Gage Robbins
Gage Robbins
Members of both the Phelps and Three Lakes boys basketball teams were honored this week after league coaches announced their an­nual All-Conference awards following the completion of the 2018-’19 season.

Leading the way was Phelps senior Gage Robbins, who after leading the Knights to back-to-back Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) titles, was named co-Player Of The Year along with Kaden Schuls of Florence.

Robbins was undoubtedly one of the league’s top shooters as evidenced by his 72 3-point shots made on the season, which set a new Phelps record. The previous record of 62 was set in the 2013-’14 season by Sawyer Rosner.

Robbins started each of Phelps’ 24 games this season, averaging a team-best 17.8 points per game while shooting nearly 50% from the field. He was nearly a 42% shooter from behind the arc this season and also was second on the team in free throw percentage (70%).

His 4.8 rebounds per game was third best behind fellow First Team All-NLC selection Andrew Gill and Honorable Mention selection, Tony Gutierrez.

Gill exits the program as one of the top scorers in history, finishing his career with 1,011 total points across four seasons. His 14.7 points per game this year was a career best for Gill, who finished just behind Robbins in field goals made.

Defensively was where Gill made his presence felt night-in and night-out for the Knights. He was second on the team in rebounding, was third in steals and also was second best on the team in assists, averaging 4 per game this season.

Joining Gill and Robbins on the First Team All-NLC were Schuls and Evan Beaster of Florence, Mac Morrison of Elcho and Tyler Tichenor of Crandon.

Carl Gu­tier­rez of Phelps was elected to the All-NLC Second Team along with Crandon’s Blake Weber, Connor Taylor and Reed and Jacob Christianson of Laona-Wabeno and Nate Cogar of Three Lakes.

Gutierrez averaged 10.8 points per game on the season and was fourth on the team in rebounds with 4.6 per game.

Cogar was one of the league’s top point guards and scorers overall, earning himself All-NLC Second Team honors. Season stats for Three Lakes and Cogar were not available.

Rounding out the awards on the Honorable Mention squad was Tony Gutierrez, who like his brother averaged 10.8 points per game for Phelps while leading the team in rebounding at 6.3 per contest. His 4.5 assists per game led the Knights, and he also averaged 2.4 steals per game.