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Caledonia’s Noah King honored as member of Upper Iowa men’s basketball team – Post Bulletin


Caledonia Noah King earned several postseason awards as a member of the Upper Iowa University men’s basketball team during the 2023-2024 season.

King was honored by Upper Iowa when he was named Male Newcomer of the Year for the Peacocks. King was in his freshman year at Upper Iowa after playing junior college basketball at Kirkwood Community College.

The 6-foot-2 King, a guard, was just a sophomore at Division II Upper Iowa despite spending three seasons at Kirkwood. He missed one season due to a foot injury. Last year he was an All-American at the Division II junior college.

King started all 32 games at Upper Iowa this past season and helped the team finish 22-10. He was second on the team in scoring (17.4 points per game) and assists (2.3 per game). He also grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game. He shot 46.6% percent from the field, 80.4% at the line and scored in double figures in 30 of 32 games and had a season high of 27 points.

Due to his stellar play, King was named First Team All-Conference in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

He also excels in the classroom, as he was named to the CSC Academic All-District Team. He studies education.

The one from Lake City Ryan Heise is also a member of the Upper Iowa men’s basketball team. Heise is a 6-foot-4 freshman forward who redshirted for the Peacocks during the 2023-2024 season.

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Eli King, Noah’s younger brother, was a reserve guard for the Division I University of North Dakota men’s basketball team. Eli is a 6-4 sophomore guard who was in his freshman year at North Dakota after playing at Iowa State University as a freshman.

King appeared in all 32 games for North Dakota, including starting the first 12 games of the season.

He had a huge impact on the defense as he averaged 1.6 steals per game and was named to the Summit League All-Defensive Team. He tied a North Dakota single-game record with six steals in a single game and averaged 1.8 per game in league play.

King averaged 7.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He averaged 24.1 minutes per game, had a game-high 18 points, shot 42.2% from the floor and helped North Dakota finish with an 18-14, 10-6 record in the Summit League.

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Twin brothers Gabe And Mason Madsen were in Winona late last week and spoke with Winona High School students.

The Madsens are 2020 Mayo High School graduates and currently play Division I college basketball. The pair began their college careers together at the University of Cincinnati. Gabe left early in his freshman year and Masen left after two years with the Bearcats.

Gabe, a 6-6 guard, has since attended the University of Utah, while Mason, a 6-5 guard, played the past two seasons at Boston College.

The brothers both have one more season of eligibility remaining. Mason recently transferred to Utah so the pair can play their final season together during the 2024-2025 school year.

Part of their talk in Winona focused on prioritizing mental health. Their father, Lucas Madsen, was their high school coach. Luke is now the principal of Winona High School.

Guy N. Limbeck is a sports writer for the Post Bulletin. His Local Notebook is published every Tuesday. He can be reached at

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Guy N. Limbeck is a Rochester native who has worked at a newspaper since 1981. He has worked at the Post Bulletin since 1999. Readers can reach Guy at 507-285-7724 or [email protected].