La Crosse Central senior Nic Williams
Kon Knueppel of Wisconsin Lutheran and Milan Momcilovic of Pewaukee are repeat selections on the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association first-team all-state squad among players who compete at the WIAA Division 2 level.
Knueppel, a 6-foot-6 junior who is the top-ranked class of 2024 prospect in the state in the WSN Player Rankings, averaged 19.7 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists for a Wisconsin Lutheran squad that went 23-5. Knueppel shot 52 percent (68 of 132) from three-point range, 72 percent from the line and 62 percent overall. He begins his senior season with 1,201 points.
Momcilovic (6-8) signed with Iowa State last fall and led Pewaukee to WIAA Division state titles in 2021, 2022 and 2023. As a senior, the highly skilled forward averaged 23.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Momcilovic, who shared the Mr. Basketball award with John Kinziger of De Pere, finished his brilliant high school career with 1,919 points.
Jamiir Allen of Wisconsin Lutheran, Logan Baumgartner of Medford, Jake Dunham of South Milwaukee and Nick Janowski of Pewaukee all moved up to the first team after being honorable mention selections last season.
Allen, a 6-1 guard, played a big role in the success at Wisconsin Lutheran, averaging 13.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals while playing against a very competitive schedule. Allen's ability to handle the ball against pressure defense and find open teammates were key ingredients to the Vikings' success.
Baumgartner (6-4) helped Medford to the championship in the Great Northern Conference and a 22-5 record. He averaged 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists while earning Player of the Year laurels in his conference. Baumgartner completed his four-year career with 1,744 points.
Dunham (6-5) was picked as the Player of the Year in the Woodland East Conference. The UW-Parkside recruit averaged 23.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He had 44 points in a loss to Cudahy and completed his high school career with 1,679 points.
Janowski (6-3), another highly regarded class of 2024 collegiate prospect, is three-for-three in winning state championships during his prep career. The Pewaukee sharpshooter will attempt to make it four in a row next season. As a junior, Janowski averaged 23.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists.
Evan Anderson (6-4) of Onalaska was an honorable mention selection at the Division 3 level by the WBCA last season when he attended Black River Falls. After a family move to Onalaska during the summer, Anderson adapted well to his new surroundings, averaging 18.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.1 steals for an Onalaska squad that went 19-6. Anderson has scored 1,321 career points.
Davion Hannah (6-6) of Nicolet earned honorable mention all-state recognition from the WBCA in Division 4 a year ago when he attended Milwaukee Academy of Science. As a sophomore at Nicolet, Hannah averaged 19.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 steals while helping the Knights to a 24-5 record and a spot in the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament.
Junior Jaquan Johnson (5-11) of Pius XI Catholic had a magical season for the upstart Popes. He had 49 points in a regional-final win over Wauwatosa West, and averaged 27.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists. The first-team all-Woodland West Conference performer has scored more than 1,600 career points.
Sophomore Kai Rogers (6-11) is one of the premier collegiate prospects in Wisconsin and was named first-team all-league in the Greater Metro Conference. He averaged 15.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 blocked shots for a Wauwatosa West squad that tied Marquette and Sussex Hamilton for the league title.
Senior Nic Williams (6-2) played a big role in helping La Crosse Central to a spot in the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament and a share of the Mississippi Valley Conference crown with Onalaska. Williams averaged 16.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists on the way to earning Player of the Year honors in the MVC.
WBCA Division 2 All-State
Jamiir Allen, Sr., Wisconsin Lutheran
Evan Anderson, Jr., Onalaska
Logan Baumgartner, Sr., Medford
Jake Dunham, Sr., South Milwaukee
Davion Hannah, Soph., Nicolet
Nick Janowski, Jr., Pewaukee
Jaquan Johnson, Jr., Pius XI Catholic
Kon Knueppel, Jr., Wisconsin Lutheran
Milan Momcilovic, Sr., Pewaukee
Kai Rogers, Soph., Wauwatosa West
Nic Williams, Sr., La Crosse Central
Anthony Carter, Sr., Greenfield
Devin Davenport, Sr., Milwaukee Lutheran
Ty Fernholz, Jr., Stoughton
Bennett Fried, Sr., La Crosse Central
Juan Guererro Hernandez, Soph., Grafton
Jaden Guyton, Sr., Whitefish Bay
Austin Herro, Sr., Whitnall
Keagan Jirschele, Jr., Mosinee
Matthew Kirk, Sr., Milton
Emmett Lawton, Sr., Notre Dame
JR Lukenbill, Sr., Burlington
Michael McNabb Jr., Jr., Grafton
Michael Metcalf-Grassman, Sr., Shawano
Tyler Orr, Sr., Rice Lake
TJ Stuttley, Soph., Onalaska
Prentice Young, Sr., Wisconsin Lutheran
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