Posted On: 09/23/18 1:00 PM

Maple River has been one of the most consistent AA programs in the state over the course of the last decade. One of the constants in the Eagle program has been solid play from a Sohre. The next current one is senior guard Mason Sohre.

Sohre, a 6-foot-2 wing, averaged 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a junior, helping the Eagles get to the Section 2AA final last season. He spent the grassroots season playing with MN Rise.

“The summer playing AAU was a blast,” Sohre said. “We got to play a lot of good teams and got to travel all over the place. I really enjoyed getting to know my teammates and over the course of the year we became really close as a group.”

Sohre has a solid all around offensive game. He’s well-schooled in the Maple River program which values ball and player movement along with patience. He’s a good perimeter shooter and has enough burst to create his own shot effectively.

“I feel like my whole game improved [playing AAU],” said Sohre. “Playing against really good people every game really brings the best out of you and makes you want to get better. I’ve been working really hard to become a better defender.”

Sohre’s shooting ability and basketball IQ give him a shot at the college level. He might not wow with athletic ability but he’s definitely got role-playing potential at the  next level. He’s hoping a strong year can help him draw some more interest.

“It’s been a big goal of mine to play college basketball,” said Sohre. “I have had some schools talk to me but I haven’t gone on any visits yet.”

Beyond that, his focus for his senior year will be on leading the Eagles back to the state tournament.

“This upcoming season has me excited,” Sohre said. “My role will be a little different than last year because we lost a couple good seniors. Our team and I have high expectations. Losing in the section final has been motivating our team all summer and we expect to get to the state tournament this year. I expect to perform at an all-conference level again but I also want to become an all-state player.”