Here is the breakdown on all the All-State Players...
MINOT (AP) - North Dakota Mr. Basketball Adam Randall of Kidder County and finalist Grant Singer of Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky lead a group of five seniors named to the Class B boys basketball all-state first team. Both were unanimous selections.
Joining the 6-foot-4 Randall and 6-1 Singer on the first team, as chosen by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, are 6-3 guard Matt Yale of Lewis and Clark-Berthold, 6-1 guard Devin Yellow Wolf of Mandaree and 6-2 guard Tanner Komrosky of North Star.
Randall, the only repeat first-team selection, averaged 26.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game for the Pirates, who finished fourth at the state tournament. He was also Class B's senior athlete of the year and finished his career with more than 2,000 points while earning all-state honors for the third year in a row.
"Adam Randall is a gifted athlete who makes everybody better around him, and he excels in all aspects of the game," Kidder County coach Paul Olson said. "He's a good rebounder, great passer and he can score. If you're playing with Adam, you're going to be a better player."
Singer, the Region 5 senior athlete of the year, picked up his third all-state selection, averaging a double-double in helping the Trojans to the region championship game after making state each of the past two seasons. The forward averaged 24.8 points, 12.1 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 3.0 assists per game.
"Everything he does is to the best of his ability all the time," Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky coach Joi Anderson said. "For us, he did pretty much everything. He played a forward position, but if teams would press, he would bring the ball down.
"Anything he does in life, he'll be successful."
Yale helped the Bombers to the state championship game, where they fell to Carrington. The Region 6 player of the year finished with per-game averages of 13.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists. The point guard also led his team to state for the second consecutive year, helping the Bombers end the season with a 26-2 record.
"He's probably the most fundamental kid I've ever coached," Berthold coach Brock Teets said. "He's intelligent, competes hard - he's just a leader. He can play all five positions. You can teach him something one time and he'll do it the right way every time."
Yellow Wolf averaged a triple-double, logging 18.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game for the Warriors, who took fifth at state after losing the Region 8 championship game a year ago. He was a second-team all-state selection as a junior and was named the region senior athlete of the year.
"Devin works hard. His dad will tell you he wasn't the most gifted athlete," Mandaree coach Kevin Finley said. "The gift that Devin has is that he's willing to do the work. He finds his players. He doesn't just see the basket; he sees the whole floor and his teammates."
Komrosky guided North Star to a one-loss season. The top-ranked Bearcats were perfect before falling to eventual state champion Carrington in the Region 4 title game. He averaged 21.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3 steals per game for the Bearcats, who finished seventh at state his junior year. He was named region senior athlete of the year and is a repeat all-state pick after earning second-team honors a year ago."
"I've coached for 20 years and I haven't seen a kid that can shoot the ball like he does," North Star coach Jeff Hagler said. "He was a shooting guard, yet he led us in assists. He's one of the biggest competitors I know. He's strong-willed and wanted to win."
Six of the 15 all-state selections are repeats. The team is made up of 14 seniors and one junior.
The second team:
n Devin Barton, Carrington: The 6-6 senior center was the state tournament MVP, helping the Cardinals capture the state title. He averaged 16 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game.
n Robbie Morey, Dickinson Trinity: The Region 7 senior athlete of the year had per-game averages of 16.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3.5 assists. The 6-3 swingman also garnered all-state honors as a junior.
n Brock Boos, Bowman County: The 6-2 guard averaged 22.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3 assists in his senior season. As a junior, he helped the Bulldogs to a sixth-place finish at state.
n Austin Friesen, Bismarck Shiloh Christian: A 6-3 senior guard, Friesen averaged 22 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He helped the Skyhawks capture the Region 5 title and advance to state.
n Aaron Stemen, LaMoure: The 6-4 senior guard was pivotal in his team's run to the Region 3 championship game. Stemen had per-game averages of 18.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3.2 blocks and 3 steals.
n Sam Olson, Fargo Oak Grove: A 6-4 senior forward, Olson averaged 16.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. The Region 1 player of the year led the Grovers to sixth place at state.
n Harrison Weber, Central Cass: The tallest player on the all-state team at 6-7, the senior center helped the Squirrels to the Region 1 title game. Weber averaged 17.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and had 55 blocks.
n Garret Reineke, Thompson: The 6-1 senior guard averaged 21 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Reineke was instrumental in Thompson's run to the Region 2 championship game.
n Philip Schanilec, Midway-Minto: The all-state team's leading scorer and only non-senior, Schanilec (5-11) averaged 26.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.9 steals in his junior year.
n Zach Grothmann, Hillsboro: The 5-10 senior point guard had per-game averages of 19.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.8 steals. Grothmann is a repeat all-state selection.