HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - From slinging it on the grid-iron to hitting double overtime winners on the hardwood, Baylor Scheierman did all at Aurora High School. Now the former Huskie is coming off his first season with the South Dakota St. basketball team.
"You know, I think it went well. Definitely learned a lot. I had a good season for a true freshmen to play as much as I did," Scheierman said. "It was a fun experience and I grew really close with my teammates this year and I'm looking forward to the next years."
Rewinding it back to 2018, when Scheierman led Aurora to the Class C1 State Football title, breaking four state records in the process. However, when it came to choosing between football and basketball, he knew it could not be football.
"It was never really in my eyes a valuable option. That was that. It wasn't really until this year where I couldn't really play football that I really missed it. I missed playing with my friends and stuff but yeah I love football," Scheierman said.
Now after 32 games with the Jackrabbits, Scheierman is back home in Aurora, reminiscing about his time at Aurora High.
"The connections that I've made. That made everything we did in sports so special and I think that's the biggest thing in sports is the connections you make," Scheierman said.
In his freshman season, Scheierman averaged 6.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 20 minutes a game. He says this offseason he wants to work on his three-point shot and looks forward to when he can head back to Brookings, South Dakota.