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Winners announced during Hansen and Anderson Basketball Banquet Sunday in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS – Jacoby Mehrman of Harrisburg and Mahli Abdouch of O’Gorman are the winners of the South Dakota Mr. and 2024 Miss Basketball awards.

Mehrman, a 6-foot-4 senior guard who will play at the University of Sioux Falls, and Abdouch, a 6-foot-10 senior guard who will play at South Dakota State University, were named as winners at a banquet on Sunday . .

The winners are chosen by South Dakota high school basketball coaches.

Abdouch, a three-time Class AA first-team All-State honoree, averaged 16.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while leading O’Gorman to the state title. She finished her career with 1,266 points.

O'Gorman's Lucy Moore (11) enjoys a moment with teammates Sydney Terveen, Julia Eggert (31) and Mahli Abdouch during the Knights' 55-42 victory over Brandon Valley in the state Class AA championship on Saturday, March 9, 2024 in the Sanford Pentagon near Sioux Falls.  O'Gorman completed a perfect 24-0 season.O'Gorman's Lucy Moore (11) enjoys a moment with teammates Sydney Terveen, Julia Eggert (31) and Mahli Abdouch during the Knights' 55-42 victory over Brandon Valley in the state Class AA championship on Saturday, March 9, 2024 in the Sanford Pentagon near Sioux Falls.  O'Gorman completed a perfect 24-0 season.

O’Gorman’s Lucy Moore (11) enjoys a moment with teammates Sydney Terveen, Julia Eggert (31) and Mahli Abdouch during the Knights’ 55-42 victory over Brandon Valley in the state Class AA championship on Saturday, March 9, 2024 in the Sanford Pentagon near Sioux Falls. O’Gorman completed a perfect 24-0 season.

Mehrman averaged 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists for Harrisburg last season. He was a two-time Class AA all-state selection and made the first team this winter. He scored 1,209 career points.

Both players were previously named Class AA Players of the Year by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association.

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Other Mr. Basketball finalists included Alec Squires of Sioux Valley, Lane Tietz of Groton Area, Jackson Schauer of Faith, Josh Olthoff of Brandon Valley, Tage Ortman of Canistota, Kolt Koepsell of Howard, Braeden VanBockern of Harrisburg, Nicolas Marshall of White River, Jaxson Wingert of Dakota Valley and Porter Ihnen of Lennox.

Harrisburg's Jacoby Mehrman drives to the basket against Watertown's Will Engstrom and Caden Beauchamp (5) during their opening round match in the state Class AA boys basketball tournament on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in SIoux Falls.  Harrisburg won 71-56.Harrisburg's Jacoby Mehrman drives to the basket against Watertown's Will Engstrom and Caden Beauchamp (5) during their opening round match in the state Class AA boys basketball tournament on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in SIoux Falls.  Harrisburg won 71-56.

Harrisburg’s Jacoby Mehrman drives to the basket against Watertown’s Will Engstrom and Caden Beauchamp (5) during their opening round match in the state Class AA boys basketball tournament on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in SIoux Falls. Harrisburg won 71-56.

Other Miss Basketball finalists include Ava Lingemann of Ethan, Claire Sheppard of Flandreau, Jaidyn Dunn of Sioux Falls Jefferson, Sawyer Stoebner of Mitchell, Macy Koupal of Wagner, Abby Aslesen of Howard, Paige Kjerstad of Wall, Katie Vasecka of Tea Area , Emilee Fox of Mount Vernon-Plankinton, and Skyler Volmer of Lyman.

This article originally appeared in Watertown Public Opinion: South Dakota’s Mr. and named Miss Basketball winners for 2024