KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Stand Out (Zach Horstman)



Bookmark and Share

At six-foot-six, Zach Horstman stands out in a crowd, even if that crowd is full of other tall basketball players.  The height of the Winner senior has just a little bit to do with that.  But it's his talent that really sets him apart.

"He gets a lot of recognition for his scoring," said Winner boys basketball coach Jim Drake.  "But what I see is, he's matured as a leader.  Everyone thinks he's got to score, and certainly he has to do that for us, but what people forget is, he can get 7 or 8 rebounds, he leads us in assists, he leads us in steals and recoveries, and he led us in taking charges last year, so I see the leadership role more than the scoring."

The statistics back up that statement.  Yes, Horstman is the school's all-time leading scorer and averages nearly 19 points per game the past two seasons, but he is also the school's all-time leader in steals and defensive rebounds.  The stats he is most interested in though are wins.  After all, his team has a chance to be the fifth in school history to reach the state tournament.

"I love the competition," said Horstman.  "Teams are always looking to get us because of what they read and stuff.  I just love the competition part of it."

Since his freshman year, Horstman has been committed to SDSU, and next year, he will take his considerable talents to Brookings.

"I've really been working on my ball-handling and coming off screens and trying to move without the ball more.  I've been really working on defense and I need to get quicker and I need to get a lot stronger too," said Horstman.

If those things happen, there's no doubt Zach Horstman will continue to stand out, even at the next level.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive
     

Birds Battered In Grand Prairie Finale  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Canaries came up short in their attempt to ...

Dillon Goes Wire-To-Wire At Westward Ho  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D.   --  Ryan Dillon completed a ...

Nowak & Barrett To Matchplay Men's Final, Baumberger Takes Women's Title  story with video

RAPID CITY, S. D.   --  The men's ...

Big Days From Lind & Kirby-Jones Not Enough For Birds  story with video  Jul. 12

Dillon Still In Command At Westward Ho Pro Am  story with video  Jul. 12

Olympian Still Inspires As Snowfox Invite Wraps Up  story with video  Jul. 12

Wolters Winner Falls Short In Summer League Opener  story with video  Jul. 12

Mike Miller Leaving Memphis As Cleveland Rumors Swirl  story with video  Jul. 11

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Update: One Dead After Being Hit By Van In SF

One person is dead and two others are injured after ...

Autopsy Complete On Iowa Couple Found Dead

An autopsy has been completed on the elderly northwest ...

Car Vs Motorcycle Accident Injures 2

Sioux Falls Police are investigating an early morning accident ...

19th Annual Hot Harley Nights  story with video  Jul. 13

Texas Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash  Jul. 13

SD Senator Lobbies DC For Transportation Dollars  Jul. 13

SF Man Wins Trip To FIFA World Cup In Rio  Jul. 13

Lance Armstrong Plans To Ride In RAGBRAI  Jul. 13

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top