Dear Prospective Coaches and Recruiting Staff,
Hello, my name is Brodyn DeHoet. I am a senior at Groton Area High School in Groton, South Dakota. I can not wait to get back on the court. My personal goal is to hit 1000 points this year. In the last two seasons I have gotten to 2/3 of the way there. I am also hoping to make All-State. I have been All-Conference both junior and sophomore year. As a team our goal is to make it to the Sweet 16, but getting all the way to state would be a dream come true. Most of all we hope to beat Roncalli, as we have not gotten past them in 13 years. I believe you have to set goals in order to reach them. Aim high, work hard, and never give up.
Last season was one of adversity for me. In May 2018, I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes (T1D). I was nervous heading into the season, but as you will see from my stats page I conquered the disease on the court. I will not let T1D define me as a person or an athlete. It just means I have to be aware of my body and it's needs. I was featured as the area athlete of the week because of my performance in spite of being newly diagnosed. The article is also include in my profile. I thought it was important to lead with this information so you can understand my grit and determination. I will give your program 110%! Junior year I maintained the leading scoring position and completed the season with a double/double average.
My position is at power forward. My role is to be aggressive on both offense and defense, to get boards, and score inside and out. I am the tallest player on the team, so I do a lot of work inside. My size is a strength to my ability at this level of ball, but I am a versatile player and also spend time playing outside. At the college level I understand my size may mean that I would need to play at a different position. I was lucky to have a coach in my early AAU years who allowed me to play and learn in all the positions. I love the game and think I am able to transition to play where I am needed.
I also play on a summer AAU state traveling team called the Midwest Magic. Due to my late spring T1D diagnosis I was not able to play sophomore summer. I was excited to get back on the court with my team this year. We played a lot in the Prep Hoops circuit. We ended the season with a championship in Omaha.
My sophomore year I made the difficult decision to transfer to a new school to pursue my basketball dreams. I could stay at the school I grew up in with the friends I knew or I could take a chance at a new school to play Varsity Boys Basketball. It was the hardest choice I have ever had to make, but I feel it was the best one. I am able to be a part of a team. We have built a brotherhood, and our team motto is FOE - Family Over Everything. I believe each player has a role and if we aren't playing as a team, then we can't succeed as individuals either.
Off the court, I realize school needs to be a priority. Making a transition with T1D has been easier on the court, but I am working just as hard in the classroom. To be honest, between changing schools and my disease I have struggled in the classroom. It is difficult to balance my academics, athletics, and well-being at times. My school has given me a great support system to get through. I am hoping It will get easier this year now that I have better control over them all. I have made a great group of friends and spend most of my time hanging with my teammates. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and anything sports related.
My family has done everything to support me, especially this last year as I learned my new "normal". I basically grew up in a gym playing on traveling teams, with my parents and older sister Dacotah (she is a Sophomore at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD) following me. When we aren't traveling for basketball they always made it a priority to do other traveling as a family to create memories. My favorite trip has been spending Christmas in the Dominican Republic.
My goal is to continue playing ball in college. I am a good candidate because of my versatility, determination, and passion for the game. I have updated my current stats to which show my ability. I have my highlight reels and a few games on my profile. I believe that the team always comes first. No matter what I can contribute, being a team player is most important. As a teenager I am faced with choices everyday that could affect my path. I know that if I want to make my collegiate dreams come true, I am not always going to be able to follow the crowd. My parents and coaches have taught me that what I do and who I am with are a reflection on and off the court of my own character. This can be tough but my eye is on the prize. That is why I choose to spend my free time in the gym working on skills, lifting, or balling with my friends.
Thank you for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from coaches and programs that believe I would be an asset to your program.