Prince makes Lions All-Star roster

Senior guard Daniel Prince will get one last chance to showcase his basketball skills at the high school level. Last week the Lions All-Star team rosters were announced and Prince’s name was included.

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By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

Senior guard Daniel Prince will get one last chance to showcase his basketball skills at the high school level. Last week the Lions All-Star team rosters were announced and Prince’s name was included.

Comprised of the best seniors, a team from Class A and Class B go head to head for two games in July. Both games feature a girls and boys team, and will take place July 14 and 15 in Bismarck and Fargo respectively.

The players are nominated by the coaches, but they are not allowed to nominate anyone on their own team. During the state tournament there is a meeting held with representatives from each region that determines the rosters. Players selected are then sent out a letter notifying them of their selection. The player must respond before the rosters can be finalized. If a player declines the invite they have to fill the spot with the next person in line.

Prince’s coach, Luke Powers, knew he had a good chance of making it. After the postseason awards began to pile up, Prince was making a case for himself with his play on the court. Prince was selected as Region 7 Athlete of the Year and made the All-State Second Team. Powers also said advancing to the state tournament helped out too, it allowed some of the decision makers to see him play in person.

Powers said that he wasn’t overly surprised, and that he was proud he made the team.

“I was really proud of him, like I always am,” Powers said.

He also said that it was good for Prince to get one more chance to compete at the high school level, adding that it is not something everyone gets.

Coaching Prince and the Class B team will be Mike Santjer, head coach of the state champion Rugby High School basketball team. Assisting Satjer will be Rick Smith, head coach of Four Winds/Minnewaukan, runners-up in this year’s tournament.

Though most of the players planning to play at the collegiate level have already signed by the time the games rolls around, it is still an all-star game that should get scouts watching.

Prince was the only Region 7 player selected to the team, but two others made it as alternates.

Guard Jett Hettich from Beulah and guard Cole Wilhelm from Dickinson Trinity were included.

Class B Roster

Christian Adams, G, Fargo Oak Grove; Carter Kretchman, G, Fargo Oak Grove; Brock Robbins, G, Cavalier; Jonathon Purintun, G, Linton-HMB; Adam White, F, Ellendale; Christian Kvilvang, F, North Star; Trayvon McKay, G, Four Winds Minnewaukan; Andrew Hartman, F, Bismarck Shiloh Christian; Brad Heidlebaugh, F, Rugby; Austin Lee, G, Lewis & Clark-Berthold; Zach Miller, F, Rugby; Daniel Prince, G, New England. Alternates: Ethan Brown, F, Cavalier; Jace Pederson, G, Hatton-Northwood; Alex Weston, F, North Star; Tanner Bernhardt, G, Rugby; Jett Hettich, G, Beulah; Cole Wilhelmi, G, Dickinson Trinity; Darryl Grady, F, New Town. Head coach: Mike Santjer, Rugby. Assistant coach: Rick Smith, Four Winds-Minnewaukan

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