MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Andy Ten Eyck is one of those players who worked his way to a spot in Orono’s line-up, and he works just as hard in the classroom.

And while his hopes of a state title recently came to an end, his team put up a valiant effort. And his basketball career has been satisfying.

“It’s been kind of a journey,” he said. “There’s no other place I’d rather be. Orono’s basketball program is the best in the state.”

His coach, Barry Wohler, will remember a well-rounded kid who wouldn’t give up.

“He’s a 33 ACT kid, he’s been accepted to Northwestern,” Wohler said. “He was our point guard and leading rebounder, but growing up he was not always on the A-level teams in youth basketball.”

But then he kept working…and he grew to be 6-feet, 3-inches tall.

He does all those things a coach loves that you can’t teach,” Wohler said. “The intangibles: offensive rebounds, makes the right pass at the right times, and he is a leader.”


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