Posted On: 02/7/19 12:00 PM

Pella once again looks like serious threat to make a deep run in the 3A field, and it’s junior point guard Logan Shetterly that will be leading that charge.

The 5-foot-11 point guard started last season as a sophomore and got acclimated to the varsity game. Now, he’s the best player on the Dutch, PHIA’s 5th-ranked 3A squad.

“I’ve taken the responsibility of being a leader on the team, and that’s huge in the point guard role,” said Shetterly. “I’ve really been aggressive at taking it to the rim. Driving and finishing and making the pass when I need to is what I do best.”

The Dutch are currently 14-4, and started to gain their footing again after losing a couple games after the winter break. Shetterly says it’s team chemistry and togetherness that make the team go. And says the Dutch can make some noise come state tourney time.

“We’re starting to get our groove back, and we’re starting to really mesh better, like we were before break,” said Shetterly. “We’re such a tight group and we’re all close friends outside of the team, we stick together and have a lot of trust in each other.”

Shetterly is also a football standout for the Dutch. And last summer, rather than play grassroots basketball, he chose to focus on football.

This summer, he’s hoping to land on a high-profile grassroots team.

“This year, I would really like to play for a bigger AAU team to try and improve what I can do as a basketball player. I think that’d be huge in my development,” said Shetterly, who says college hoops is the goal.

“Right now, I’m probably leaning towards playing basketball in college (rather than football), that’s kind of what I was raised on. But football is still an option, too.”

He says Briar Cliff and Dordt have been showing interest for hoops, and hopes to generate some more interest in the near future.

“We’ll see how the summer goes and hopefully I can grow as a player,” said Shetterly. “And hopefully the coaches will recognize me and give me an opportunity.”