Posted On: 02/8/18 7:24 PM
Sometimes all it takes to get on the map is an opportunity.
Elk River hoops has given 6-1 junior guard Dylan Fruth exactly that, and he’s transforming the opportunity into a routine. The rest of the northwest metro is taking some notice, too.
Fruth is averaging around 15 points per game for the very green Elks, who are 8-11 and have some crucial section wins over Rogers, St. Cloud Tech and Moorhead. Fruth is leading his team in scoring, with Jack Burger close behind and Devon Roberts and Brock Burdine giving solid support as well. “Our team is doing alright, we have made a lot of progress since the beginning of the season,” Dylan said. “We have a very young team so we have just been learning how to play together.
“Our team goals are to just get better every day and hopefully make a run in sections.”
The section 8AAAA race is more wide open than it has been in recent years. Fruth hopes to bring his skillset to the table early and often during the home stretch of the season, and he’ll rely on his 45% shooting from beyond the arc to set up his playmaking opportunities. “The greatest strength of my game is my shooting ability, and I feel I have a very high basketball IQ,” Dylan added. “Things I have been working to improve on are my strength and athleticism along with ballhandling.
“My goals for the rest of the season are to just do what I need to do in order to help our team win as much as we can.”
While he’s keeping conference and section foes on their heels during the season, Dylan has caught the attention of a few programs early on, and he’s looking forward to the process over the next 16 months.
“The goal after college is to go to a four year university to play basketball and possibly major in exercise science. I have been contacted by a few NAIA schools so far.”
Opportunity came knocking. Dylan Fruth is taking hold of it and transforming it into goals. Be on the lookout for this junior with Elk River and the Minnesota Comets.