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Posted On: 12/7/17 5:00 AM
Cedar Rapids Prairie is off to a good start to what could be a special season, and 6-foot guard Logan Burg is going to be a key playmaker for the squad.
Burg played sophomore ball last year, but broke his foot during the season, causing him to miss significant time. Now, he’s a starter, and playing alongside one of the state’s best point guards in Griff Clark, and two of the state’s best shooters in Keegan and Kris Murray.
“For my strengths, it’s mostly ball-handling and passing,” said Burg during a recent phone interview. “And the only thing I really have to work on right now is my shooting. But the last couple of years, I’ve really gotten better with my shot.”
His shooting has been spot-on to start the season, in fact, he’s perfect from the floor this season. Burg went for 4-4 from the floor in the Hawks’ season opening win over North Scott.
He also led the team with five assists, and he pulled down four rebounds for good measure.
“My role is to start at the two spot, and I’ll be dribble-driving a lot and penetrating,” said Burg. “Everyone on our team can shoot the ball, so I’ll be doing whatever I can to get other people shots.”
Also a baseball standout, Burg played varsity this past summer as a sophomore, and impressively batted .310 while doing so. He’s still open as to which sport he might pursue at the next level. But baseball seems to be the favorite right now.
“For the last four years, I was always wanting to play basketball instead of baseball. And after last baseball season, I really started thinking about baseball more,” said Burg. “Basketball is a lot more fun for me than playing baseball, but I just feel like I’m a better baseball player.”