Iowa Lakes Men’s basketball is coming off an outstanding 2012 – 2013 in which the Lakers won the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) regular season title for the first time in school history. The Lakers also won the Region 11 championship resulting in Iowa Lakes 4th national tournament appearance.
After such a great season, the sophomores for the Lakers all had the opportunity to continue their careers at the next level.
Josh Schaben, averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds per game last season for the Lakers, will take his talents to Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. The Hawks are a part of NCAA Division II athletics and are a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Quincy ended the season with a 12-15 overall record- 7-11 in the conference.
Ben Shellim, averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for Iowa Lakes, has made the decision to continue his career at Augastana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Vikings are a part of NCAA Division II athletics and are a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Augie was 22-9 last year with a 15-7 NSIC record.
Kevin Larson, averaged 3.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game for the Lakers, plans to play at University of Minnesota – Crookston in Crookston, Minnesota. The Golden Eagles were 4-23 overall last season and 1-21 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. UM-Crookston is a NCAA Division II member also.
Mark Miedema, averaged 3.5 points and 4 rebounds per game last season for Iowa Lakes, is going to Morningside College next season. The Mustangs are a member of NAIA Divission II and the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Morningside ended the 2012-2013 season with a 18-15 overall record and finished 11-9 in the GPAC.
When asked about their future; head coach Troy Larson had this to say, “We are excited for these four sophomores and the opportunities they have at the next level. All four contributed greatly to our teams’ success and I’m confident they will be able to have similar success in the future. Each will be missed in our program but that is what community college basketball is all about, getting student athletes on to four year schools.”