How 6 Players From 4 Different College Basketball Teams Formed A Rare Bond On The AAU Tour | boys basketball

‘We’ over ‘me’

Randolph Roberts Brothers AAU didn’t care who was in charge that day.

Sometimes Saylor, an unsuspecting playmaker, would take over games, Marty Craig said. Later, Grieger became “the tournament’s best player” in the past year, and Paul shone in other ways despite not being a primary goalscorer.

“These kids really bought into that and were willing to sacrifice some of their own games,” Marty Craig said.

It’s different on their high school teams.

Five of the six leading players are among their team’s top three scorers this winter. Lindert (Pardeeville), Grieger (Randolph) and Saylor (Mauston) all lead their teams.

Lindert, who became the Bulldogs’ all-time leading scorer on Dec. 28, is averaging 25.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.8 steals per game in helping Pardeeville to a record of 9-4.

Derek Lindert of Pardeeville men’s basketball becomes program’s all-time leading scorer

Grieger, meanwhile, has the Rockets ranked No. 4 in Division 5 in the latest coaches poll with an 11-2 record. The guard is averaging 19.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists, and he’s complemented by the double-double factory that is Alvin (17.5 points, 11.2 rebounds).

The statistics are up to date Monday evening. Randolph was scheduled to face Manitowoc Roncalli, ranked fourth in Div. 4 on Tuesday night in a showdown between two of the state’s top teams, but the game was called off due to COVID-19 protocols.