Central forward Jacob Winkler received all-Iowa Conference men’s basketball recognition for the second time, but his season had a disappointing end.
As Winkler and the Dutch were battling for the final spot in the six-team league tournament, he went down with an injury during practice and was forced to sit on the sidelines for the final two games of his collegiate career. Central finished a game out of sixth place and closed with a 10-14 record in coach Craig Douma’s first season.
A second-team pick a year ago despite coming off the bench, Winkler was a first-team choice this season. An exceptional passer, particularly for a post player, Winkler was third in the league in scoring (14.9 points), fourth in field goal percentage (56.5) and fifth in rebounds (6.7), assists (3.2) and blocks (1.1).
Junior transfer point guard Branden Stubbs was a second-team honoree while junior forward Matt Greenfield received honorable mention. Stubbs led the league in assists with 5.4. Greenfield posted three 30-point games and averaged 14.5 points with 1.7 blocks and 8.3 rebounds. Greenfield and Stubbs each averaged 14.5 points.