Clemson has showed interest in Caydrick Bloomquist after his performance last summer when he led his team to a victory over KC Pump 'N Run. They send him letters on a constant basis.
"I would love to play at a basketball school, but I just want to play D-1 so it doesn't matter," said Bloomquist, who carries a 3.8 GPA. "I would like to go into architecture because I love to draw and I am pretty sure I am going to minor in the arts."
After a 24-point performance on Tuesday night, Bloomquist is now averaging 24.5 points per game in his last four games and is shooting 59 percent from behind the 3-point line.
"I feel pretty good right now and I feel strong with my shooting from the outside," said Bloomquist, who is averaging 18 points a game on the season. "I am taking good shots and being more selective. When I do that I am going to be over 50 percent."
In the 62-54 victory over Washburn Rural (KS) High School on Tuesday, Emporia nearly squandered away a 20-point lead.
"We didn't play too great of defense in the second half and we got out-rebounded badly tonight, but that is something we have been working on," Bloomquist said. "We have been playing unselfish lately and playing with a lot of team chemistry.
Bloomquist, a 6-foot shooting guard, who can play point guard, finished with 24 points on 8-of-20 shooting including six three-pointers.
Because he shoots the ball so well, he has been labeled across the state as just a shooter. However, he is working on other areas of his game to make him a complete player.
"I have had some finishing problems in the past, but I have been working on that a lot and it has gotten a lot better," Bloomquist said. "I also want to get to the free-throw line a lot more."
He has not finalized his summer plans and is focused on leading his team back to the state tournament.
"Last year we all got a taste of what it was like, but we want to get back for our seniors," Bloomquist said. "I want to go there too and I want to get to the championship game. That is every kid's dream."
Last year as a sophomore, he set a school record with 77 three-point field goals made while shooting 43 percent. He broke the school record by 10 and could challenge that mark this year as a junior. As a sophomore he averaged 16 points a game, earned third-team all-state honors in class 5A, and lead his team into the state tournament.
2008 Introduction: Caydrick Bloomquist
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