Basketball

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 is in his seventh year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as a full-time staff writer in May 2016. He took over as the site's managing editor in January 2020. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.