Iowa Mr. Basketball

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Each year the Iowa Mr. Basketball award is given to the person chosen as the best high school boys basketball player in the U.S. state of Iowa, in the United States.

The award has been given since 1981. Winners are chosen by the Iowa Newspaper Association at the time of their annual All-State selections.[1] Most of the award winners have gone on to play at the highest levels of college basketball, and some have gone on to play in the National Basketball Association.

Voting is done on a points system. Each voter selects first, second, and third-place votes. A player receives five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote, and one point for a third-place vote. The player who receives the most points receives the award.

Award winners[edit]

Year Player High School College Notes
2014 Wyatt Lohaus Iowa City West Northern Iowa
2013 Peter Jok West Des Moines Valley Iowa[2]
2012 Marcus Paige Linn-Mar North Carolina[3]
2011 Jarrod Uthoff Jefferson Wisconsin / Iowa [4]
2010 Harrison Barnes Ames North Carolina [5] Named the "Player of the Year" in the USA Today 2010 All-USA high school boys basketball team.[6]
2009 Brennan Cougill Bishop Heelan Iowa [7]/ Green Bay [8]
2008 Matt Gatens Iowa City Iowa [9]
2007 Clayton Vette Waverly-Shell Rock Iowa State [10] / Winona State
2006 Jason Bohannon Linn-Mar Wisconsin [11]
2005 Josh Van Es MOC-Floyd Valley Northwestern College
2004 Carlton Reed Waterloo East Northern Iowa [12]
2003 Brooks McKowen Wapsie Valley Northern Iowa [13]
2002 Jeff Horner Mason City Iowa
2001 Tyler McKinney Urbandale Creighton
2000 Glen Worley Iowa City West Iowa [14]
1999 (tie) Kirk Hinrich Sioux City West Kansas currently plays in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls
1999 (tie) Nick Collison Iowa Falls Kansas currently plays in the NBA for the Oklahoma City Thunder
1998 David Newman Hoover Drake / Northwestern
1997 Dean Oliver Mason City Iowa Played in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors from 2001–2003. Oliver now is the Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at University of North Dakota men's basketball
1996 Justin Wessel Prairie Arizona
1995 Adam Spanich Regis USC / MCC / Oral Roberts
1994 Raef LaFrentz MFL Mar-Mac, Monona Kansas Played 11 seasons (1998–2009) in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and Portland Trail Blazers.
1993 Jess Settles Winfield-Mt. Union Iowa [15]
1992 Eric Pothoven Pella Christian Liberty
1991 Fred Hoiberg Ames High School Iowa State University Played 10 years in the NBA and is now the head coach of Iowa State University
1990 Mike Davis Waterloo East Southwest Missouri State / Southeastern CC
1989 Mike Bergman Waverly-Shell Rock Iowa State
1988 Wade Lookingbill Fort Dodge Iowa
1987 Robert Johnson Lincoln Iowa State
1986 Chris Gaines Waterloo West Hawaiʻi
1985 Brian David Kuemper Catholic Arizona
1984 Al Lorenzen Kennedy Iowa
1983 Todd Lumsden Linn-Mar Northern Iowa
1982 (tie) Randy Kraayenbrink Paullina Northern Iowa
1982 (tie) Ted Burbach Dubuque Wahlert Iowa State / Western Illinois
1981 Todd Berkenpas Maple Valley Iowa


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