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Tate Busse Reaches 1000 Career Points

Tate Busse, a Saint Francis junior, a son, a brother, a friend, and he now holds the title of fourth place at the state basketball tournament. Oh, and he has the proudest sister in the world. Tate is one of the kindest and most hardworking people I know and I couldn’t be more proud of all he has done to help get his team to where they are now. Tate spends countless hours in the gym shooting and practicing his ball handling, but even at home he always has a ball in his hands. I will admit the continuous dribbling on our hardwood floor gets a bit annoying at times, but I know I will miss it when he goes to college.

Tate has been averaging 20 points a game for the season. “There is no way I would be where I am today, if it wasn’t for my teammates. It was a great season,” said junior Tate Busse. He also has reached over 1,000 points in his high school career (as a junior), but when he comes home he is just my brother. He jokes with me, makes fun of me, and is really my best friend. Tate and I have always had a great brother-sister relationship. He always tells me what I need to hear to make myself better (especially when it comes to my cooking), and I am able to do the same for him. I simply cannot wait to see what he is going to accomplish. I know he will continue to make me a very proud sister.  

On top of having my brother constantly thinking, talking, and breathing basketball, my dad is his head coach. “A lot of kids want to shoot and score but very few want to put in the amount of time it takes to get really good at it. Tate has always loved playing basketball, he works very hard at being good at it and his time is paying off, said head coach and dad, Cory Busse. “He has a lot of good teammates to play with. He makes them better and vice versa. I am very proud of him as his Dad and as his coach. He deserves all of the recognition he receives.” I think it is safe to say, few moments go by when basketball isn’t being talked about in our house. The TV always has some game on, while my dad and Tate talk about the possible plays they could incorporate into their games. Both my dad and Tate have spent countless hours working to make our Sainty Indian team stronger. I could not be anymore proud of both of them.      

The Saint Francis Indians won against Kiowa-South Barber during the first round in the state tournament at Gross Memorial Coliseum at Fort Hays State University. “We of course wish we could have won it all, but I’m still really proud of how well our team did this year,” said Tate. The Indians ended the tournament with a fourth place finish.

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