North teams now plays their games on the Tom Desotell court
Sheboygan North’s boys basketball team not only got off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2016, its third game featured the naming ceremony of the Tom Desotell court this past Friday in the Acuity Fieldhouse.
Desostell finished with a 646-241 record and his teams reached state seven times, highlighted by winning the 1986 title. He won 17 conference titles and was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
“It’s incredible to think about him being 39 years at one school and the success, too, on top of that,” coach Eric Worth said. “It’s going to be a special night because of the impact he has made on so many. … Obviously it’s extremely well deserved. When you dedicate that amount of your life to making others better, it’s just selfless, and that’s who he is. Now, he’s helping out at the senior center with meals and everything like that. That’s what he does. He’s literally dedicated his entire life to helping others, and it’s going to be a celebration of that.”
The Golden Raiders opened the season with a 93-75 victory over Kingdom Prep Lutheran, as Max Tutas scored 35 points.
“It was a lot of attacking the rim, getting the ball in the post and finishing, and then turning turnovers into points,” Worth said. “He shot very well.”
The second game, a 63-47 win over Beaver Dam, featured Luke Schmidt’s varsity-best 21-point performance.
“I told him that was his best high school game that I’ve seen him play,” Worth said. “It had nothing to do offensively. It was just him so locked in on defense. A lot of his points actually came off his steals that he was able to take in for layups. He hit a couple of big shots, too.”