Posted On: 12/15/17 5:24 PM
Byron has a load of talent at guard and wing and inside their man is 6-foot-8 senior Kaden Koski. Kaden is hearing from several programs and has big goals for his senior year.
“Things are going good, we are 1-2 right now but the two teams we lost were 3A and we are 2A and lost to both under ten,” Koski said. “On a slow start but we are getting better each day. I feel that we are going to be a great team and hard to beat. Our team likes to run and we transition well.”
Koski is a player that we’ve seen at the Fall Expo events, he’s played AAU with his high school teammates, he was at spring team and individual events, all to improve for this year.
“My ball handling has improved a lot and I’ve been attacking the lane a lot more,” Kaden said. “My shot has also been good this season too and same with my rebounding.
“I’m averaging 11 boards right now and eight points at the moment but looking to get that up to at least double figure. Shots weren’t falling last game. Defense has also improved a lot.”
Along with Koski the Bears have Bjorn Knutson, Caleb Christenson, and Michael Coble who are all experienced.
“We have a total of four starters returning,” Kaden said. “We have great talent returning and three of them are all prospects that are getting recruited including myself, Mike Coble and Bjorn Knutson. We are all big and long and are great at transition.”
When the shots start falling for Koski he has a great chance to reach his individual goals and with that can come the team goals.
“My individual goals are to average a double-double, work hard on the defensive end, and help our team go to state. Team goals are to win conference champ and get to compete in the state tournament.”
Koski has an assortment of college programs showing interest.
“Lots of D3s are calling including UW-Stout, St Mary’s, Bethany,” Kaden said. “I got offered by Waldorf. Quit a bit of jucos are calling as well including NDSCS, NIACC. I’m hoping to have a great season and try to get in that d2 range. I visited all of the schools.”