Posted On: 12/19/17 4:01 PM
With a strong senior group the expectations are high at Totino-Grace. Guard Nick Flottmeier is one of the seniors leading the way.
“This season has been great, we are getting used to a new system and a new coach, and the things that he asks us to do on a game to game basis,” Nick said. “It has been a lot of fun getting the chance to play again and getting coach Nick Carroll his first win at Totino-Grace.”
Four games into the season Nick is the team’s second leading scorer at a dozen a game. With Charlie Jacob, Braeden Mischke, Tyler Kittelson, and Will Schmidt all in the line-up with Flottmeier the team has balance.
The Eagles opened the year with losses to BSM and Austin but have since defeated Class AA top ten ranked Brooklyn Center and conference opponent Elk River.
Nick had 15 in the win over the Elks plus he’s showing his improvements defensively.
“This year I’m working on improving my defense, specifically on the ball and trying to get to the hoop as much as possible and make plays happen,” Flottmeier said.
“We have six returning seniors and we are all pretty close which makes playing together a lot easier, so we hope to have a great year and hopefully get a few wins in our last season together.”
Flottmeier and the Eagles have a chance to play in the state tournament but they will have to get through a tough section that includes Columbia Heights and others.
“I hope to just enjoy my last season of basketball and go out on a high note,” Nick told Prep Hoops. “As a team I hope that we can win a section championship and make a state run.”
Nick could play D3 basketball but at this point it looks like he will move on from the game after the season concludes.
“I have been contacted by Crown College and Bethany Lutheran, Hamline and Augsburg have contacted my coach about me but I have decided to make this year my last year of basketball,” Nick said.