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Posted On: 06/20/18 1:34 PM
Sioux Falls Washington guard Carter Shields has been waiting for a big role at his school and that time is here. The time is now.
The Warriors survived a five losses in seven games stretch early in the year to make the state tournament and win 13 games in 17-18. Washington was led by talented seniors but throughout the year Shields grew confident and was relied in commonly.
“Personally my high school season was pretty good, we made it into the state tournament but lost in the first round to a very good Harrisburg team,” Carter said. “Overall I thought our team this year was solid.”
Shields is spending a lot of off-season time working out and playing with the Sacred Hoops program. They’ve played in three events so far and have spent countless quality hours working in the gym.
“So far Sacred Hoops has been really fun, the coaching staff and my teammates are very fun to be around and always push me to be the best i can be and hold everyone accountable,” Carter said.
“Honestly I hope to win as much as possible with my team, we have potential to compete with anyone and everyone can get better as the summer goes on.”
Sacred Hoops will host their own tournament in Rapid City at the end of the month and they also are scheduled to play in the Summer Slam in Sioux Falls plus they are playing in Kansas in July as well. In that time Shields will continue to work hard as he preps for the year he has been working for.
“I need to improve in every area of the game before my senior year,” Carter said. “At Washington I’ve been waiting to have one of the biggest roles on the team and now I do, so getting myself and teammates ready for the season is a goal of mine.”
Another goal is to continue to play in front of the schools that are looking at Carter for the college level.
“I’ve been in contact with a few schools so far,” Shields stated. “I’ve gotten the most interest from Dakota State and have been in contact for a while. I’ve gotten mail from Mount Marty and Concordia Nebraska about camps.”