Posted On: 01/4/18 1:33 PM
We’ve had a month to digest high school basketball and with roughly a quarter to a third of the season played it’s time to start asking some questions. For example, who is South Dakota’s top shooter?
The answer to that question can include several names and today we run you through several strong possibilities for “the best”.
Aiden Bizardie of Todd County. Scoring 26 a game nobody in the state has hit as many threes so far as Aiden has at this point. He’s actually hit ten more than anyone else.
Devin Eppard of Chester Area. Chester has lost some recent games but Eppard is still burning nets. He had 38 of his team’s 59 in a loss to Beresford, 28 against MCM, and is scoring nearly 26 points a game.
Nick Hoyt of Harrisburg. I’m not sure anybody has a prettier release than Mr. Hoyt. He is one of many pieces that has led Harrisburg to the start they’ve had as a top team in state.
Jared Jaros of SF Lincoln. There are several reasons that Lincoln has performed at a such a high level this year is the emergence of Jaros. The 6-foot-2 junior has been a momentum changer for the Patriots consistently making big plays in momentum swings.
Jack McCabe of Dakota Valley. Jack has hit on nearly half of his threes so far this year scoring 16 a game for the balanced and talented DV backcourt that is on a big winning streak.
Trevor Olson of Dell Rapids. Olson has become a more versatile scorer for his team but that doesn’t take away his ability to knock down behind the arc.
Gus Reede of Aberdeen Roncalli. At 25 points per game and a flame throwing torch of a jumper that was made constantly throughout the summer, Gus has proven to be one of the most chase and denied players in the state. And yet he still knocks down a high percentage.
Gavin Schipper of SF Christian. Considered to be one of the top shooters in his class Gavin has been knocking down shots for Attack and the Chargers consistently helping his teams be among the most dangerous in the state in both seasons.
Kade Stearns of Tea Area. The title team has a three point threat to stretch the defense and his name is Kade Stearns. This junior opened the year with four treys and has his four long jumpers in nearly every game for the defending champs so far.