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Posted On: 06/22/18 3:30 PM
Todd County guard Aiden Bizardie is one of the most feared scoring threats in the state of South Dakota. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard took some time to talk with PHD today.
Bizardie scored 22 points a game as a junior with five rebounds and a couple assists a game. Team success evaded Bizardie and his Todd County team last winter and that is what Aiden hopes to change, starting with himself.
“High school wasn’t the best at all,” Aiden said. “Although I did join the 1,000 point club. As a player my stats increased but I wasn’t the best teammate.
“Improving as a player I need to overall sharpen my game up, and get back to the player I need to be, also I need to become more of an elite athlete. I also need to be a better leader and teammate.
“Hold myself and teammates accountable in the weight room and other workouts. I’m overall trying to change the culture around at Todd County, so we can have a winning season.”
Basketball never stops for Bizardie who is also competing with Sacred Hoops sharpening his skills.
“Sacred Hoops is going smooth, it’s a great program,” Bizardie said. “Allan (Bertram) is a great guy, one of the best at what he does.
“I’m pretty excited to end the summer playing back with my brother Ale (Rama), we have been playing AAU since we were 14. I wouldn’t want to end it with anyone else. We also have guys like Dylan (Pourier) who is a tough guard from Douglas, and my brother Jadice (Morrison) who I knew since I was 8 years old.”
The talent is there for Aiden to have success. College coaches are aware so they are keeping track of Bizardie’s progress.
“I have schools like Augustana, University of Sioux Falls, Mount Marty, Black Hills State, and Dakota State that keep in contact with me.”