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Posted On: 04/26/18 4:03 PM
Lake Washington’s 6-foot-3 shooting guard Nick Strausburg knows he isn’t the biggest, strongest and fastest guy on the court, but he knows how to be effective, regardless.
It’s his dedication and high motor that allow him to excel, and that’s just what he plans to continue and do over the course of the next 12 months.
“I play with a lot of passion and I really compete. I don’t jump out of the gym, but the way I compete against better athletes is I out-work them,” said Strausburg. “I also can shoot the pull-up and the mid-range 3 really well, I think.”
As a junior with Lake Washington, Strausburg had a seesaw season. He was playing sparingly at the beginning before seeing starters minutes later on.
“We had some guys get suspended, and I went from being the eighth-man to being a starter. I thought I played really well as a starter,” he said.
“This year was a great learning experience for me and my team, and it was nice to get to know my coach better. And I felt like it was a great growing experience to know more mentally about myself and grow that way as a player.”
Next season, Strausburg will have a much larger role with the Kangaroos, and is eager to evolve as a player and a leader.
“My role is going to change a ton next season, we had seven seniors on the team this year, and now, I’m going to be the main scoring option,” he said. “I’m going to have to evolve as a leader and a person.”
But first, he’ll spend his spring and summer playing 17U ball with new grassroots program, Team Rain. It’s a squad comprised mostly of Lake Washington guys
“I’m really looking forward to the exposure this summer. Last summer, I went to the University of St. Thomas (MN) invitational prospect camp. And I’m looking forward to enjoying the experience and building relationships and seeing how the recruitment process goes,” said Strausburg.