The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association's Division 2 South boys all-star team will have a local flavor to it.
Whitnall coach Steve Kujawa will be the head coach for the South squad, and one of his assistants will be Kyle Johnsen of Greenfield.
In addition, senior forward Kevion Taylor of Whitnall is on the South roster. Taylor averaged 17.8 points and nearly nine rebounds for the Falcons this season and received honorable mention on the WBCA All-State team.
Kujawa and Johnsen are both excited about the opportunity to direct the South team in the annual set of games on Saturday, June 17, at the Justagame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.
"It is a tremendous honor," said Kujawa, whose squad finished 16-7 despite losing standout Tyler Herro to injury this season. "We get to coach the best players in the southern part of the state. This reinforces the things we have been doing at Whitnall. I have a tremendous staff, too, with Kyle and Brandon Mattox (of New Berlin West)."
Johnsen, who completed his first season at Greenfield at 13-10, added, "This is very exciting for me, but I wouldn't get this honor without the job the kids did this year, and the things my coaching staff did."
Johnsen was assisted by Andy Fox, Dan Roche and David Lopez this season. Kujawa's coaching staff consisted of Ryan Hiir, Rich Wanta and Travis Riesop.