Posted On: 09/17/18 11:16 AM
Shawnee Mission East 2020 guard Nick Arensberg one of the standouts at last Sunday’s Prep Hoops Top250 Expo at Blue Valley West.
A 6’2 guard, Arensberg is an unselfish player who is always looking for the player that has the best open shot.
“I like playing off the screen and roll and creating plays,” he says. “When I have an open lane I go straight to the hoop but I can also shoot the three.”
He is coming off a summer in which he played for KC Team Rush’s 16U squad as says the experience helped prepare him for the upcoming season.
“We traveled out of town and also played in some big tournaments in town like the Jayhawk invitational,” Arensbuerg said. “Playing with my summer team allowed me to develop and expand on my skills.”
He says he has spent the offseason focused on improving his strength and conditioning and various aspects of his game.
“I worked on improving my ball handling and 3-point shot,” he says. “I worked on my quickness on defense and the quick release of my shot.”
A fan of the Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving, Arensberg says his dad and KC Team Rush coach Victor Williams have had the biggest impact on his game to date.
“I would say my Dad has the biggest influence on my basketball career because he pushes me every day and he provides great opportunities for me to improve my game,” Arensberg said. “Victor Williams also has a great influence on me. He pushes me to get better at every workout I have with him and he has also increased my basketball IQ and helped make basketball easier to understand and play.”
Although he is still young, Arensberg has already started to draw some attention from college coaches, including from Nebraska Wesleyan assistant coach Chris Hamilton who attended the Prep Hoops Top 250.