Posted On: 09/13/18 11:00 AM

Dylan Fruth emerged as one of the top 3-point shooters in the state last season. He spent the summer doing more of the same with Comets.

Fruth, a senior point guard from Elk River, averaged 14 points and three assists while knocking down 44 percent of his 3-point attempts.

“Summer was really fun with the Comets and coach DeLo,” Fruth said. “We started out rough but we got our chemistry together and turned things around. Made for a pretty good season.”

Fruth was one of the top players in the Northwest Suburban Conference. Playing on the AAU circuit gave him an opportunity to test himself against top-end competition every weekend. It was a welcome challenge for him.

“The competition is crazy,” Fruth said. “Playing against some of the top recruits is a great learning curve. It prepares you so much for the high school season when you are playing against D1 guys every game. I love it.”

Fruth handles the ball a lot for his high school team and is responsible for running the offense a lot of the time. So playing with the Comets, where he was surrounded by capable scorers who needed the ball was good for his development.

“I feel like I’ve improved my ability to pass the ball and see the floor from the point guard position,” said Fruth. “One thing I still want to improve is handling ball pressure.”

Fruth’s shooting ability is certainly attractive to colleges and his expanding overall game points to a guy with upside to be a potentially very valuable player to a program over the long term. Schools have definitely taken notice.

“I am hoping to play college basketball; it’s a huge dream of mine,” said Fruth. “The schools I’ve been talking to are Jamestown, Augsburg, Dubuque, Mayville State and a couple more. I like what I have seen so far but I am preparing for moe visits soon.”