Posted On: 08/29/19 10:30 AM

La Crescent has steadily improved each of the last few seasons. A key guy in the Lancers’ rise is Zach Todd.

Todd, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, averaged better than 15 points and six rebounds in his junior year, helping La Crescent win 21 games last season. He spent the grassroots season playing with MN Lightning.

“It went really well,” said Todd. “I think I made a lot of improvement playing more of a guard position. I play the four or five during school and AAU allowed me to back my game out and play more of the three or even the two.”

Todd is a bit of a tweener on the court. He’s a natural inside player at the high school level, using his strength, short-area quickness and physicality on the inside to produce a high rate. But he’s worked hard on expanding his game to play more on the perimeter where he’s probably better suited at the college level.

“It’s tough sometimes,” said Todd. “I’m so used to getting inside, making a move to a jump hook or taking it through people. It’s different as a guard. It’s a challenge but I’m enjoying the challenge. I’m not the best

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