Ade Lamu grabbed everybody’s attention last winter in a game against DeLaSalle when Lamu hit a few pull-up jumpers and took care of business around the basket against the vaunted Islander defender.
Shortly after he decided to accept a spot on the D1 Minnesota team and not long after that scholarship offers came from Vermont, Winona State, and Minnesota-Duluth.
D1 Minnesota plays on the Adidas circuit for a good portion of the season and this year the team won 26 of 33 games overall. Ade feels it was a success, for the most part.
“I think my shooting got a lot better from workouts we did earlier in the (Grassroots) season,” Lamu explained. “I liked my overall experience pretty well. I think I could have done a lot better but I think it went well.”
Now his focus is on helping St. Croix Lutheran get back to the Class AA State Tournament. The Crusaders only lost 3 of 33 games last year so they have a lot to live up to.
“I'm excited about this year,” Lamu said. “I think this is our year but I feel like my role as a leader needs to step up, lead the team and be a dog.”
Ade also has to figure out what is next with recruiting.
“I'm currently talking with coaches setting up visits,” Ade stated. “I just got my phone fixed so I wasn't in contact with any for a while so maybe Northeastern, Nebraska-Omaha, and Central Michigan are the schools I’m hearing from the most.”