How are the All Iowa Attack champs faring?
This summer, the uber-talented All Iowa Attack won the Nike National Championship with a strong crop of juniors and seniors-to-be. Midway through the high school basketball season, here’s a look at how each Iowa member (the Attack also had two…
This summer, the uber-talented All Iowa Attack won the Nike National Championship with a strong crop of juniors and seniors-to-be.
Midway through the high school basketball season, here’s a look at how each Iowa member (the Attack also had two Illinois players) is faring this high school season.
(Pictured: the Attack before a game this summer.)
Anna Brown, Waukee senior
Brown, one of only a couple seniors on the Attack team, has helped No. 5 Waukee to an 8-3 record this season. Coincidentally, the Warriors’ three losses have all come at the hands of highly-ranked teams, led in scoring by other current Attack members (Maya McDermott of Johnston, Megan Meyer of Mason City, and Grace Larkins of Southeast Polk).
Averaging 13.3 points per game, the 5-foot-10 Loyola (Chicago) signee is among the state’s leaders with a 45.6 3-point percentage.
Megan Meyer, Mason City senior
Mason City is a real contender in 4A and that’s because Meyer is the class’ leading scorer. The stone-cold guard and volume shooter (she also leads 4A in shots attempted) is averaging 24.4 points, 4.7 assists and 3.2 steals per game.
Her most dazzling performance to date might have come against Urbandale, when she poured in 36 points on just 22 shots — plus 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
The younger sister of Iowa’s Makenzie Meyer, Megan is signed to play for the Hawkeyes next year.
Shateah Wetering, Montezuma junior
A 6-foot Iowa commit, Wetering has led Montezuma to a 12-1 record and a No. 3 ranking in 1A. She’s averaging 17.5 points on 54.5 percent shooting from the field for the Braves, and is also contributing better than a block per game.
A year after a 20-4 season, Wetering could lead Montezuma deep into the 1A playoffs.
Kayba Laube, Marion junior
The No. 1 team in 4A is Marion, and the No. 1 player on Marion is Kayba Laube. She leads 4A in 3-point makes, and it’s not that close (Laube has 41, while fellow All Iowa Attack member Ava Hawthorne has 33 for Gilbert).
A terrific outside shooter — knocking down 48.2 percent of longballs — Laube has also displayed the ability to score inside the arc. She’s averaging 17.5 points per game, as well as 3.2 assists and 2.8 steals.
She’s a big reason why Marion has won a preposterous 37 straight games dating back to last season.
Caitlin Clark, Dowling Catholic junior
Not that it should come as any surprise, but Caitlin Clark is leading the state of Iowa in scoring (27.5). She’s also averaging 7.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 steals.
Clark is the best player on No. 8 Dowling Catholic, the best player in the state of Iowa and the best point guard in the country.
She’s being heavily recruited by national powers, local colleges, and plenty of other schools in between.
An incredibly gifted scorer, deft passer, ball-handler and all-around player, Clark has continued to excel during her junior season as Dowling’s do-it-all guard.
Aubrey Joens, Iowa City High junior
10-0 and ranked No. 1 in 5A, it’s been a great start to the year for the Little Hawks and Aubrey Joens. Her older sister, Ashley, is in the midst of a strong freshman year at Iowa State, and with Ashley, the reigning Miss Basketball in Iowa, graduated from City High, Aubrey has picked up her scoring.
Aubrey is averaging 22.4 points per game on 50.7 percent shooting (47.4 from deep), plus 6.0 rebounds and 3.6 steals.
An Iowa State commit herself, Aubrey could very well lead City High deep in the 5A postseason.