Along with Nienhaus, seniors Cole and Connor Reese and Peyton Rohloff also were named all-conference selections for the Owl boys basketball team, which finished second in the conference with an 8-4 record and finished the season 20-6 overall.
Nienhaus averaged 20 points per game to lead the Owls. The guard also had a team-high 18 blocks on the season and 124 rebounds, second-highest on the team. He also finished the year with 65 steals, second-highest on the team to junior Daniel Milander, who finished with 69 steals.
Cole Reese averaged nearly 11 points per game (10.96) this season in addition to five assists per game, finishing the year with a team-high 139.
Connor Reese didn’t lead in any statistical category, but dabbled in all of them. He averaged just under 10 points per game (9.96), 4.5 rebounds per game (122 for the season) and 3.7 assists per game (100 for the season). He also had 38 steals on the year.
Rohloff led the team in rebounds with an average of 7.3 per game and finishing with 197 on the year. He also averaged 9.07 points per game to finish with 245 on the season, fourth-most on the team.
All four Owls graduate from Hancock later this spring along with other senior basketball players Tanner Pahl, Harrison Zeltwanger, and Montana Molden.