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Posted On: 06/7/18 12:00 PM
It’s rare when a guy can lead his team in assists and steals, but that’s what Independence point guard Sean Geertsema did last season as a junior.
A prolific scorer and distributor, the 6-foot-1 guard is best at pull-ups, shooting and defense. And has proven to be one of the state’s best small-school floor generals.
“I think I’m a pretty good shooter, and I’ve been shooting the 3 pretty well this spring. I have a good pull-up game and for my high school team, I usually guard the other team’s best player, so I think I’m a pretty stout defender as well,” said Geertsema.
As a junior with the Mustangs, Geertsema’s numbers ballooned — especially his assists numbers — and his leadership skills blossomed, too.
“It was pretty good, we finished 15-8, and I was the point guard, I had to try and facilitate. I wasn’t used to being a leader, but this year I had to be and I think that helped take my game to the next level,” said Geertsema.
“Next year, we’re losing a lot of seniors and in my grade we don’t have a lot of guys coming back, so I’m going to have to be even more of a leader.”
Before next season, though, he’ll be in the gym with one of the state’s best AAU teams, Iowa Prep Red 17U. They have a busy July ahead.
“I’m looking forward to the rest of this year, I think we have a good chance to win some of the tournament we have left. It’s just a fun group of guys and it’s fun to be able to compete with a lot of really good teams,” said Geertsema.
Already with some college interest coming in, he’s hoping that with a big summer, he can nab some additional recruitment.
“College basketball is on my radar, I’ve been talked to by a few D3 and NAIA colleges like Dordt and Wartburg, schools like that,” he said.
“I’m just going to try and go out and play as hard as I can, and try and get noticed by some coaches and try and make it to the college level.”
Sean Geertsema is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 120 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.