Posted On: 04/25/18 10:00 AM
Sophomore Luke Wells II help lead the Crow Creek Chieftains to a 21-5 record and a seventh-place finish at the state tournament this past season.
Wells was very efficient at getting to the rim and finishing. He made the majority of his points inside the three-point line only making 12-of-47 three’s for 26 percent on the season as opposed to 89-of-185 from inside the arc.
He was relentless on the boards hauling in 6.5 a game for the season which put him second on the team behind Josiah Blue Arm’s 10.7 a game. He had the second most offensive rebounds on the team behind Blue Arm with 42 of his 148 total rebounds.
Wells used his height to his advantage to scan the court, leading his team in assists with about 3.5 a game. He has a great view of the court when he’s attacking the rim to kick it out or hit the open cutter.
He also used his size and quickness against Tea Area at the state tournament to rack up a double-double with 28 points and 11 boards. His performance during the state tournament earned him a spot on the All-Tournament team as a sophomore.
Wells got to the line 77 times and made 48 of them throughout the season for a 62 percent average.
By The Numbers
44: Percent shooting from the field on the season. He was 101-0f-232.
11.4: Points he averaged over the course of the season. Which was third on the team. He will most likely be the primary scorer next season.
3: Categories he led the team in at the state tournament. He averaged 21.33 points, 4 assists, and had 3 blocks in three games in Rapid City.
For the winter season with the Chieftains, Wells is one of two starters returning next season. They will look to get back to the state tournament. Freshman Trevin McBride is the other returning starter which makes Crow Creek young next year, but don’t be surprised if you see them in Sioux Falls next March.