Minnesota freshman has bright future

Photo credits to Mesabi Daily News

Mountain Iron-Buhl (MN) point guard Asher Zubich concluded his freshman season averaging around 31 points, six rebounds, five assist and two steals per game.

He took over the leadership role early in the season and finished the season with some impressive numbers. Zubich was a scoring machine throughout the year, scoring 30 points in 19 games and leading Mt. Iron-Buhl to the Section 7A quarterfinal.

“It’s just always been my goal to be the best one and to be a leader,” he said. “And the hard work pays off.”

It paid off for Zubich in a big way during his freshman season. Not only did he score more than 800 points in one season, but 61 of them came in one game making him only the 14th player in the Minnesota history to score at least 60-points in a boys game, according to Pine Journal.

“That game was amazing,” he explained. “I just never stopped going as hard as I could, and I was making almost every shot I put up.”

He ended the game 20-of-34 (59%) from the field, 8-of-18 (44%) from three, while also pulling down five rebounds and recording four steals. He also had a 43-points game against South Ridge and Fond du Lac Ojibwe Ogichida, hit 10 threes against Chisholm, and had a double-double against both Hill City and Breck.

He did just about everything, and he’s going to be a player worth watching moving forward.

“I have pretty good range and consistency from the arch,” he said. “I can get to the rim, and get some steals. I got a lot of work to do though.”

Despite his magnificent performances during his freshman season, he’s still looking forward to working on his game and improving. He said that he’s working on his, “defense and shooting,” and should be one to follow heading into his sophomore year at Mt. Iron-Buhl.

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