(New Buffalo, MI) - New Buffalo is one of the smallest school districts in Michigan, but the high school basketball team is one of the Giants nationwide.
According to MaxPreps, New Buffalo is No. 9 among all schools in the entire country in scoring at 83.3 points a game. The Bison (15-1) run a high octane offense with players who run, shoot, and score many points off steals and other turnovers.
Head Coach Nate Tripp said he knew his group of seniors, who made it to the regionals last year, would be really good, but he didn’t expect them to blast off like a rocket heading to Mars.
The Bison were No. 1 ranked in Class D recently and, currently, hold the No. 2 ranking.
“Now ninth in the entire nation, that’s incredible. You can say we’re ninth in the state, and it would be amazing, but to say we’re ninth in the entire nation in scoring, it’s surreal for sure,” Tripp said.
The core players are Kaden Parmley, Jeremiah Mitchell, Mark Shaw, Anthony Lijewski, Ryan Vinson, Zack Forker and Anthony Anderson.
The mission is to bring home the first state title in New Buffalo in basketball since 1963. The Bison continue that goal again tonight at home against Lawrence.
MaxPreps is an online information gathering service for high school sports nationwide.