The 2023 Your Prep Sports Area Boys Basketball Team
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The Your Prep Sports area boys basketball team recognizes some of the top players in the area for their performance on the court during the 2022-2023 season.
The seventh edition of the Your Prep Sports all-area team features all-conference and all-state selections, school record holders and college prospects.
There are a pair of repeat selections on the 2022-2023 team with West Branch junior Holden Arnaman and Liberty High senior Da’Shon Fisher each appearing on the team for the second consecutive season.
Fisher is the captain of the 2022-2023 team after ranking fourth in Class 4A in scoring at 22 points per game while leading Liberty High in assists (4) and steals (1.2) per game.
Da’Shon Fisher (Captain)
6-0, Sr., Liberty High
After emerging as one of the most exciting and explosive players in the state with a breakout junior season a year ago Fisher showed he was one of the most productive prep players in Iowa in a stellar senior campaign.
Fisher thrived in his role as a facilitator in the Liberty High offense averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists while leading the Lightning in points, assists and steals per game.
The 6-foot point guard ranked fourth in 4A in scoring at 22 points per game and was the only 4A player and one of only seven players in the state to average at least 22 points and four assists per game.
Fisher led the Lightning in scoring, assists (4) and steals (1.2) and ranked second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per game.
A unanimous Mississippi Valley Conference first-team all-Mississippi Division pick, Fisher had his most efficient scoring as a senior shooting a career-best 56 percent from the floor including 38 percent from 3-point range.
The Des Moines Area Community College recruit scored in double figures in all 22 games this season and had 15 games with 20 or more points, ending the season with seven consecutive 20-point games while averaging 25.4 points per game over that stretch.
6-8, Soph., West High
Another player that took a giant step forward after a strong season a year ago McCaffery emerged as one of the best in the state during a breakthrough sophomore season.
McCaffery led West High in points, rebounds and blocks and ranked third on the team in assists while helping the Trojans to a 12-11 record.
One of the most uniquely talented players in the state, McCaffery averaged 16 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 43 percent from the floor including 36 percent from 3 (46-of-128), and 70 percent from the line (48-of-69)
McCaffery was the only player in Class 4A and one of only four players in the state to average at least 16 points, seven rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game.
The 6-foot-8 McCaffery led 4A with 3.9 blocks per game had three games with double digit blocks, recording triple-doubles with points, rebounds and blocks two times.
McCaffery scored in double figures 19 times and had nine games with 20 or more points on his way to being named a unanimous first team all-MVC Valley Division pick.
6-3, Jr., Solon
Last season Benzing put himself on the radar with a strong finish to the season and picked up where he left off this winter in a breakthrough junior campaign in which he emerged as one of the best players in Class 3A.
Benzing led Solon in scoring and rebounding while helping the Spartans to an 18-6 record on a berth in the substate finals on his way to earning second-team all-state honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
A unanimous all-WAMAC East Division first team pick, Benzing led the Spartans with 17.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Benzing was among the most efficient scorers in Class 3A this season shooting a team-high 52 percent from the field which included an impressive 46 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (47-of-102) which ranked 11th best in Class 3A.
The 6-foot-3 Benzing also shot 85 percent from the free throw line (44-of-52) and added 1.1 steals and .5 blocked shots per game.
Benzing scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games this season, scored 20 or more points eight times and had three double-doubles.
6-2, Jr., West Branch
Arnaman continued to secure his status as one of the best players in Class 2A and one of the top point guards in the state with a stellar junior season in which he averaged career highs in points and assists while earning second-team all-state honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.
The 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 21.8 points and 5.7 assists per game this season while helping West Branch to a 12-11 record and a spot in a Class 2A district semifinal.
Arnaman was second in 2A and 21st in the state in assists per game and was one of only four players in the state to average more than 21 points and 5.5 assists per game.
Already a three-year varsity starter, Arnaman shot 47 percent from the field including a career-high 42 percent from 3-point range (71-of-169) while ranking 23rd state wide in made 3-pointers.
Arnaman set school records for 3-pointers in a single season and in a game (9) and also set the single season assist mark at West Branch with 132.
A unanimous first-team all-River Valley Conference South Division selection, Arnaman also averaged 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
Arnaman scred in double figures in 22-of-23 games this season, scored 20 or more points 14 times and had three games with 35 or more points highlighted by a career-high 41 in a substate opener against Durant.
6-0, Jr., West Branch
An undersized post player Trepanier didn’t let a lack of height stop him from producing one of the most productive seasons in the state this winter.
Trepanier was the lone player in the Your Prep Sports area to average a double-double, putting up 16.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game while posting an area-leading 13 double-doubles on the season.
A first team all-River Valley Conference South Division pick, Trepanier shot 62 percent from the field including 39 percent from 3-point range (24-of-51) and 67 percent from the free throw line.
How impressive was the production from Trepanier this season?
He was one of only 10 players in the state to average a double-double while shooting 60 percent from the floor and of those 10 players Trepanier joined Jacob Hargens of Sioux Central as the only players to accomplish that feat while also making 24 3-pointers.
Trepanier scored in double figures 21 times including the final 14 games of the season and had 20 or more points seven times.
The junior forward had double doubles in each of the final six games of the season, averaging 20.3 points and 13 rebounds per game during that stretch.
Trepanier set a single-season school record with 235 rebounds and averaged 2.5 assists and a team-high 1.7 steals.
6-2, Jr., Regina
The emergence of Streb as a post presence was a key part in a rebound season for Regina in which the Regals increased their win total by three from a year ago.
Streb led the Regals in scoring and was second on the team in rebounding on his way to being named to the River Valley Conference South Division first team in his first season as a varsity starter.
The 6-foot-2 forward shot 51 percent from the floor and 65 percent from the foul stripe while leading Regina with 13.4 points per game.
Streb scored in double figures in 17 of 22 games this season and closed the season by scoring in double figures in 14 of the final 15 games.
The junior also averaged 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game and had six double-doubles on the season while helping Regina to a 9-13 record.
6-1, Sr., City High
A three-year varsity contributor and two-year starter Benton came up with his best season as a senior leading City High in scoring while averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists per game.
Benton averaged a team-high 12.8 points per game and scored in double figures in 15 of 22 games played this season while helping the Little Hawks to an 8-15 record.
The explosive 6-foot-1 senior guard also averaged 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game on his way to being named a Mississippi Valley Conference all-Valley Division honorable mention pick.
Benton led City High in both free throws made (56) and attempted (88) and showed a knack for the big game, scoring 20 or more points four times.
6-4, Jr., West High
A versatile performer on both ends of the court Earl continued to build on a strong career with a solid junior season.
The 6-foot-4 Earl did a little bit of everything on both ends for West High this season while helping the Trojans to a 12-11 record.
Earl averaged 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and .9 steals per game on his way to being named a second-team Mississippi Valley Conference all-Valley Division pick.
In addition to the production Earl was efficient.
He shot 51 percent from the floor including 50 percent from 3-point range (8-of-16) and was a 74 percent free throw shooter (23-of-31).
5-11, Sr., Liberty High
One of the most productive 3-point shooters in Class 4A, Ramsey had his best season as a prep as a senior helping the Lightning to an 8-14 record.
Ramsey averaged a career-high 11.3 points per game who shooting 38 percent from 3-point range and ranking fifth in Class 4A with 59 made 3-pointers.
The senior sharpshooter scored in double figures in 14 of 20 games played this season and had at least two 3-pointers 18 times.
Ramsey also averaged 1.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists .7 steals per game on his way to earning second team Mississippi Valley Conference all-Mississippi Division honors.
6-4, Soph., Clear Creek Amana
After getting his feet wet at the varsity level last season as a freshman Clubb enjoyed a breakthrough season as a sophomore leading Clear Creek Amana in rebounds and blocked shots.
Clubb averaged 9.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.1 blocked shots per game on his way to being tabbed as an all-WAMAC West Division first team pick.
The 6-foot-4 forward shot 50 percent from the floor, including 43 percent from 3-point range (9-of-21) and 66 percent from the free throw line (48-of-73).
Clubb scored in double figures in 13 of 22 games this season and closed the year by reaching double figures in nine of the final 10 games.
During the late season surge Clubb averaged 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over the final 10 games.
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