Pleasantville senior leaders Hunter Van Haalen and Collin Thomas have been tabbed for All-Conference and All-Substate basketball honors for their prowess on the hardwood this season.
Van Haalen averaged 19.5 points per game and was a unanimous First Team All-Pride of Iowa Conference selection. Thomas, a fellow senior post player, averaged 16.3 points per game for the Trojans and was a Second Team All-Conference selection. Both players were chosen for the exclusive All-Substate team, which consisted of just eight players selected out of the 20 teams from postseason Districts 13 and 14 that comprised the Class 1A Substate 7.
The Pleasantville boys basketball team went 20-4 this season – their best finish since 1989 – and went 13-3 in the very strong Pride of Iowa Conference, which was good enough for third.