Posted On: 11/9/18 5:00 PM
Bemidji won 17 games last season and looks like a state tournament contender out of Section 8AAA. A terrific senior class including guard Kade Peterson is a legitimate cause for optimism.
Peterson, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged better than nine points per game a year ago in a complementary role and is excited about showcasing his game more in his final season.
“Ever since AAU ended I have been waiting for the season to start,” said Peterson who played AAU with Minnesota Select Ellis. ““I’ve worked on my strength and my perimeter shooting. With my brother gone, I will have to step up. I want to be more of a scorer this year.”
With talented players like Spencer Konecne, Peterson and Ryan Bieberdorf, the Lumberjacks have expect to enjoy even more success than they did a season ago.
“Our goal is to win our section,” said Peterson. “We had an early exit as a three seed last year and that left a sour taste in our mouths. We have been tenacious on defense the last couple of years and take a lot of pride on that end of the floor. That’ll be the big key for us.”
Peterson’s drawn interest from several local programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin and said he’s hoping to dive deeper into a potential decision after football.
“I am hoping to get a chance to play college hoops,” Peterson said. “I’ve been in contact with coaches at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. I’m hoping to visit there after the football season ends.”