James Betz, a 6’7” sophomore at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School, was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association’s All-State Boys Basketball Team for Class 2A. Betz was a named to the Third Team as a front line player.
Betz was the Cardinal’s leading scorer, averaging 12.2 points per game. He scored 306 total points for the season. He had a free throw percentage of 75.4, connecting on 49 of 65. He had a field goal percentage of 51.9. He also led the team in rebounds, averaging 6.4 a game. He had 159 total rebounds for the season. He also collected 47 blocks for the season.
Betz was a major contributor on the GHV’s successful season, including a State Tournament berth. The Cardinals finished the year with a 23-2 record.