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Posted On: 10/9/18 4:48 PM
Maybe more so than any other program in Iowa right now, Cedar Falls has enough talent coming through their ranks to be state title competitors for years to come.
Tigers sophomore Carter Janssen is a young player who will help a loaded Cedar Falls squad try and repeat as 4A state champs this winter.
A 6-foot-6 forward, Janssen can handle it, shoot it and has the size to become very sought after college prospect.
“I would say my strengths are shooting, rebounding and getting others involved. Some of the things that I need to and have been working on are being able to elevate better and working on my defense and lateral quickness,” said Janssen.
The versatile sophomore was sensational this offseason, he averaged a double-double for Martin Bros 15U.
“I’ve spent my offseason working on some of the things I just mentioned, getting in the gym every night after football practice, and lifting weights. I feel like I ended the season very strong and progressed throughout the summer,” said Janssen, who did mention that next spring and summer he’ll play up a grade with Tim Schurring’s Iowa Prep 17U squad.
In the meantime though, he’s got a big sophomore season ahead of him, and it could be the start of an outstanding varsity career with the Tigers.
“Going into the season there is a lot of depth, our team is very strong, I feel I can contribute in a lot of different roles, mainly at the three and four positions,” said Janssen.
Even so young, Janssen has started to experience some recruitment. Something that could spike next year around this time for big and skilled forward.
“Since I’m only a sophomore, I am hearing more and more over time. I felt that your (Iowa Top 250 Expo) really helped for exposure. Some D2s have invited me to their prospect camps,” he said.
Janssen’s goals moving forward? “I hope to become a stronger player and work on my weaknesses, and gain more exposure as time goes on,” he said. “But the ultimate goal is to win a few more state championships here at Cedar Falls.”