Kidder County’s Austin Schmidt has been tasked with being a vocal leader on the court.
The junior has in the past been a three-point specialist and more of a quiet lead-by-example guard, but Schmidt’s head coach wants his standout shooter to be a loud presence, as well.
“It’s one of the things I’ve asked him to work on,” head coach Michael Wachter said. “Hey, can you be a little more vocal in the game? When you’re calling a play, can you make it loud? Occasionally, you’re going to have to say things in a game that other players are going to need to hear, and that’s something he’s working on.”
Kidder County hosts New Salem-Almont next Saturday.