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Posted On: 06/6/18 11:37 AM
Braden Zuroff is a multi-sport athlete who is entering his senior year in North Dakota. Today PHD introduces you to this 5-foot-10, 170 pound guard/running back from Glen Ullin.
Zuroff played running back and linebacker for the New Salem/Glen Ullin football team that didn’t suffer a loss until November in the state tournament. Braden told us that he is starting to get college football interest as he enters his senior year. On the hardwood Zuroff plays for Glen Ullin/Hebron, a team that struggled but Braden was the focal point.
“My junior high school season didn’t go as planned and we lost a lot of close games that put us in a tough spot to make regionals,” Braden explained. “As for myself, I started out the first 12 games averaging 19 points per game, and unfortunately went into a slump. I ended the season averaging 16 points and nine rebound a game.
“Throughout the season I think Improved as a leader for my teammates. As a player for next year I would like to improve my shooting before my senior year.”
This spring Zuroff is splitting his time between playing basketball with the North Dakota Phenom and playing baseball for Beulah High who went to the state tournament where Zuroff was an outfielder and pitcher.
Playing with the Phenom gives Braden the chance to improve not just as a hooper but as a competitive athlete.
“So far the Aau season is going well even thought I was only able to make it for one tournament,” Braden said. “I think our team is really good at playing with what we have. It’s tough for everyone to make it to all the spring tournaments so sometimes we end up with only six guys or without much size in the post.
“I think the main reason we’re competitive is because everyone shares the ball I think my teammates and I hope win a tournament and end our AAU careers with a winning season. But most of all we’re trying to improve our game by playing a high level of basketball.”
When it comes to high level Braden knows a lot about it. He’s played in the state tournament in football and baseball this year and playing with the Phenom allows him to play against a high level of high school basketball too.