This story is as old as basketball is, the face of the team graduates or moves on and another player on the team has to step up to fill that role. In this case, Drew Cole graduated which leaves the role up for grabs for a new player to become the new face of the program in Brookings.
That player is Trent Broksieck!!
His senior season in basketball is almost upon him, and Broksieck hopes it turns out better than last season.
“Our season started out pretty rocky. We struggled to put a full game together. But the second half of the season we really started competing hard against every team. Obviously, the season didn’t end how we wanted, but I’m excited to get to work this summer and grow as a player.”
Broksieck averaged around 14 points per game while dishing out 4 assists as well. The 2020 prospect hopes to elevate his game this summer while playing for Sacred Hoops 17U Sittig. Coach Sittig’s team has competed in the Omaha MAYB tournament as well as the Prep Hoops Battle at the Lakes. In both outings Broksieck has played very well. When asked how he likes playing for SH he replied, “The program has affected me in many different ways. Some that go far beyond the game of basketball. The friendships I’ve built probably sit at the top of the list. Coach Sittig has helped my game out tremendously. He’s helping me grow into a more all around player. I know he has my best interests at heart.”
Broksieck has a big offseason ahead of him. The Brookings guard is right down the road from Frost Arena. Most nights you’ll find him there with former SDSU guard Tevin King, among other players. Trent served as a ball boy for the Jacks when he was younger. Ever since, he finds himself always around the SDSU program.
“Being around these great players is awesome. I learn so much from them anytime i’m in the gym with them. Seeing their work ethic makes me have high expectations on myself. I plan on constantly being in the gym and weight room this summer. I’m ready to take my next step.”
Broksieck has said that he’s receiving interest from a wide array of schools in the upper midwest area. He’s got a long summer ahead of him leading into his senior year.