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Posted On: 12/18/17 6:06 PM
One of the definite surprises of the young season has been Farmington starting 4-1 led by Caden Freetly, and beating going teams while earning that record.
“Things have been going great in Farmington,” Caden told Prep Hoops. “We are currently 4-1 with just a five point loss to Rochester Mayo. After a couple years playing together our group is blending great.”
The Tigers have beaten Minnetonka, St. Anthony, and Jefferson, all squad that have talent and expected to have a strong season.
Caden is scoring 14.6 points per game on a team that has an eight man rotation that includes six players averaging between five and nine points a game (guys like Jameson Shrum, Miles Mendes, and Brock Mogensen) plus the double figures from Zach Hedquist and Freetly.
“I have been driving and getting to the free throw line a lot more” Caden said. “Being a captain and the highest scorer from last year, a lot more responsibility has fallen onto my shoulders to score and create more the team.”
Farmington’s wins have been all about balance and excellent team basketball. They’ve won four of five games and based on what they’ve done so far the Tigers are capable of winning about 60 to 75 percent of the remaining games on their 17-18 schedule.
“We are expecting a good year out of guys that have been on the varsity floor for some time now,” Freetly explained. “After a couple years of growing pains a lot of our young guys are becoming great players and our work in the gym and weight room is showing.
“Some goals of ours are to finish in the top half of the conference and be our best when playoff time comes around. Individual goals of mine include helping the team with my talents to make us our best and giving advice and teaching as a senior captain.”
Caden has committed to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.