DES MOINES — The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced the 2020 boys basketball all-state teams on Tuesday. The teams were selected by print sports writers in Iowa during a meeting on Sunday.
Norwalk’s Bowen Born was named Mr. Basketball. Born led the Norwalk Warriors to their first team state championship in Class 3A.
Born is head to the University of Northern Iowa on a full-ride scholarship. He was 17 points shy of scoring 1,000 points in his senior season alone, scoring an average 36.4 points per game. The 5-foot-11 guard was sixth on the Iowa High School boys basketball all-time career scoring list. Norwalk was 79-23 during his four-year career. He is a three-time all-Little Hawkeye Conference first teamer. Norwalk won three league titles under his leadership. He was the Class 3A Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year in 2018-19.
Sports writers attending the meeting included; Colin Peters (Centerville Daily Iowegian), Dale Wegner (Sac Sun), Daryl Schepanski (Anamosa Journal-Eureka), Greg Grabianowski (Algona Publishing), Jim Johnson (The Kalona News), Jim Nelson (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier), Kristi Nixon (Hampton Chronicle), Kyle Ocker (Centerville Daily Iowegian), Matt Coss (Quad-City Times), Matt Gengler (Missouri Valley Times-News), Mike Oeffner (Harlan Newspapers), Noah Rohlfing (Marshalltown Times Republican), Perry Bell (Pella Chronicle), Ross Eberhart (The Observer), Ross Thede (Marshalltown Times Republican), Scott Spurgeon (Bloomfield Democrat), Troy Hyde (Newton Daily News), and Tyler Hetu (Creston News Advertiser).
Coaches attending the meeting included Chris Larson (Norwalk), Chris Nelson (Jefferson-Scranton), Dan Beck (Easton Valley), Don Logan (IBCA), Greg Moore (Dike-New Hartford), Jed Alexander (Van Meter), Joel Rankin (Dallas Center-Grimes), Josh Davis (Camanche), Justin Ohl (Waukee), Kevin Archer (Albia), Marly Seivert (Woodward-Granger), Michael Molony (Beckman Catholic), Mike Hilmer (North Linn), Mike O'Conner (Dowling Catholic), Nick Merritt (Springville), Paul Rundquist (Iowa City West), Tanner Carlson (Central City), Tom Squires (Lone Tree), and Tyler Miklo (Johnston).
The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association was founded in February 2018 to carry on the tradition of newspapers selecting all-state teams for Iowa high school sports.