Posted On: 01/15/18 5:00 AM
There’s been a very pleasant surprise at Iowa Falls-Alden this season, but for Karson Sharar, the success was planned, and expected.
The 6-foot guard is leading all freshman in Iowa, averaging 19.8 points per game, and has been utterly sensational for the Cadets since the first game of the season when he dropped 25 in a win over North Polk.
We recently caught up with the freshman phenom, and he mentioned his skill-set, and what it is that’s made him so dynamic as a rookie.
“I like to shoot the ball from the 3-point line, I’m pretty good at that, I’m shooting pretty well this season. I can also take it to the hole and create for my teammates also,” said Sharar.
“I’m most comfortable as a shooting guard, I like to catch it on the wing and go from there.”
He added: “I need to improve my decision-making, and I need to work on those clutch moments and learn how to take over the game.”
The success that Sharar is experiencing didn’t just happen overnight, he credits hard work and dedication for his big splash.
“I think it’s been a pretty good season, I’ve been working hard during my offseasons and getting ready for the varsity season. I’m just continuing to work and trying to be a leader for my team,” he said.
Sharar’s Cadets are 4-5 as they approach the midway point of their season, and his goals are mature: to help the team in any way possible.
“I just want to get wins for the team and keep doing the best thing for the team which is scoring and making the right plays,” said Sharar.
This offseason, he’ll play with All Iowa Attack, he’s been with the program since fifth grade. Things could start up recruitment-wise for the top 2021 then.