The Alexandria boys basketball team was a relatively young group this season, but the Cardinals had some good seniors to fall back on, and one of them was named team MVP.

Senior point guard Trey Hoepner took home that top honor from Alexandria's awards banquet. He was one of three Cardinals to average double figures this season after putting up 11.8 points per game as he shot 41 percent from the field. He also had 70 steals, 68 assists and 54 rebounds.

Hoepner and sophomore forward Treyton Thompson were both All-Central Lakes Conference players this winter. Senior Anders Hedstrom, junior Carrson Jones and sophomore Colton Roderick were honorable-mention selections.

Hedstrom had a breakout senior season and was named the team's most improved player. He averaged 11.1 points per game, while adding 25 assists and 97 rebounds overall.

Jones rounded out the list of team-award winners as he was named Alexandria's Defensive MVP. Jones averaged 8.9 points and had 45 steals, 82 assists and 70 rebounds.

Thompson broke onto the varsity scene and was named to the Class AAA All-State fourth team this winter. Thompson could fill a stat line offensively and defensively with his length at 6-foot, 11-inches. He led the Cardinals in scoring with 429 points (15.9 PPG), rebounds with 230 (8.5 RPG) and blocked shots with 99.

Thompson has been named a team captain for the 2019-20 season, along with Jones and current junior Ethan Patience. The Cardinals will return many of their regular contributors next winter as they look to build on a season that ended with a 19-9 record overall.