Cedar Falls’ A.J. Green was named the Valley Division player of the year and was one of four metro standouts to earn first-team all-Mississippi Valley Conference accolades Wednesday.
Green, a senior, is averaging 25.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals for the 18-5 Tigers, who have earned a berth in next week’s Class 5A state tournament. The University of Northern Iowa signee is shooting 51.2 percent overall, 49.1 percent from 3-point range (105-for-214), and 93.4 percent from the free-throw line (114-122).
Green is joined on the Valley Division first team by junior teammate Logan Wolf, who is averaging 12.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He’s shooting 56.9 percent overall and 36.4 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
Waterloo East junior Tyrese Nickelson and Waterloo West senior CaRondis Harris-Anderson are first-team all-Mississippi Division selections.
Nickelson led the Trojans in scoring at 21.5 points per game while adding 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest. He shot 37.2 percent from 3-point range.
Harris-Anderson was West’s leading scorer at 22.2 points per game, shooting 50.5 percent overall and 38.4 percent from behind the arc. He also led the Wahawks in rebounding at 6.5 per game and averaged 2.0 assists.
TreyShawn LaBeaux of East made the all-Mississippi Division second team.
First team — Patrick McCaffery, jr. (I.C. West), Seybian Sims, sr. (I.C. West), Matt Mims, sr. (C.R. Xavier), Trey Hutcheson, jr. (Linn-Mar), CaRondis Harris-Anderson, sr. (Wat. West), Tyrese Nickelson, jr. (Wat. East), Jackson Joens, sr. (C.R. Xavier).
Second team (metro only) — TreyShawn LaBeaux, sr. (Wat. East).
Honorable mention (metro only) — Ja’Cee Clark, sr. (Wat. East), Jovahn Holmes, sr. (Wat. East), Kalen Burt, sr. (Wat. West), Isaiah Johnson, soph. (Wat. West).
All-Academic (metro only) — Larenz Plum (Wat. East), ShauRome Taylor (Wat. West), Todd Keller (Wat. West).
Athlete of year — Matt Mims, sr. (C.R. Xavier).
Coach of year — Steve Bergman and staff (I.C. West).
First team — A.J. Green, sr. (Ced. Falls), Lucas Duax, sr. (Dub. Hempstead), Carter Stevens, sr. (Dub. Senior), Kris Murray, jr. (C.R. Prairie), Keith Johnson, sr. (Dub. Hempstead), Noah Carter, jr. (Dub. Senior), Logan Wolf, jr. (Ced. Falls).
Honorable mention (metro only) — Jackson Frericks, jr. (Ced. Falls), Ben Gerdes, sr. (Ced. Falls).
All-Academic (metro only) — A.J. Green (Ced. Falls), Luke Loughren (Ced. Falls), Jacob Nelson (Ced. Falls).
Athlete of year — A.J. Green, sr. (Ced. Falls).
Coach of year — Wendell Eimers and staff (Dub. Senior).