Kuhn siblings share passion for basketball

By Kelsie Hoitomt

BOYCEVILLE – The Kuhn siblings share a passion for basketball, which allowed them to also share the same court this year as Morgan debuted on the varsity team as a freshman and Jordan took on the role as the lone senior on the boys’ team.

 As a freshman, Jordan made two varsity appearances in the 2010-11 season. That number increased significantly the following year with 19 games played as a sophomore.

He averaged just 1.1 points per game with two, two-point buckets and five triples scored.

Jordan became a full time varsity player his junior year with 25 games played and an 8.6 ppg. He was able to showcase his three point shooting ability that year as well as he drained 56 triples.

Jordan finished his junior year with a total of 216 points scored for the Bulldog team with his game high being 20 points posted in a game.

As the team’s only senior this past season, Jordan excelled as a leader for the Bulldogs.

Three years of high school ball under his shoes allowed Jordan to have his highest points per game with an 11.1 average.

He finished the year with 28 two-point shots made and 29 free throws. His biggest success again came from near mid-court where he sunk 57 three-pointers.

After all was said and done, Jordan finished the 2013-14 season with a total of 256 points scored.

In his career, he hit 49 doubles, 41 free throws and an impressive 118 triples for a total of 493 points in four years.

“I always remember Jordan being that little kid in grade school that the older kids couldn’t believe could shoot the way he did,” said coach Jay Lagerstrom.

“I wish more players were as humble as him. He was a great player to coach, he was dependable, coachable and whether you complimented him or disciplined him, he never changed his reaction or approach to the game.”

The love for the game runs in the family as Jordan’s younger sister made her debut on the varsity team this year.

Morgan Kuhn is just a freshman, but her athletic ability on the court made her a main component of success for the Lady Bulldogs.

Morgan played in 22 out of the 23 games the Lady Bulldogs had this year and she averaged 5.1 points per game.

She finished her freshman year with 19 three-pointers, 21 doubles and eight free throws made for a total of 112 points scored. She scored the fourth highest points this season behind teammates Abbey Bird, April Lake and Lexi Peterson.

“Morgan worked very hard and definitely earned her position on the varsity and filled that shooting guard role for us very well,” shared coach Jolene Bird.

“I am confident Morgan will continue to work throughout the summer to perfect more skills that will help her reach her full potential and increase her confidence in herself.”