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Senior Boys Basketball Awards: Shooter Finalists

02/26/2021, 3:15pm CST
By Mark Miller

Wisconsin Sports Network is proud to showcase the WSN High School Basketball Awards. 

The finalists for the top senior shooter award have been selected. Winners are announced the week of the state tournament. 

Joey Berezowitz, 5-10, Sr., Burlington
The son of veteran Burlington coach Steve Berezowitz, Joey Berezowitz helped the Demons to a 19-7 record this winter and a spot in the WIAA sectional semifinals. He finished the season with 87 made three-point baskets and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc. Although small in stature, Berezowitz did a stellar job of hunting for his shot all winter and led Burlington in scoring at 19.8 ppg while also contributing 4.9 rpg, 4.0 apg and 2.5 spg. Berezowitz, who made 10 of 13 shots from outside the three-point line in a January win over Waterford, scored more than 1,100 poitns during his prep career with the Demons. 

Zac Johnson, 6-3, Sr., River Falls
A NCAA Division II recruit for Augusta University in South Dakota, Johnson is a four-year backcourt performer for coach Zac Campbell at River Falls. He has scored 1,658 points during his prep career and is averaging 23.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists for a River Falls team that brings a 20-2 record into its sectional-final game against De Pere. Johnson is a streaky outside shooter, but he can knock down shots in a hurry. He made six-of-nine shots from beyond the arc this winter in a triumph over Rice Lake and has buried 218 shots from three-point range during his high school career.

Adam Larson, 6-9, F, Fennimore
The NCAA Division I recruit for Southeast Missouri State is exceptionally skilled and can drill three-point shots at a rapid pace. He made 51 of 125 attempts from three-point range as a senior and averaged 24.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.6 blocked shots as he helped Fennimore to a 16-6 record while playing for his father and coach, Troy Larson. Larson, who scored 1,736 career points, had 41 points and nine made triples in a victory over Riverdale this season, and he finished his prep career with 37 points and five three-point baskets in a 70-62 overtime loss to The Prairie School in the WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinals.

Mason Dopirak, 6-2, Sr. Manitowoc Lincoln
One of the state's top mid-range jump shooters, Dopirak excelled at taking his defender off the dribble and then pulling up to swish jump shots. He finished his senior campaign, which got off to a late start due to COVID, by making 55 percent of his field-goal attempts and 85 percent of his free-throw tries. A NCAA Division II recruit for Colorado School of Mines, Dopirak scored more than 1,700 career points for Manitowoc Lincoln and averaged 26.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a senior for the Ships. Dopirak was named Fox River Classic Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior. 

Joe Reuter, 6-5, Sr., Chippewa Falls
An outstanding shooter and versatile backcourt performer, Reuter shot the ball at an extremely high level all season for Chippewa Falls. He connected on 42 percent (56 of 134) of his three-point field goal tries to go along with shooting 92 percent from the free-throw line and 52 percent from the field. An NCAA Division II recruit for Hillsdale College, Reuter averaged 25.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists while helping Chippewa Falls to a 13-10 record. Reuter finished his prep career with 1,220 career points.

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