December 2016



Here are the players who were voted to this season's team. Click here to see bios, photos and the players who earned honorable mention. Also be sure to check out 20 years of All-Suburban boys scoring history here.


Ben Averkamp

6-foot-8 senior center, Germantown


Lee Becker

6-5 senior forward, Menomonee Falls


Chad Mathwig

6-4 sophomore forward, New Berlin West


Alex Merg

6-1 senior guard, Greendale


Austin Selvick

6-4 senior guard, New Berlin Eisenhower


Jimmy Sherburne

6-2 senior guard, Whitefish Bay


Bryan Stave

6-4 senior forward, Whitnall

J.P. Tokoto

6-5 freshman forward, Menomonee Falls


Eric Williams

6-3 senior forward/guard, Wauwatosa East


Andrew Windler

6-9 senior forward, South Milwaukee

Making the Team

How they are chosen

The NOW sports staff begins compiling each All-Suburban team by contacting all coaches in its coverage area and asking for nominations. Coaches provide comments on each player and season statistics.


That information is put on a ballot to which NOW reporters add their own first-hand impressions of players.


Each staff member then votes for the 10 players he feels should be on the team, ranking them from 10 to 1. The player with the most points is named the Player of the Year and the next nine players are also named to the team.


Those players receiving votes who do not make the team earn high honorable mention and those who are nominated but don't receive votes earn honorable mention.


2008-2009 All-Suburban Boys Basketball Team

Big Ben back on top

Germantown's Ben Averkamp collected his second consecutive NOW All-Suburban Player of the Year honor after leading the Warhawks to the state finals for the second year in a row. The 6-foot-8 inch senior will continue his basketball career next season at Loyola of Chicago.

Merg makes point

Greendale's Alex Merg parlayed his hard work and talent into a spot on this season's All-Suburban squad. He was also named a co-player of the year in the Woodland Conference.

Proven pain fighter

Whitnall's Bryan Stave has persevered through injury to earn a spot on the NOW All-Suburban team. The senior played four seasons of varsity ball, averaging 16.8 points a game this year.

Windler sustains run

South Milwaukee's Andrew Windler proved to be a difficult foe for opponents to handle during the 2008-09 campaign. The senior, an all-Southeast Conference selection, shot 44 percent from 3-point range and has improved his game each season.

Vet, newcomer powered Falls

Lee Becker, a senior, and freshman J.P. Tokoto formed a fearsome frontcourt for Menomonee Falls this season. They were the first Indians since 2002 to earn a spot on the All-Suburban team.

Instant help rewarded

Chad Mathwig averaged a double-double to help New Berlin West stay competitive despite losing every starter from a season ago. The sophomore also shot a sizzling 59 percent from the floor.

Brotherly battles spurred Selvick

Eisenhower's Austin Selvick credited his older brother for inspiring his competitive nature. The senior developed into a floor leader for the Lions this season to earn a spot on the All-Suburban team.

Noble effort recognized

Whitefish Bay's Jimmy Sherburne helped lead the Dukes to a 21-2 overall record and a North Shore Conference title. A hard-fought victory over Germantown, breaking the Warhawks' 30-game regular-season winning streak, was especially sweet.

Tosa East's Williams' late-game heroics became standard

Eric Williams has proven to be the person to take, and make, the clutch shot the last two seasons for Wauwatosa East. This season it was a crucial tip-in against Milwaukee Washington. Last year it was a 3-pointer in the title game his coach said was the biggest shot in school history.


Shaw shapes redemption

Whitefish Bay coach Dave Shaw is the NOW All-Suburban Coach of the Year for the 2009 season. He led the Blue Dukes to 21-2 record by tailoring his game plan to perfectly fit his team's strengths, especially standout guard Jimmy Sherburne. Go to story.


 Top scorersScoring leaders

Check out our interactive map for a look at the all-time scoring leaders of boys and girls basketball teams at high schools in the suburban Milwaukee area.


Big Ben strikes often

Check out our photo gallery of All-Suburban Player of the Year Ben Averkamp in action.


Turning 20


The CNI/NOW All-Suburban Boys Basketball Team is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season. The following are the past coaches of the year:


2009: Dave Shaw, Whitefish Bay

2008: Tim Arndorfer, Wauwatosa East

2007: Steve Showalter, Germantown

2006: Bernie Lindner, Oak Creek

2005: George Haas, Wauwatosa East

2004: Jim Nowak, Greenfield

2003: Paul Hepp, Nicolet

2002: Dave Buchanan, Greenfield

2001: Dave Scheidegger, New Berlin Eisenhowewr

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


Here are the athletes who have been selected the CNI/NOW All-Suburban Player of the Year:


2009: Ben Averkamp, Germantown

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






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