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Prairie du Chien Tourney: Albany, Cassville Cuba City share Pool C crown

07/01/2013, 3:45pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Isaiah Shell of Albany

Observations from the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Summer Tournament held in Prairie du Chien June 29-30:

Pool C
Final Standings
Pool C Albany 3-1, Cassville 3-1, Cuba City 3-1, Fennimore 2-2, Belmont 1-3, Seneca 0-4.


Most Valuable Player 

Isaiah Shell, 6-1, Sr., WG, Albany
Shell was solid all weekend for the upstart Comets. He was at his best in a 45-38 victory over Cuba City, scoring 25 points by getting to the basket, making mid-range jumpers and connecting from beyond the arc. He was fantastic from the foul line as well, making 12 of 14 attempts from the charity stripe. Shell has added weight and strength to his frame and has emerged as a talented, unselfish, skilled and athletic player who makes his teammates better.      


All-Tournament Team (In alphabetical order)


Kilan Boland, 5-11, Soph., PG, Seneca

The son of longtime Seneca coach David Boland, Kilan Boland is a skilled lead guard with a good first step toward the basket. He is a skilled ball handler and passer, and his shooting ability is also an asset. In a 38-31 loss to Belmont, Boland led all scorers with 15 points and connected on three shots from beyond the three-point arc.


Preston Droessler, 6-1, Jr., PG, Cuba City

Droessler can play multiple positions and can guard multiple positions. His versatility, toughness and will to win were on full display in Prairie du Chien as he had the ball in his hands during crunch time for the Cubans. He may not look like a super athlete or an extremely skilled player, but his production is remarkably consistent.  


Zach Gaines, 6-4, Jr., WG, Cuba City

Gaines was dynamite in the Cubans’ convincing 41-34 victory over Cassville, scoring 18 points and draining four three-point baskets. He possesses outstanding size and skill, and when it all comes together for him over the next 12 months or so, he is going to emerge as an outstanding collegiate prospect. He has a basketball build and competes with a basketball mindset.


Lane Kamps, 6-2, Soph., F, Belmont

Kamps is one of a handful of talented young players in coach David Michalkiewicz’s program at Belmont. He averaged 5.1 ppg as a freshman for the Braves and scored at a high clip in Prairie du Chien. He had 13 points in a loss to Albany and added 10 in a loss to Fennimore. He finished the event with six triples in four games.


Ty Kartman, 6-1, Sr., WG, Cassville

Kartman was runner-up in the MVP voting for Pool C. And with good reason. He is a warrior out on the court, making plays on both ends while competing with great energy. He showed the ability to knock down deep three-point shots with the flick of a wrist while also getting to the basket off the dribble. The healthy return of Kartman is huge for Cassville, which figures to enter next season as the team to beat in the Western Division of the Six Rivers Conference.


Mitchell Kauk, 6-2, Sr., F, Albany

Kauk averaged 7.1 points per contest for coach Derik Doescher at Albany last winter. He appears primed to perhaps double that output in 2013-14 as his mobility, skill around the basket and high energy helped the Comets to impressive victories over Cuba City, Belmont and Fennimore.  


Ryan Kirschbaum, 6-2, Sr., F, Cassville

Kirschbaum is an active inside player who moves well and utilizes his length and jumping ability to defend in the post. He used his superior size and strength to score 18 points in a victory over Seneca and also showed the ability to step outside and make perimeter jump shots.


Trey Rosemeyer, 6-2, Sr., F, Fennimore

A rugged, physical inside player who plays with energy and desire, Rosemeyer scored in double figures in three of four games for Fennimore, which played without senior guard Mitchell Davis. Rosemeyer’s tenacity and physical strength will be definite assets for coach Tom Neendham and the Golden Eagles this winter.


Sophomore Chris Moor (5-11) proved to be an excellent spot-up shooter from three-point range for Cuba City. Look for him to log some major minutes for coach Jerry Petitgoue this winter because of his long-distance shooting prowess … Senior Jake Jones (5-10) of Seneca may be small in terms of height, but his physical size and strength allows him to create some space from his defenders. As a result, he was able to knock down shots from beyond the arc for the Indians. 

Tag(s): Summer Tournaments