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Four Dallas County athletes make INA All-State boys basketball teams

Jason McGrann • DCN Nick Drucker of Dallas Center-Grimes, shown against Bondurant-Farrar on Feb. 27, was a Class 3A first-team All-State selection.Buy Photo
Jason McGrann • DCN Nick Drucker of Dallas Center-Grimes, shown against Bondurant-Farrar on Feb. 27, was a Class 3A first-team All-State selection.
Merle Laswell • DCN Waukee’s Jacobson, shown against Urbandale on Feb. 28, was a Class 4A first-team All-State selection.
Merle Laswell • DCN Waukee’s Jacobson, shown against Urbandale on Feb. 28, was a Class 4A first-team All-State selection.

The INA All-State boys’ basketball teams have been released and four players from Dallas County have been selected. Waukee’s Michael Jacobson is a Class 4A first-team selection, Dallas Center-Grimes’s Nick Drucker is a Class 3A first-team selection while Van Meter’s Stephen Folkerts was named to the Class 2A third team and Waukee’s Anthony Nelson was named to the Class 4A third team.

Jacobson, a junior, led the Warriors in scoring this season with 17.1 points per game on average. He did this on a 47.9 field goal percentage and shooting 84.1 percent from the free throw line.

Jacobson also led the team in rebounding and blocks, grabbing 68 offensive rebounds and 155 defensive rebounds for a total of 223 rebounds on the season while blocking 49 shots. His 47 assists on the season rank second on the team behind Parker Howe.

The Warriors (18-5) missed out on the state tournament after they were upset at home in the substate tournament against Urabandale on Feb. 28.

Dallas Center-Grimes (20-3) were also upset in the district tournament against Bondurant-Farrar on Feb. 27. Drucker, the Mustangs’ first-team All-State selection, led the team this season in several stat categories.

Drucker, a senior, was the Mustangs’ leading scorer, averaging 13.4 points per game. He also led the team in defensive rebounding with 102 defensive boards, assists with 135 on the season and steals with 64 this season.

Waukee’s Nelson, also a junior and a third-team selection, finished second on the team in scoring with 14.1 points per game on average, shooting 54.4 percent from the field this season. He also had 63 offensive rebounds and 150 defensive rebounds for a total of 213 rebounds this season.

Nelson had 36 assists, 21 steals and 40 blocks throughout the season.

Folkerts, a senior and a third-team selection for Van Meter, helped the Bulldogs to a 19-3 record this season, but the Bulldogs fell short of the state tournament, losing to Panorama in the district tournament on Feb. 20.

Folkerts was the Bulldogs’ leading scorer with 19.4 points per game on average, shooting 53.9 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from 3-point range. He also led the team in free throws made, making 90 of 135 attempts for a 66.7 free throw percentage.

Folkerts was also the Bulldogs’ leading rebounder with 184 this season. He also finished the season with 18 assists, 21 steals and 13 blocks.

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