This week’s athlete of the week is Crookston Pirate Boys Basketball player, Caden Osborn, a 6’2 junior post player.
Caden is having a great junior season averaging a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds per game. He is also averaging three blocks, two steals and one assist per game. He is coming off a 17-point 10 rebound game at Pelican Rapids on Tuesday night. Caden leads the team in field goal percentage making 121 of his 200 two-point attempts (61 percent). He also leads the team in Player Rating with a 431. Caden uses a mix of some muscle, his length, quickness and smarts to score and rebound in every game.
“Caden is having a solid year for the Pirates,” said Pirate Boys Basketball Coach Greg Garmen. “He is our main presence inside and has also stepped outside and has really stretched the floor with his ability to hit three-pointers. He is a great kid!”
Caden is a three-sport athlete and plays football in the fall. He is an offensive and defensive lineman for the Pirates and usually plays in the guard spot. He has played varsity football for two years. He is also a member of the Pirate Track and Field team in the spring and is a rare and unique combination of thrower/two-mile runner. Yes, you read that right. He participates in the shot put and discus and also runs the two-mile run!
Osborn is also a member of the Leo Club, he plays the Viola in the orchestra and he is a member of the honor roll.
First started playing basketball- 4 years old
What do you feel is the strongest part of your game – Inside, my post work
Part of your game that needs work – My defense
Toughest basketball player you’ve ever faced – Hunter Zenzen of Barnesville or Noah Glad of Hawley
Biggest thrill in your athletic career so far– My first playoff game last year against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
Do you have a pre-game ritual – I don’t really have one. I just focus on the game
Favorite gym – Crookston High School
Favorite sport – Basketball
Favorite sports team – Green Bay Packers
Favorite athlete – Clay Mathews
Last movie you’ve seen – Hoosiers
Favorite TV program – I watch a lot of basketball
Favorite food – Tacos
What music are you listening to – A little bit of everything
Something about you that people don’t know – I don’t know
You’re stranded on a deserted island and you can have ANY three people with you – Lucas Winger, Justin Lindgren and Shaq
Plans after graduation – Play basketball somewhere
Dad – Douglas (Douglas Exteriors)
Mom- Jessica (UMC Admissions)
Brothers – Colton (Fourth grader)
Cutler (4 months)
Sisters – Emma (Freshman, plays basketball)