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Posted On: 06/22/18 3:16 PM
Sturgis Brown went 13-9 with Cedrick Stabber being a key backcourt piece. The 6-foot-0 Stabber is one of the key pieces back next year which has resulted in bigger expectations for 18-19.
“We ended our high school season 13-7 and we had very high expectations about what we wanted to in the post season but then that ended in disappointment when we lost in the round of 16 game to O-Gorman in double overtime,” Cedrick explained.
“During this season I was always tasked with guarding the opposing teams best player and I had the chance to guard people that were very good and gave me a lot of challenges throughout the season. I think that pushed me to become a better defensive player because of all of the different match-ups I faced.”
Stabber played that defensive role with success and he scored when he was in space. Next year the Scoopers have a lot of points to replace so Cedrick is finding his way to the gym each day looking to become a more versatile offensive weapon.
“Last season we had two senior who averaged 15 points a game and they are both gone now leaving some pretty big shoes to fill so this off-season I’m mainly focused on improving my scoring ability and producing more on the offensive side of the ball”
Another way Stabber is working to get better is playing, and doing workouts with Sacred Hoops Basketball.
“Sacred Hoops is a really good program with a lot of good coaches,” Stabber explained. “This summer we have been to a few tournaments and have performed well at them. We won a tournament in Omaha earlier this summer.
“Sacred Hoops pushes all of us to get better because when we are in the gym we always play some of the best players on our side of the state. Practices usually consist of a lot of skill development such as ball handling and shooting so it has really helped me become a better guard.
“Our team is looking to compete at the highest level of basketball that we can and individually get our names out to coaches.”
Playing with Sacred Hoops has also led to a few schools inviting Stabber to their camps.
“I have received a few camp invites from Mount Marty and Southwest Minnesota State but nothing too serious.”