Former Local High School Basketball Players Contributing on College Teams
Paul Van Beek Reporting
Eight former local high school athletes are playing college basketball this winter at three different levels. Former Winona High player Alec Brown is the third leading scorer for UW-Green Bay this season averaging 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds and he also blocks one shot a game. Former Cotter player Jenny Gilbertson is a senior on the UW-Green Bay women’s team and is averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds this season.
Former Winona High player Mark Blacklock has played some key minutes for the Winona State basketball team in his freshman season and is averaging 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Former Winona High player Megan Lueck plays for Minnesota-Duluth and is averaging 2.1 points per game.
Former Lewiston-Altura prep Michael Burfeind is dominating the scoring for the Saint Mary’s men’s team in his senior season. Burfeind is averaging 22 points and 4.4 rebounds this season.
Former Winona High player Martin Feddersen and former Wabasha-Kellogg prep Jordan Dick both play for Gustavus Adolphus. Dick is averaging 7.4 points and is shooting 44 percent from the three-point line while Feddersen fills up the stat sheet for the Gusties. Feddersen is averaging 2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2 steals a game.
Former Rushford-Peterson point guard Trent Vix has appeared in five of Saint Mary’s eight games during his freshman season.