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Plymouth Tourney: Balanced attack helps Fond du Lac capture Pools A-B title

07/23/2013, 3:30pm CDT
By Mark Miller

Robert Windsor of Fond du Lac

Observations from the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Summer Tournament held inPlymouth July 19-21:

Final Pool Standings

Pool A – Fond du Lac 4-0, Plymouth 3-1, Wrightstown 2-2, Marshfield 1-3, Milwaukee Bay View 0-4.

Pool B
 – Pewaukee 3-1, Wisconsin Rapids 3-1, Milwaukee Riverside 2-2, Oshkosh West 2-2, Sheboygan South 0-4.

Pool A vs. Pool B Title Game:
 Fond du Lac 61, Pewaukee 39.

Most Valuable Player

Robert Windsor, 6-5, Jr., PF, Fond du Lac
A bruising frontline player with good jumping ability, Windsor was dominant in the paint for the Cardinals. He averaged 10 points per game to lead a balanced attack for coach Adam Zakos and consistently used his superior physical strength and excellent footwork to score in the lane.Windsor is one of three returning starters for Fond du Lac, which looks to improve upon a 12-12 record of a year ago.

All-Tournament Team (In alphabetical order)

John Conroy, 6-3, Sr., F, Pewaukee

A hard-working, aggressive forward who attacks the basket, Conroy plays with great effort and determination for the Pirates, who played without returning starters Ryan Stepanovich (5-10) and Jordan Hass (6-3). Conroy averaged 6.8 ppg as a junior while helping coach Mike Basile and the Pirates to a 16-8 record.

Doug Fabry, 6-6, Sr., PF, Wrightstown

Fabry enters his senior year as a three-year varsity letter winner for coach Cory Haese and the Tigers, who finished 20-5 a year ago. Fabry is a physical interior player who scores facing the basket and with his back to the basket. He finished with some huge games in Plymouth, including a 19-point effort in a victory over Marshfield.

Philip Flory, 6-2, Frosh., WG, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln

Flory was outstanding for Wisconsin Rapids, scoring in double figures in all four games for Wisconsin Rapids. He was able to score in a variety of ways as well. He hit three-point shots, got places off the dribble and earned trips to the foul line. His length, quickness and aggressiveness are all positive traits. Look for Flory to be among the top collegiate prospects in the state in the class of 2017.     

Jake Guenther, 6-5, Jr., WG, Oshkosh West

A skilled, left-handed wing player, Guenther lit up Milwaukee Riverside for 24 points in a 52-51 loss. He scored from the perimeter and off the dribble, using his length and athleticism to get around defenders. Guenther was moved up to the varsity squad at Oshkosh West in late January and responded in a big way, scoring 17 points in his varsity debut against Kaukauna. He figures to be one of the main offensive weapons for coach Jason Fahrney in 2013-14.

Tom Jankowski, 6-5, Sr., WF, Plymouth

Jankowski is an intriguing player thanks to his combination of size, length and skill. He can get around opponents off the dribble or pull-up for long-distance jump shots. He can also get to the rim and finish with a dunk. An improving player who figures to have a huge senior season for the Panthers.  

Brian Luteyn, 6-5, Jr., WF, Fond du Lac

An athletic, active frontcourt performer, Luteyn hits the glass hard for the Cardinals while also soaring over defenders to score around the basket. He was especially effective in the Pool A vs. Pool B title game, scoring 14 points and hauling down several rebounds to lead Fond du Lac past Pewaukee. Luetyn started as a sophomore for the Cardinals and averaged 6.2 ppg.

Kollin Neils, 6-1, Sr., G, Plymouth

A four-year varsity performer for coach Jason Duff at Plymouth, Neils is making the move from off guard to point guard and so far he looks fairly comfortable with the switch. A smooth, skilled and intelligent player, Neils scored in double figures in all four games for the Panthers, using his ability to beat defenders off the dribble to either finish in the lane or get to the foul line. Also an outstanding quarterback in football, it will be interesting to see which sport Neils pursues in college. He is definitely good enough to play at the next level on the hardwood should he opt for hoops.

Riley Pressley, 6-3, Jr., F, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln

Pressley is an active, rangy wing player who can score inside and outside. He had some big performances for the Red Raiders in Plymouth and is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 11.5 ppg for coach Dan Witter. His ability to score from downtown or in the lane will be huge for Wisconsin Rapids in 2013-14.   

Danny Sosalla, 6-0, Sr., G, Fond du Lac

With senior point guard Joe Schorse out all summer with an injury, Sosalla has taken on the lion’s share of responsibilities at point guard for the Cardinals. He responded well to that challenge in Plymouth, scoring a game-high 17 points in the game against Pewaukee and generally running the show with consistent effectiveness forFond du Lac.

Erik Tetschlag, 6-3, Jr., WF, Sheboygan South
 played on the JV squad at Sheboygan South last winter, leading his team to 10 victories. He figures to be one of the main offensive weapons for first-year coach Mike Rank in the upcoming season as he continually showed the ability to get into the lane and score, finishing with 18 points in a 51-48 loss to Wisconsin Rapids.

Team Champion

Fond du Lac

A dramatic move upward in the league standings is difficult for any program, but it is especially tough in the deep, talented and exceptionally competitive Fox Valley Association. Fond du Lac finished seventh in the 10-team league a year ago and hopes to make the jump to the upper echelon of the league in 2013-14 behind a huge frontline that includes juniors Robert Windsor (6-5), Brian Luteyn (6-5) and Marcus Ruch (6-4), along with senior Quincy Armon (6-5). Coach Adam Zakos can hit opponents with waves of frontline talent and physical strength, and interior scoring and rebounding figure to be huge assets for the Cardinals. If the Cardinals can get consistent guard play out of seniors Joe Schorse (6-0) and Danny Sosalla (6-0), Fond du Lac could very well be the surprise team in the FVA next winter.


Oshkosh West got some solid performances out of seniors Cole Johnson (5-10) and Paul Rosenbaum (6-7). Both scored in double figures in games for the Wildcats as did senior Spencer Lemon (6-1). Finding enough scoring punch will be vital for West as it attempts to improve upon a 9-15 record … Pewaukee senior Eric Lutzen (6-6) played in two games for the Pirates and was dominant in the paint against Sheboygan South. A NCAA Division I football prospect, Lutzen has very good movement in the lane and his size and physical strength are extremely tough to deal with for opponents … Junior guard Dominic Bocchini (5-10), who played the past two seasons at Kohler, has transferred to Plymouth and has been cleared by the WIAA. He figures to give the Panthers some depth at point guard … Look for sophomore Zac Haese (6-0) to make an impact in the backcourt for Wrightstown. Haese is the son of Tigers’ coach, Cory Haese … Marshfield played without seniors and returning starters Luke Zuiker (6-4) and Matt Oestreich (6-2), who were competing in an AAU event in Minneapolis. Senior Jace Krasselt (6-4) and Alex Strege (6-4) gave the Tigers some good performances in their absences … Milwaukee Riverside was without key returning seniors Nick Cobbins (6-1) and Robert Harris (6-9), who were playing in AAU events, but coach Tyrone (Rock) Lewis got some encouraging performances from a couple of players expected to play roles next winter in senior guard Daymon Glenn (5-11) and promising freshman Terrance Lewis (6-3). Both Glenn and Lewis, the son of the head coach, scored in double figures to help the Tigers to a pair of victories … Milwaukee Bay View as also short-handed as junior Brandon Eckford (6-4) missed the event due to family conflicts. Nonetheless, the Redcats got some solid play from senior Denaryo Ricks (6-6) and lightning quick junior point guard Keshawn Thomas (5-8).    

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