Basketball players are made in the offseason. Just ask Jay DeHaan.
The 6-2 Waubonsie Valley senior didn’t just focus on his shooting stroke, how to defend better, or endurance and strength training. He concentrated on learning how to play smarter with better on-court awareness.
As he has improved, so have the Warriors (17-6, 7-3), who ride a six-game winning streak into Friday’s big conference matchup with Eola Road rival Metea Valley. DeHaan is averaging 20 points in his last three games — wins over East Aurora, Yorkville and Neuqua Valley.