Illikainen Named to All-American Second Team

By KBJR News 1

April 18, 2013 Updated Apr 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Grand Rapids forward Alex Illikainen was named to the 2012-13 MaxPreps Boys' Basketball Sophomore All-American second team on Thursday.

The 6'9" sophomore finished the season with 27.2 points and 14.7 rebounds for the Thunderhawks.

Illikainen led Grand Rapids to their sixth straight state tournament and a 20-win season.

Illikainen already has seen interest from several schools including Minnesota, Kansas, Oregon, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana and Creighton.

He is also the first sophomore in Grand Rapids boys' basketball history to go over 1,000 career points.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler