Pella Christian boys’ basketball athlete, Austin Ver Meer, was nominated to the 23rd annual Academic All-State team by the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association. To be considered, a player must have a minimum 25 ACT composite score, at least a 3.25 GPA, and be ranked in the top 25 percent of their senior class. Ver Meer was one of 24 players to make it on the list of academic achievers. The list of 24 Iowa basketball players carried an average ACT composite score of 29.5, an average GPA of 3.99 and a per game scoring average of just under 15. Ver Meer will join the rest of his team in Des Moines this Tuesday for round one of the Class 2A boys’ state tournament when they play Sheldon at 12:15 p.m.