HOISINGTON — Cody Stetler of Hoisington has been chosen to play on the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game scheduled for Wednesday evening in Topeka. He was one of 24 players from all leagues selected to play.
The elite team consists of high school graduated seniors 1A-6A who are nominated by their coaches. They are the top players in all classes. A selection committee then chooses the players.
“His statistics speak for themselves,” said Hoisington Basketball Coach Kyle Haxton. Stetler achieved a double-double average over the last four years, meaning he has achieved double figures in rebounds and scoring. His senior year, he averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds per game.
“It’s almost unheard for a high school player,” said Haxton. Twelve boys from the state will play on the team.
“He is in an elite group,” said Haxton.
In addition, as far as Haxton knew, Cody was the only Division 1 basketball player that would participate in the game. Others were invited, but are not attending. Stetler is presently attending college at Houston Baptist University in Texas on a full-ride scholarship.
“I’ve enjoyed watching him play,” said Haxton. “I’ll be there to support Cody for all of his hard work over the past four years.”
The players attended a banquet on Tuesday evening.
The boys play at 8 p.m. following the girl’s game at 6 p.m. at Lee Arena at Washburn University, and Haxton encourages anyone to attend the game. Cody is the son of Kevin and Pam Stetler.