Last 12 months, Ninilchik standout Landon Colburn was named the highest participant within the Class 1A boys. During the offseason, Ninilchik was bumped to 2A.
Different stage, similar consequence.
Colburn has been named the Wasilla Physical Therapy/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 2A Boys Player of the Year.
Ninilchik head coach Nick Finley stated he believes Colburn is among the many greatest in Alaska at any stage.
“This last spring and summer we went up and played against the 3A and 4A competition in the offseason. Yes, he’s the best in 2A, but I think he’s up there in the top five in the entire state,” Finley stated.
The success is a product of the work, Finley stated.
“It really shows how hard he works. He works in the offseason. He works in the weight room and he works during the season,” Finley stated. “Every chance he gets, the kid gives 110%. He pushes his teammates to be the best they can be. He’s worked so hard.”
Colburn averaged 18.5 factors, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 5.5 steals per recreation as a senior.
“Offensively he could go out and score 30 every single night at the 2A level, but he doesn’t,” Finley stated. “All five starters averaged double figures throughout the entire season. It shows how unselfish he is.”
Finley stated Colburn has actually excelled on the defensive facet additionally.
“He takes a lot of pride in his defense,” Finley stated. “He’s really bought in, as all of our kids have, to playing defense and really getting our offense going from playing good defense. We create offense from forcing turnovers and forcing teams to play at a place they are not used to.”
Finley stated Colburn, a 5-foot-7 guard, was typically tasked to defend larger gamers.
“It doesn’t matter how big the kid is, Landon finds a way to shut them down,” Finley stated.
Finley stated Colburn has the aspiration and potential to play on the subsequent stage.
“We’re doing everything we can do to get him recognized,” Finley stated.