Senior Brandon Polesky of Sleepy Eye Public was named Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year in boys basketball for the 2013-14 season.
Senior Brandon Polesky of Sleepy Eye Public was named Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year in boys basketball for the 2013-14 season. Polesky led the conference in 3-pointers after making 43-of-101 this season, a percentage of 42.6. He was also second in points scored, recording a total of 431 points over 16 games this season. Polesky was behind senior Neil Eichten of Wabasso, who recorded 502 points, a new conference record. Polesky however, was third in conference for the rebound category, recording 195 total rebounds. He was also third in free throws after going 96-for-116 at the line. Finally, Polesky also took third in assists, recording 74 this year.
Both Polesky and senior John Brandl of St. Mary’s made the Tomahawk Conference All-Conference Team. It is the third straight year in which Polesky has been named to the All-Conference team. Both Polesky and Brandl were unanimous selections this year.
Brandl was second in the conference in blocks, recording a total of 43 this season. He was also second in assists after recording 88. Not to mention, Brandl was sixth in both the scoring and rebounding categories as well, recording a total of 311 points along with 134 rebounds. Seniors Juan Montemayor of Sleepy Eye Public and Mike Hirsch of St. Mary’s were named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Hirsch put up 246 points this season, along with going 48-of-64 from the free throw line. Meanwhile, Montemayor put in 36 3-pointers this season.
Other local leaders include junior Jared Rothmeier, who had a conference-high 69 steals this year. Also, junior Payton Adams recorded 226 points, 97 rebounds, 50 assists, and was third in steals with 51.
St. Mary’s led the conference in team offense, recording a total of 1,279 points over 16 games. Meanwhile, Sleepy Eye Public took second in free throw percentages, making an average of 65.1 percent from the line over the year. The Indians were also second in 3-pointers after going 118-for-359. St. Mary’s more than doubled most teams in 3-point attempts with 716, making 193 of them.