Green Bay and Appleton high school basketball players to watch

The high school basketball season is about to move into the playoffs and here are five of the best seniors to watch as they look to lead their respective teams to the WIAA State Tournament at the Kohl Center in Madison.

Kaukauna basketball standout Chris Morgan.

Chris Morgan

Kaukauna, 6-2, point guard

Family: Parents, Brian and Jackie; siblings, James and Katelyn

Favorite food: Spaghetti

Favorite TV show: “Office”

Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”

Favorite school subject: Story

Favorite pro athlete: Tim Tebow

Why he’s on the team: With an average of 19.2 points and 7.1 assists this season. Engaged in NCAA Division I Purdue-Fort Wayne. Averaged 20.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists last season.

Max Nelson, basketball player from Appleton North.

Max Nelson

Appleton North, 6-8, forward

Family: Parents, Hans and Mari; sister, Laura

Favorite food: macaroni and cheese

Favorite TV show: “Office”

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite pro athlete: Devin Booker

Why he’s on the team: Involved in Division I Valparaiso. Averaging 25.3 points, 11.5 rebounds this season. Averaged 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds last season.

Kimberly basketball star Jackson Paveletzke.

Jackson Paveletzke

Kimberly, 6-3, point guard

Family: Parents, Jean and Julie; siblings, Ella and Olivia

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite TV show: “Office”

Favorite movie: “Coach Carter”

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite pro athlete: Tyler Herro

Why he’s on the team: Wofford’s commitment is averaging 29.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists this season. Averaged 19.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists last season in helping Kimberly to a 28-3 record and second place finish in the WIAA D1 State Tournament.

Donavan Denmark Basketball Shorts.

Donavan shorts

Denmark, 6-10, striker

Family: Mother, Shawn; brother Zane

Favorite food: lasagna

Favorite TV show: “The 100”

Favorite movie: “After Earth”

Favorite school subject: Science/psychology

Favorite pro athlete: Derrick Rose

Why he’s on the team: Averaging 24.1 points and 8.4 rebounds this season. Averaged 21.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season. Will play at UW-Green Bay.

Ashwaubenon basketball player Marcus Tomashek.

Marcus Tomashek

Ashwaubenon, 6-5, guard

Family: Parents, Mark and Maggie; brother, Drew

Favorite food: wings

Favorite TV show: “Narcotics”

Favorite movie: “Long”

Favorite school subject: English

Favorite pro athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Why he’s on the team: Averaging 26.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season. Division II Michigan Tech rookie. Averaged 23.4 points last season.

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