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Hettinger-Scranton's Hayden Sadowsky finalist for North Dakota Mr. Basketball

Eight finalists have been named for the annual North Dakota Mr. Basketball award. Jason Feather of Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Dalton Feeney of Bismarck Century, Braedan Hanson of Grand Forks Red River, Graham Hurlburt of Enderlin, Braydon Lund of Mi...

Eight finalists have been named for the annual North Dakota Mr. Basketball award.

Jason Feather of Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Dalton Feeney of Bismarck Century, Braedan Hanson of Grand Forks Red River, Graham Hurlburt of Enderlin, Braydon Lund of Minot, Brody Nieuwsma of Strasburg-Zeeland, Hayden Sadowsky of Hettinger-Scranton and Noah Wanzek of Jamestown have been selected for the senior-only award, which is presented by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

The winner will be announced on live TV after the Class B boys state championship game Saturday night at the Minot State University Dome.

Sadowsky, a 5-11 senior guard, averaged 21 points, five rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The Region 7 senior athlete of the year pushed the Night Hawks to the region tournament.

Feather, a 6-1 guard, was the Region 4 senior athlete of the year for the top-ranked Indians, who are the No. 1 seed at Thursday's Class B state tournament. He averaged 22.7 points, 3.1 steals and 2.2 assists per game and has 91 3-pointers, shooting 51 percent from long range.

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Feeney, a 6-4 guard, was integral in Century taking fifth place at state after spending the season ranked No. 1 in the poll. The West Region senior athlete of the year had per-game averages of 20.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals.

Hanson, a 6-7 guard, is the East Region senior athlete of the year. His 18.4 points, five rebounds and 2.7 assists per game aided the Roughriders' run to state, where they finished fourth.

Hurlburt, a 6-7 guard, averaged 24.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 steals per game while shooting nearly 80 percent from the free-throw line. He is the Region 1 senior athlete of the year, helping his team to the region semifinals.

Lund, a 6-4 forward, averaged a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two assists per game. He anchored the paint for a team that won its second straight Class A state championship Saturday night in Bismarck.

Nieuwsma, a 6-2 guard, had per-game averages of 22 points, 7.8 assists and seven rebounds. Region 3's senior athlete of the year has his team at the state tournament.

Wanzek, a 6-5 forward, averaged 20 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 steals per game. The University of North Dakota football recruit was part of a team that fell one game short of the state tournament

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