Posted On: 01/25/18 4:13 PM
Alex Rasmussen has led his Northfield squad to a 10-4 start (8-3 in the Big Nine) while leading the team in scoring. It’s been a solid start to Rasmussen’s senior year.
“We are currently 10-4,” Alex said. “Loses coming to very talented teams (Mankato East, Austin, and JM). I’m excited to get the opportunity to play them all again because of our team keeps improving those are the type of teams we can beat.”
Over the years we’ve seen Rasmussen compete in high school and AAU basketball in different roles and scenarios and he continues to help his team win in all scenarios.
“The biggest improvement I have had from last season to this year has been my strength and quickness,” Alex said. “I have spent a lot of time in weight room trying to improve that part of my game.
“This has helped me finish our the rim and get to the free throw line a lot more. My quickness have helped me beat my defender off the dribble to create a lot more scoring opportunities.
Rasmussen is scoring 16.5 points per game joining Mason Zick, Mason Otterdahl, Mitch Stanchina, and others on a balanced team that’s beaten Owatonna, Mankato West, Simley, and others.
“We only lost three seniors last year and right now we have ten guys who can step up and I am confident in to make plays on varsity games. This group has been playing together for so long that we have built really good chemistry.”
As a senior there are several things that Alex hopes to accomplish both for his team, and for himself. Goals for his team, and individually for himself.
“Some goals I have individually are to be named all conference, make the all star game, and score my 1,000th point. Team goals include finishing top three in the Big 9 and going to state.
“Northfield hasn’t been to state since 1932, and everyone on our team have high expectations for how far this team can go.”
Rasmussen is a talented football and basketball player that heard from schools in both sports. Alex recently decided on the sport he wants to play at the next level.
“Recruitment wise I have heard from many D3 and D2 football schools, but I just recently decided that I would rather play basketball in college.
“The schools that have talked to me the most for basketball have been, St Mary’s, Bethany Lutheran and UW Eau Claire. I have visited UW Lacrosse as well as St. John’s. I have also been in contact with St. Cloud State. So far I would say St. John’s is my top choice!”