Posted On: 12/19/17 2:59 PM
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The Big Lake Hornets had the best season in school history a year ago, going to the state tournament and pushing eventual state-champion DeLaSalle in the opening round.
Much of that success was on the back of a big senior class. But then-sophomore wing Logan Nagorski certainly played an important role too.
As one of the few holdovers from last year’s squad, Nagorski’s role will increase substantially in his junior season.
“We’re going to have to have a lot of young guys step up,” said Nagorski. “Having seven seniors and four starters [graduate]; that’s going to be tough to replace. But we feel good about the guys have have. And I’m excited to show that I can do more things.”
The 6-foot-5 junior had a strong summer playing with Comets Elite and he’s parlayed that into a strong start to the winter season. The Hornets are off to slow start as a tea,, but Nagorski’s been terrific, averaging more than 20 points and five rebounds per game.
A multifaceted player, Nagorski can score both inside and out. He’s a strong 3-point shooter off the catch but also a solid ball-handler and shot-creator. He does a good job of not settling for jumpers, displaying a strong propensity for getting to the free throw line.
“Last year I was more of a catch and finish type,” said Nagorski. “This year is definitely going to have to be more when it comes to ball handling and scoring. I’m excited to show that I can do those things.”
Nagorski’s drawn a lot of college interest already and he’s made a handful of visits, citing Minnesota State (Mankato), Winona and South Dakota School of Mines as schools that impressed. He’s got the rest of this season plus another summer (presumably in the Comets organization) to garner more attention.