Tigers’ Brinkman on all-state first team by Greg Ceilley of The Review staff


ETHAN BRINKMAN, pictured trying to keep possession against Whitefish Bay Dominican’s Austin Moutry in the sectional basketball finals March 14, was named to the D-4 all-state first team. – Review file photo ETHAN BRINKMAN, pictured trying to keep possession against Whitefish Bay Dominican’s Austin Moutry in the sectional basketball finals March 14, was named to the D-4 all-state first team. – Review file photo Senior Ethan Brinkman of Howards Grove was voted to the Division 4 all-state boys basketball first team by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association for the 2014-15 season.

Brinkman, a 6-foot-2 guard, led the Tigers to a sectional final and their first Central Lakeshore Conference championship since 1992. HGHS finished 20-6 this past season.

He was voted unanimously to the All-CLC first team this year by the league coaches for the second time in the last three seasons (he was on the second unit as a junior). Brinkman averaged 18.5 points per game for the overall season. He shot 51.2 percent from the field overall and an impressive 47.4 percent (55-for-116) from threepoint range.

Brinkman hit 75.4 percent at the free-throw line. He averaged 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

“I was very happy for Ethan with making the team. He is an awesome kid and very well-deserving of this honor.

“Ethan is a tremendous kid and did an incredible job for us throughout the year,” said Tiger head coach Eric Worth.

“He’s one of our captains and does a great job providing leadership and guidance for the rest of the guys on our team,” said Worth.

Ozaukee, which shared the CLC title with the Tigers, has two players who were named D-4 allstate honorable mention – senior guard Owen Miller and junior forward Mike Richter.

Senior guard Jacob Jurss of Sheboygan Lutheran is a unanimous pick on the D-5 first team. Jurss averaged an outstanding 24 points per and 6.2 assists per contest and had an 8.5 rebounding avrage.

Senior guard Caleb Kelley of Sheboygan Christian earned D-5 honorable mention.

Junior forward/guard Davis Larson of Sheboygan North is on the D-1 honorable-mention squad.

Waupun senior guard Mason Domask, the Eastern Wisconsin Conference’s Player of the Year, is on the D-3 first team as a unanimous choice. Domask, who earned All-EWC first-team honors for the third straight season, was also allstate first team as a junior. He had an outstanding 25.7 scoring average as a senior.

Whitefish Bay center Diamond Stone and Rice Lake guard/forward Henry Ellenson share the Mr. Basketball honor which is awarded by the WBCA to the top senior in the state. Both players are McDonald’s All-Americans.


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