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Fan’s Choice! Wichita Large School Boys Basketball Player of the Year (Presented by WSU Tech)

Hutchinson’s Garrett Robertson was voted by the fans as the Wichita Large School Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Robertson led the Salthawks to a league title and fourth place finish at the 5A State Tournament.

“This season was a great experience,” Robertson said. “Coming into this season, our team made goals that we believed we could meet: to win our respective league and to make it to state. During the season, we faced unexpected hardships. These obstacles shaped our team and brought us together. This made us push harder in practice and built our team chemistry. Our team was blessed to have great coaches that would come in everyday and push us to be the best we can be.”

Robertson also led the Salthawks to an accomplishment they had not achieved since 1986.

“One memory that stood out to me this year was our midseason tournament,” Robertson said. “We went to Dodge City to play in the Tournament of Champions. Coming into the tournament, we were the one seed. In my high school career, none of us have ever been to TOC so we didn’t know what to expect. Lots of memories were made, including winning the tournament for the first time since 1986.”

The Hutchinson basketball program was instrumental in Robertson’s growth, not only as a player, but a person as well. He will forever look back fondly on his time as a Salthawk.

“Coach Miller created a culture that we will remember forever,” Robertson said. “Each season, Hutch High basketball has gained more respect. As the seniors of the team, we showed the upcoming players what is expected to have a successful season. As for me, I contributed by being a leader and showing others what putting in the extra work can do. Throughout my four years, we put Hutchinson back on the radar and made Hutch High basketball relevant again.” 

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