Austin Westra, Sr., DeForest
A two-time All-Badger North selection, the 6-foot-6 post/wing led the Norskies in scoring last season, averaging a team-high 16.9 points per game. Expect Westra to improve even on those lofty marks this season as the Norskies try to win their first-ever Badger North title.
Gunnar Nortman, Sr., Mount Horeb
Nortman is one of four returning starters for the Vikings and one of the main reasons they’re in contention for the league title. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 11.8 points and a team-high 4.7 rebounds per game last year.
Eli Considine, Sr., Portage
Entering his fourth season on the Warriors’ varsity, Considine will be the bell cow for Portage this season. The 6-foot-4 forward/guard averaged 13.1 points per game last season and is a threat both inside and out. In Portage’s 57-52 season-opening loss to Randolph on Nov. 24, Considine scored a career-high 39 points.
Will Fuhrmann, Jr., Reedsburg
Fuhrmann is coming off a strong 2017-18 season as the 6-foot point guard averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists. He was second on the team in scoring and earned All-Badger North honorable mention honors. Fuhrmann posted a career-high 27 points in Reedsburg’s 80-75 win over Portage in a WIAA regional tournament game last year.
Josh Cash, Sr., Waunakee
Cash is the Warriors top-returning scorer after a strong junior campaign. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 6.9 points per game last season and will be leaned on to help keep the Warriors towards the top of the league standings.
Trey Schroeder, Jr., DeForest
A two-year varsity starter, Schroeder runs the Norskies offense, while also adding to the cause. The 6-foot-1 wing averaged 10 points and 4 assists per game last season and can hurt teams off the dribble and from behind the arc.
Jordan Schwanke, Sr., Beaver Dam
He’s 6-foot-4 but he plays like he’s 6-6 or 6-7, with long arms and the ability to jump out of the gym. He can handle the ball like a point guard, too, and with the ability to do anything on the floor he should be fun to watch on a nightly basis.
Marshal McGauley, Sr., Beaver Dam
Like Schwanke, the 6-6 McGauley wants to play above the rim. And together, the duo could make Beaver Dam one of the most fun teams to watch in the conference this winter. More than that, though, they’ll be counted on for a lion’s share of the scoring this season and likely hold the keys to success for the Golden Beavers.
Caden Blum, Sr., Baraboo
The 6-foot-4 Blum is the top returning scorer for the Thunderbirds this season after collecting 62 points during his junior year. Coach Darrin Berger is focusing on getting Blum the ball more on the inside as his physical presence was underused last year.
Jack Henderson, Sr., Sauk Prairie
Henderson gives Sauk Prairie one of the biggest bodies in the Badger North Conference. The 6-foot-7 big man is the Eagles’ leading returning scorer after averaging 6.7 points per game last year. Henderson is the man in the middle of a Sauk Prairie frontcourt that should be the team’s strength.
— CAPITAL NEWSPAPERS STAFF