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Tray Buchanan was at the center of United Township's basketball resurgence the past two seasons. Joe Wieskamp averaged more points per game than any other player in the state of Iowa this winter.

Buchanan and Wieskamp, both Division I prospects, are the co-captains of this year's Quad-City Times All-Metro team.

A year after guiding the Panthers to an Illinois Class 4A supersectional, Buchanan paced the program to a 22-win season. The North Dakota signee averaged 20.6 points per game and tallied more than 1,200 points the past two seasons.

Wieskamp, a 6-foot-6 junior from Muscatine, registered 30.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The Iowa commit and the state's Gatorade Player of the Year was the first 4A player in Iowa to average more than 30 points for a season in 15 years.

Buchanan and Wieskamp, repeat selections on the first team, are joined by Davenport Central's Ray Miller, Moline's Deonte Billups, North Scott's Bailey Basala and Bettendorf's D.J. Carton.

Miller and Basala were on the second team a season ago.

Camanche senior Dylan Hundley captains the all-Eastern Iowa team. Hundley, one of five players in Iowa Class 2A to average a double-double at 15.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, powered the Indians to 23 wins and their first state tournament berth in 32 years.

Rockridge senior Gentry Whiteman, a first team all-state selection by the Associated Press and coaches association, is the leader of the all-Western Illinois team. Whiteman tallied 22 points per game and was part of 107 wins the past four seasons for the Rockets.

Moline's Sean Taylor is the metro coach of the year. Taylor, in his first season with the Maroons, started three sophomores and recovered from a slow start to finish with a 21-9 record and capture Moline's first regional title since 2011.


Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.