Nevada's James Edwards, Carson Rhodes make all-HOIC first team: Cubs total six all-conference picks

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
James Edwards

The Nevada boys basketball team had six players receive all-Heart of Iowa Conference recognition after placing second in the conference to Class 2A state qualifier Roland-Story.

James Edwards and Carson Rhodes were both named to the first team after helping Nevada go 12-2 in the conference. 

Edwards averaged 15 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.1 steals in conference games in his senior year. He shot 53.3 % from the field and made 17 3-pointers.

At 6-7 Rhodes was a defensive force during his junior campaign. Rhodes, a verbal football commit to Iowa State, averaged 9.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks and shot 62 % from the field.

Carson Rhodes

The other players named to the first team were Roland-Story's Jonovan Wilkinson, Isaiah Naylor and Luke Patton, Prairie City-Monroe's Durant Van Dyke and Carson Vandelune and Saydel's Camdan Lo.

Senior Ty Dittmer and sophomore Jacob Khounsourath landed on the second team.

Dittmer averaged 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3 assists in his senior year. Khounsourath was a breakout performer for Nevada, averaging 13 points and hitting 39 3-pointers in conference games.

The rest of the second team was made up of Roland-Story's Will Bunn, PCM's Matt Rosonke, Saydel's Mason Hicks, West Marshall's Joey Tollefson and Greene County's Bryce Stalder and Richard Daugherty.

Seniors Spencer Grant and Colin Memmer were the two Cubs named honorable mention.

Grant averaged 8.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Memer put up 6.1 points and 1.6 assists per game in the HOIC and he hit 21 3-pointers.