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End of camp notes from 27th annual WBY Camp at Viterbo University

06/16/2021, 12:30pm CDT
By Mark Miller

The 27th annual Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Exposure Camp concluded Tuesday at Viterbo University in La Crosse.

Following are some end-of-the-camp news and notes.

A total of 107 players at the WBY Camp were divided into 12 different teams.

Following are the Most Valuable Players for each of the teams at camp:

Colton Hall, 6-4, G/F, Sr., D.C. Everest
A super aggressive wing prospect who utilized his size, strength and speed to get to the basket and finish through contact at the WBY Camp, Hall averaged 18.7 points and earned first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference recognition as a junior. Hall took and made some three-point shots, but he seemed to be most comfortable attacking the basket and drawing trips to the foul line.  

Travis Alvin, 6-5, PF, Sr., Randolph
One of the most physical and dominant post players in Wisconsin, Alvin used his impressive strength and his finishing ability to score in the post against taller opponents. Alvin's excellent footwork and ball fakes allowed him to create some space and his soft touch allowed him to finish. As a junior, Alvin averaged 18.6 ppg and 10.4 rpg and earned first-team all-Trailways West Conference honors. He has scored 1,000 points during his three-year varsity career heading into his senior season at Randolph.

Peter Lattos, 6-7, F, Jr., West Salem
A versatile player with the ability to score inside and outside, Lattos is a competitive forward prospect who is coming off a strong sophomore season in which he averaged 9.6 ppg for a West Salem squad that tied Onalaska Luther for the league title. Lattos' combination of size and skill, coupled with his intensity and eagerness to accept challenges on the court, figure to bode well for his future. He is one of several talented players currently in the West Salem program. 

Daniel Gherezgher, 6-3, WG, Sr., Brookfield East
A smooth, skilled and smart wing player with an excellent feel for the game and the ability to make contested shots, Gherezgher is a very good defender who figures to make a strong push for first-team all-Greater Metro Conference honors as a senior. A year ago, Gherezgher averaged 14.2 ppg and picked up second-team all-league recognition. His performance at Viterbo did nothing but cement his status as one of the better class of 2022 prospects in the state.

Jacksen Smith, 6-2, G, Sr., Rhinelander
One of the more pleasant surprises at the WBY Camp, Smith did an excellent job of making plays for both himself and his teammates. He scored off the dribble and from the perimeter, and brings very good size to the backcourt. Smith can play either guard position, but might be best suited for point guard at the collegiate level. As a junior, Smith averaged 11.4 ppg and picked up honorable mention all-league honors in the Great Northern Conference.

Braden McGraw, 6-1, PG, Sr., Jefferson
McGraw was a big reason why his Wizards team won the title of the team competition at camp. His perimeter shooting, strong defense and ability to get into the lane and create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates were all impressive. McGraw has good size, good athleticism and good competitiveness to go along with his emerging skills. He averaged 10.5 ppg as a junior at Jefferson. 

Gavin Farrell, 6-2, G, Jr., Verona
Farrell is one of the top players in the Big Eight Conference and his performances at the WBY Camp proved why he is considered among the best in one of the state's top leagues. A good perimeter shooter with the ability to defend and score off the dribble, Farrell can get extremely hot from outside the three-point arc. But he also has the desire to take the ball to the basket and either score or drop off a pass to a teammates. As a sophomore at Verona, Farrell averaged 8.7 ppg for coach Reggie Patterson.

Johnny Kinziger, 5-11, PG, Jr., De Pere
Currently ranked No. 3 among state prospects in the class of 2023 by WisSports.net, Kinziger is an exceptionally skilled ball handler, passer and shooter. He also has a great feel for the game in terms of setting up teammates, grabbing rebounds, coming away with steals and making the right play. Kinziger owns a NCAA Division I scholarship offer from Toledo and figures to pick up additional offers in the very near future, thanks primarily to his skill and penchant for making those around him better.

Chase Schoenenberger, 6-1, PG, Sr., Sheboygan North
Schoenenberger definitely ranks among the best under-the-radar performers at the WBY Camp. His skill, smarts and ability to run a team were all evident throughout the three days of camp. A good shooter with size and the talent to break down a defense off the dribble, Schoenenberger is coming off a junior season in which he averaged 10.0 ppg at Sheboygan North. Off the floor, Shoenenberger maintains a 4.0 grade-point average.

Kendon Krogman, 6-3, G, Jr., Eau Claire Regis
Krogman is wired to score and he did just that throughout the WBY Camp. Whether he was dropping three-point shots or utilizing his quick first step to get around defenders on drives to the basket, Krogman put up points in a hurry for his team. An extremely hard worker, Krogman has improved in all facets of the game and is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 13.2 ppg and earned second-team all-Western Cloverbelt Conference honors.

Gayvn Hurley, 6-4, G, Jr., Middleton
Hurley played on a very talented team at the WBY Camp as teammates Reed Seckar of Oshkosh North and Seth Miron of Kimberly most definitely were considered for team MVP as well. But Hurley's size, skill and ability to make his teammates better with his passing stood out throughout camp. As he continues to mature physically and gain more confidence in his perimeter jump shot, look for Hurley to ascend up the WisSports.net Player Rankings and become one of the state's better class of 2023 collegiate prospects. He played big minutes for Middleton as a sophomore and figures to be a mainstay in coach Kevin Bavery's lineup the next two seasons. 

JJ Paider, 6-7, F, Sr., Neenah
The length, athleticism and skill of Paider were all impressive as he came up with rebounds and steals, finished above the rim multiple times, and showed the confidence to make shots from outside the arc and from mid range. Paider is one of a number of stellar players within the Neenah program and figures to make a huge contribution to coach Lee Rabas' club during the 2021-22 season as a bouncy wing forward who can run the floor, rebound and score. 

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Following are the players selected for the Camp All-Star game, including alternates:

Eastern Conference
Joseph Jendusa, 6-0, Sr., PG, Mukwonago
Colton Hall, 6-4, Sr., G/F, D.C. Everest
Travis Alvin, 6-5, Sr., PF, Randolph
Bailey Turenne, 6-2, Sr., G, Merrill
Peter Lattos, 6-7, Jr., F, West Salem
Marcus Hall, 6-5, Jr., F, D.C. Everest
Daniel Gherezgher, 6-3, Sr., G, Brookfield East
Max Tutas, 6-1, Jr., G, Sheboygan North
Jacksen Smith, 6-2, Sr., G, Rhinelander
Drake Badger, 6-1, Jr., G, Verona
Braden McGraw, 6-1, Sr., G, Jefferson
Adon Saylor, 6-0, Sr., G, Mauston

Western Conference
Carter Olson, 5-11, Sr., PG, Cuba City
Gavin Farrell, 6-3, Jr., G, Verona
Johnny Kinziger, 5-11, Jr., G, De Pere
Andrew Graf, 5-10, Soph., G, Brookfield East
Chase Schoenenberger, 6-1, Sr., PG, Sheboygan North
Darius Chestnut, 6-2, Jr., G, Sun Prairie
Derek Lindert, 6-1, Sr., G, Pardeeville
Kendon Krogman, 6-3, Jr., G, Eau Claire Regis
Reed Seckar, 5-11, Sr., G, Oshkosh North
Gavyn Hurley, 6-4, Jr., G, Middleton
Trent Mullen, 5-10, Jr., PG, Appleton North
JJ Paider, 6-7, Sr., F, Neenah

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The three-point shooting contest was won by junior Braden Crubel (6-1) of River Ridge.


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Cuba City senior point guard Carter Olson (5-11) won the NBA skills competition.

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The Wizards squad coached by Viterbo University assistant Taylor Jansen won the team championship at the WBY Camp. Team members included Seth Bunders of Almond-Bancroft, Hogan Demovsky of De Pere, Brock Donaldson of Appleton North, Brady Ring of Lodi, Braden McGraw of Jefferson, Brady Bodart of Valders, Adon Saylor of Mauston, and Evan Bogard of Waupaca.

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Colleges represented at the camp included:

Minnesota
North Central
St. Mary's University

Wisconsin
Beloit College
Concordia University
Edgewood College
Lakeland University
Ripon College
St. Norbert College
UW-La Crosse
UW-Oshkosh
UW-Stout
UW-Superior
Viterbo University
Western Technical College
Wisconsin Lutheran College

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Special thank you to Viterbo University coach Wayne Wagner, V-Hawk assistants Luke Clift and Taylor Jansen, Oconomowoc coach Jay Benish, and La Crescent head coach Ryan Thibodeau, along with all the coaches and counselors, who worked the WBY Camp. And a special thank you to the players and their families for participating in the camp.

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