole, jr., Milwaukee King
Anthony Thomas, sr., Milwaukee North
David Pulizos, sr., Greendale
Bennett Vander Plas, jr. Ripon
Isaac Appleby, sr., Eau Claire Memorial
Nate Stanley, sr., Menomonie
Owen Hamilton, jr., Prescott
Logan Bader, sr., Unity
Bailey Kale, jr., La Crosse Central
Luke Reader, jr., Bangor
Aaron Scafe, sr., Melrose-Mindoro
CJ Siegel, so., La Crosse Logan
Max Stockwell, sr., Hillsboro