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Van Kalsbeek Named Mr. Basketball

MOC-Floyd Valley’s Jesse Van Kalsbeek has been named Mr. Iowa Basketball 2024 by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

Van Kalsbeek averaged 26 points and 10.8 rebounds per game this season in leading the Dutchmen to the Class 3A state semi-finals. He also had 31 blocks despite missing six games due to a broken hand. He ended his career with 1,376 points, 517 rebounds, 158 assists, 117 steals and 46 blocks and plans to continue his career at Northwestern next season.

AREA ALL-STATE PLAYERS
Class 3A
First Team
Jesse Van Kalsbeek – MOC-Floyd Valley

Class 2A
First Team

Kaden Van Regenmorter – Western Christian
Reese Vander Zee – Central Lyon
Second Team
Carson Hoogeveen – West Lyon
Third Team
Karsten Moret – Western Christian

Class 1A
First Team

Collin Homan – Remsen St. Mary’s
Second Team
Derek Paulsen – South O’Brien

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