Lohaus Gatorade player of the year

Lohaus Gatorade player of the year


Lohaus Gatorade player of the year


The postseason awards continue to pile up for West High senior Wyatt Lohaus.

A week after being named Iowa’s Mr. Basketball and earning first-team all-state honors, Lohaus was selected Wednesday as the Gatorade player of the year in the state of Iowa.

The 6-foot-2 Lohaus averaged 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season while helping West High to a 23-3 record and its third consecutive Class 4A state title.

Lohaus shot 56 percent from the floor this season, including 38 percent from 3-point line, and 88 percent from the free-throw line.

The Mississippi Valley Conference co-player of the year scored in double figures in all three games at the state tournament this season.

Lohaus scored a game-high 22 in an opening round win over Southeast Polk and matched the game-high of 13 in the Trojans’ 57-45 state title game win over West Des Moines Valley.

A four-year starter, Lohaus was 94-9 in his high school career and is the all-time assist leader at West High.

The University of Northern Iowa recruit becomes the second straight West High player to be named Gatorade player of the year after current Northern Iowa player Jeremy Morgan claimed the honor last season.

Lohaus maintains a 3.39 GPA and is a member of the Business Professionals of America and West High’s Young Republican’s club.

He has volunteered locally on behalf of multiple school fundraisers and as a mentor for students with special needs.


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