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Best players to not make state

Postby woodchuck10 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:21 pm

I was glad the whole state got to see Kyler McGillis play and a lot of people that I talked to were impressed. Third place was fun with McGillis getting 2,000 points and getting a cut above his eye from a knee and a I think not making state last year hurt him in the Mr. Basketball voting. Obviously I think he deserved the award. Also thought Dalton Prouty could’ve been on all tournement team but their must be a limit to 10 players? One for each team and 2 for the teams in the championship.

But it got me thinking, had SJ not made state a lot of people would not have got to see him play. So who were some of the best players to never make it to state. Melvin Langstaff from Warwick comes to my mind.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby NoDakGuy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:53 pm

I'm pretty sure Spunky Langstaff (his father, I think) played on the 1989 Warwick team that made it with Keith Snortland as coach.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Flip » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:55 pm

Austin Dufault has to be on the list.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:22 pm

Names that do come to mind - BBB
Austin Dufault (Killdeer) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (2008)
Melvin Langstaff (Warwick) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (2012)
Justin McCloud (Bottineau) - Mr. Basketball finalist (2012)
Philip Schanilec (Midway-Minto) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (2011)
Hayden Sadowsky (Hettinger-Scranton) - Mr. Basketball finalist (2016)
Graham Hurlburt (Enderlin) - Mr. Basketball finalist (2016)
Dustin Undlin (Mohall) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (1994)
Todd Olson (Cavalier) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (1986)

Just looking at Mr. Basketball finalists & WINNERS

GBB - not as thorough here but some names come to minid
Rylee Nudell (Maple Valley) - Ms. Basketball finalist (2016)
Katie Richards (Hope-Page) - Ms. Basketball WINNER (1995)
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Wilbur » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:32 pm

I don’t think Andy Leraas of Hillsboro, a Mr. Basketball Finalist in 2005, ever played at State. I believe he finished his career with something like 2,200 points and over a thousand rebounds (someone can surely correct me if this is not correct, but I remember those numbers for some reason).

Woodchuck, not every team at state is guaranteed a player on the all-tournament team. The team is voted on by the working media at the State tournament, which includes daily and weekly newspaper staff covering the tournament. I believe there are at least 10 players chosen, with no limitations on the number of players from each team. Goes strictly by total votes. Ties are not broken, so if three players tie for the 10th spot, 12 will be on the team. Last year, there were 13 players on the team. Hillsboro/CV and FW/Minnewauken each had 4, Ellendale had 2, and Oak Grove, Bishop Ryan and Stanley each had 1. Dickinson Trinity and TLMM did not have any.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Sportsrube » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:12 am

woodchuck10 wrote:I was glad the whole state got to see Kyler McGillis play and a lot of people that I talked to were impressed. Third place was fun with McGillis getting 2,000 points and getting a cut above his eye from a knee and a I think not making state last year hurt him in the Mr. Basketball voting. Obviously I think he deserved the award. Also thought Dalton Prouty could’ve been on all tournement team but their must be a limit to 10 players? One for each team and 2 for the teams in the championship.

But it got me thinking, had SJ not made state a lot of people would not have got to see him play. So who were some of the best players to never make it to state. Melvin Langstaff from Warwick comes to my mind.


I enjoyed finally getting to see McGillis play, he is the real deal and one of the best guards in the state from what I saw in the State Tournament. Prouty can play too. St. John's was fun to watch.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby B Historian » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:21 pm

A few more:

D*ck Lavin, Hatton (1988) 2-time first team all-state, Mr. Basketball finalist
Steve Blehm, NDSD (1973) State's all time leading scorer
Les Jepsen: Bowbells (1985) Played college at Iowa and had a cup of coffee in the NBA
Mark Hochstetler: Wolford (1984) Starred at Mayville State
Kalvin Njos: Epping (1985) One of the great pure scorers I have seen in Class B
Mark Brenner: Devils Lake St. Mary's (1977)
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby yellowjacket » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:55 am

Run4Fun2009 wrote:Names that do come to mind - BBB
Austin Dufault (Killdeer) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (2008)
Melvin Langstaff (Warwick) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (2012)
Justin McCloud (Bottineau) - Mr. Basketball finalist (2012)
Philip Schanilec (Midway-Minto) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (2011)
Hayden Sadowsky (Hettinger-Scranton) - Mr. Basketball finalist (2016)
Graham Hurlburt (Enderlin) - Mr. Basketball finalist (2016)
Dustin Undlin (Mohall) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (1994)
Todd Olson (Cavalier) - Mr. Basketball WINNER (1986)

Just looking at Mr. Basketball finalists & WINNERS

GBB - not as thorough here but some names come to minid
Rylee Nudell (Maple Valley) - Ms. Basketball finalist (2016)
Katie Richards (Hope-Page) - Ms. Basketball WINNER (1995)



Ryan Walker(Mohall), Mr. Basketball Finalist(1998) 2 Time first team all-state, played at UND
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby sportsphenom » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am

Jake Holen- LaMoure (Mr. Basketball finalist 2004, one of Jamestown's top career scorers)
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Mossy84 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 am

Jacob Hagler (2013)- Mr Basketball candidate. Should've won Mr.Basketball that year if you ask me.

Him and Daniel Grande were a dynamic duo through 5-6 years of High School Basketball.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby The Schwab » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:42 am

Mossy84 wrote:Jacob Hagler (2013)- Mr Basketball candidate. Should've won Mr.Basketball that year if you ask me.

Him and Daniel Grande were a dynamic duo through 5-6 years of High School Basketball.


Great player, but he did play in the state tournament.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby vikingman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:50 am

Grande and Hagler played in 3 state tournaments
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Mossy84 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:20 pm

vikingman wrote:Grande and Hagler played in 3 state tournaments


Their Senior year in 2013 they lost to FW in the region championship game. I realize they were there. As they won the B the year before against Grafton.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby OldSchoolBaller » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:47 am

Mossy84 wrote:
vikingman wrote:Grande and Hagler played in 3 state tournaments


Their Senior year in 2013 they lost to FW in the region championship game. I realize they were there. As they won the B the year before against Grafton.

Pretty sure that they lost to Beulah in the state championship their Senior year.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Flip » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:30 am

Run4Fun2009 wrote:2011: North Star, Grafton, New Town, Dickinson Trinity, Fargo Oak Grove, Bishop Ryan, Linton-HMB, Standing Rock
2012: Beulah, North Star, Shiloh Christian, Berthold, Grafton, Central Cass, Linton-HMB, Divide County
2013: Milnor, Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Trenton, LaMoure-LM, Dickinson Trinity, Rugby, Shiloh Christian, Cavalier
2014: Fargo Oak Grove, Rugby, North Star, Linton-HMB, Cavalier, Beulah, Flasher, New Town

if '13 was their senior year they didn't make it to state.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby Mossy84 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:56 am

OldSchoolBaller wrote:
Mossy84 wrote:
vikingman wrote:Grande and Hagler played in 3 state tournaments


Their Senior year in 2013 they lost to FW in the region championship game. I realize they were there. As they won the B the year before against Grafton.

Pretty sure that they lost to Beulah in the state championship their Senior year.


That was 2012 in Grand Forks vs Beulah.....

2013 was Milnor and FW in the championship game in Minot..... NS didnt make it.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby OldSchoolBaller » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:19 am

Mossy84 wrote:
OldSchoolBaller wrote:
Mossy84 wrote:
vikingman wrote:Grande and Hagler played in 3 state tournaments


Their Senior year in 2013 they lost to FW in the region championship game. I realize they were there. As they won the B the year before against Grafton.

Pretty sure that they lost to Beulah in the state championship their Senior year.


That was 2012 in Grand Forks vs Beulah.....

2013 was Milnor and FW in the championship game in Minot..... NS didnt make it.

Your right for some reason I was thinking that they were seniors when they lost in the state championship.
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Re: Best players to not make state

Postby winner-within » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:43 pm

at that Juncture in R4 (2012-2013) they could only hold of FW's for so long.....they were coming on strong and we all know what happened in the years to follow....although NS did show back up in 2014....and had they not lost Weston the one year it may have been interesting also.....in other words the NS FW's battles will linger in memory for a while....especially for the R4 towns and fans...
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