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Haese had ‘all-state’ dreams

He says the team made honors come

By Ed Byrne

The Brillion News

WRIGHTSTOWN – It was one of those things a high school athlete dreams about. But, if you have the recipe – dreams + hard work + great teammates – you can have dreams come true.

That happened to Zac Haese, the Wrightstown senior guard-forward, when he was named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 All-State High School Boys’ Basketball Honors First Team.

Several area basketball players have earned all-state honors before, but first team selections are rare.

“Our team’s success led to it,” Haese said. “It didn’t just happen. We had to work for it.”

The Tigers finished the year at 24-2; their only losses to Luxemburg-Casco in conference play and to Xavier in the sectional final.

Haese became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,181 points for his career, and 588 points in his senior year.

Haese gave credit to the thousands of hours he spent in gyms, making the basketball a part of his being and shooting an expression of his soul.

Haese has been on college recruiters’ lists since his sophomore year, and he doesn’t feel the all-state distinction plays much of a role in his hunt for a college scholarship.

If anything, he said, it validates what recruiters had already concluded.

Please see the complete story in the March 31, 2016 edition of The Brillion News. 



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