This week’s athlete of the week is Crookston Pirate Boys Basketball player, Caden Osborn, a 6’2 senior post player.
Caden became the ninth Pirate Boys Basketball player to reach the 1,000th point mark in a win over Thief River Falls last week. He has now scored 1,023 points and is currently eighth in all-time career points in Pirate boys basketball history. Caden also has 695 career rebounds, and that has him third all-time in Crookston Pirate boys basketball history. If he is healthy, he could be the all-time career rebound leader as he trails Nick Garmen with 712 and Aaron Hollcraft with 717.
Not only has Caden had an outstanding basketball career, but he is having a tremendous senior season. Through 20 games, Caden is averaging 18 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals per game. He is shooting a team-high 65% on two-pointers (138 of 213), and he leads the team in player rating with 599. Nobody else on the team has a rating of 212.
“Caden has been a gym rat and likes to play, and he has scored a lot the last couple of years,” said Crookston Boys Basketball Coach Greg Garmen. “He is a humble young man and has been a great leader for us.”
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 played varsity football for three 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. 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 – Rebounding and post-work
Part of your game that needs work – My passing
Toughest basketball player you’ve ever faced – Hunter Zenzen of Barnesville
Biggest thrill in your athletic career so far– Scoring the 1,000th point was pretty cool
Do you have a pre-game ritual – I try to shoot around before the game for an hour
Favorite gym – Crookston High School
Favorite sport – Basketball
Favorite sports team – Green Bay Packers
Favorite athlete – Deshaun Watson
Last movie you’ve seen – Frozen 2 – My sister wanted to go and didn’t have any money so I brought her
Favorite TV program – I watch a lot of college basketball
Favorite food – Tacos
What music are you listening to – Juice Wrld and a little bit of everything
Something about you that people don’t know – I run the 2 mile in track
You’re stranded on a deserted island and you can have ANY three people with you – Lucas Winger, Tatum Lubinski, and Brady Butt
Plans after graduation – Go to school a Minnesota Duluth or South Dakota State University for Civil Engineering and hopefully play basketball
Dad – Douglas (Douglas Exteriors)
Mom- Jessica (UMC Admissions)
Brothers – Colton (Fifth-grader)
Sisters – Emma (Sophomore, plays basketball)