2014 marks the 53rd edition of the NewsChannel 7 Basketball All-Stars.
Time now to meet the 10 players voted to this years team by our panel of coaches, starting with the small schools.
Auburndale's Blake Anderson.
A Division 4 All-State selection and the Marawood South Conference Player of the Year, Anderson guided the Apaches to a 4th straight conference title.
The senior averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game for the 24-2 Apaches.
From Pacelli, Isaac Elliott.
Also a Division 4 All-State choice, he's the CWC-8 Player of the Year for the cardinals.
Elliott scored almost 18 points per game, hitting 58% of his field goals, 43% from long range and 87% from the charity stripe for the 21-3 conference champion Cardinals.
Elliott is joined by his teammate, Brett O'Sullivan.
A first-team All-CWC-8 selection, the senior Cardinal scored better than 14 points per outing, shooting an eye-popping 62% from the floor and 79% on free throws.
O'Sullivan also pulled down 10 rebounds with 2 assists and a steal for the Cards.
Jared Fleischmann from Marshfield Columbus.
The senior was voted first team all-Cloverbelt East pouring in 18 points 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the conference co-champs.
Fleischmann leaves as the school's 4th all-time leading scorer with 1,092 points.
And finally, Owen-Withee's Albert Goerlitz.
The Cloverbelt East Conference Player of the Year, Goerlitz averaged a double-double, 21 points 11 rebounds for the Blackhawks.
A Division 5 all-state selection, the senior shot 49 percent, with 2 steals and an assist for the conference co-champs.
To the large schools now.
SPASH's Trevor Anderson is a repeat All-Star.
A Division 1 All-State choice and the Valley Conference Player of the Year, led the Panthers to a 2nd straight conference title.
The sophomore led the Valley with 21 points per game, shooting 60 percent, 53 percent from 3-point range, 87 percent free throws to go with 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds for the Panthers...
He's joined by teammate Sam Hauser.
Voted first team all-valley conference, Hauser scored more than 16 per game, converted 58 percent of his shots, including 47 percent from long distance.
The Panther sophomore also pulled down 6 rebounds, with 3 assists, a steal and a block.
Nekoosa's Owen Linzmeier.
Tabbed the South Central Conference Player of the Year, he averaged better than 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for the conference champion Papermakers.
The senior closed out his career with 1,093 points.
Next is Rhinelander's Mitch Reinthaler.
The Great Northern Conference Player of the Year, the senior was good for 18 points and 8 rebounds on a nightly basis, shooting 54% from the floor and 78% from the free throw line for the conference champion Hodags.
And finally, Lucas Zuiker from Marshfield.
The senior Tiger shot 50%, scoring at better than 16 points per game, 6 rebounds and 2 assists while earning All-Valley Conference honors.
Congratulations to these 10 gentlemen for being voted a 2014 NewsChannel 7 Basketball All-Star.
***Thank you to the following coaches for participating in this year's All-Star voting and keeping the tradition going strong after 53 years. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own player(2).***
Abbotsford, Brad Podevels
Adams-Friendship, Jered Massen
Almond-Bancroft, Curt Lamb
Amherst, Scott Groholski
Antigo, Jesse Shaw
Assumption, Gary Weisenbeck
Athens, John Schreiner
Auburndale, Chad Weinfurter
Bowler, Ted Kietlinski
Colby, Paul Knetter
DC Everest, Cory Heckel
Edgar, Dave Huss
Iola-Scan, Sam Bertsch
Marathon, Adam Jacobson
Marshfield, Bill Zuiker
Marshfield Columbus, Joe Konieczny
Medford, Ron Lien
Merrill, Kurt Soderberg
Mosinee, Andy Breuss
Neillsville, Nate Ehlen
Nekoosa, Chuck Baldeshwiler
Newman, Jeff Gress
Northland Pines, Brent Luebke
Owen-Withee, Russ Weiler
Phillips, Trevor Raskie
Pittsville, Dan Hoffa
Rhinelander, Derek Lemmens
Rib Lake, Jason Wild
SPASH, Scott Anderson
Spencer, Randy Reckner
Stanley-Boyd, Tom Hause,
Stratford, Curt Schmidt
Thorp, Rich Sonnentag
Tigerton, Nick Desrochers
Tomahawk, Tim Albert
Wausau Eastm Paul Dimka
Wausau West, Nate Lemmens
Wild Rose, James Komp
Wisconsin Rapids, Dan Witter
WI Valley Lutheran, Werner Gross
Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Lon Ebel
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