Blaine StorlieAll-SEC 3rd year
Blaine Storlie

All-SEC 3rd year

Senior guard Blaine Storlie lead a trio of Lions onto the rolls of the 2013 All-SEC basketball team. Only Spring Grove and Lanesboro placed that many players on the elite squad.

Storlie, who has now made the all-conference team for three straight years, was among this season's top five players in conference action in scoring (20.9 points per game), assists (4.7 per game), steals (2.4 per game), and three point goals (51). Averaging 5.7 rebounds per outing, he hit an excellent 79% from the foul line.

All-SEC senior guard Josh Olerud was among the top five players in conference game steals with 2.3 per game. He averaged 15.7 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists while draining 32% of his three point attempts. Olerud also hit a solid 72% from the free throw line.

Lion guard Alex Engelhardt is the only member of the freshman class (and the only player younger than a junior) to make the All-SEC team. He is thought to be the first Spring Grove freshman to earn all-conference First Team honors.

Engelhardt averaged 11.2 points per game in conference contests, along with 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals. He hit 37% from beyond the three point arc and 72% from the foul line.

Senior Brandon Schuttemeier earned a spot on the 2013 All-SEC Honorable Mention list. In league games, the low post player averaged 6.9 points and 5.6 rebounds in SEC games.

Skylar Meyer of Lyle/Pacelli led SEC scorers at 24.1 points per game and was also the top shot blocker averaging 3.3 rejections per contest. Jason Klug of Hope Lutheran led the league in two categories, averaging 5.7 assists and 3.5 steals per game. Erik Peterson of Lanesboro hit a league-high 71 three-point field goals. Storlie ranked fourth in SEC steals, tied for fourth in assists and ranked fifth in scoring and three-point baskets. Olerud tied for fifth in conference steals.

Spring Grove boys basketball team awards have not yet been released. The Herald will cover those when they become available.

All- Southeast Conference Boys Basketball 2013

Player of the Year - Kole Ruud (Lanesboro)


Kole Ruud (Lanesboro) junior guard: 22.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.4 spg, 40% 3-pt, 76% FT

Blaine Storlie (Spring Grove) senior guard 3rd year: 20.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.7 apg, 2.4 spg, 42% 3-pt., 79% FT

Skylar Meyer (Lyle/Pacelli) senior guard 3rd year: 24.1 ppg, 3.3 bpg

Nathan Hanson (Schaeffer Academy) senior guard H.M. 2012: 22.8 ppg, 5.6 apg

Erik Peterson (Lanesboro) senior guard H.M. 2012: 15.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.2 spg, 40% 3-pt.

Jason Klug (Hope Lutheran) junior guard 3rd year: 18.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 5.7 apg, 3.5 spg

Josh Olerud (Spring Grove) senior guard: 15.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.3 spg, 32% 3-pt., 72% FT

David Diang (Lyle/Pacelli) senior guard 2nd year & H.M. '11: 21.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Luke Rogers (Lanesboro) junior guard: 18.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.4 spg, 39% 3-pt., 77% FT%

Trenton Bleifus (Grand Meadow) junior guard: 12.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.0 spg

Derek Olson (Glenville-Emmons) senior guard 2nd year: 17.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.2 spg, 33% 3-pt, 65% FT

Bryce Benson (Grand Meadow ) senior forward H.M. 2012, 2011: 12.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg, 54% FG

Noah Manning (Mabel-Canton) junior guard: 10.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.4 apg, 2.1 spg, 32.3% 3-pt

Alex Engelhardt (Spring Grove) frosh guard: 11.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.2 spg, 37% 3-pt., 72% FT

Zach Royston (LeRoy-Ostrander) junior forward H.M. 2012: 14.0 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 0.9 bpg

Honorable Mention

Joe Vaughn (SA), jr. C; Andrew Riedemann (GM) sr. G; Nate Bunne (L-O) jr. G; Nick Anderson (G-E) sr. G; Jordan Hart (L/P) soph. G; Justin Ward (M-C) jr. F; Isaac Freese (L'boro) sr. C; Sam Ross (Hou) jr. F; Brady Meyer (HL) sr. C; Brandon Schuttemeier (SG) sr. C.

Repeat honorees: Five of 15 First Team players are repeat selections; four moved up from last year's honorable mention list. By team: First Team - Spring Grove 3, Lanesboro 3, Lyle/Pacelli 2, Grand Meadow 2, Mabel-Canton 1, LeRoy-Ostrander 1, Hope Lutheran 1,Schaeffer Academy 1, Glenville-Emmons 1, Houston 0. By grade: First Team - 8 seniors, 6 juniors, 0 sophomores, 1 freshman. By position: First Team - 13 guards, 2 forwards, 0 centers