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Posted On: 12/31/17 1:35 PM
Brekken Lindberg of Win-E-Mac is a 6-foot-8 frontcourt junior averaging 14 points and seven boards for his 4-4 team. Brekken caught up with NHR today to discuss the season thus far.
“I have learned so far this season that we don’t have the scoring capabilities to score 70 every game,” Brekken told NHR. “This has actually helped me work on utilizing every possession and working on second chance opportunities.”
The Patriots have the potential to be quite good. They’ve beaten Stephen-Argyle and they gave top ten ranked NCE/U-H a good run before falling by two scores. For many of the games Brekken is seeing two or three defenders on him in the post.
“I expect getting double and triple teamed most games, and I have and will continue to still get good looks,” Brekken said about challenges coming his way. “Another challenge I have faced is when a team will run a smaller lineup and run a 5 out offense, pushing me out of my comfort zone and playing more perimeter defense.”
What Brekken described is basketball today, the modern game. Everyone defending away from the cup in man to man defense. Brekken is working to improve at that, and in other areas as he’s set personal and team goals. .
“The goals for my team include lowering our turnovers and getting more offensive rebounds,” Brekken said. “My personal goals are getting more offensive rebounds and steals, along with getting more outside shots.”
Brekken is getting better each day he competes and some schools are starting to notice. Brekken said that St. John’s has reached out a few times. The Johnnies watched Brekken play with the Minnesota Heat 16u team this past summer.
“My biggest takeaway from AAU was learning new ways to attack the rack and how to play more aggressively, without fouling,” Brekken said. And these are things opponents have seen him do consistently so far this year.