Find out who the best athletes in the area are by checking out the NOW All-Suburban teams:
How they are chosen
Germantown's Zak Showalter elevated his game this season, combining explosive jumping ability with a studious approach to the sport that left opponents grasping at air. He is the All-Suburban Player of the year for the 2010-11 season.
Take a closer look at the All-Suburban Team in this interactive guide.
Germantown's Malcolm Bowers was his team's defensive specialist, taking on players of all heights and helping the Warhawks to a 24-2 overall mark. The senior also scored more than 10 points per game and led the squad in rebounding and steals.
Wauwatosa East's Darrell Bowie led his team in scoring and rebounding while earning a spot on the All-Suburban Team and the Greater Metro Conference first team. But he's not satisfied just yet.(1)
Brookfield Central's Alex Olson, who led online voting for this season's All-Suburban Team, was named to the Greater Metro Conference first team and nearly became the school's all-time assists leader.
Whitnall's Stephen Pelkofer added to his family's rich hoops lineage this season, leading the Falcons to a 17-8 overall mark and a regional title while earning a spot on the All-Suburban Team.(1)
6-7 senior Nick Romanowski earned his second consecutive selection to the All-Suburban Basketball team while leading Franklin to an 18-6 mark that could be the best in school history.(1)
Whitefish Bay coach Kevin Lazovik, a reserve guard on the Blue Dukes' 1998 state champion team, came full circle this season and led his alma mater to the Division 2 state title.
The latest on Menomonee Falls basketball star J.P. Tokoto, one of the top prep players in the nation.
Dunk you very much: Tokoto put on a slam clinic after a recent practice.
Most recent game: On the heels of Tokoto's decision to attend the University of North Carolina, Menomonee Falls bowed out in the first round of the playoffs in a nail-biting loss to Waukesha South. The question now turns to whether or not Tokoto returns for his senior season with Menomonee Falls. The Indians finished the year 11-12.
Season stats: Tokoto averages 20.5 points per game, fifth among Milwaukee-area players with at least 13 games played.
Next level: Rivals.com lists Tokoto as the No. 40 prospect in the nation among 2012 recruits. He announced he would be attending the University of North Carolina on March 3. Check out our photo gallery and archived video from the event.
Here are the athletes who have been selected the CNI/NOW All-Suburban Player of the Year:
2011: Zak Showalter, Germantown
2010: J.P. Tokoto, Menomonee Falls
2009: Ben Averkamp, Germantown (below)
2008: Ben Averkamp, Germantown
2007: Dwight Buycks, Bay View
2006: Jerry Smith, Wauwatosa East
2005: Jerry Smith, Wauwatosa East
2004: Allan Hanson, Wauwatosa East
2003: Luke Homan, Brookfield Central
2002: Dan Grunfeld, Nicolet
2001: Devin Harris, Wauwatosa East
2000: Deonte Moses, Bay View
1999: Nick Smith, Greenfield
1998: Marcus Johnson, Dominican
1997: Andy Kowske, Dominican
1996: Dan Luczywko, South Milwaukee
1995: Jeff Boinski, Thomas More
1994: James Stewart, Bay View
1993: Brad Christianson, Menomonee Falls
1992: Brad Christianson, Menomonee Falls
1991: Glen Allen, Whitnall
1990: Tuwan Clayton, Bay View
The CNI/NOW All-Suburban Boys Basketball Team is currently in its 22nd season. The following are the past coaches of the year:
2011: Kevin Lazovik, Whitefish Bay
2010: Wauwatosa West coaching staff
2009: Dave Shaw, Whitefish Bay
2008: Tim Arndorfer, Wauwatosa East
2007: Steve Showalter, Germantown
2006: Bernie Lindner, Oak Creek
2005: George Haas, Wauwatosa East (below)
2004: Jim Nowak, Greenfield
2003: Paul Hepp, Nicolet
2002: Dave Buchanan, Greenfield
2001: Dave Scheidegger, Eisenhower
2000: Jeff Lewiston, New Berlin West
1999: Paul Wollersheim, Dominican
1998: Kent Kroupa, Muskego
1997: George Haas, Wauwatosa East
1996: Jeff Thielke, Whitefish Bay
1995: Tim Morgan, Shorewood
1994: George Haas, Wauwatosa East
1993: John Tanem, Oak Creek
1992: Steve Bazelon, Nicolet
1991: Greg Trojanowski, Dominican
1990: Phil Jones, Bay View