The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games will tip off at JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on Friday and Saturday, and five area players are scheduled to take part in the action.
The girls All-Star games will take the court first on Friday, followed by the boys on Saturday.
Area girls playing on Friday include Rio’s Jordyn Hutzler, Lodi’s Alana Gilles and Wisconsin Dells’ Katelyn Meister. Boys from the area playing in the event include Portage’s Eli Considine and Rio’s Brandon Rowe.
Considine, who is committed to play at NCAA Division III Wheaton (Ill.) College next season, will play in the Division 2 boys game, which will tip off at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday.
The 6-foot-4 Considine was a unanimous All-Badger North Conference first-team selection as a senior, when he scored 20 or more points in 20 of the 23 games he played, finishing the season tops in the conference at 24.8 points per game.
Considine scored his 1,000th career point late in the season against DeForest, and his 574 points in his senior year broke a program record for the most points scored in a single season, breaking the previous mark of 500 points set by Ken Gravatt in 1958.
Rowe will play in the Division 5 boys game, which will tip off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Rowe, who has committed to play basketball at Division III Lakeland University in Sheboygan next season, was the leading man for a Vikings team that won the program’s first regional championship since 1977, and finished its season one win shy of playing in the state tournament.
The 6-foot-2 senior was recognized for his special season when he was named the Trailways West Conference Player of the Year. Rowe led the conference in scoring at 20.2 points per game.
Hutzler will be the first local athlete to take the court, playing in the Division 5 girls game, which tips off Friday at 9 a.m. The 5-foot-7 guard led the Trailways West Conference in scoring this past season at 21.7 points per game, helping her not only earn first team all-league honors for the third year in a row, but also leading to her being named the Trailways West’s Co-Player of the Year.
Hutzler, who earlier this month won a Division 3 girls track and field state championship in the 300-meter low hurdles, will compete in basketball and track and field at UW-Whitewater next season.
Gilles and Meister will play in the Division 3 girls game, which start at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Gilles finished her prep basketball career by being named the Capitol North Conference Player of the Year for the second year in a row. She was also named an All-Capitol North Conference first team selection all four years at Lodi.
Gilles averaged 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game this season for the Blue Devils.
Meister, who will play at Division II Michigan Tech University next season, was the South Central Conference Player of the Year in her senior year at Wisconsin Dells. Meister also averaged a conference-best 21.2 points per game as well as adding 6.8 rebounds and 4 steals per game.