You must be a pretty good Division I college basketball prospect if you've been offered a scholarship from the same school that signed Larry Bird.
That's the recruiting scenario Fenwick's 6-foot-5 junior Scott Lindsey is currently enjoying as he has clearly drawn the attention of Indiana State.
Lindsey will likely pile on several more offers from salivating college coaches before his days at Fenwick are done, however, especially if the sinewy swingman keeps producing virtuoso performances like he did during his team's 56-43 victory over St. Laurence on Friday in Burbank. Lindsey finished with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and five blocks as the Friars seized control from the opening tip.
"Scott probably had his best game at Fenwick," Fenwick coach John Quinn said. "He's an extremely versatile, talented player. We have a couple of kids in Scott and Dan Dwyer who are drawing Division I interest. They are still young players so there are growing pains. Both guys are really getting their first major varsity minutes this season."
While the Friars (12-7) will return both burgeoning talents next season, senior point guard Luke Lattner is producing a stellar campaign this winter. Lattner led the Friars to a 79-34 rout of host Holy Trinity on Saturday. Although he didn't score, the savvy senior directed the Friars' offense beautifully to the tune of nine assists in one quarter.
Freshman Michael Smith paced Fenwick with 10 points, while Lindsey and Jeremy Ireland chipped in nine points apiece. Thomas Dougherty, Ben Peterson, Scott Gruszka and the rest of the Fenwick reserves all saw game action. The Friars blew the game wide open by exploding for 32 points in the second quarter.
"Coming off such a devastating loss to Loyola, I thought we bounced back well," Quinn said about the Friars' two-win weekend. "We played very crisply and seized control of both games early."
Fenwick takes on host Mount Carmel and visiting Conant this weekend. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
"Mount Carmel is always a tough road game in the Catholic League," Quinn said. "Conant has beaten us the last two seasons in close games. They play a very methodical, low-scoring style.
"It's a tired cliché, but we really do have to take these games one at a time. We're on the fringe of the hunt regarding the Catholic League North. Obviously, we always strive to play some of our best basketball in February."
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