Top basketball players return to Pentagon for SD All Star

April 1, 2024

Paul Heinert
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The best senior girls and boys high school basketball players in South Dakota will meet at the Sanford Pentagon for the 2024 SD All Star Games on April 19.

The boys game starts at 6 p.m. and the girls game begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They will be available at the Pentagon Box Office on the day of the event only. Both games will be streamed live on the HudlTV platform. Rosters will be announced later.

Player of the Year candidates will be unveiled daily on the Sanford Sports Complex social media channels beginning April 8. Winners will be announced at halftime of each game.

Previous Girls Player of the Year winners include:
2023: Kami Wadsworth, Hamlin
2022: Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda, Sioux Falls Washington
2021: Caelyn Valandra-Prue – White River
2020: Emma Ronsiek – O’Gorman
2019: Karly Gustafson – Ethan
2018: Paiton Burckhard – Aberdeen Central
2017: Myah Selland – Sanborn Central
2016: Ciara Duffy – St. Thomas More
2015: Alexys Swedelund – St. Thomas More

Previous Boys Player of the Year winners include:
2023: Isaac Bruns, Dakota Valley
2022, Kalen Garry, De Smet
2021: Matthew Mors, Yankton
2020: Matthew Mors, Yankton
2019: Noah Freidel, Tea Area
2018: A.J. Plitzuweit, Vermillion
2017: Ethan Freidel, Tea Area
2016: Ty Hoglund, Dell Rapids
2015: Deng Geu, Sioux Falls Washington

About Sanford Sports
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