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RECRUITING: Haliburton leads Oshkosh North to first state title

Tyrese Haliburton had already proven to be the best player in the state of Wisconsin. Now, the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year has proven he plays for the best team.

Haliburton scored 24 of his 31 points and went 18-of-18 from the free throw line Saturday night to lead Oshkosh North to its first state championship with a 61-44 win over Brookfield East. The 6-foot-5 point guard’s perfect mark from the free throw line set a state title game record for an Oshkosh North team that finishes its season with a 27-1 record.

The Iowa State signee also added five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals. He shot 5-of-10 from the field and 2-0f-4 from behind the 3-point line.

Haliburton, who is rated as the No. 164 player in the country by 247Composite, averaged 23.2 points, 6.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 steals during his senior season.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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