Beau Butler

South Hardin junior Beau Butler was recently named the Most Valuable Player in the NICL-West. The Tigers won the conference title and four players earned all-league nods.

South Hardin may have made an early exit in the postseason, but nobody can take away what the team – heavily laden with juniors – accomplished.

Heading into the season, the Tigers were projected to finish in the bottom half of the NICL-West. They lost 1,043 points, and 402 rebounds from a team that finished 13-8 a year ago (tied for second in the conference). But, the squad set a goal of becoming the first league champs in SH history and the first in 20 years (Hubbard-Radcliffe).

Garrison Tripp

South Hardin junior Garrison Tripp joined teammate Beau Butler as a first-team NICL-West pick.

2019-20 NICL-WEST BOYS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERNCE

Player School Grade
FIRST TEAM
Beau Butler* South Hardin 11
Tyler Scherter* Gladbrook-Reinbeck 12
Luke Starr AGWSR 12
Treye Teske BCLUW 12
Logan Bowie East Marshall 11
Brayden Sawyer Grundy Center 10
Garrison Tripp South Hardin 11
SECOND TEAM
Jaden Penning AGWSR 11
Mason Yantis BCLUW 12
Drew Runner East Marshall 11
William Kiburis Gladbrook-Reinbeck 9
Dante Dolash South Hardin 11
Caleb Keigan West Marshall 12
HONORABLE MENTION
Titan Opperman AGWSR 12
Jesse Moore BCLUW 11
Ethan Espenscheid East Marshall 11
Eli Thede Gladbrook-Reinbeck 12
Jensen Clapp Grundy Center 12
Kael Carr South Hardin 11
Gabe Jones West Marshall 12
Outstanding Player: Beau Butler South Hardin
Coach of the Year: Joe Nelson Grundy Center

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