Posted On: 12/14/17 4:43 PM
Six-foot-4 guard Sawyer Levos of Hastings has become a more versatile player and with it has come increased college opportunity as five programs are in contact.
“So far this season we are 2-2,” Sayer told NHR. “We had a couple close loses to Eagan and Eastview. I feel like we learned a lot from those loses and we are going to bounce back.
“For me the season has started off pretty well, through four games I’m averaging 15 and six rebounds. I’m hoping to get those numbers up a little more.”
Levos had 24 in a loss to Eastview but in that game Spencer showed once again his ability to produce from all over the court.
“In the past years I have really just been known as a shooter but now my game has evolved because I got stronger and put on 15 pounds over the summer. I have become more of a complete player.
“Now most of my points are coming from driving along with shooting the three every once in a while. My defense has also improved tremendously, as well as my overall quickness and explosiveness.”
Hastings has wins over Hudson and Stewartville but losses to Eagan and Eastview. They are team that is known for running excellent halfcourt stuff and usually competes with anyone. This year they have some youth in the line-up but expectations as well and goals are still high.
“Our team has a lot of young talent,” Levos said. “We have two returning varsity players, myself and our other captain. Although we are young we are expecting guys to step up and we expect to have a big year.
“Individually I want to get to 1,000 this year and want to average a double double. As a team our goal is 20 wins and to give ourselves a shot at state by making it to the section finals.
Several D3 programs are aware of Levos and are in regular contact.
“I am currently talking to Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Concordia, Hamline, Macalaster. and Augsburg,” Levos said. “I have visited all of those schools. I don’t have any more visits planned right now. I am hoping to get some D2 looks this season.”