Kuhn scored 33 points in ….
Kuhn scored 33 points in Friday’s win, beating his previous career high of 31, set last year in a loss to D.C. Everest. He said, as a shooter, it was one of those nights you live for.
“We were setting good screens and getting wide open looks,” Kuhn said. Everyone was hitting their shots. I was feeling it in the first half. It’s like shooting it into the ocean.”
“The cool thing is his team was very happy for him,” Brown said. “They wanted him to get it. He came out hot. There was one point I was going to sub for him after he made the first couple and Ty (Baker)said, ‘you’re not subbing him.’ OK we’ll just keep going with it.”
Kuhn has been a member of Medford’s varsity roster from day one as a freshman. His first points also came on a 3-point shot in a win at Wausau East.
“I do remember, it,” he said. “First play of the game against Wausau East when I was a freshman, I hit a 3. When I came in as a young freshman, I had a lot of guys to look up to like Cam Wenzel, Ben Lindgren and Dain Strick. They helped me in a lot of ways. I was the point guard and I shifted into a shooting guard. I’ve just had a lot of good players and good coaching to help me get to where I am.”
Kuhn was named the Great Northern Conference’s Player of the Year as a junior after helping the Raiders go 12-0 in league play and 19-5 overall last year. While he is looking into some options to continue his playing career after this year, he said the goals for this season remain team-oriented.
“We’re looking to win the conference again and hopefully go on and win regionals and go as far as we can,” he said.