Jamestown's Mason Walters wins NDAPSSA Mr. Basketball Award
March 16, 2019 11:00 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
MINOT – Jamestown’s Mason Walters was named North Dakota’s Mr. Basketball on Saturday, March 16 following the Class B boys basketball state championship game at the Minot State Dome.
The North Dakota Mr. Basketball Award is presented and voted on by members of the the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Walters helped lead Jamestown to a 27-0 record this winter and a 2019 NDHSAA Class A boys basketball state championship. Jamestown defeated Fargo Davies 66-49 in the Class A title game on March 9 at the Bismarck Event Center.
Walters averaged a double-double this season with 21.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
Other finalists for the 2019 ND Mr. Basketball Award were Bismarck Century’s Treyton Mattern, Fargo Davies’ Braeton Motschenbacher, West Fargo’s Luke Lennon, Grafton’s Dalton Albrecht and Bishop Ryan’s Ben Bohl.
Members of the NDAPSSA determine the finalists for the annual award given to the the state’s top senior high school boys basketball player.
A 5-3-1 points system is used to decide the winner with each NDAPSSA member voting for their top three choices.
Past Mr. Basketball Award Winners:
2019: Mason Walters, Jamestown
2018: Wyatt Hanson, Stanley
2017: Aanen Moody, Dickinson
2016: Jason Feather, Four Winds/Minnewaukan
2015: Brad Heidlebaugh, Rugby
2014: Tanner Kretchman, Fargo Davies
2013: A.J. Jacobson
2012: Melvin Langstaff, Warwick
2011: Phillip Schanilec, Midway-Minto
2010: Adam Randall, Kidder County
2009: Cameron Malzer, Turtle Lake-Mercer
2008: Austin Dufault, Killdeer
2007: Brian Qvale, Williston
2006: Travis Mertens, Devils Lake
2005: James Hennessy, Williston
2004: Lucas Moormann, Dickinson
2003: Tyler Koenig, Fargo North
2002: Tommy Leikas, Fargo North
2001: Adam Dobmeier, Fargo South
2000: Tyrone Terry, Valley City
1999: Jeff Brandt, Minot
1998: Jeff Boschee, Valley City
1997: Travis Sturdevant, Bismarck Century
1996: Kenny Younger, Minot
1995: Hunter Berg, Grenora
1994: Dustin Undlin, Mohall
1993: Randy Torgrimson, West Fargo
1992: Mart McDonald, Munich
1991: Bart Manson, Minot
1990: Rob Stefonowicz, Divide County
1989: (Co-winners) Chris Gardner, Fargo South; Ben Jacobson (Mayville-Portland)
1988: Scott Guldseth, Edinburg
1987: Bryan Flam, Jamestown
1986: Todd Olson, Cavalier
1985: (Co-winners) Chris Lamoureux, Newburg; Juno Pintar, Fargo North