Posted On: 10/31/18 3:46 PM

Opposing coaches and players in South Dakota and around the region have been learning about Kobe Busch over the past few seasons.  The top ranked junior in South Dakota has emerged as an exceptional player that is ready to take the next step in his career.  He has made a name for himself nationally as well, and college coaches are starting to take notice.

At 6’4’’ tall, Busch has developed his game beyond a good athlete who can get to the rim.  His ball handling and shooting has improved which have been some of his goals.

“I would describe myself as a versatile player who is coachable and loves sharing the basketball.  This summer I focused on ball handling, developing more consistent shooting from the outside and learning how to read certain situations.”

For the past few summers, Busch has been a member of the South Dakota Attack.  He said that it has allowed him the chance to display his versatility and skill set.

“We’ve played against some stellar competition and I met some lifelong friends through this opportunity.”

This winter, he’ll be looked at as a leader for the Huron Tigers.  He hopes that he can use his experiences to help the young team adjust to the varsity level.  In a very competitive Class AA, Busch sees the team continually improving under a new head coach.

“We just need to improve throughout the season and win our Sweet 16 game to give us a chance at the state tournament.  The team goal is to win the state championship.  I’ve been with Coach Schouten since my 8th grade year and he has everything we need in order to win a state championship.”

Individually, Busch is focused on being the best teammate he can be to help the Tigers reach the state tournament.  He also wants to remain focused on getting better as colleges start to take interest.

“I’ve talked with Division 1, Division 2 and NAIA schools.  I received an offer from Augustana after my freshman year and I plan on taking unofficial visits to Butler and Bemidji State.”

In the meantime the novice outdoorsman will enjoy hunting when he’s outside, and developing his game inside the gym.