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Stockwell earns WBCA all-state honors for second straight year
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Max Stockwell - photo by Jill Stekel photo

Hillsboro senior Max Stockwell finished his basketball career as the most prolific scorer in school history.

Last week, he added another feather to his cap, when he was named to the Division 5 All-State First Team by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association for a second straight year.

The 6-foot-5 wing averaged 20.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.8 steals and 0.6 blocks per game this season, while shooting 57.8 percent (177-for-274) from the field, 66.5 percent (117-for-176) from the free throw line and 28.6 percent (18-for-63) from behind the arc.

Stockwell led the Tigers to a 24–2 overall record, a second straight regional championship and a perfect 14–0 record in the Scenic Bluffs Conference to win an undisputed league title.

A four-year varsity player, Stockwell has earned first-team All-SBC honors each year. He was also named WBCA Division 5 first-team all-state as a junior after averaging 17.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals while leading the Tigers to the 2015 D5 state championship game, their first in school history.

Stockwell became Hillsboro’s all-time leading scorer with a career-high 30 points in a 66–48 win over Royall on Jan. 29. He finished his career with 1,627 points.

During his career Stockwell averaged 14 points and nearly seven rebounds per game while leading the Tigers to a 79–27 record, including 47–8 over his final two seasons.

Stockwell signed a National Letter of Intent in early February to play college football next season at Division II Winona State. He was recruited as a tight end or linebacker.

Other area all-state selections

Bangor sophomore Luke Reader joined Stockwell on the D5 WBCA all-state first-team. Bangor senior Jack Reader received honorable mention.

Luke Reader averaged 17.5 points and 3.6 assists for a club that went 23–4. He shot 56 percent from the field, 80 percent from the free throw line and 46 percent (57 of 122) from three-point range en route to earning first-team all-league honors in the Scenic Bluffs Conference.

The elder Reader averaged 14.7 points and a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game.