Posted On: 08/19/18 12:01 PM

Six-foot-2 guard Connor Bawdon has been a standout athlete at Hamlin High School in both football and basketball.  Connor is now talking to college coaches about the next level. 

Hamlin won 13 of 22 games in 17-18 with Bawdon leading the team in scoring and rebounding almost on a nightly basis.  It was a year that saw Bawdon pick up a lot of valuable experiences. 

“Some things I picked up from last year was, even when my shots aren’t falling I still have to have confidence in my shot, and get to the rim, and trust my teammates and find an open shooter,” Bawdon stated.  “Another thing was just being a leader on and off the court, I can always encourage younger players to get into the gym and help them out.”

Bawdon has been a leader in many ways, including daily work ethic.  What was the main part of his summer basketball wise?

“Just constantly getting in the gym every chance I have, even in today’s world where summer is so fought over between different sports I made it a priority to always be working on basketball.”

Hamlin has a chance to build on last year with three now-seniors leading the charge for the Chargers. 

“We return three starters that have all started since sophomore year and have plenty of experience under our belt that are all seniors,” Connor said.  “Our other two starters both saw a significant amount of time last year and I think with the mix of hard work and experience we could definitely do something special and hopefully still playing in mid-March.”

Bawdon is starting to talk to college programs about a future in college athletics.

“I haven’t went on any official visits but I have I have had the opportunity to talk to some coaches from University of Sioux Falls, Dakota Wesleyan, Concordia, etc,” Connor said.