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Posted On: 04/17/18 11:47 AM
Shiloh Christian 6-foot-9 center Macauley Young led his team to state putting up 16 points and a dozen rebounds a game against a very difficult schedule. Steps were taken both as a team, and as an individual.
“Things went very well this year,” Young said. “We made it to the state tournament, we just couldn’t capitalize. We lost a close one to Minot Ryan in the first round. In that game our only senior left (Jonas Mitzel) ruptured his spleen. So we were rolling with a very young team. We ended up getting sixth over all in the state, without seniors.”
Young’s numbers progressed as the season moved on and Shiloh Christian built their way to a 20-2in season.
“This year I really improved on touch around the rim and communication,” Young said. “The whole year I felt I could shoot my hook shot over anyone at anytime. Also, I feel I talked and communicated a lot more with me team and stepped into the leader position.”
This 17u season Young is once again playing with ECI.
“I’m playing 17u year with ECI and we have a squad that’s willing to work,” Macauley said. “We don’t have the best offensive talent when we go to the tournaments but, we can beat teams with team defense, communication, and sharing the ball”
A number of schools are in contact with Young at this time and are expected to see him play this spring and summer.
“I’ve been talking to U of Mary, Minot State, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Augustana, Sioux Falls, Jamestown, Concordia-Moorhead, Lake Region State, and Utah State,” Macauley said.