Posted On: 02/23/18 12:47 PM
Six-foot-4 junior guard Tyler Kemp has spent the last 10-12 months growing physically, growing as a player, getting his name among the best junior guards in the state, and leading New Prague.
“So far this year we have been doing very well as a team,” Kemp said. “A record may not show it but we have grown a lot this year. By the end of the year we will be a scary team to play in March.”
The Trojans are 10-13 on the season but their 54.7 points allowed per game is the second best defensive total in Class AAAA behind Tartan (that said New Prague scores the second fewest amount of points in Class AAAA as well).
Kemp leads the team in scoring at 13-14 points per game and handles several different roles.
“This year I have been a lot better at getting to the hoop at finishing around the rim,” Kemp said. “I have also seen improvement in my court vision and getting my other teammates the ball in scoring position.”
New Praugue is a team few want to face in the playoffs but it’s a tough section. Lakeville North, JM, Owatonna, Lakeville, Farmington, and others are also in the section.
“The rest of the season we should be able to get some tough wins and go far into March.”
Tyler’s combination of skilled play and size has already led to four schools making regular contact.
“Some colleges that’s have contacted me are Southwest Minnesota State, Saint John’s, Minnesota-Crookston, and Minnesota State-Moorhead,” Kemp listed.