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Posted On: 06/7/18 2:07 PM
With still three seasons of high school ball ahead of him, 5-foot-8 point guard Dane Wissenbach still has plenty of time to make his mark on Idaho high school hoops scene.
And with a penchant for breezing by opponents and an ability to score and distribute adeptly, the Marsh Valley rising sophomore could see his star rise sooner rather than later.
“I’m very quick, so attacking the basket and a quick first step are some things I’m good at. I’d say I excel at ball-handling and seeing the open-court, and hitting the open man and things like that,” said Wissenbach during a recent phone interview.
“Also, I’m a very good leader with an extremely good work ethic. I really get my teammates going and make them better, and I bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm.”
Last winter, Wissenbach played freshman ball at Marsh Valley, where he racked up the points and assists each time he stepped on the floor. For one of the winningest freshman squads in the state.
“It was good, we played well this season,” said Wissenbach. “The only thing is, I wish we would have had some more competition, we only lost one game.”
Now, he’s spending his summer training and playing offseason leagues with the Eagles.
“We’re doing some summer ball stuff right now, and I’m just trying to put a lot of work in and get as good as I can, and hopefully make some changes this next year,” said Wissenbach, who’s been going out of state to workout of late.
“I’ve been working with a trainer in Utah, his name is Skyler Halford and he used to play for BYU, and I’ve been going down and doing workouts with him”
“In the next 12 months, one thing I’m really focusing on is getting into the weight room and getting some muscle and weight on me.
And the ultimate short-term goal: to make an impact with the Eagles’ varsity squad next season as a sophomore.
“I definitely want to get on the varsity squad and get myself out there and continue to excel,” said Wissenbach.