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Posted On: 11/27/18 12:50 PM
When Bingham guard Luke Tueller gets back from a Latter-day Saint mission trip, he’s hoping to play some college hoops, but before all that, he’s got a big senior year ahead of him.
A cerebral floor general with a good build, Tueller is a guy that can get to cup, and make things happen. The 5-foot-11 guard broke down his playing style for PHUT.
“I would say I have a high IQ, I understand the game well and how it should be played. I have a bigger build, I’m about 180 (pounds), so I use my body pretty well to get inside and finish shots. I can get outside and shoot it, and I’m quicker than I seem,” said Tueller.
“I need to get a lot faster, and my shot I could get that off faster, too. And then just little things like footwork, ball-handling and getting stronger every day.”
This past offseason, he was working a lot on getting bigger, stronger and faster and played in a few tournaments with Vivint Swoosh 17U. Now, Tueller is upon his senior season at Bingham, their first game is this Friday against Mountain Crest.
“This year, the main thing is just being a leader, while I’m on the court, and even when I’m off the court. I need to do the little things, talk on defense, taking a charge, making an extra pass. I just need to make sure I’m being a good teammate and I’m doing the little things to help my team win.”
As soon as he graduates, Tueller will embark on a two-year LDS mission. As of right now, he says college basketball is something he’d like to pursue when he returns.
“If the opportunity is there, I’d definitely love to, even if it’s a JuCo route,” said Tueller. “I think I love the game enough to try and play at the next level.”