Madison Boys Basketball Team Heads to State Tournament

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After winning the district title, Madison High School boys basketball team is now on their way to compete for the state championship. The team will be travelling to compete against Centennial this Thursday at 6:15 PM in Nampa at the Idaho Center. If they win, they will then continue on to compete this weekend. Madison has been ranked #1 in the 5A polls for the entire basketball season. With slightly warmer temperatures and the opportunity to support a local Rexburg team, many families will be travelling to cheer on the Bobcats.

Learn more about each individual player and their personal goals and hobbies below! Be sure to follow Explore Rexburg for game recaps, photos, and more this weekend! Go Bobcats!

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Player photos courtesy of Josh Petersen Photography. Game photos courtesy of Van Visual Media.

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Con Ball

Number: #1
Nickname: Menace
Position:
 Point Guard
Height: 5’9″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Rudy Gobert
Fav NBA Team: Utah Jazz
College Plan: BYU-Idaho
Favorite School Subject: Basketball Class
Favorite Food: Costa Vida Sweet Pork
Hobbies: Snowmobiling and boating

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Brigham Williams

Number: #3
Nickname: Smiles
Position:
 Guard
Height: 6’3″
Class: Junior
Fav NBA Player: Joe Ingles
Fav NBA Team: Utah Jazz
College Plan: BYU
Favorite School Subject: Calculus
Favorite Food: Pizza
Hobbies: Golf

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Cameron Webster

Number: #4
Nickname: Farmer
Position: Guard
Height: 6′
Class: Junior
Fav NBA Player: Steph Curry
Fav NBA Team: Golden State Warriors
College Plan: BYU-I
Favorite School Subject: Math
Favorite Food: Steak and homestyle french fries
Hobbies: Boating, farming, snowmobiling, and dirt biking

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Justin Weiszhaar

Number: #10
Nickname: Chef Weez
Position: Small-Forward
Height: 6’1″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Dwayne Wade
Fav NBA Team: Chicago Bulls
College Plan: Utah State University
Favorite School Subject: Science
Favorite Food: Italian
Hobbies: Football, golf, and hanging out with friends

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Mason Downey

Number: #11
Nickname: Downtown Downey
Position: Guard
Height: 6’4″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Steph Curry
Fav NBA Team: Golden State Warriors
College Plan: Undecided
Favorite School Subject: Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite Food: Steak and potatoes
Hobbies: Friends, family, football, golf, and outdoor activities

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Joseph Dougherty

Number: #12
Nickname: GI Joe
Position: Forward
Height: 6’3″
Class: Junior
Fav NBA Player: Larry Bird
Fav NBA Team: Celtics
College Plan: Undecided
Favorite School Subject: Math
Favorite Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hobbies: Reading, camping, family history research, and playing other sports

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Jaxon Edelmayer

Number: #15
Nickname: Jump-Man
Position: Guard
Height: 6’3″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Russell Westbrook
Fav NBA Team: None
College Plan: A work in progress
Favorite School Subject: English and history
Favorite Food: Chinese
Hobbies: Family, friends, basketball

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David Rowe

Number: #20
Nickname: Wrangler
Position: Center/Post
Height: 6’5″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Charles Barkley
Fav NBA Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
College Plan: ISU after a two year mission
Favorite School Subject: Biology & Science
Favorite Food: Ribs
Hobbies: Football, basketball, lifting, camping, fishing, and skiing

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Nate Webb

Number: #22
Nickname: Sniper
Position: Wing (3)
Height: 6’6″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: LeBron James
Fav NBA Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
College Plan: Serving a mission
Favorite School Subject: History
Favorite Food: Pizza
Hobbies: Friends, family, golf, and soccer

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Branden Edelmayer

Number: #23
Nickname: Swaggy B
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6’4″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Russell Westbrook
Fav NBA Team: Oklahoma Thunder
College Plan: Business college
Favorite School Subject: Art & The Holocaust
Favorite Food: Chinese (Moo Goo Gai Pan)
Hobbies: Drawing, art, and looking at shoes

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Konner Jackson

Number: #24
Nickname: Yeti
Position:
 Center
Height: 6’8″
Class: Senior
Fav NBA Player: Russell Westbrook
Fav NBA Team: Cavaliers
College Plan: BYU-Idaho
Favorite School Subject: Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite Food: Italian
Hobbies: Shooting firearms, dirt biking, and wakeboarding

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Coach Bill Hawkins

Bill Hawkins played his high school ball at Rigby High School. After graduating from high school, he played locally at Ricks College and then at BYU-Hawaii. Coach Hawkins has coached at Madison for the past 29 years. Before Madison he coached at Salmon and Rigby. While at Madison, Coach Hawkins has won five state championships, has been state runner-ups five times, and has won six consolation titles. What a legacy!