The fact that Wagler is dominating like this as a sophomore should bring a smile and excitement to anyone associated with the Barr-Reeve basketball program. Barr-Reeve coach Bryan Hughes said after winning the school¹s 11th sectional championship that he¹s very excited to have two more years after this year getting to coach Wagler.
As a freshman last year, Wagler was the lone non-Senior starter, but this season he has taken a leadership role, which he full embraces, and his game has taken the next step as well. The rest of the Vikings have followed.
"He started out most of last year as a player who played with his back to the basket," Hughes said. "This year he has developed into a kid that will catch the ball out 15-20 feet from the bucket, face you up and take you off the drive. He's so quick for a post player. He¹s a hard kid to guard."
The special sophomore has done everything in his power to get Barr-Reeve to this point.
Needing only four victories to deliver Barr-Reeve its first state championship, this is the time of year when good players become special ones.