PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: 2018 Marshall Independent All-Area Boys Basketball First Team

MARSHALL – Below are the five players who were named to the Marshall Independent All-Area Boys Basketball First Team for the 2017-18 season.

Thomas Hennen

Jr., F, Minn.

Stats: 20.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 94 assists, 58 steals, 34 blocks, 85 3-pointers

Quotable: “He’s known for his offense and is a pure scorer with a lot of range. He rebounds well and plays very underrated defense. He works hard and tries to make himself and his teammates better. He a very smart player and is a natural leader both on and off the court.” – Minneota coach Dave Busselman

Carter Hansen

Jr., G, RTR

Stats: 11.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 137 assists, 83 steals

Quotable: “While only our fourth-leading scorer, Carter also does a lot of the little things. He was our primary ball handler and did a great job of getting us into our offense. He also keyed our press, not only with on-ball pressure, but he does an excellent job of playing passing lanes and keying our break with steals.” -RTR coach Ted Kern

Westin Kirk

Sr., F, RTR

Stats: 18.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 112 assists, 83 steals, 14 blocks

Quotable: “Very hard worker in the post, almost always going against taller players, but very willing to do the dirty work inside. He is very good at positioning both in the post offensively and crashing the offensive boards. He is also an excellent passer in the post and a very good outlet passer which gave teammates opportunities to score on cuts or in transition.” -RTR coach Ted Kern

Trey Lance

Sr., G, Marshall

Stats: 19.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 69 assists, 54 steals, 52 3-pointers

Quotable: “Trey Lance was a great leader on our basketball team on and off the floor. He was a good example for underclassmen because he never got too high or too low. He did a good job of challenging his teammates in each practice and game. Trey had a great attitude and we will miss him on and off the floor next year.” -Marshall coach Travis Carroll

Tate Varpness

Sr., G, Lakeview

Stats: 19.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 72 assists, 28 steals

Quotable: “He consistently created mismatches on both ends of the floor to help give us an advantage. His strength was creating his own shot by getting into the lane. His size and strength were a tough matchup for most teams and once he got in the lane he was almost unstoppable.” -Lakeview coach Jared Keaveny