The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association gave out their Mr. Basketball and Player of the Year awards in each class on Saturday at the Senior All-Star game held at Dallas-Center Grimes High School. Ryan Schmitt of Van Meter earned Class 2A player of the year honors for this past season. This is the first time a Van Meter Bulldog has one that award to our knowledge.
Ryan also played in the senior All-Star game for the SW Iowa team. The senior All-Star team is also quite the honor to make. Only 40 seniors in the state make the team and Ryan was the first during Coach Alexander’s 8 years in Van Meter.