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Posted On: 09/27/18 10:00 AM
Class of 2019 forward Trent Lippoldt of Doniphan is ready to take on a bigger role for the Dons for his senior season.
The 6’6″ 200-pound forward has been a solid post player during his career in support of graduated guard Klay Barton, who has been the team’s top scorer and perimeter shooting threat for the past three years. With Barton moving on, Lippoldt is ready to step up and be that guy.
“We’re full of team leaders, but we need that one guy who can step up and give it their all for the team,” Lippoldt said. “And I want to be that guy.”
Lippoldt is a solid post player who has the ability to score well around the basket. He has strong moves and he can finish with both hands. He plays an aggressive game and he doesn’t mind playing through contact to get buckets and rebounds. With his size and inside scoring ability, he is fully capable of putting up double-doubles on a consistent basis during the upcoming season.
During the summer, Lippoldt also displayed the ability to handle the ball and make plays on the perimeter. He hopes to expand his role on the perimeter to give opposing teams something to deal with on offense.
“At my size, I know I’m not going to play center in college, so I know that I have to expand my game a little more,” he said. “I’ve been working on my jump shot and my ball handling a lot. I’m already pretty good at taking the ball to the basket inside.”