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All-Time Best: Haliburton, Seckar, Meier at head of class in Oshkosh

05/18/2020, 1:15pm CDT
By Mark Miller

(Editor's Note: WisSports.net basketball writer Mark Miller is using the extra time available due to COVID-19 to research the high school basketball history of some of Wisconsin's larger cities. His All-Time Best series will run on WisSports.net during the next few months).

Oshkosh North graduate Tyrese Haliburton is about to elevate himself above all others who have played high school basketball in Oshkosh.

In a city rich with stellar players, coaches and teams, Haliburton is the only player in city history to win a state championship, excel at the high-major collegiate level with Iowa State, and, in all likelihood, play in the National Basketball Association. 

Haliburton is expected to be a lottery selection in the 2020 NBA Draft and has the size, length, skill and mindset to make it big on basketball's biggest stage. 

Along with Haliburton, Oshkosh North's Frank Seckar and Oshkosh Lourdes' Todd Meier were courted by collegiate programs across the country with Seckar excelling at Vanderbilt and Meier battling constant knee issues while playing at Indiana on the Hoosers' 1987 national-title team. 

Nine of the 10 players named to the WisSports.net All-Time First and Second teams earned first-team all-state laurels, making Oshkosh one of the state's top hotbeds of prep hoops over the years. 

Following is an in-depth look at many of the prep stars in Oshkosh history:

Criteria For All-Time Oshkosh Teams
1) In order to be chosen to the first or second all-time team, a player must have earned first, second, third or fourth team all-state honors from either the Associated Press or United Press International. Exceptions will be made, but will be rare.

2) In addition to the accomplishments a player achieved in high school, their college honors in the sport also weigh heavily when selecting the teams.  

All-Time Oshkosh Team

NAME HEIGHT GRADUATION YEAR HIGH SCHOOL All-State Team
FIRST TEAM
Tyrese Haliburton 6'5" 2018 Oshkosh North 1st (AP)
Frank Seckar 6'1" 1992 Oshkosh North 1st (AP)
Todd Meier 6'8" 1983 Oshkosh Lourdes 1st (AP) (UPI)
Tim Jarmusz 6'6" 2007 Oshkosh West 1st (AP)
Andy Polka 6'6" 2006 Oshkosh West 1st (AP)

Tyrese Haliburton, 6-6, G, 2018, Oshkosh North
First Team All-State 2018 (AP)

The best player on Oshkosh North's 2018 WIAA Division 1 state-title team, Haliburton has blossomed into a likely NBA Draft lottery selection following his brilliant two-year career at Iowa State. The versatile, athletic, smart and skilled combination guard has the size, length and determination to play in the NBA for a long time. At Oshkosh North in 2017-18, Haliburton averaged 22.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.7 blocked shots as coach Brad Weber's squad went 26-1 and beat Brookfield East in the state-title game. He scored 23 of his 30 points in the second half in the Spartans' championship-game victory. Haliburton was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Wisconsin in 2018, and finished his prep career scoring 1,466 points. A unanimous first-team all-state pick by the Associated Press as a senior, Haliburton scored a career-high 42 points in a victory over Kaukauna. At Iowa State, Haliburton earned all-Big 12 second-team honors as a sophomore and all-Freshmen team laurels as a first-year player in 2018-19. He averaged 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists for the Cyclones as a sophomore. 

Frank Seckar, 6-1, G, 1992, Oshkosh North
First Team All-State 1992 (AP)

Voted as the state's Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 1991-92, Seckar was a four-year star for coach Frank Schade at Oshkosh North. A smooth point guard who rarely turned the ball over and made shots while also setting up his teammates, Seckar led Oshkosh North to Fox Valley Association titles in 1991 and 1992. He helped the Spartans to a 23-2 record as a senior by averaging 22.2 ppg and 7.7 apg. A two-time Player of the Year in the FVA, Seckar's Spartans lost a heart-breaking 47-45 verdict to Milwaukee King in the semifinals of the 1992 WIAA Class A State Tournament. Seckar scored 1,662 career points and went on to a very good collegiate career playing for coaches Eddie Fogler and Jan van Breda Kolff at Vanderbilt. Seckar is still tied for the all-time lead in steals at Vanderbilt with 214, while also scoring 1,317 career points for the Commodores. 

Todd Meier, 6-8, F, 1983, Oshkosh Lourdes
First Team All-State 1983 (AP) (UPI)

As a three-year varsity performer who scored 1,106 career points, Meier was a dominant force in the Fox Valley Christian Conference, earning first-team all-league laurels as a sophomore and senior, and second-team honors as a junior when he missed some games due to injury. The athletic and extremely active 6-foot-8 forward averaged 22.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 blocked shots in 1982-83 as Lourdes went 20-5, won the FVCC title, beat both Oshkosh North and Oshkosh West, finished 3-0 against arch-rival Appleton Xavier, and ended up third in the WISAA State Tournament under coach Kevin Heaney. Meier scored a career-high 34 points in a late-season win over Manitowoc Roncalli in 1983 and was voted Player of the Year in the league. He went on to play four seasons for coach Bobby Knight at Indiana and scored 227 points despite battling chronic knee problems his last three seasons. Meier played and grabbed a rebound in Indiana's victory over Syracuse in the 1987 NCAA championship game. 

Tim Jarmusz, 6-6, F, 2007, Oshkosh West
First Team All-State 2007 (AP) 

Four teams in Oshkosh high school basketball history have won state championships -- Oshkosh Lourdes in 1999 at WISAA Division 2 level, Oshkosh North in 2018 at WIAA Division 1 level and Oshkosh West in 2006 and 2007 at WIAA Division 1 level. At the heart of West's back-to-back titles under coach Lance Randall was Jarmusz, a cerebral player who did a bit of everything while helping West to a 50-2 record over his junior and senior seasons. He was a key player on West's 2005-06 squad that went 26-0 and then had 25 points in the Wildcats' 50-43 win over Milwaukee Vincent in the 2007 state-title game. Jarmusz averaged 16.3 points and 4.6 rebounds as a senior, earning first-team all-state honors while also being selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year. Jarmusz went on to play at the University of Wisconsin, where the 6-foot-6 wing player started 48 games and played in 122, averaging 2.8 ppg and 2.1 rpg over this career. 

Andy Polka, 6-6, F, 2006, Oshkosh West
First Team All-State 2006 (AP)

A dominating performance in the 2006 WIAA State Tournament earned Polka the coveted Mr. Basketball award as he was selected for the prestigious honor after scoring 64 points and grabbing 37 rebounds in three games at the Kohl Center. The physical 6-foot-6 forward had 28 points and 16 rebounds in a state semifinal win over Arrowhead, and then had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 52-40 victory over Madison Memorial in the Division 1 state-title game. His efforts helped the Wildcats earn the first state title in school history. Polka averaged 14.9 points and 11.2 rebounds for coach Lance Randall as a senior and earned Player of the Year honors in the Fox Valley Association while helping the Wildcats to a 26-0 record. Polka helped Oshkosh West to 78 victories during his prep career. He went on to average 7.1 ppg and 7.3 rpg during his collegiate career from 2006-11 at Loyola University in Chicago. 

All-Time Oshkosh Team

NAME HEIGHT GRADUATION YEAR HIGH SCHOOL All-State Team
SECOND TEAM
Roger Beck 6'3" 1963 Oshkosh High School 1st (AP)
Peter Wade 6'7" 1993 Oshkosh North 1st (AP)
Mark Ziebell 6'5" 1986 Oshkosh North 2nd (AP)
Dan Weisse 5'11" 1999 Oshkosh West 1st (AP)
Adrian Tigert 6'7" 2001 Oshkosh West 1st (AP)

Roger Beck, 6-3, F, 1963, Oshkosh High School
First Team All-State 1963 (AP)

A three-year varsity performer for coach Don Erickson at Oshkosh High School from 1960-63, Beck twice earned first-team all-Fox River Valley Conference honors. As a junior he earned third-team all-state recognition from the AP and then was a first-team pick as a senior. Beck, who later played at Ripon College, held the Oshkosh High School career scoring record with 951 points when Oshkosh split into North and West in 1972. Beck helped Oshkosh to a sectional-final appearance as a senior in 1963 where the Indians lost to Manitowoc 75-71. He later earned honorable mention all-league honors at Ripon during the 1964-65 season.

Peter Wade, 6-7, F, 1993, Oshkosh North
First Team All-State 1993 (AP)

The son of former Omro High School all-state performer Randy Wade, Peter Wade earned first-team all-Fox Valley Association honors as a junior and senior, and second-team laurels as a sophomore. He helped Oshkosh North to two FVA titles under coach Frank Schade, and the Spartans went 23-2 and advanced to the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament during his junior year in 1992-93. Wade scored 52 points for Oshkosh North in a loss to Kimberly during his senior season, a year in which the athletic and mobile forward averaged 27.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots. Wade's son, Isaiah, surpassed 1,000 career points for Valley Christian last winter and his younger brother, Ian, also was a standout player at Oshkosh North. Following his playing days at Oshkosh North, Peter Wade went on to play years of college basketball at UW-Green Bay.

Mark Ziebell, 6-5, F, 1986, Oshkosh North
Second Team All-State 1986 (AP)

You could say Ziebell opened the door to the tremendous success the Oshkosh North program has achieved over the last 35 seasons and not be far off the mark. After 14 years of trying but failing to win a Fox Valley Association title, and enduring a 48-game losing streak in the mid 1970s, Ziebell helped the Spartans captured the school's first conference title in 1986 under coach Mark Christenson. Ziebell then had 29 points and 14 rebounds in a regional final victory over Menasha. The Player of the Year in the FVA, Ziebell helped Oshkosh North to an 18-4 record during his senior season and had a career-best 39 points in a loss to Menasha. Ziebell went on to star at UW-Oshkosh, recently earning a spot in the school's athletic Hall of Fame. A two-time first-team all-league pick for the Titans, Ziebell ranks No. 4 on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,797 points.

Dan Weisse, 5-11, PG, 1999, Oshkosh West
First Team All-State 1999 (AP)

A two-time Player of the Year in the Fox Valley Association, Weisse ran the point-guard duties for the late Steve Randall at Oshkosh West for four seasons. He helped Oshkosh West to back-to-back FVA titles in 1998 and 1999 and to the WIAA Division 1 sectional finals in 1999. As a senior, Weisse averaged 16.2 points, 7.6 assists and 3.2 steals while shooting 54 percent from the field as Oshkosh West went 22-2. In a sectional final played before 6,000 fans at Kolf Sports Center on the UW-Oshkosh campus, Weisse scored 20 points in a 62-61 loss to Manitowoc Lincoln. Weisse went on to play four seasons at UW-Milwaukee, two for Bo Ryan and two for Bruce Pearl. The son of former Oshkosh Lourdes star and Oshkosh West coach Greg Weisse, Dan Weisse now is the men's basketball coach at NCAA Division II Minnesota-Crookston. 

Adrian Tigert, 6-7, F, 2001, Oshkosh West
First Team All-State 2001 (AP)

A powerful forward who could dominate with his scoring, rebounding and defense, Tigert led Oshkosh West to a 24-2 record and a second-place finish in the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament in 2001. Playing for the late Steve Randall, Tigert was an interior demon for the Indians, averaging 19.4 points and 11.4 rebounds en route to earning first-team all-state honors. He had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Oshkosh West's 66-60 loss to Milwaukee Vincent in the state-title game, and finished his stellar prep career with 1,502 points. Tigert went on to play at UW-Milwaukee. As a senior in 2005-06, Tigert averaged 13.4 ppg and 7.3 rpg for a team that went 22-9. In his final game as a college player, Tigert scored 27 points in the Panthers' loss to Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Oshkosh's Additional All-Staters

NAME HEIGHT GRADUATION YEAR HIGH SCHOOL All-State Team
Preston Ruedinger 6'2" 2021 Oshkosh Lourdes 3rd (AP)
Quincy Anderson 6'4" 2018 Oshkosh North 4th (AP)
Darrin Charles 6'7" 2001 Oshkosh North 4th (AP)
Ben Raymond 6'5" 1998 Oshkosh North 4th (AP)
Josh Donner 6'8" 1993 Oshkosh Lourdes 2nd (AP)
Dave Hauser 6'6" 1987 Oshkosh West 4th (AP)

Notes: Ruedinger (6-2), the son of long-time Oshkosh Lourdes coach Dennis Ruedinger, is poised to become the all-time leading scorer in Oshkosh history as he enters his senior season in the fall with 1,628 points, just 97 points behind all-time leader Wesley Schiek of Valley Christian and Oshkosh North. A potential scholarship player at the next level, Preston Ruedinger is a good shooter, strong off the dribble and accurate from the foul line ... Anderson improved season-by-season during his four years at Oshkosh North. As a senior in 2017-18, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 17.6 ppg and 5.8 rpg as the Spartans went 27-1 and won both the Fox Valley Association and WIAA Division 1 championships. In a state-semifinal win over Sussex Hamilton, Anderson scored 26 points. He also had a career-high 37 during a regular-season triumph over rival Oshkosh North. Anderson currently is playing college basketball at NCAA Division II Minnesota State Mankato ... Charles (6-7) used his size, length and athleticism to become a first-team all-league performer as a junior and senior for coach Frank Schade and Oshkosh North. He averaged 18 ppg and 9 rpg as a senior and then went on to play college football at the University of Wisconsin ... Raymond (6-5) earned four varsity letters at Oshkosh North and was voted first-team all-league in the Fox Valley Association as a junior and senior. A standout defender because of his length and athleticism, Raymond averaged 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior in 1997-98 while helping the Spartans to a 20-4 record. He went on to play four years of college basketball at NCAA Division II Minnesota-Duluth ... Donner was a physical specimen who could soar through the air with crowd-pleasing dunks during his high school days at Oshkosh Lourdes. The 6-foot-8 forward earned Player of the Year honors in the Fox Valley Christian Conference in 1992 and 1993, and set then-school-records for most points in a game (40), season (597) and career (1,288). He helped Lourdes to a share of the FVCC title in 1992 and went on to play one year at NCAA Division I Drake and three years at NCAA Division III Edgewood College. Donner ranks among the all-time leaders in points (1,234) and rebounds (598) at Edgewood ... Hauser (6-6) played three years of varsity basketball for coach Greg Weisse at Oshkosh West. He averaged 20.8 points and 9.9 rebounds as a senior for the Indians and shared Most Valuable Player honors in the Fox Valley Association. The father of former all-state performers Sam and Joey Hauser of Stevens Point, Dave Hauser went on to excel for four years at Minnesota-Duluth. 

Stars Prior To All-State Teams (Pre-1957)

NAME HEIGHT GRADUATION YEAR HIGH SCHOOL
Sam Barnard 6'5" 1956 Oshkosh High School
Steve Radke 6'5" 1954 Oshkosh High School
Larry Swanson 6'1" 1954 Oshkosh High School
Gary Hibbard 6'5" 1952 Oshkosh High School
Ralph Pausig 6'3" 1952 Oshkosh High School
Bob Kolf Jr. 6'1" 1947 Oshkosh High School
Arden Luker 6'0" 1941 Oshkosh High School
Dick Bixby 5'11" 1940 Oshkosh High School
Gil McDonald 6'0" 1931 Oshkosh High School
George Hotchkiss 6'1" 1924 Oshkosh High School

Notes: Barnard played three years of varsity basketball at Oshkosh High School for coach Ron Nord. He scored 432 points in 20 games as a senior in 1956 and had a then-league-record 41 points in a single game. That record stood from 1956 until 1988. Barnard finished his prep career with 832 points and two Fox River Valley Conference titles. The bouncy 6-foot-5 forward then played college basketball at Wisconsin (two years) and Iowa State (two years). He later starred in television commercials as the man riding the horse in the Marlboro cigarette advertisements ... Radke was a standout player on Oshkosh High School's 1954 state-tournament squad. He earned all-league honors twice in high school and later scored 93 points in two varsity seasons at the University of Wisconsin ... Swanson earned all-league honors twice for the Indians of Oshkosh High School. As a senior in 1954, he scored 31 points in a state quarterfinal game at the University of Field House as the Indians upset previously undefeated Waukesha. Swanson was a terrific outside shooter who scored 464 points in 25 games (18.6 ppg) as a senior. He went on to play college basketball at Iowa State ... Hibbard was a late bloomer and key performer on Oshkosh High School's league-championship squad in 1952 under coach Ed Hall. The 6-foot-5 forward went on to play college basketball at the University of Colorado ... Pausig was the best player on Oshkosh's 1951-52 team as he earned first-team all-league honors. He averaged 14.7 ppg as a senior and later played at USC ... Kolf Jr., the son of legendary Oshkosh State Teachers College coach Bob Kolf Sr., graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1947 and is considered one of the best, if not the best, players of the first half of the 20th century. He had 33 points in a victory over Green Bay West on January 25, 1947 to set a record in the Fox River Valley Conference. He then went on to star at USC ... Luker earned first-team all-league laurels in 1939-40 as the Indians tied Sheboygan Central for the conference title. He later went on to play four years of football and basketball at Oshkosh State Teachers College, and served as the varsity boys' basketball coach at Sheboygan Falls for 35 seasons, guiding the Falcons to WIAA Class B state titles in 1974 and 1975 ... Bixby (5-11) led Oshkosh High School to consecutive Fox River Valley Conference titles in 1939 and 1940 under coach Jack Nussbaum. Bixby won the league scoring title in both his junior and senior season by scoring 123 and 142 points, respectively ... McDonald helped Oshkosh High School win Fox River Valley Conference titles in 1930 and 1931 under coach Jack Nussbaum. He went on to score 217 points in two seasons (1933-35) at the University of Wisconsin, and earned all-Big Ten Conference honors in 1935 ... Called by most the premier player in Oshkosh during the 1920s, Hotchkiss was a three-year varsity performer for coach E.J. Abrahamson. As a junior, he scored 149 points and was selected to the WIAA All-Tournament team after helping the Indians to a runner-up finish. He went on to play at Wisconsin and earned all-Big Ten honors in 1927-28. He then played and coached the Oshkosh All-Stars. 

Oshkosh's All-Time Top Scorers

NAME HEIGHT GRADUATION YEAR HIGH SCHOOL POINTS
Wesley Schiek 6'0" 2018 Valley Christian/Oshkosh North 1,725
Frank Seckar 6'1" 1992 Oshkosh North 1,662
Preston Ruedinger 6'2" 2021 Oshkosh Lourdes 1,628
Henry Noone 6'2" 2019 Oshkosh Lourdes 1,565
Dan Weisse 5'11" 1999 Oshkosh West 1,511
Adrian Tigert 6'7" 2001 Oshkosh West 1,502
Tyrese Haliburton 6'6" 2018 Oshkosh North 1,492
Ian Wade 6'6" 1997 Oshkosh North 1,454
Karter Thomas 6'0" 2020 Oshkosh West 1,429
Peter Wade 6'7" 1993 Oshkosh North 1,349
Ben Raymond 6'5" 1998 Oshkosh North 1,318
Josh Donner 6'8" 1993 Oshkosh Lourdes 1,288
Evan Ganther 6'0" 2017 Oshkosh Lourdes 1,226
Cooper Radtke 6'6" 2014 Oshkosh North 1,139
Rob Patek 6'3" 2006 Oshkosh Lourdes 1,108
Todd Meier 6'8" 1983 Oshkosh Lourdes 1,106
Ryan Dutton 6'5" 1996 Oshkosh West 1,102
Abe Schiek 6'1" 2019 Valley Christian/Oshkosh North 1,100
Tank Johnson 6'5" 2009 Oshkosh North 1,055
Nate Neveau 5'11" 2014 Oshkosh North 1,054
Andy Polka 6'6" 2006 Oshkosh West 1,049
Adam Tigert 6'4" 1993 Oshkosh West 1,039
Blake Marquardt 6'4" 2015 Oshkosh West/North 1,032
Derek Kroll 6'5" 2018 Oshkosh West 1,024
Philip Flory 6'5" 2017 WI Rapids/Oshkosh North 1,020
Isaiah Wade 6'4" 2020 Valley Christian 1,001

Notes (2000s): Isaiah Wade (6-4) is the son of ex-Oshkosh North star Peter Wade. He played four years at Valley Christian and scored just over 1,000 career points. As a senior, Wade averaged 20.1 ppg and had a career-high 38 in a game against Wayland Academy ... Thomas (6-0), a physical guard with a nose for the basket and a quick release from outside the three-point arc, was a four-year performer for coach Mike Johnson at Oshkosh West. He scored 1,429 career points, earned first-team all-Fox Valley Association honors as a junior and senior, and has committed to playing at NJCAA Division I Bryant & Stratton ... Few, if any, players in Oshkosh high school history shot the ball better from three-point range than Noone (6-2), who connected on 128 of 227 attempts for an incredible 56 percent as a senior in 2018-19. Noone helped the Knights to a 26-2 record and runner-up finish in the WIAA Division 4 State Tournament under coach Brad Clark. Noone was named Player of the Year in the Trailways East Conference, averaged 21.3 ppg and made 10-of-12 shots from outside the arc en route to scoring 36 points in a victory over Oakfield. He is now playing college basketball at UW-La Crosse ... Wesley Schiek (6-0) and his younger brother, Abe Schiek (6-1), split time between Valley Christian and Oshkosh North. In three years at Valley Christian, Wesley Schiek was a scoring machine, averaging 23.3 ppg as a sophomore and 26.3 ppg as a junior. He opted to transfer to Oshkosh North for his senior year and averaged 8.6 ppg while earning honorable mention all-league honors as the Spartans went 27-1 and won the WIAA Division 1 state title. Abe Schiek scored 844 of his 1,100 career points during his freshmen and sophomore years at Valley Christian. He played for coach Brad Weber at Oshkosh North as a junior and senior and averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 2018-19 ... Kroll (6-5) used his physical strength and impressive skills to net more than 1,000 points in three seasons at Oshkosh West. He averaged 20.4 points and 5.4 rebounds as a senior in 2017-18 and had a career-high 39 points in a triumph over Milwaukee Riverside ... Flory (6-5) played well as a freshman for the varsity squad at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln before moving to Oshkosh for the rest of his high school career. He earned first-team all-Fox Valley Association honors as a sophomore, missed his junior season with an injury, and then earned second-team all-FVA recognition as a senior for an Oshkosh North squad that went 25-1 and won the league title. Flory played one year at Seton Hall and one year at Albany ... Ganther (6-1) earned first-team all-Trailways North Conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. He holds the Oshkosh Lourdes school record for most points scored in a game with 49 in a contest with city-rival Valley Christian. A skilled backcourt player with deep shooting range, Ganther played one season at NCAA Division III St. John's in Minnesota before transferring to Marquette University ... Marquardt (6-4) played alongside his brother, Brandon, as a freshman at Oshkosh West before transferring to Oshkosh North for his final three years of high school basketball. He averaged 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds as a senior, earning second-team all-FVA honors. He went on to play college basketball at NCAA Division II Lake Superior State ... Radtke (6-6) earned first-team all-Fox Valley Association honors as a junior and senior while playing for coach Frank Schade at Oshkosh North. He helped the Spartans to the league title and a spot in the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament as a junior, and then averaged 14.6 points and 5.5 rebunds as a senior on a North squad that went 20-4. Radtke went on to play one season of college basketball at NCAA Division II Northern Michigan ... Neveau (5-11) was a defensive standout at Oshkosh North and helped the Spartans to a 78-23 record during his four years of varsity basketball. The son of former Oshkosh North great Brian Neveau, Nathan Neveau earned first-team all-FVA laurels as a junior and senior, and honorable mention all-state recognition from the AP as a senior. He averaged 13.5 ppg and was a regular on the FVA all-defensive team. He went on to play four years of college basketball at NCAA Division II Hillsdale College ... At 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds and with excellent footwork and a soft touch around the basket, Tank Johnson was a monster in the paint for coach Frank Schade and Oshkosh North, which went 21-4, won the FVA title and advanced to the semifinals of the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament during Johnson's senior year in 2008-09. Johnson averaged 18.9 points and 10.0 rebounds during his final year of prep basketball and was selected as the FVA's Player of the Year. He scored 29 points in the Spartans' 56-55 sectional final victory over Sheboygan South and then went on to play one year at Olney Central Community College ... Patek (6-3) averaged 15.6 points and 5.2 rebounds as a senior in 2005-06. He led Oshkosh Lourdes to the school's first WIAA State Tournament appearances in 2005 and 2006, and in the process he became just the third player in school history at the time of his graduation to score more than 1,000 points. Patek later graduated from Marquette University, but did not play basketball.  

Notes (1990s): Ian Wade, the younger brother of Peter Wade, was a prolific scorer for Oshkosh North in the mid-to-late 1990s. His short jump shot in the closing seconds proved to be the game winner when Oshkosh North beat Kaukauna in a sectional final in 1997. In the WIAA Class A State Tournament the next week, Wade finished with 23 points in a 68-58 loss to Janesville Craig in the quarterfinal round. The honorable mention AP all-state pick averaged 17.3 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a senior. He went on to play college basketball at Michigan Tech and UW-Platteville ... Dutton (6-5) earned unanimous first-team all-FVA honors as a senior in 1995-96. He averaged 21.2 points and 7.3 rebounds and made a school-record 85 percent of his free-throw attempts while playing for coach Steve Randall. Dutton went went to earn NCAA Division II All-American honors as a punter for the football team at Minnesota State Mankato and later punted in NFL Europe ... Adam Tigert (6-4) became the first player in Oshkosh West history to score 1,000 points. The 1993 graduate finished his prep career with 1,039 points. He averaged 21.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in FVA games as a senior and earned first-team all-league honors while helping coach Steve Randall's squad to a 17-5 record. 

Additional Notes: Greg Seibold (6-5) graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1966 and was a terror in the Fox River Valley Conference as a senior. He scored 38 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in a game against Sheboygan South, and finished his senior season in 1965-66 with a then-record 377 points. Seibold went on to play four years at UW-Oshkosh where he scored 1,300 points and grabbed 780 rebounds ... Taylor Cameron (6-2) of Oshkosh North shared Player of the Year honors in the Fox Valley Association as a senior in 2009-10. He averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Spartans and went on to play four years of college basketball at NCAA Division II Winona State where he still ranks among the school's all-time leaders in assists ... Spud Schade (5-9), the son of Oshkosh North coach Frank Schade, helped the Spartans to a 19-3 record as a senior in 2004-05. The ultra-quick Schade earned first-team all-Fox Valley Association honors after averaging 12.2 ppg. He went on to play college basketball for four years at NCAA Division II Minnesota-Duluth ... Tom Levin (6-8) earned Player of the Year honors in the Fox Valley Association after leading Oshkosh West to the league title as a senior in 2003-04. Levin averaged 11 ppg and 4 rpg as as senior and went on to play college basketball at NCAA Division I Loyola University in Chicago ... Dane Seckar-Anderson (6-6) was Levin's teammate at Oshkosh West when the Wildcats went 20-3 in 2003-04. A second-team all-league pick in the FVA after averaging 13 ppg and 6 rpg as a senior, Seckar-Anderson went on to score more than 1,000 career points at UW-Oshkosh, and earned first-team all-league laurels as a senior with the Titans ... Dan Muza (6-1) turned in one of the better single-season performances in Oshkosh Lourdes history in 1985-86. Playing both ends of the court with equal success, Muza scored 485 points while helping the Knights to a 16-10 record and upset victories over St. Mary Catholic, De Pere Pennings and Manitowoc Roncalli in the WISAA regionals. Muza went on to play four years of college basketball at St. Norbert ... 

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