Lee, Anderson repeat, Carr on list
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys basketball team recently had three of their players named to the All-South Central Confer-ence honors list.
Garrett Anderson and Nick Lee were on the all-conference first team, while Nate Carr was on the honorable mention list.
The Bucs had a 7-3 conference record this past season and were in second place, behind Fairmont.
BEA scored 555 points in conference play, while giving up 506.
Here is some background on each of the Bucs’ all-conference players. The stats relate to conference play in most cases, unless noted otherwise.
A junior, Anderson was on the SCC all-conference list last year also.
The 6-foot-5 center is now the 13th all-time scorer in BEA history with 713 points. He also is the sixth all-time rebounder with 443.
In conference play this past season, Anderson scored 15.9 points-per-game and grabbed an average of 10.9 rebounds each game.
“Garrett is the first player I have ever coached who averaged a double-double with points and rebounds,” Buc Coach Gary Holmseth says.
Anderson shot 54 percent from the field this past season.
Lee also was all-conference last year, when he was a sophomore.
The 6-foot-4 forward is the Bucs most versatile player, according to Coach Holmseth.
“Nick can bring the ball down the floor by playing as a guard, and post up on the block and score,” the coach explains.
Lee averaged 14.9 points-per-game, had 5.1 rebounds per game and 1.3 steals per game.
A junior, Lee moved into 17th position on the all-time BEA scorer list, with 661 points.
He also is 13th on the rebound list with 321 and tied for 20th in career assists with 118.
He shot 50.7 percent from the field.
The 6-foot-1 Carr was on the honorable mention all-conference list.
A junior forward, Carr averaged 9.1 points-per-game, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
“Nate was always the guy who wanted to guard the opposition’s best scorer,” Holmseth says. “He is a great defender.”
Carr had offensive power as well, shooting 52 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free-throw line.